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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 476   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Grande Noirceur is an intensely black and dense beer with pronounced roasted flavours. The bitterness is very imposing but is balanced by a malty-caramel taste. The alcohol content is quite high, but its presence remains discrete in this beer.

ABV initially 8.5%, changed in late 2012 to 9%.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (515) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 11, 2016
Trčs sur la torréfaction ! Nez absolument superbe, trčs café, caramel, chocolat, un fond vanille (quasiment bourbon), un léger fond réglisse. Bouche finalement un peu décevante par rapport au bouquet. Attaque ronde, caramel et légčrement vanillée. On passe sur une amertume légčrement houblonnée puis on passe trčs rapidement sur une sur-torréfaction qui lui donne un sacré caractčre et une longueur trčs café et chocolat trčs noir. Elle porte bien son nom.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (666) - HUNGARY - MAR 6, 2016
Szurokfekete testű, tetszetős, bézs színű habot produkáló kanadai főzet, melynek fő nyomvonala a pörkölt jegyek mentén halad mind illatában, mind ízében - a pirított magvas, hamus, égetett háncsos karakter főszerepet játszik a sötét hangulatú, inkább férfias, mint édesszájúaknak való stílusjegyek előadásában. A füstös mondanivaló egy olajos textúrájú, telt ízű malátafolyamba ágyazva kerekedik ki, melynek sodrását egy sötét tónusú karamelles, égetett cukros partszakasz szegélyezi, a zárást pedig egy nem kevésbé komor, karcosan komlós torkolat adja. Az extrém ízvilágra vágyók számára talán nem a legemlékezetesebb alkotás, az a fajta imperial stout ugyanis, amely letisztult, klasszikus formátum hordozója.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jake65 (3413) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle. Near black pour with a thick creamy brown head. Rich roasty aroma, smoke, and dark chocolate. I’ve been able to have this fresh and with some age on it... Aged is rich roasted malt, smoke, and bittersweet cocoa. Some hints of dark fruits, maybe cherries. Fresh has more hop character. Reminds me a lot of Expedition.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarageBrewer80 (371) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
Flaska frĺn SB. Doft av rökta charkuterier och mörk choklad. Oljig svart färg med smutsbrun skumkrona. Mediumfyllig, söt kropp med söt/besk avslutning. Smak av sötlakrits, mörk choklad, mörk sirap, salmiak, rök och kaffe.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1653) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2016
Roasty, coffee, soy sauce, licorice, alcohol, vanilla, Brown sugar, chocolate, raisin. Black colour, tan head, lacing. Big bite, salty, mid-sweet, alcohol. Vanilla, licorice, Fullbodied, soft carbonation, long complex finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alkolas510 (1175) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Kolsvart med ljusbrunt skum. Doftar och smakar kaffe, choklad, vanilj, ek och lite russin. Fyllig med lagom beska. Riktigt bra!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dahlstrom (266) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
341 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch-black with a large mocha head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruits and tar. Taste reflects the aroma, but not as flavorful. Medium to full-bodied. Medium to high bitterness. Medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeersweden (559) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
Released today, March 4-2016, at #Systembolaget, Sweden.

I pour the beer at almost room temperature because I think I get tho most out of the stout then.

It is pure black with a huge, more than three finger high, mocca-colored head that leaves just a little bit of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Oh... this is beautiful! Dark chocolate, molasse, brown sugar, vanilla, ash, roasted malt, dark bread and some oak.
Taste: A lot of sweetness and a bunch of bittersweet, dark chocolate! Coffee, roasted malt, oak, vanilla, dark fruit, cocoa and dark roasted coffe.
Mouthfeel: Strange... It IS a full body but still so light!? Light carbonation. Heavy, thick bitterness that stays in my mouth, back at my tongue forever!
Creamy and smooth - It just begs me for another sip...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2016
Tap at barhop. Pours a dark brown/black with a tight tan head. Good looking beer. Aroma is light soy, treacle, rum... Medium to full body, light to medium carbonation. Some meaty teriyaki stuff, light soy sauce, prunes, raisins, rum, light blackcurrant, ash, toast, charry stuff, espresso, treacle, some red wine, dark choc, something salty... Loads going on. Well balanced. Tasty stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (2259) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2016
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small fine brown head; aroma of stewed fruit; creamy palate; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish


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