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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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%.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (2293) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2014
11.5 oz bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits. Black with a small brown head, minimal lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, rich chocolate, lactose, caramel, pine and earthy hops. Similar flavor, malty, roasty and bittersweet, nicely balanced, the alcohol is hidden well. Medium to full body with a robust finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (404) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
A pretty typical stout in terms of pour, aroma, and flavors, but I still really enjoyed this one. Tons of roasted, earthy malt and coffee flavors with some bread, toffee, burnt caramel, and dark chocolate notes. Really well balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3354) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours black with a tan head. Coffee nose. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and licorice. Medium heavy bodied with a bitter roasted malty finish,.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4038) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to Glouglouburp in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, a good amount of dark fruits/chocolate, some light coffee, a little dough, and hints of alcohol. Flavor the same with a cool blend, but something seems a little unbalanced. Thick texture. A cool imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2274) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours a nitro-foamy, biege head with an opaque body. A lasting pillow of brownish moss float above the body. Nose of coffee grounds and cocoa powder. Flavour of molasses, soya sauce, tart cocoa powder, gritty dirt and strong alcohol. Absolutely delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9883) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy brown head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is leather, roast and chocolate malt, light earthy coffee, licorice, prunes, dates, and figs with earthy, minty, and woody hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, moderate hops, moderate hop and dark malt bitterness with dark, lightly tart fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours thick and black with low to no carbonation. Licorice on the nose with some toffee/chocolate sweetness as well. There is something quite fruity about this on the taste buds, coffee not a lot but some, nice, it just do with something more, to take it to the next level.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (718) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
Aroma is smoky, very very deep malt notes and licorice. Taste is rich with smoky roasty tastes, some raisons, chocolate and espresso.Finishes with a touch of bitterness. Body is very dark with s brown head thst retains veryvwell.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottled. Poured black with a short-lived head. The aroma picked up lots of coffee and roasty black malts with light accents of vanilla and smoke.. not super complex, but well done. The flavor found similar.. well-roasted black malts and coffee plus a light hit of licorice at the core.. more roast and a hint of berries around.. picked up some warmth on the long, roasty finish. Heavier-bodied with fairly high carbonation.. good feel and flow.. very good, but not spectacular.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6737) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours black with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of smoked salty meat with roasted malts, dark grains and a bit of booze. Flavor is similar with dark grains and bitter roasted malts up front as well as growing smokey meat notes and a hint of booze.


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