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

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RATINGS: 304   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%.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
Pours black with small tan head. Smells of coffee/espresso sweet Carmel malts. Taste of dark espresso bitter dark chocolate. Little boozy. Decent carbonation. A nice imperial stout

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, coffee, caramel and small alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy dark sweet toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1954) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
33cl bottle...not quite sure why I never got around to rating this but figure its about time. Black with a nice dark mocha head. A nice dry and dark roasted malt, some bakers chocolate, bit of tobacco, some espresso, bit of vanilla, some alcohol and very enjoyable to sniff. Moderate to high carbonation, moderate body, semi sweet throughout with none of the expected bitterness although towards the end it does dry out quite a bit leaving a nice roasty chocolate and faint vanilla sensory experience on the palate. Little too sweet for my liking but very good - makes me think of an imperial aphrodisiac.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5236) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and wihorock courtesy of kbudd19. Pours a clear dark reddish brown color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark caramel, a hint of smoke, wood, hints of coffee. Different from peche mortel and Aphrodite, but still very good.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerjoe777 (15) - - JAN 4, 2014
Espresso malt bitter coffee awesomeness. This is a great beer would be interested to try it barrel aged. Picked it up at Bières Du Monde in Aylmer

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
NatKadaw (95) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
How is this 9%?! Pours like an imperial with a good head of dark brown. Slightly oily smell when you start, surprisingly light body, blended roasted malts, light bitterness, smooth and oily. Impressive body, making it very drinkable for an imperial

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Rating #862 - December 28, 2013 - Bottle in a DDC trade-off with @plunkie. Big bubbly black pour with a tan head that erupts from an aggressive pour. Aroma is heavy roast malt, caramel,mild vanilla. Taste is roast malt espressoey bitterness, medium-heavy alcohol character, but well tempered with the luxurious toffee sweetness. Impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mpuntmuts (137) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
Extreme dark black pour with medium creamy mocha top. Awesome smell of espresso and dark chocolate nicely blended with the malts. Also a little bit of hops in the aroma too. Oh Yeah! First taste is a beauty! Dark bitter coffee and the purest chocolate one can find. It’s like an ice espresso with alcohol, which is well hidden by the way. The bitter lasts and lasts, great! Thick and full bodied with a dry finish on the back of the tongue. Low in fizzies. From trade with Alehunter, thanks Dominic, fantastic brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (175) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Pours like motor oil. 1/2" tan head. Tons of flavor. Coffee, hops. Slightly oily mouthfeel. So smooth. Wow.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentDamon (300) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Bière d’un noir profond, avec une mousse généreuse couleur moka. Nez puissant de chocolat noir et de vanille, avec le café et le sucre qui s’y mélangent. En bouche, c’est puissant également. Explosion de chocolat noir, qui amène une amertume forte mais bien équilibrée. Goût de café bien fort et torréfié qui se développe également. Bonne petite Imperial Stout, somme toute. C’est costaud! À éviter si vous êtes un "non initié" ... Cheers!


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