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


on tap

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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (498) - USA - MAY 18, 2014
Very dark with a small amount of dark khaki head that sticks around the rim. Smells of anise, plum, raisin, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. An ashy sweet roasted chocolate taste with roasted bitter throughout, some cocoa, coffee, anise. Lots of the roasted chocolate taste that is very good balance of sweetness and hops. Cigarette ash like bitter. Caramel malt. A very good sipper. Medium mouthfeel, not too thick. Light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1089) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Draft at Torst wih Kimberly and Taylor. Pours black with zero head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark berries, hint of musky notes. Taste is musky roasty malt, very dark roast, muted burnt berries, harsh flavors working together in an oddly smooth way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours dark brown/black color with brown head. Aromas of dark roasted malts and chocolate. Burnt malt and bitter dark chocolate flavors with some coffee. Full body with minimal carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JBPortland (1214) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 9, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to robloc303, pours dark rich black brown with a finger of tan head. Nose is earthy bitter baker’s chocolate, coffee, compost, soil, some oxidization. Taste has a nice creamy palate, bitter chocolate, burnt bread, dark fruits. Finish is bitter roasty nuts and fruity dark chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patlab (23) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Wonderful stout with a nice thick yet smooth palette. It tastes better as you let it sit out for a while. Highly recommended. Another great beer from Dieu du Ciel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours dark brn/blk with a slight dark tan head that didn’t last long. Aroma is very dark malt with a hint of anise. Full bodied. Flavor is bitter dark malt. Still getting something suggesting anise. Also very dark bitter chocolate. There’s a huge amount of malt, but it is so bitter that it’s not very sweet. All in all this is a dark bitter and extremely tasty beer, tho perhaps a tad challenging. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (885) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from trade. Pitch black pour, thin tan head. Nose is sweet malt. Tastes sweet, al little bitter and slight spice, and some chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (608) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours inky and black with a medium brown head, good retention, very fine lacing. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, some fruity notes, maybe pineapple, toast, and pine. Full chewy body, velvety, dry. Mildly sweet, mild citrus, with a creeping medium bitter finish. A little boozy. This would probably age well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
robertjm (798) - Albany, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
(12 oz bottle) - Scant dark tan head. Black opaque body. Aroma of black strap molasses and brown sugars. Rap thick body. Heavy flavors from roasted malt, which lingers on the tongue for quite some time. Surprising carbonation amount, to the betterment. Yet another top notch beer from this Canadian gem of a brewpub!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2814) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Dark black body, lots of foamy lasting brown head, some large bubbles and lacing, very attractive. Very roasty aroma. Taste is somewhat bitter at first, then changes to lactose before finishing with more bitterness. Abv well masked. Lovely imperial stout.

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