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

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 456   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%.


SlovakSniper's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4697) - Candiac, Quebec, - NOV 25, 2012
Un ou deux verres sur place au cours des dernières années. Cette fois-ci, quelques bouteilles dans le confort de ma maison qui me permettent d’écrire cette évaluation qui n’est surtout pas professorale: Une robe presque noire et sa tête brune foncée qui résiste à tout. Un nez de malts rôtis, de torréfaction et de caramel avec des effluves de vanille et de chocolat. Des saveurs possédées par des notes rôties avec du café et des houblons amers dans lesquelles viennent se fondre des morceaux de caramel et du chocolat vanillé. Un corps accessible, de moyenne densité avec des bulles qui se comportent avec modération et une texture crémeuse à souhait. Une finale amère de grains rôtis et de houblons sur un murmure cendré.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phfyysik (447) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours black with light brown head. Aroma is strong, fills every corner in the room. Fruits, vanilla, coffee, raisin, some smoke, beacon, dried sausages, plums, light tobacco. Taste is coffee, vanilla, tobacco, oily, smoke, dark bitter chocolate, dried fruits, cigar, mild sweet beacon. After taste is very smoky, itchy feeling in the throat, some dark coffee and chocolate as well. ABV gives a warm way down. Excellent and super beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1597) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 22, 2016
341 ml bottle, bottled on 2015-10-29, from Saveur Bière. Thanks to Werckmeister!
Pitch black body, with a medium, dense, lacing, dark coffee-colored head.
Aroma of coffee, tobacco, cocoa, dark chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, some liquorice, some smoke.
Tastes of espresso, dark chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits, cocoa powder, liquorice, some vanilla, ash.
Full, cream mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, roasty, dry, medium bitter, with coffee, tobacco, liquorice, wood, subtle smoke.

Tasty. Strong, dense and complex, but also smooth at the same time. Really well balanced, with enough sweetness to balance the roasty-bitter notes. Wonderful Imperial Stout how I like it, while still not among my favourite style exmples.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (345) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
Flaska från SB. Ca 8 månader gammal. Svart med högt, brunt krämigt skum. Doftar av välrostat malt, stora kaffetoner, toffee, rejält med choklad, soja, lakrits. När den kommit upp lite i temperatur även körsbär och russin. Lena och söta toner. Något större kropp, len. Stor beska och alkoholton redan från början som hänger i. Kaffe, soja, toffee. Stor beska och välrostade espressotoner. Kärv imperial stout, riktigt fin beska som stramar upp sötman fint. Påminner lite om vanliga Yeti. Riktigt bra, och kaxig för att vara 9%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6310) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, liquorice, roasted malt, coffee.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, liquorice, dried fruit, caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2458) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
A black beer, a head is quite small and light brown. Aroma has sal liquirice, chocolate, some salt and meat. The great aroma. Taste is powerful. Salt liquirice, roastiness, coffee, herbal bitterness is quite strong. Medium+ bodied, smooth. The great and powerful beer, salt liquiricy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1677) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
341ml bottle. Black body with a tall tan head. Lacing. Roasted and burnt malt, coffee, liquorice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (2209) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Heavy smell of coffee, black malt and dark chocolate. The taste is too heavy. Licorice, dark chocolate, soy, dark coffee and black malts. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Good beer but feel I would like to have it a little sweeter. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1452) - ISRAEL - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom L. Brown black with a big beige head. Chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, smoke in the nose. Moderate sweet, coffe, licorice, charcoal, ash, pruned and burnt malt flavors. Medium-full bodied, smooth. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (5367) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark malty smell, roasted and toasted with chocolate. Similar taste. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2733) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAY 1, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, smallish creamy head, opaque very dark brown color, aroma of charred dark bread and some dark fruits, sweet dark chocolate with some charred notes, medium to light bitterness, a bit subdued. Nice.


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