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


on tap

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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2014
11.5 oz. bottle. 0 and 3 are notched on the label. A jet-black pour with a small chestnut head. Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, light anise notes, and creamy vanilla in the aroma. Goes down full-bodied and smooth. Caramel and chocolate start things off taste-wise. A Graham cracker and chocolate cake-like middle. Chewy. Roasted coffee and hints of anise at the bitter end. Kinda earthy. The 9% ABV is very well-hidden. Extremely drinkable for such a big beer. High quality.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (4939) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours an intensely dark black body under a small frothy dark brown head that faded to a thin film. The nose is intensely roasty with lots of dark caramel and coffee with some nice fruitiness and moderate alcohol. The flavor is pretty great, intense roastiness and burnt caramel, plenty of coffee, well hidden alcohol, and really well restrained sweetness. The alcohol makes itself known a bit on the finish but it’s not boozy in the slightest. A pretty good trick to pull off. Medium bodied and fairly chewy with nice soft carbonation. It’s mouth coating but not cloying at all. There’s a bitter chocolate note that builds nicely as I make my way through the bottle that’s really delicious. This is superb from beginning to end. Great beer. Thanks a ton Dany!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1758) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
A really good stout. Pours black and thick. Aromas of cream, wet dog, anise, and dark chocolate. Nice creamy start before a beautifully balanced bittersweet chocolate finish. DDC can do almost no wrong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (160) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Draught at Bar Volo. Pours an opaque black colour with a small tanned head which recedes to a ring like film. Aroma of raisins and booze. Medium body low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (1952) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Dense black pour with very little head that fades to a thin ring. Aromas are smoked meat, burnt wood, dark roasted coffee, and light dried dark fruit. Taste is a mix of peat smoke and campfire smoke with hints of raisins and burnt coffee. Very strong bitterness. Might be the most bitter imperial stout I’ve had. Medium to full body. Really good but it was a bit hard to finish the whole 12 oz bottle. The strong bitterness and smoke wears on you a bit. I wish I would’ve opened this on a bonfire night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (2416) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2014
12oz bottle brought back from my Denver trip. Black oily pour with corse tan/mocha head. Slowly recedes to a thin skin. Coffee and licorice on the nose some alcohol fumes and dark raisins. Sharp charcoal rostiness, with some graham cracker and carmel malts. Quite a few IBUs and this I think would fade nicely in the cellar for several months. Perfectly attenuated with enough residual sugars for a nice palate, but dry enough to keep from hiding the hop bite at the end. very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuelMTL (66) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Pour is black with a thin brown head. This beer hits the nose with strong chocolate and coffee notes and a hint of dried fruits. Taste is again strong chocolate followed by a long coffee bitterness and a warming alcohol note. But the 9% are still well hidden. Some hidden sweetness ist there too adding a note of raisins and dried prunes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. Black body with tan head. Dark roast, .smoke, dark fruit aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Dark fruit, blackened dry malt flavors with black licorice, smoke---good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oqnid (80) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
11 fév '13 -->Imperial stout, 9,0%, 341ml -black as night; mousse beige digne d'un café fort, veloutée -nez mélasse, torréfaction, chocolat noir, alcool -entrée café noir, cassonade, mélasse -amertume de torréfaction -ronde -finale café fort, mélasse, vanille, alcool; amère et sèche Co=3.5 Arô=3 Am=3.5 Su=2 Arr=3 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1440) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Pour is deep black with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor of roasted barley, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, molasses, earth, and resin. Finish is dry and roasty with some slight bitterness.

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