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

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RATINGS: 345   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%.


Fritz123's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1145) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle from the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, FL. Amazing looking black pour with a thin mocha head. Good rim and lacing. Aroma is strong notes of dark, bitter chocolate, light roast coffee, peat, earth and caramel. The taste is similar with the peat and bitter dark chocolates mostly showing through. Medium body and medium carbonation. The end is bitter and great. No real booze on the finish either. Very well balanced and smooth to drink. Nice beer!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (3028) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2015
On tap at the Party Source in Cincy/Kentucky. Black pour with a brown head. Big roasty, coffee, boozy aroma. Tastes of coffee, bakers chocolate, licorice, sweet malt, burnt ashy. Thin palate. Lots going on, but can’t say it’s to my tastes or would need to seek it out again. - 7.2

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (7223) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Black color. Thin tan head. Dots of lace. Awesome roast malt, dark fruit, big coffee. Some vanilla, a touch of molasses. Bigger body. Good big chewy velvety texture, kind of slick finish, lighter carbonation. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet, light alcohol warmth. Fantastic imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply, Corvallis. Pours an opaque black/brown, good amount of tan head. Aroma roasty, herbal, dark chocolate. Body thick and full, with a smoky, grassy bitter character. Fucking superb, really,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SparhawkII (4) - - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
Pours very dark, nearly pitch black. Brown head. Initial aroma on pouring gave me the impression of molasses. First impressions are excellent with big flavours of chocolate, molasses, and awesome. This is an excellent stout and would drink again, wish I had a bigger bottle right now.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1037) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 31, 2014
On tap @EurHop (Rome). Pours deep black with a medium creamy cappuccino foam. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, mocha, alcol. Flavour is impressive at first but a bit messy, some sweetness, then a bitter end, more chocolate than I expected, and alcol again. High body, low carbonation. Overall it’ a good beer, but not as great as I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rarbring (1604) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Overall: Balanced but a smallish body.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2014-12-27.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolffish (262) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
C’est très riche et l’alcool est bien masqué par un bon goût de céréales grillées. Produit de grande qualité mais qui, à mon goût, est un peu trop amer (ça s’estompe à la longue)...

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milara (59) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Excellente Imperial Stout, ma favorite à ce jour au Québec. Elle coule comme du goudron (c’est une qualité ) et forme une belle mousse couleur or. Il y a des arômes de café et chocolat. En bouche, les flaveurs de cendre étonne et complexifie le gôut de chocolat noir à 70%. Elle est ronde en bouche et enrobe notre palais de caramel, rapidement nettoyer par un final amère punchée. Humm!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
remice2 (151) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Très belle Imperial Stout,Nez très complexe. café,chocolat noir,vanille , cacao,pâtisserie,amandes grillés.En bouche c’est tellement crémeux c’est incroyablement onctueux. Présence imposante de torréfaction,beaucoup de noix,chocolat aussi , également assez de vanille et de cacao pour donné une petite amertume agrémenté de céréales rôtis. Coté gras très intéressant mais au final quelle onctuosité!! délicieuse cheer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1564) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
With Z, pours a beautiful pitch black color with a wispy light large java head. Nose is deep malt, chocolate and dark roasted espresso. Taste is black licorice, rich malt and dark fruits. well balanced, smooth and velvety. Finishes on the same tasting notes, an absolute splendid Imperial Stout. Quaff Score 9 / 10


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