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

bottled
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RATINGS: 305   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%.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark black colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, choclate, dark roasted, light licorice. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120511]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30755) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
From tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dense malty and roasted. Bitter, dark roasted and chocolate malty. Bitter, dry and roasted malty. Smooth dark mqlty and light vanlille note. Dark maæty and roasted finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
A pitch black beer wtih a lasting brown head. The aroma is sweet roasted with light notes of coffee - and in general the aroma is a bit light, but that was just coming off Peche Mortel. The flavor is sweet with coffee dominating, but also with lots of roasted malt. Another nice brew from Dieu du Ciel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and licorice with notes of roasted bread. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of licorice and hops. Roasted finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty coffee, chocolate and weak licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
11th May 2012
On tap at CBC, Copenhagen. Opaque black beer. Little tan head. Light dry palate. Mild dark malts. Lacto sweetness. Dry finish. Standard stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Black color, with almost no head. Nice chocolatey aroma, with a hint of fruits, cookies and tobacco. The mouthfeel is quite oily; the flavor is tediously monotonous, only heavily roasted malt, ashes, light liquorice, lacerating the taste buds; the final is a bit salty. The first sips are annoyingly dry, it mellows a bit with the warmer sips later, showing some sugars. The bitterness is strong, but it comes from the burnt malt.
Unbalanced and rather unpleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
bottle at home ... deep black ... big tan head ... soft dark bitter chocolate roast nose ... little fizzy ... dark malts ... big berry fruits ... soft toffee ... light bitter roast ... lightest coffee ... too bitter and something not quite rioght for me

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. Pours black with a creamy head and lacings. Chocolate and coffee. Roasted. Straight , balanced and well brewed.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Black - offwhite head. Burned malts, fruity, chocolate, nice bitterness, caramel, roasted, nice hoppy, dark chocolate, light coffee. Lovely.


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