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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 339   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%.


Snoro's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, - DEC 3, 2012
Quelle odeur de bon café torréfié! Généreuse mousse qui dure. Belle dentelle. Goût très épais de café. À peine une amertume. Tout du Péché Mortel avec un peu moins de chocolat à a fin.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolffish (238) - 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 (57) - 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 (137) - 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 (1511) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1462) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown head and aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. Taste is strong, nice roasted malt and burnt notes with black liquorice, chocolate, and dark fruits into the warming finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maximet (92) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Dark black with a very shy moka head. Strong coffee, roasted malt, molasse, vanilla and hint of alcohol. Very well balanced, nice bitterness, long coffee aftertaste. Rich, creamy, perfect carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (139) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2014 Bottle from Halles St-Jean... : aroma: caramel, roasty coffee, ash and caramel. App: opaque black with tiny frothy brown head. Taste and palate: medium sweetness, full body, creamy, ok carbonation with medium to high long bitter finish. Overall: I like the fact that you don?t feel its high ABV but think it?s too bitter for the style. After a few sip, bitterness is less present (or my palate is used to it) which helps appreciate its complexity. Will drink it again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (179) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Au nez, on sent un grain bien torréfié presque fumé et une odeur qui rappelle celle de la cendre. En bouche, le même grain est présent avec une belle amertume. Un sucre subtile se fait sentir en début de gorgée et l'alcool est bien camouflée derrière toutes ces saveurs. La finale est amère, sèche et persistante. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (113) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2014
Pours pitched black big creamy brown head. Aroma is low but it has bitter chocolate, some coffee and booze. Flavor has lots of bitter chocolate, coffee, some light green pepper flavor. The beer is nicely balanced. Medium body, medium carbonation. Lots going on in this beer, there’s some booze on the finish. Pretty nice, but I like Peche Mortel better.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HippyHop (267) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
Good gravy this stuff is good. Pour is jet black with a creamy dark brown cap that hangs around. Nose is tons of dark chocolate and coffee, with some nutty/roasted grain/caramel sweetness there too. Taste is even better. Velvety sweet caramel, molasses, cherries, hazelnuts, with a big, lingering bitter cocoa/coffee finish. There’s just a hint of alcohol warmth, but far less than you’d expect. Mouthfeel is silky smooth, heavy, syrupy, but nicely carbonated so it’s not overwhelming. Overall it’s more bitter than a typical IS, but this just serves to mask the alcohol, and to my taste the heavy bitterness is balanced perfectly with the rich heavy malt. This stuff is worth all the superlatives I can throw at it.


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