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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 305   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%.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerjoe777 (15) - - JAN 4, 2014
Espresso malt bitter coffee awesomeness. This is a great beer would be interested to try it barrel aged. Picked it up at Bières Du Monde in Aylmer

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdheredia2 (17) - - MAY 22, 2014
Fantastic stout. Just purchased at Moeder Lambic in Brussels. They just arrived. In line with most stouts. Has a light foam but is rich in taste.

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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
grandgenie (259) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2009
Dégusté à la brasserie et dégusté en fût à la brasserie dans un verre tulippe avec un % d’alcool à 9%. De couleur noir collante et épaise. L’arômes de la bière en cask était supérieur et beaucoup plus houblonné, même chose au gôut. L’arôme en fût était crémeuse, chocolaté avec une touche de noisette. Une carbonation parfaite, un style et d’un côté comme de l’autre en cask ou en fût, elle offre 2 bières d’une grande distinctions qui mérites des mentions honorifiques. Avoir à choisir entre les deux serais un choix difficile et encore plus avec la chance dans dégusté une vieilli en bouteille. Une bière avec un profile de cave très élevé. Deux fois bravo! bientôt trois....

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1173) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Pours an opaque black with a big creamy dark brown head and spotty lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, toast, caramel and a very light alcohol in the background. Taste is a syrupy full bodied burnt chocolate, roasted malts, full flavored espresso with a molasses finish. Huge body and flavor on this one that you should drink at the proper temp for full flavor. Great imperial stout!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skippy007 (26) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
Loved this stout. Very dark colour as you'd expect. Sweet rum like aroma. Tastes is is full of dark chocolate, with hints of smokiness coming through. Nice lingering taste with balanced bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
robertjm (762) - Albany, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
(12 oz bottle) - Scant dark tan head. Black opaque body. Aroma of black strap molasses and brown sugars. Rap thick body. Heavy flavors from roasted malt, which lingers on the tongue for quite some time. Surprising carbonation amount, to the betterment. Yet another top notch beer from this Canadian gem of a brewpub!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Bottle at the brewpub
Black, thick tan nitro head, lots of lacing. Nose of rich dark malts, very creamy, rich, nutty, delicious. Did I say rich? The flavor has some DMS but it blends well into the light oak, coffee and extremely tasty sweet chocolate. Delicious! Strawberry, chocolate covered peanuts. Very creamy.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GRM (2938) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2011
Sample, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 8 2011; eye: black, opaque, creamy cappuccino head, no lacing; nose: roasted malt, candied dark fruits, molasses, liquorice, acridness; mouth: roasted malt, candied dark fruits, molasses, liquorice, acridness, finale in roasted malt with presence of acridness, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly bitter, velvety texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Échantillon, Mondial de la bière, savourée le 8 juin 2011; œil : noire, opaque, mousse cappuccino crémeuse, pas de dentelle; nez : malt torréfié, fruits noirs confits, mélasse, réglisse, âcreté; bouche : malt torréfié, fruits noirs confits, mélasse, réglisse, âcreté, finale en malt torréfié avec présence d’âcreté, corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement amère, texture veloutée; en résumé : très bon

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
341 ml bottle. Pours pitch black, could not spot any light going through it! Dark beige, very resilient head. Smell is roasted coffee beans. Taste is roast, strong black cocoa, burnt caramel, crème brûlée, coffee. Finish is bitter, a touch of citrus, but mostly an avalanche of black chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Very thick body. Weak carbonation. A very, very solid imperial stout.


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