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


on tap

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
(Gouter en draft au dieu du ciel) Wow! Un look vraiment incroyable avec sont collet tres collant et sont apparance de nuage infinit. Arome d’alcool, dates, ceries noir et de bonbon. En bouche, tout simplement , incroyablement cremeux et tres balancé.

   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jdheredia2 (27) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfonit (1259) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Pours black with a small tan / light brown head. Aroma is very roasted, some bittersweet chocolate and chalky, coal-like notes. Flavour is heavily roasted, with loads of chocolate malt, some wood, oats, but the chocolate and roast dominate this one. Very robust and uncompromising, without being brutal in any way. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (31471) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1644) - 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!

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
robertjm (817) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle from State Line. Pours thick and black, and I will save the "that’s what she said" joke. A small brown head that laces well is also apparent. Nose is an intense medley of hazelnut, cacao, vanilla, graham cracker, dark malt, prune. Tastes rich, very complex, very thick, and very smooth. There is charred dark malt coffee oil, and dark choc up front, with mid-palate lactic oats, vanilla, nuts, and blackberry. Some finishing hops and more blackberry and mild tartness round things out. This one is world class.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (712) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
Pretty strong boozy aroma, also sweet -- kind of roasty caramel. Super-dark appearance. Tastes kind of sweet, touch of bitter, very smooth -- lots of coffee and dark chocolate tastes. A very wonderful beer.

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