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

bottled
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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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%.

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3.9
Lowenbrau (4751) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2017
12fl oz bottle @Kraken, Oviedo. 04-12-2017.

BBD: not noticed.

In short: dry IStout.

Pours black with ncie tan head. Coffee nose, roasty. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite dry and bitter, coffee, roasty. Ok.

3.7
angel77 (3983) - oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 5, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2017 Caña en el Lúpulo Oviedo 05..12..2017. (r554). Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro persistente. Sabores intensos maltosos con toques caramelizados, ligeros dulces maltosos tostados. Alicorados. Cacaos y vainillas al calentar, ganando también en densidad. Cuerpo medio no muy denso, fino y fácil de beber. Bastante buena para repetir.

3.8
balloonbuffoon (653) - - DEC 3, 2017
11.5floz bottle, no date (notches supposedly indicate batch #05), paid the sale price $1.50 for a a single. Poured into a nonic glass, where it's near black in color and has thin head that is medium brown in color. Boozy molasses aroma upfront gives way to dark chocolate as it opens up. Noted flavors include dark roast coffee and brown sugar. Overall, words can described this beer as robust, slick, oily, full-bodied, filling, well roasted. Good.

5
Torrefacto (1779) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 24, 2017
Avellana, chocolate, rustidos, café. Sedosa en en boca con gran equilibrio entre el inicio de avellana y chocolate y el final de amargor quemado.

3
kaserov (1023) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 12, 2017
Color negro con capa de espuma marrón de dos dedos de grosor y retención decente. Carbonatación suave. Textura oleosa. Mucha malta torrefacta, algo de alcohol y ceniza en nariz. Sabor torrefacto, sin dulzor, con algo de ceniza y chocolate y final licoroso y bastante amargo. Seca. Torrefacta y amarga en postgusto. No es mi estilo de Imperial Stout ni por asomo.

3.4
Jabic (713) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Draught at Montreal pub. Ar: burnt caramel and dark chocolate; deeply toasted malt; a little cherry. Ap: black and opaque; medium light-mocha head with excellent retention, leaving a medium-small cap of solid foam. T: cocoa powder and coffee with clean booze; some burnt caramel; quite clean; a little cherry and biscuit; bitterness is medium and smooth. P: medium body with medium carbonation; medium-dry finish. O: a well-made imperial stout; not terribly complex, but east to drink, and sufficiently Rich and warming.

3.8
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2017
(330ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, vinous, plum, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, roasted grain, and lactose with a dry finish.

4.5
josanguapo (1971) - SPAIN - NOV 5, 2017
From Bierkraft. In Teku glass. Watching Stranger Things 2x03. With caña lomo. Very roasted and bitter, with light sweetness and light notes of licorice and metal, but in general very well balanced and pleasant.

4.4
Poobah (473) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 29, 2017
Black with a thick, tan head and a cocoa, espresso nose. Malty and medium-carbonated wtih a roasty, dark roast coffee, dark fruit, dark chocolate, dry finish.

3.9
BlazerT (1279) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Classic RIS. Very dark and roasted, very bitter. In general very old-school russian imperial stout. Nice one.


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