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

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RATINGS: 539   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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4.2
klm1 (1725) - Bled/SF, - MAR 14, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2017 Pours black color, clear, with foamy brown head, which transforms itself to a ring around the glass. Visually medium carbonation. Aroma: intense, rich roasted and dark malts aroma, with notes of coffee, coffee beans, cocoa powder, hint of cinnamon, vanilla and dark fruits... Flavor: very similar to aroma. Rich roasted and dark malt flavors, with notes of roasted coffee beans, cacao nibs, espresso coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, dark chocolate, supported with hop flavors, which takes on pine, dark fruits. Taste is roasted, sweet, slightly sticky and lingers into finish. Finish is dry, slightly bitter. Bitterness lingers long in aftertaste. Body is full, texture is soft and smooth, carbonation is low. Wow, surprise, surprise! For me much better then "bigger sister" Peche de mortel.

3.6
JPDIPSO (6255) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Dark brown/nearly black color with a taller, stable brown head. Sweeter roasted malts, light ash, dark chocolate and hint of molasses in the scents. Fairly light feel. Mild sweet start. Bitterness builds along with some acidity. Dark breads, coffee and very dark chocolate come to mind. Mild toasted and roasted malts in the finish. Linger is dry and bitter with hints of alcohol. I think I want to like this more than I do. 4/14

4.1
andrepintado (3542) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 12, 2016
355ml bottle from saveur-biere.com. Dark color. Thin brown head. Perfect color. Low sweetness, medium bitterness. Super smooth body. Aroma is chocolate, light roasted, liquorice, nutty. Super super nice as usual.

4.1
aleksander9 (1821) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
Black with tan head. Spice, sesame seed, rye bread, dark chocolate, soy sauce and spicy alcohol. Sweet, herbal and hoppy finish. Overall: spicy dark bread.

4.2
ej (1330) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAR 12, 2016
Bottle. Pours a jet black body with a dense, medium, dark-tanned head. Aroma of roasted grains, chocolate, liquorice, soy and hints of balsamico. Taste is well balanced. Some caramel-sweet maltyness, moderate bitterness from roasted grains and hops and some salty elements aswell. Finishes quite bitter with a lingering roasty, coffee flavor. The alcohol is well hidden. Nice imp stout this one. The body is full with a slick texture. Co2 level is avg.

4.6
Pedro_Pinho (242) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2016
Black with dark brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Perfectly balanced malt sweetness and coffee biterness. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Fantastic brew!

3.8
Tinco (621) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2016
Pitch black with brown head. Aroma is rich roasted malts, coffee and some smoke, ashy rich. Taste bitter, chocolate, coffee, some sweetness. Alcohol aftertaste. Nice beer!

3.9
Bawelt (874) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 11, 2016
Très sur la torréfaction ! Nez absolument superbe, très café, caramel, chocolat, un fond vanille (quasiment bourbon), un léger fond réglisse. Bouche finalement un peu décevante par rapport au bouquet. Attaque ronde, caramel et légèrement vanillée. On passe sur une amertume légèrement houblonnée puis on passe très rapidement sur une sur-torréfaction qui lui donne un sacré caractère et une longueur très café et chocolat très noir. Elle porte bien son nom.

4
adster (819) - HUNGARY - MAR 6, 2016
Szurokfekete testű, tetszetős, bézs színű habot produkáló kanadai főzet, melynek fő nyomvonala a pörkölt jegyek mentén halad mind illatában, mind ízében - a pirított magvas, hamus, égetett háncsos karakter főszerepet játszik a sötét hangulatú, inkább férfias, mint édesszájúaknak való stílusjegyek előadásában. A füstös mondanivaló egy olajos textúrájú, telt ízű malátafolyamba ágyazva kerekedik ki, melynek sodrását egy sötét tónusú karamelles, égetett cukros partszakasz szegélyezi, a zárást pedig egy nem kevésbé komor, karcosan komlós torkolat adja. Az extrém ízvilágra vágyók számára talán nem a legemlékezetesebb alkotás, az a fajta imperial stout ugyanis, amely letisztult, klasszikus formátum hordozója.

4.2
jake65 (3978) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle. Near black pour with a thick creamy brown head. Rich roasty aroma, smoke, and dark chocolate. I’ve been able to have this fresh and with some age on it... Aged is rich roasted malt, smoke, and bittersweet cocoa. Some hints of dark fruits, maybe cherries. Fresh has more hop character. Reminds me a lot of Expedition.


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