overall
100
95
style
Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle share at the WWWW beer tasting at iphonephans. Deep brown with small tan head. Chcolate, molasses, coffee, hint of booze. Excellent, right in my wheelhouse.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
[7890-20151025] Cask. Roasted grains and chocolate coffee aroma. Black cola body with a quick bubbly off-white head. Coffee chocolate roasted grains flavour. Full body. The dregs of the keg but still delicious. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
(Cask Days 2015 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markas101 (2394) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle, Winnipeg, MB, Canada via LC. Dense black. Dark head. Prune cacao and pine pitch aroma. Thick, sweet, inky, resin and bitter chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5809) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle 341ml, a dark beer with good brown head. Nose is intense on toasted caramel, dark coffee, chocolate, creamy like. Aroma is intense on dark malt notes, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, espresso, light ashes, smooth body, licorice notes, robust imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
A handsome sight this monster of a beer is, black as pitch, boasting a creamy tan head with staying power. Comparing this fine ale to a smoked mocha would be the best comparison I could make. Acceptably boozy, bold and syrupy, the Noirceur finishes bittersweet with a smokey roast character that is relentless to say the least. I feel as if I will be tasting this beer for years to come. Also, potentially the creepiest and most disconcerting label in recent memory.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (786) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1528) - - NOV 23, 2015
Pitch black pour, sizeable mocha head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice, cocoa, dark toffee. Thick body and slightly boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (916) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
341ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha. Black body, small chocolate head with average retention. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, leather, chocolate liquor, prunes. Taste of burned sugar, burned toast, blackcurrant jam, coffee, noticeable hoppy aftertaste. Good warming effect. A very well done stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2678) - - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle. Sharp dark roasted maltiness, tobacco smoke, so dark and bitter it feels like coal, long bitter finish. Too roasted for me, quite overpowering even though the alcohol is not so present.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2589) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Pours a two-finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Roasted coffee nose and flavor is roasted/burnt coffee, hoping for the caramel notes for balance but didnt find them, lingering burnt coffee aftertaste. $5.99 for a 340ml bottle from Julios Liquors Westborough, MA.


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