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

bottled
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RATINGS: 526   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (4319) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2017
from bottle, dark black colour with a tanned head. nose of dark malts, sweet caramel, roasted chocolate, toffee, big roasted notes in smell and taste, light vanilla, or other sweetness. round mouthfeel. bitter strong roasted imperial stout

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stantheman (1002) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
Small bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. Very dark with a moderate tan head and nose of coffee and caramel. A very pronounced and thoroughly pleasant coffee flavor, moderated and enhanced with caramel. Sweet and full-bodied. Low bitterness as expected. Lingering coffee aftertaste. Nice one! 4.2

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (1234) - rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Flaska systembolaget buteljerad 2015. Tjock svartbrun vtska. Doft av fikon, farinsocker, rostad malt och tr. I smak knns soja, choklad, kaffe och lite vanilj toppat med rostade toner. Bitter och vrmande munknsla

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MatChar (42) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Appearance: dark black, with nice, quickly fading head. Smell: coffee, dark cacao. Taste: nice notes roasted malt and coffee, dark fruits and vanilla, greatly balanced bitterness, with surprisingly nice and fruity feel for style ABV. Overall: another great seasonal offering from DDC. Above average IS.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5375) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Black with a khaki head. Thick malts, chocolate, fudge and sticky. Chewy palate, heavy fudge, chocolate, light alcohol, light coffee smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Bottled , creamy tan foam, dark chocolate color smoky malt, warming chocolate earthy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
(341cl bottle) cloudy dark brown, fine ran bubbles. Nose and taste of dark chocolate, a bit oxidized, unsweet bakers choc, dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (4046) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2017
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel and toffee. Taste is coffee and malty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sudz4Dayz (130) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2017
341ml bottle thanks to Julien. Pours oily black, dark brown mocha, long lasting head leaving a nice lacing on the rim of your glass. Smells nice strong roast coffee bean, dark chocolate, and sweet cookie, vanilla scent. Tastes like straight roast coffee. Very strong not much else to it. A little bit of dark chocolate sweetness but thats it. Very good flavor but not complex at all. Very straight forward. Medium to full body, great aftertaste of espresso coffee and great carbonation. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
n1940 (97) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2016
From 341 ml bottle. A quiet pour with medium carbonation and a bland cocoa, malt, and biscuit aroma.The beer is opaque dark with a sepia head and good lace. It has a smooth cocoa and roasted barley start with hints of coffee and biscuit extending into the middle. The finish is long with hop dryness adding to the complexity. Good, but lacks assertiveness in both taste and aroma for 9% abv. Caution: high abv is well hidden.


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