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

bottled
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RATINGS: 508   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LinusStick (3298) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Man what an awesome impy. Aroma was deep dark chocolate with heavy black licorice. Pour was a jet black with a thin tan film for a head. Taste was awesome. So much more complex than he imperial stouts Ive had recently. Caramel, dark chocolate and toffee were big and bold on the tongue. Malty milk chocolate and black licorice lingered in the finish. So many flavors going on in this beer. Medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (2487) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle pour opaque black with minimal tan head. Nose dark roast coffee and dark red fruit. Taste almost smokey up front, then dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, and light bitterness. Smokey and roasted flavors through the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (5076) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 11, 2016
340 ml. bottled 2015-10-29. Pour is deep ebony with a brown-sugary film of foam. Aroma of espresso, cocoa, soy, caramel, fig and smoked meat. Flavors of espresso, soy, caramel, lactose, dates, smoked meat and char. Medium-heavy body has a dangerously drinkable balance with lots of complex, smoky notes and a right-on medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
knasputte78 (661) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
Svart och nästan lite trög. Mycket trevlig med en djup och intensiv smak med kaffe och choklad. Vacker och välsmakande ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (3648) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle at home its been years since I had a Dieu du Ciel rate. Ink black pour. Nose is caramel and molasses. Tastes of molasses, caramel, espresso, ink, And soy sauce. Rich bodied and thick, not particularly sweet which always appreciated with this style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (1099) - - SEP 21, 2016
Visual: Pours pitch black with virtually not head, fine ringed retention, a few micro bubbles popping sporadically at the surface.

Nose: marshmallow, vanilla, mocha - all subtle. (lvl-4)-pungency

Attack: slick-thick, soft crisp, oily

Mid-palate: long (lvl-7)-sweetness, tangy alcohol detection, milky CO2, thick caramel barley malt, vanilla

Finish: woody bitter roast, lingering bitter hops with roasted coffee

Summary: It goes down very smooth and its gone with each sip before you know it. The vanilla-roasted coffee flavours are the like-factors in this one. Recommended for imp stout lovers. I wished for more spice/vanilla in the mids to push it to an A-rating.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1400) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle. Opaque black beer with a small brown head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, molasses, chocolate, coffee and licorice. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, molasses, coffee, ashes and herbs. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3781) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2016
Along with Yves at home christof black colored body with a off white head and a roasted malt caramel aroma a roasted malt caramel sweet alcholic bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tielord (71) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2016
Thick mocha head with great lacings, aromas of expresso and dark chocolate, complex tastes of chocolate and coffee bitterness. Heavy-bodied beer. Bottled in 2012. Rating #62

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnstledger8 (989) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours pitch black with an initially thick soft bubbly coffee brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, nuts, tar. Taste is of coffee, dark chocolate, smokey, dark fruits, slightly burnt finish. Sticky oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.


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