overall
100
94
style
Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial Stout
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 536   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
thirdeye11 (6160) - 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
edgallow (4218) - 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
Sudz4Dayz (136) - 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 that’s 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
n1940 (138) - 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.

3.9
MrBeerFanatic (1064) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2016
Rated while house hunting Indianapolis IN. Dark black good thick head. Big aromas of choc, caramel, wood, light smoke, nuts. Flavors med smoke, slight char, wood, biscuit, light to med sweet. Med bitter/dry slightly astringent aftertaste.Good full bodied bitter smoky stout.

4.3
fkoolen (1256) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2016 Bottle at home. Pours pitch black, big beige creamy head. Rich dark chocolate and espresso notes fill the nostrils after pouring, along with caramel, toffee, molasses, light red fruit and further on leather, a tat smoke and quite a firm bitterness and alcoholic presence: well balanced altogether. Lingering dry, roasted malty finish. Big body, velvety smooth and thick mouthfeel, low carbonation.

3.6
jandd1983 (4390) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle. It poured a black color with a tan head. The aroma was of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. The taste was similar to the aroma with more chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted malts with a semi-dry bitter finish. Good stuff.

4
Ktwse (5043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2016
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of oats, roasted malt. alcohol, lingering bourbon boozy. Taste is roasted dark malt with a lingering coffee v

4
Svartvit (632) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle shared during the November THT tasting at deanso’s place. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is full of roasted coffee, dark malts and bitter chocolate. Taste is over medium bitter, light sweet with a lot of roast and coffee. Full body, low carbonation. Very nice!

4.2
mariuspoenari (2730) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the November THT at deanso’s place. Pitch black with a thin tan head. Notes of both brewed and roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, molasses. Full body, smooth texture and a roasty, chocolatey bitter-sweet finish.


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