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

bottled
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RATINGS: 532   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
zvikar (6068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
Black, brown head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, whiskey, pleasant, flavor of coffee, caramel, toffee, whiskey, toast, fun, medium+ bodied.

4.2
ciocanelu (2455) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 4, 2016
Black pour with dark brown head. Lots of milk chocolate and some fresh liquorice on the aroma. Taste starts malt with some liquorice, more roasty with lots of coffee on the finish. Really soft mouthfeel, velvety smooth. Overall this was a really nice surprise.

3.9
SinH4 (4708) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2016
Bottle from a trade with sneakychi, many thanks! Pitch black color with beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, a bit boozy, liquorice. Taste is liquorice, lots of liquorice, black chocolate, ethereal, minty. Low carbonation, feels quite light in fact, but still full bodied. Very good for what it is, but a bit too ethereal for me to be a real winner.

3.7
TEJA (3010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Huge dark brown head. Black color. Dark roasted malty aroma that donít go towards coffee or chocolate,just smooth roasted aroma and taste. A balanced sweetness and bitterness.

4
LinusStick (3444) - 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 Iíve 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
drsordr (2630) - 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
nearbeer (5362) - 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
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
Jow (3896) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle at home itís 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
sulawang (1154) - - 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 itís gone with each sip before you know it. The vanilla-roasted coffee flavours are the ílikeí-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.


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