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


on tap

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RATINGS: 514   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (1992) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2016
12oz bottle pours a thick black color without much of a head. Smooth maltiness, some roasted flavors. Nice hop profile to balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GunnarStal (10) - - AUG 3, 2016
Pours very dark, half inch, creamy brown head. Aroma is roasty, some coffee and dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate, coffee. Some smoke and bitterness on the end. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2430) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 30, 2016
almost black colour, half inch, creamy brown head; aroma of roasted nuts, some herbal notes, dark chocolate, hints of smoked cheese and some coffee, too; taste of roasted nuts, some herbal liqueur, smokey and some syrupy notes; nothing exaggerated, still not a usual imperial stout; very enjoyable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adamsville (272) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Apparence : Noire au petit col brun trs fonc, rtention faible, carbonatation semble moyenne. Nez : Torrfaction dominante, chocolat noir, lger caf et lger vanille. Vraiment ax sur la torrfaction avec une intensit moyenne. Got : Torrfaction, cendre, lger cacao, alcool prsent, amertume moyenne leve en finale. Intensit Sensation : Effervescence plutt faible, corps dense et huileux, lger piquant en bouche, finale en amertume moyenne dune bonne longueur, chaleur dalcool. Bref : Bonne bire, mais pas la plus multi-dimensionnelle : on a une Imperial Stout axe sur la torrfaction avec une amertume bien prsente en finale. Le corps est tout simplement incroyable avec sa densit et sa texture et lintensit est aussi bien leve. Pas trop sucre, alcool bien balanc. Par contre, lintensit du nez ngale pas ce que lon retrouve en bouche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1350) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
(341ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours pitch black with a short, fine, medium-tan head. Aroma is powerfully roasty, lots of toasted malts with smoke and ash, cocoa, a bit of coffee grinds, dark rye bread, anise, dark fruit lurking behind. Flavour a bit sweeter than the nose with dark caramel malts, sugared coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate, toasted and burnt malts, slight fig. Finish has burnt malt, tar, light anise, lingering caramel sweetness behind but quite bitter overall from roast that persists long into the finish. Quite full mouth feel with smooth creamy carb and no alcohol heat. A very nice roast-driven adjunct free stout. Super sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (2448) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: coffee domination with mocha chocolate hit. Roasted malt and caramel notes. Taste: full body with coffee exposition and mocha. Good attenuation and quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: coffee and dry coffee, mocha.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2738) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2016
Bottle @ home, from Systembolaget. Jet black pour with a tan head. Tons of roast here, sweet malts, liquorice, some booze, prunes and some light ash. Solid!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arsol (1072) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2016
Svart farge med beige skum. Lukter av Moccabnner, Karamell. Fyldig og smaker Av mrk sjokolade, noe kaffe. Kjenner ogs alkoholen godt. Meget god:-)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (801) - HONG KONG - JUL 16, 2016
Oh this is a superior ale! Pours thick, black and with a brown head, nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate and some hints of coffee. Very complex palate as well with a roasty and smokey character infused in coffee, malts, caramel, vanilla and dark chocolate. Booze is very well hidden, full body, dry finish. Overall... one of the best!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, chocolate, and bitter coffee.

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