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

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turtles (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
341ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2015. Black with a beige creamy dense head, leving good lacing around the glass. Rich aroma, roasted barley, smoke, tobacco, chocolate and licorice. Creamy, soft and rounded mouthfeel, full-bodied, mildly carbonated. Creamy malty taste, coffee, chocolate, smoky and chalky, lakris and peppery notes. Long warming finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samact (37) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Robe noire compltement opaque. Beau collet de mousse convaincant qui se forme. En bouche, le corps que jaurais souhait lgrement plus onctueux est tout de mme huileux et soyeux. Le got de torrfaction prend pleinement le dessus sur les saveurs de chocolat, de rglisse noire et dalcool. La finale stire longuement avec des notes damertume et de torrfaction. Pour amateur de stout torrfi. Trs agrable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phfyysik (986) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAY 22, 2016
Pours black with light brown head. Aroma is strong, fills every corner in the room. Fruits, vanilla, coffee, raisin, some smoke, beacon, dried sausages, plums, light tobacco. Taste is coffee, vanilla, tobacco, oily, smoke, dark bitter chocolate, dried fruits, cigar, mild sweet beacon. After taste is very smoky, itchy feeling in the throat, some dark coffee and chocolate as well. ABV gives a warm way down. Excellent and super beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (1851) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 22, 2016
341 ml bottle, bottled on 2015-10-29, from Saveur Bire. Thanks to Werckmeister!
Pitch black body, with a medium, dense, lacing, dark coffee-colored head.
Aroma of coffee, tobacco, cocoa, dark chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla, some liquorice, some smoke.
Tastes of espresso, dark chocolate, tobacco, dark fruits, cocoa powder, liquorice, some vanilla, ash.
Full, cream mouthfeel, with a moderate carbonation.
Finishes smooth, roasty, dry, medium bitter, with coffee, tobacco, liquorice, wood, subtle smoke.

Tasty. Strong, dense and complex, but also smooth at the same time. Really well balanced, with enough sweetness to balance the roasty-bitter notes. Wonderful Imperial Stout how I like it, while still not among my favourite style exmples.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Samuel214 (763) - SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2016
Flaska frn SB. Ca 8 mnader gammal. Svart med hgt, brunt krmigt skum. Doftar av vlrostat malt, stora kaffetoner, toffee, rejlt med choklad, soja, lakrits. Nr den kommit upp lite i temperatur ven krsbr och russin. Lena och sta toner. Ngot strre kropp, len. Stor beska och alkoholton redan frn brjan som hnger i. Kaffe, soja, toffee. Stor beska och vlrostade espressotoner. Krv imperial stout, riktigt fin beska som stramar upp stman fint. Pminner lite om vanliga Yeti. Riktigt bra, och kaxig fr att vara 9%.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (7068) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Chocolate, liquorice, roasted malt, coffee.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, liquorice, dried fruit, caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2790) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2016
A black beer, a head is quite small and light brown. Aroma has sal liquirice, chocolate, some salt and meat. The great aroma. Taste is powerful. Salt liquirice, roastiness, coffee, herbal bitterness is quite strong. Medium+ bodied, smooth. The great and powerful beer, salt liquiricy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1902) - SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
341ml bottle. Black body with a tall tan head. Lacing. Roasted and burnt malt, coffee, liquorice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cool_Bond (2433) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2016
Heavy smell of coffee, black malt and dark chocolate. The taste is too heavy. Licorice, dark chocolate, soy, dark coffee and black malts. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Good beer but feel I would like to have it a little sweeter. Follow me @ Kung av l @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1784) - ISRAEL - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Tom L. Brown black with a big beige head. Chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, smoke in the nose. Moderate sweet, coffe, licorice, charcoal, ash, pruned and burnt malt flavors. Medium-full bodied, smooth. Nice.


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