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

bottled
available

on tap
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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2374) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - JAN 20, 2013
Bottled sample via BreWedge, shared wtih oakbluff. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of milk chocolate, earthy coffee, and caramel. Flavors are of sharp and roasty (but not astringent) coffee bean, vanilla caramel, and dark chocolate. Lighter bodied for the style, but very drinkable. More of a sessionable take on the style, but still very tasty.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sudz4Dayz (89) - 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 thats 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
n1940 (54) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (1037) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fkoolen (1082) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (4023) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (4251) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svartvit (246) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle shared during the November THT tasting at deansos 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1944) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle shared at the November THT at deansos 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (4192) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Bottle at almost Deans final tasting, but well call it his final tasting anyway. Pours a pitch black beer with a small tanned head on top Aroma of coffee and roasted malts, light aroma of cookies as well. Flavor is very bitter and very roasty with a hint of coffee. The bitterness is strong in this one. Nice!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sjogro (3198) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2016
Sampled from bottle at "This is not really deansos last THT"-tasting. Black with light tan head. Big deep roasted malts, sweet and roasty. Coffee note! Big sweet, nice bitter roast. Full body, ash in my coffee, lovely.


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