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

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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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3.5
mathieuc (3942) - Québec, Quebec, - NOV 12, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 Remember that coffee pot that you let cool down in the morning? Take a whiff, this is exactly what this smells like. Not sure if it should qualify as a positive, but it is an imperial coffee stout so yeah. At least it is not ashy like some of them are. Pretty intense roasted aroma/flavor as advertised, with a hint of sweetness. Ultimately it comes out to me like wet, cheap brand coffee grounds though... but it’s still quite drinkable mind you. It had a nice moka head but now it has diminished into a small brown-ish ring. Alcohol is expertly hidden for such an ABV. I thought I would rate this one higher so the cheap coffee thing going on must be affecting me more than I thought. I’m still drinking though.

2012-11-23: I’m glad to report that a second bottle didn’t have that unpleasant smell so I’m bumping it up just a little. Nothing spectacular to me still.


4
GIJOE (1196) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 12, 2017
Pours black with a monstrous brown head. Nose is char, dark-roasted malt, coffee. Hints of licorice, leather, and tobacco. Taste is quite bitter, although balanced somewhat by a burly malt component. Long bitter chocolate finish. Impressive brew.

3.7
stupre (321) - Nanterre, FRANCE - JUN 10, 2017
33cl bottle purchased @ La caisse de bières. Belle robe noire brillante avec une fine mousse brune. Attaque sur le grain de café avec un final tout en amertume. Sécheresse prononcée sur la fin. DLC dépassée depuis 8 mois.

3.8
rumore (484) - Rimini, ITALY - MAY 10, 2017
From the tap at FOB, Rimini, Italy. Pours black with brownish foam. Aroma is hazelnut, light coffee notes, a fruity note. Body is medium-dense. Taste is predominantly bitter and roasted, though there’s a little of underlying sweetness. Finish is long and roasted/bitter.

3.1
Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Mocne zielone jabłko, sporo alkoholu, dość kremowe, dużo winnych klimatów, wysoka paloność, ściągający nieco finisz.

3.2
Mesjasz (1511) - Lodz, POLAND - MAY 1, 2017
Sampel butelki w Chmielarni. Aromat i smak mocno palony, kawowy, dosyć gorzkie, średnio wytrawne.

3.2
rami_pl (3301) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 29, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Grande Noirceur by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Dziwne, zjebane w aromacie (za swieze), bardzo popiolowe w ustach, milo pelne, po wylezakowaniu mogloby byc faktycznie bdb, teraz tylko ciek
Rami Rami: Mocno kawowe i palone

4.2
jksipa (914) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
Bottle from the LCBO. Inky black with a small dark mahogany head that fades quickly to a sheet. Nose is lots of roast, molasses, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, with notes of licorice, vanilla and minerals. Taste is light sweet molasses with a much more pronounced coffee and chocolate bitterness and a touch of plum tartness. Mouth is medium+ and chewy with soft carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. 8+/4/9/4/17

4.1
carlom (47) - ITALY - APR 11, 2017
Colore nero, schiuma nocciola poco persistente, aromi di caffè e malto tostato. Sapori caffè, vaniglia e cioccolato, finale leggermente amaro e affumicato. Una scout importante.

3.7
trapped (3083) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 31, 2017
Draught. Inky black with small creamy reddish-tan head, mocha aroma, medium carbonation, bitter mocha taste with alcohol overtones, thick body, long bitter finish. The alcohol bite is a bit too obvious.

3.6
FunkyF (1171) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2017
Flaska från SB. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Doft av kakao och kaffe. Mjölkig munkänsla med kaffe och choklad.


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