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


on tap

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RATINGS: 521   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3772) - Qubec, 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 its 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. Im still drinking though.

2012-11-23: Im glad to report that a second bottle didnt have that unpleasant smell so Im bumping it up just a little. Nothing spectacular to me still.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ramboraffe (2068) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2017
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with tanned head. Roasted with coffee, malty caramel and ashes. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation. A little thin for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
EerieDrinks (104) - Malm, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2017
4 finger light tan head. Pitch black beer. Aroma is freshly ground, roasted coffee, soy and dark chocolate with a slightly sour, dark fruity tone. Hint of liquorice. Taste follows the path of the aroma, mostly with the awesome coffee in mind, and with everything else only being hinted at. Pretty short aftertaste. Pretty thin and slightly watery I must say but its got a big mouthfeel. Quite sharp on the tongue as it rises up to the palate, atleast on the first sip. Overall, I cant rate this very high as a Imp. Stout but as a single coffee stout or even an Imperial Porter this is great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2017
Bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized head. Coffee, roast, chocolate, and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cglans (78) - - MAR 17, 2017
34.1cl bottle. pitch black, beige head. vanilla, mocha, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee. mid/high bitterness. great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (4017) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2017
@Stordirren 17-3-13: Tydlig doft av aska, kaffe och rk. Fin fyllig smak med balanserad bitterhet. Lng fin eftersmak. Ganska gott.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (4247) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2017
from bottle, dark black colour with a tanned head. nose of dark malts, sweet caramel, roasted chocolate, toffee, big roasted notes in smell and taste, light vanilla, or other sweetness. round mouthfeel. bitter strong roasted imperial stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stantheman (983) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
Small bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. Very dark with a moderate tan head and nose of coffee and caramel. A very pronounced and thoroughly pleasant coffee flavor, moderated and enhanced with caramel. Sweet and full-bodied. Low bitterness as expected. Lingering coffee aftertaste. Nice one! 4.2

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TychoJames (1209) - rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Flaska systembolaget buteljerad 2015. Tjock svartbrun vtska. Doft av fikon, farinsocker, rostad malt och tr. I smak knns soja, choklad, kaffe och lite vanilj toppat med rostade toner. Bitter och vrmande munknsla

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MatChar (34) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Appearance: dark black, with nice, quickly fading head. Smell: coffee, dark cacao. Taste: nice notes roasted malt and coffee, dark fruits and vanilla, greatly balanced bitterness, with surprisingly nice and fruity feel for style ABV. Overall: another great seasonal offering from DDC. Above average IS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5346) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Black with a khaki head. Thick malts, chocolate, fudge and sticky. Chewy palate, heavy fudge, chocolate, light alcohol, light coffee smooth finish.

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