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Grande Noirceur - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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89
very good

172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 12
Gots: 28 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 03-15-2004)
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nickleeye

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-27-2014 17:13:36 | More by nickleeye
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Corson

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-26-2014 18:14:53 | More by Corson
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.09/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, and slight coffee bean and cookie dough aromas. Taste is much the same with dark roasted malt, cocoa, char, and slight smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with rich and tasty roast and cocoa qualities.

Serving type: bottle.

08-26-2014 03:14:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -2%

08-24-2014 20:46:37 | More by valianes
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Gator_Nation

Florida

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%

08-23-2014 22:23:13 | More by Gator_Nation
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da_beers

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-13-2014 13:24:14 | More by da_beers
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morningthief

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-05-2014 14:49:27 | More by morningthief
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-03-2014 23:35:07 | More by GClarkage
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-31-2014 13:51:23 | More by KJ2013
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OsoRojo

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

07-31-2014 02:18:39 | More by OsoRojo
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-26-2014 02:37:36 | More by DrBier
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-20-2014 06:09:55 | More by Howlader
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-19-2014 15:56:42 | More by GRG1313
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-07-2014 02:53:48 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-05-2014 05:37:00 | More by KAF
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

07-04-2014 23:34:41 | More by muskiesman
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Lovely85

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-01-2014 02:48:55 | More by Lovely85
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-01-2014 02:46:52 | More by nickfl
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RyanStelzner


4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2014 20:49:05 | More by RyanStelzner
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BeerDrinkingDiver

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

06-29-2014 00:03:28 | More by BeerDrinkingDiver
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-28-2014 11:03:58 | More by DantheMan75
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abriggs1

Connecticut

4.79/5  rDev +20.4%

This is just about the perfect Russian Imperial Stout. Roasty with a nice balance of caramel and chocolate malt flavors. The appearance is of a chocolate cake with beer-laced butter for a frosting; Beer porn.

The mouthfeel is silky and smooth, and has a good amount of that Peche Mortel oiliness that took the beer world by storm a decade ago. But that silkiness is even creamier, and comes to the front with a sarsaparilla and root beer smoothness that's out of this world.

The taste is everything you can imagine in a stout; coconut, chocolate, molasses, cola, root beer, a hint of cherry, and vanilla right up the ass. Not as much coffee and bourbon flavors as most stouts, and they're not missed in this one.

Dieu De Ciel is possibly the greatest brewery on planet earth. Who else can produce beers like this? I've had some crazy good Russian Imperial Stouts in my day from places like Hill Farmstead, North Coast, Sierra Nevada, Stone, New England Brewing Company, Cigar City, and many others. This may just be my favorite stout.

06-24-2014 01:49:36 | More by abriggs1
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

06-17-2014 15:43:21 | More by wrightst
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

06-10-2014 23:27:37 | More by AnitaBrewski
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dar482

New York

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

The beer comes in a dark black color with a small tan head.

The aroma is aggressive roast, hints of smoke, molasses, and licorice.

The flavor follows. This is a very robust stout that will put hair on your chest. It's has bitter licorice, smoke, anise, and heavy bitter roasted qualities on the back end. The mouthfeel is medium to medium plus with touches of alcohol throughout.

06-09-2014 02:17:34 | More by dar482
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Grande Noirceur from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.