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Grande Noirceur - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
89
very good

222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 12
Gots: 30 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rastacouere on 03-15-2004

The Grand Noirceur (Great Darkness). Is a dense black beer with robust roasted flavors. Its imposing bitterness is balanced by the presence of complex malted, caramel notes. It takes its name from the conservative policies of mid-century Quebec. The Grande Noirceur was born at our Montreal brewpub in March of 2004.
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Ratings: 222 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of enelson
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kingmaker
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hit728
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edugasmtl
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Average stout drinkable though give it a try

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.6/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jeffrey2310
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svendozen
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Most everything I've had from this brewery is fantastic. I think I wanted to like this one more than I really did. But it was still very, very good

Photo of itsJB
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: midnight black, one finger chocolate-brown head, lacing lets me know where each sip began

Aroma: dark chocolate, roasted chocolate, rich, raisin

Taste: same as aroma - gorgeous, rich, roasted caramel-chocolate, dark cocoa bitterness amd a hint of sweetness

Feel: thick, creamy

Overall: really dig this stuff. Feels like a straightforward imperial stout except with wonderful balance and big roasted flavor

Photo of DrJay
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of champ103
4.57/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours an opaque black color. No light gets through at all. A dense two finger tan head forms with excellent retention. Spiderweb looking lace is left all the way down the glass.
S: Roast, dark bakers chocolate, baked bread and coffee all intermingle. A perfect balance between the roasted malt aromas. Maybe just a touch of earthy hops in the finish. Excellent.
T: Like the nose, this has incredible balance. Roasted malts, coffee, dark bakers chocolate. Some toffee, light dark fruits, and a touch of hops in the background.
M/D: A full body and moderate carbonation. So smooth and velvety. Not overly viscous at all. Really enjoyable to drink. Just a bit of warming alcohol that makes for an incredible sipper. That being said, this is gone in no time, and I wish the bottle would never end.

An amazing Imperial Stout. Nothing added, no barrel aging. Just all around amazing. Incredible balance, and very moreish. Another near perfect beer from this brewery.

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4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFields
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mtomlins
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Grande Noirceur from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.