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Grande Noirceur - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.27%
Wants: 11
Gots: 30 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 03-15-2004)
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

tykechandler, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

mtomlins, Nov 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

gpblackgt, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of zhivago373
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%

enjoyed from bottles and on tap at the brewpub.

pours jet black with a creamy brown heady that lingers on the glass but dissipates quickly.

smells of rich dark chocolate, roasted malts, bitter espresso and slightly sweet caramel.

the taste follows suit: bitter dark chocolate/espresso notes on the back of the tongue, some sweeter notes hit the middle, definitely a slight smokeyness/char coming through. thick mouthfeel.

this is a great stout. i prefer it to Peche Mortel. worth trying.

zhivago373, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

d_brommer_nh, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of rudzud
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark hue with a nearly non-existent head that left a thin halo.

S - Aromas of rich smoked malts, super smokey almost meaty. Light chocolate, light roast.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, nice smoke and charred malts...Light chocolate, good roast. Alcohol hidden nicely, again the char smoke level is nice.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, crisp, smooth, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this beer was tasty, nice char and smoke level with some nice chocolate

Serving Type: Bottle

rudzud, Nov 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Groulxsome, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Neat looking DdC beer I found at a random store, and shared with rudzud before our trip up to the brewery in a few days.

Head attempts to arrive but fades instantly, nice legs, pitch black.

Nose is pretty nice, mild Smokey bacon like aroma, lots of smokey aroma, little cocoa and char, and mild roast, but mostly smokey, touch of fluffy nougat.

Taste brings more of the same, lots of smoke, smokey bacon like smoked meat with a brine salty flavor, mild char and roast, and black malts. Faint earthy spicy hops, with decent to heavier bitterness, little cocoa note, and even milk choc creamy. Finish is creamy but drier, write bitter and earthy spicy hop, little char and roast, plenty of smokey bacon.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb, creamy, mild booze warmth.

Overall pretty nice, decent stout in general, but not phenomenal.

jlindros, Nov 09, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +6.3%

kudos200, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of TheDoctor
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

SERVICE: Bottle
Bottled On: 10-05-2014


A:
Pours a viscous, inpentrable black with a nice three fingers of airy tan head that sticks around for a few minutes then stays a healthy film. Good retention; thick, sticky lacing. (4)

S:
Bready cocoa. Smoked meat, bitter chocolate, coffee (3.75)

T:
Rich and shifting dark flavors. Roast flavors, coffee, dried dark fruit, baker's chocolate, licorice, smoke. (4.25)

M:
Thick, coating, substantive, faint alcohol warmth after a while. Full body and very filling, noticeable (but unobtrusive) alcohol. (4)

O:
Very good RIS.
This is a hearty and well-made beer for a cold night.
It pours nice with an aggressive pour and has a dry, bitter smell to it. The taste is more varied and is at once sweet and bitter, astringent and sating. Fairly coffee- and bitter chocolate-heavy. Really nice in the mouth, with a coating lingering roasty flavor.
Will have again; worth seeking out. (4.25)

TheDoctor, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6%

tylerstravis, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

341 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pitch black with a decent sized creamy cafe latte colored head of around two fingers height. This is indeed a dark and roasted morass of potent alcohol, charred grain, baker's cacao, molasses, toffee, oak, and plum, with the dry roast trumping the sweeter elements. Nose is sweeter than the taste. Some brown spice flavors late. Quite smooth and creamy from a mouth feel standpoint, almost milk stout like in this regard, although this does NOT convey a milk stout flavor profile. Too much alcohol and roasted malts, although there is a fair degree of sweetness. Pleasantly warming and rich, although perhaps a little coarse and astringent in the finish. All in all, a respectable take on the style.

CalgaryFMC, Oct 30, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

svenness, Oct 30, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -1.8%

Canada_Dan, Oct 29, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -7.3%

Carmack, Oct 26, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

geryeb624, Oct 24, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a 25cL glass at Mikkeller bar. From notes. Reviewed 14 October 2014.

4.75A: Gorgeous dark with slowly rising and falling head. Opaque and creamy.

3.5 Muted. Light roastiness.

3.75T/4.5M: Tasty, creamy, unexceptional. Lightly roasted, milky, more milk stout than RIS. Pleasant smooth and drinkable. What Guinness tasted like in my pre-boozing imagination.

4O: Solid but unremarkable. Glad I tried it, still love Dieu Du Ciel, but probably won't have this particular beer again for a while. Especially if Peche Mortel is anywhere nearby.

AgentMunky, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

zestar, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

amstokesdb9, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Franck, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Bunuelian, Oct 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Pens1967, Oct 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

DCgolfpro, Oct 05, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +4.3%

Stork_Brewz13, Oct 04, 2014
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Grande Noirceur from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
90 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.