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Grande Noirceur - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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89
very good

225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 12
Gots: 33 | 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: 225 | Reviews: 67
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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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

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

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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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.

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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

Photo of Groulxsome
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of jlindros
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of kudos200
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%

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Grande Noirceur from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.