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Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis Abt

Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Abt/Quadrupel
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Strong brown ale inspired by the beer brewed by Belgian Trappist monks. Very little bitterness, this beer has intense malty and sweet flavours, mixed with the taste of chocolate and caramel. It presents complex red fruit and spice flavours due to the type of yeast that is used during the brewing process. This beer is at its best only after it has aged for six months. The Rigor Mortis are complex beers designed and brewed with patience and care in the tradition of the great Belgian Abbey beers.

Rigor Mortis Abt is brewed only once a year, and is sold in April until stocks last.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5555) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2016
341ml bottle. Opaque, darkest brown colour with late awakening, small, creamy, diminishing, moderately lacing, beige head - a thin beige layer remains throughout. Slightly "boozy" and vinous aroma at distance, close-by notes of dried fruit, plum, raisin, fig, hints of oat flakes on apple purée, blue grapes. Taste is sweet, heavy malty, notes of toffee, some honey, treacle, dried fruit, raisin, fig, blue grapes, plum; full body, oily texture, soft and slightly sticky palate. Can’t fully follow those exorbitant ratings, but at least one from Dieu du Ciel! without this apparently appreciated artificial touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (562) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2016
BOD 1/15, so this has had a year to age. Mahogany brown pour with suspended particulate matter. Outstanding head volume, normal lacing and retention. Light, but typical Quad nose. Caramel, toffee, subtle charred grain, raisin, light prune, fig and chocolate hints over a sweet background. Medium body with a semi-slick oily texture. World class carbonation for the style with a burst of effervescence in the middle and a solid prickly finish. The outstanding flavor profile is intense, very complex and fairly balanced. The alcohol adds a bit of astringency, but the flavor is hidden well. It does makes it presence well known with the burn at the back of the throat. All flavors from the nose make an appearance. The sweeter ones arrive first and by the middle the malt sweetness is at its maximum. From the middle on, the prune and charred characteristics are most prevalent coupled with a slight astringency. Chocolate and toffee appear just before the finish. The finish is a slow warm fade of astringent prune with a subtle sweetness underneath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnstledger8 (465) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark rich ruby red with a lasting foamy bubbly off white head, lots of lacing around the glass. Aroma is of plums, raisins, blackcurrants, caramel, forest fruits, wood. Taste is of plums, dark fruits, raisins, toffee, figs, warming alcohol notes on the finish. Heavy oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vidmidia (181) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - NOV 23, 2015
Marrom, opaca. Espuma abundante de média duração. Aroma de ameixas com toques florais e de madeira. Sabor adocicado de ameixas secas, com notas de madeira, mel, café e chocolate amargo. Retrogosto amargo com final alcoólico. Complexa e muito saborosa!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPVMJPVM (53) - - NOV 21, 2015
Forte, odor leve, amargor moderado, boa cerveja. A melhor das Diel du ciel. Melhor equilibrio alcoolico

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (7196) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a hazy copper with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is belgian yeast and caramel. Medium mouth, very sweet, caramel, light booze, spice, really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2015
I feel this one is over rated. Just because monks make it people want to love it. Strong fruitiness and malty. Aroma of caramel. Pours cloudy brown in color with a thin tan head. Had at home out of a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorkenstein (257) - - OCT 13, 2015
Aromas of caramel, apples, honey, alcohol, and bread. Taste is honey, tart green apple, caramel, raisin bread in the finish. There is some alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1792) - Athens, GREECE - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle. Color red with a small head. Aroma sweet, alcohol, wood. Taste sweet, berries, alcohol, caramel, wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (5055) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
12oz bottle at Mackan, thanks! Brown with beige head. Aroma yeasty, roasted, smooth bready malt and some apples. Taste is malty, yeasty, some apples, yeast with warming alcohol. Nice!

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