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


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RATINGS: 899   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3078) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2016
March 31, 2016. Bottle, bottled November 2, 2015.
Deep ruby red with a small frothy tan head that quickly dissipates into a small ring around the edge. Aroma is sweet brown sugar, baked pear, notes of prunes, dark berries, roasted malt and alcohol. Taste is sweet, slight boozy, soft bitter. Finish is sweet toffee, dark bread, light notes of burnt sugar, dried fruits, dark berries and lasting warming alcohol. Medium bodied, very fine, slightly fizzy carbonation.
Good but a bit hot at the moment, five months since bottling so I guess it would benefit with more time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerplace (275) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2016 0.341ml bottled in November 2014. Pours a clear dark amber with a tan head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, dark fruits, slightly sweet-sour, alcohol notes on the background. Similar to original Belgian versions of this beer style. Taste is sweet, caramel with a slight alcohol bitterness. Surprisingly it is not very rich. Roasted malt, bready aftertaste. Hm... Definitely is not one of the best Dieu du Ciel’s beer I’ve tried...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jackal106 (12) - - FEB 27, 2016
Bue après un vieillissement d’un an. Couleur noir/rubis, avec léger dépôt. Goût incroyable de caramel, de chocolat et d’alcool, se comparant avantageusement à un bon porto. Une bière dans mon top 3!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryecatcher (1264) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Murky, copper brown pour with smallish head. Nose is mild funk, brown sugar, earth, dried fruit (lotta figs and raisins), vanilla, some grassy notes. Mouth is medium-full bodied, creamy, decent sweetness up front, chewy, candy sugar, maple, toffee, prunes, toasted pumpernickel, gradually increasing bitterness and finishing with a tanniny mouth. Très Bien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LouisP (82) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
Bouteille de 341ml. - Couleur brune rougeâtre avec peu de carbonation. - Peu d'arômes. Les arômes de levure belge, alcool, fruits secs ressortent le plus. - En bouche, petit côté boisé, de dattes, notes de caramel, un petite pointe alcoolisé. - Je suis partial aux bières d'inspiration belges et celle-ci est très fidèle au style. Bien faite, facile à boire pour une bière au-dessus de 10%, les moines seraient fiers de celle-là. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bawelt (417) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 14, 2016
Très bonne, très (trop) légère pour une bière titrant à plus de dix. Nez magnifique entre la quadruple belge avec un peu de levures, les fruits rouges avec une dominante fraise, pas mal de caramel et fond légèrement épicé. La bouche est assez sirupeuse mais très douce, pas du tout éthylique, un peu décevante de ce côté. On retrouve une longueur assez caramel épicé avec un léger fond fraise. Très agréable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5943) - 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 (638) - 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 (622) - 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 (248) - 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!

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