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

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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
generallee08 (714) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
This beer has a dark murky body with some lighter mahogany and reddish brown highlights. From the pour I got a thin creamy off head. The small head quickly fades to a light film covering with a ring of foam at the edge of the glass. Lacing is slick and slides right down the glass. It has a big fruity/estery aroma with hints of dark dried fruits like raisins and plum or prune. There are also notes of yeast and sweet bready/toasty almost chocolaty malt and as it warms I get some cherry notes too, along with mellow hints of its big 10.5% abv. It starts with its good sweet malty base and then adds fruity and yeast notes to the mix. Everything from the aroma is picked up here and slowly fades off the tongue with some mellow peppery/spicy hops and boozy alcohol. Its full bodied and finely carbonated, which I feel is perfect for the style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1070) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 10, 2014
The color is an opaque orangeish brown with a small light tan head and quite a bit of large-grain sediment floating throughout (but more concentrated towards the bottom of the glass). The aroma blends booze (which is almost too much), fig, caramel malts, clove, and dark fruit, and the taste is a complex blend of a silght umami, mild sourness, and a touch of malty sweetness. The palate fuses a malty (mostly caramel malts) and slightly boozy finish, thick and slick texture, medium-full body, and a soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3470) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
Reddish brown of color with a foamy beige head. An aroma of candy, sweets and spice. A flavor of candy, sweets, spice and dark fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DomD (72) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2014
Aroma of caramel. Pours cloudy brown with minimal head. Heavy sweet flavours. Full bodied with slightly sticky texture, average carbonation. Overall a nice strong beer, if a bit on the sweet side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
(bottle - 341 ml) Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Caramel and dark fruits in the aroma along with lots of sticky malts. Flavor is sweet and earth with some wine-like flavors. Finishes with a lightly bitter and almost metallic aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersighted (110) - - JUN 26, 2014
Wow! What a wonderful Belgian quad. Ubër sweet and herbal with caramel and chocolate flavors; dare I say tobacco hints?? Great body to this boozy brown ale. This brew could have been brewed by Abbey monks instead of drunks in Quebec.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (1979) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle at Moeder Lambic. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small stable off white head. NOSE: alcohol, some grains. TASTE: alcohol, quite heavy, oké taste in general, quite fruity. Expected more for it’s ABV though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kambei70 (617) - - JUN 16, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (302) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Brown red pour, thin white head, lots of nice lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, malty, spicy, some yeast. Full warming body. Nice complex flavor, fruits and malt.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Smallweener (18) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 D’une belle couleur Sirop d’Érable. Sur un beau col brun pale. Son parfum d’alcool, de sucre & de fruits sauvages est tout simplement ensorcelant. Son goût riche développe des notes de melasse, cerises noirs, de chocolat sur un fond caramelisé auxquelles s’intègrent parfaitement l’alcool. OUTSTANDING!!!! Merci à ’’Flaveur d’ici’’ pour la découverte. (bouteille 341 ml vieillit 6 mois :))


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