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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (545) - - APR 9, 2016
Pours a dark body with a thin beige head. Faint aroma of sugary candy. Rich an creamy taste will all sorts of malty flavours and some spicy notes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pedro_Pinho (142) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
Hazy dark amber with off white head that dissipates quickly. Sweet, yet well balanced malt and caramel taste. Excellent quadruple.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Turtles (1784) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
341 ml bottle from Systembolaget, web order. Hazy mahogany with a medium size tanned head which makes good lacing on the glass. Rich warm aroma, bread and dried fruit, figs, raisins, prunes, toffee, nutmeg and honey. Full-bodied, chewy mouthfeel. Wow, very pleasant complex taste. Sweetness from vanilla, toffe, raisins, figs and red apples. Spicy notes, cardamom, nutmeg and licorice. Warming notes of brandy and oak in the finish. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enteogenisk (128) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2016
(341 ml bottle in wine glass.) Pours heavy in dar brown leaving a nice half finger white head. Has a typical sugary aroma with the significant yeast character. Taste has some chocolate followed by a load of heat from the alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chacal (1) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2016 does not count
Bien équilibrée et intense, sucré et maltée accent sur le caramel. Légere amertume et de fruit. Malgré le niveau d’alcool élevé on ne récent pas une chaleur trop prononcée. Tel que mentionné cette biere d’inspiration Belge mais je n’y retrouve pas le goût de la levure Belge dont certaines bieres québécoises ont réussirent a obtenir.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (3238) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
Bottle from SB. Dark reddish amber with a thick tan head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Full body with a nice bitter / fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (2584) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2016
Pours brown with minimal brown head Aromas of dried fruits, hints of liqourize, sweet fruits, bread malty Taste sweet of caramel, sweet fruits, dried fruits, spices, bready malts

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3291) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerplace (613) - 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...

5
   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!


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