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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
legrosjf (45) - CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Belle couleur brique avec un léger collet. Liquide limpide. Nez anisé. En bouche la réglisse et le caramel s'affronte.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (751) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Brown pour with off white head. Big aroma of prunes, toffee, coffee cake, red fruit. Flavour has all the same notes. Light bitterness to cut the sweetness. Alcohol provides some warmth and lingers with sweet notes. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (606) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
Aroma is dark fruits , clove and abbey yeast. Some Belgian sugar notes aswell. Taste is quite fruit with some sweet malt character and slight liquor taste on tip. Clear amber body has a pearl head that retains well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (555) - - MAR 24, 2014
Cherry, oak. Roasted malt, rich dark cherry, grape, plum, cocoa beans, nut, sour finish. Awesome elegance, great balance, getting close to wine texture and complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (844) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Dark ruddy pour, small brown head. Fruity cherry aroma. Toasty flavor, alcohol notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (668) - Missouri, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours a mostly clear chestnut with garnet highlights, a small almost tan head and little lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity with cherry candy, red apple peel, some brown sugar and a hint of booze. Taste is initially quite sweet and follows nose with the cherry and apple peel fruitiness, along with some molasses. Becomes drier midway through with a malt component that straddles toasty and roasty. Has earthy and spicy flavors in the aftertaste along with a bit if alcohol that also provides some warming. Finishes semi dry with a light lingering spiciness. Body is light with moderate carbonation. Drinkable despite the higher ABV. The sweet malt flavors balance with the fruit and spices from the yeast making this unique and enjoyable. Would try again but would be best with food. Maybe a cherry tart.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2214) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sweet apricot and date aromas, lovely dark auburn color, low head. Caremelly heavy malt body with tastes of syrup. Brandy-like at times, wine-like at others. Low hop bittering. Thick body with a warming alcohol effect after the swallow.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle, vintage 2013, copper brown pour, nice thick creamy head. Sweet aroma of raisins, spices, and malty sweetness. Taste, mild sweetness, butterscotch, Belgian spices and yeast, very little hint of the ABV. Nice example of the style, still a bit young but overall really nice, another solid offering from DDC.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1234) - Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper brown. Slightly Belgian but nothing as strong as the other quads. Dark fruits but malts to balance it out. Bit boozy for 10%.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (456) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Poured from the tap. Murky copper brown with very minimal dissipating offwhite head. Fruit and fudge and alcohol. Mild caramel, mild bitterness. Medium body.


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