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

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RATINGS: 774   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
milara (18) - Ste-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Chaque gorgé est une expérience incroyable jusqu’à la dernière goûte. La complexité entre le coté épicé, l’alcool subtile, la texture parfaite et plein d’autre chose que je ne veux pas comprendre :)

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pirulo (3) - Five city, ABKHAZIA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
Best belgian speciality ale beer in the world. I’ll really love taste oak version

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (422) - - JAN 29, 2014
4oz taster at Churchkey in Washington DC. Damn good quad, good offering from Dieu du Ciel

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (458) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2014
12oz bottle pours near-opaque dark brown with red tint and a finger of head. Nose is malty dark fruit, plum, bread, a hint of booze. Taste is sweet dark fruit, pear, molasses, plum, dark bread. Finish is sweet bready fig and plum. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
At cellar temperature and into a shallow snifter. Vigorous pour lifts a frothy, off white head that settles back to a half inch of tight foam that laces a messy weave. Good clarity even with the thin yeast pack going in. Ruddy, chestnut brown with no evident carbonation. There is a rusty nails and damp wood edge to the nose. Dark, stonefruit, caramel, freshbaked bread, tart berries, sticky milk chocolate and marzipan, Madeira wine and a touch of sherry fill it out making for a nice, complex aroma. Oooh, wow; thick and boozy on the palate - very satisfying. Oily, assertively heated finish warms the very depths. Lots of bitter, dark fruit, weedy and woody with licks of yeast, toffee and caramel, roasted carob and vanillin. Vinous with a long, bitter/sweet aftertaste. Something mildly chemical in there but it is forgivable. A slow sipper suited for the Winter months and not the middle of a W.A. Summer. Goes down with a smile and plenty of contemplation. Very nice! (34,1cL, Bottled 03/13, Thirsty Camel, The Quarie, Hammond Park)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NIckNoiseux (4) - mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014 does not count
A profité vite avant qu?elle ne soit plus disponible, si vous le pouvez et surtout êtes capables conserver s?en quelques une pour 6 mois et plus à goûter absolument

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (542) - LATVIA - JAN 21, 2014
Ouch.. my fav style combined with really nice artwork. It SHOULD be great.. and guess what.. IT IS =] Quite rich fruit aroma and red berry sourness makes me think, that it would be like Aurora Australis, thou tasting leads to surprisingly intense maltiness for quad, caramel and ofc.. fruitiness as well. Mostly dried fruits, raisins, bit alco, decent, but quite mild hops, yeasty, bit alco bite Mostly sweet with some notes of sour and bitter. Bit vinous, but quite smooth. As quads should be - deep, complex and awesomly enjoyable. Maybe not top of the TOP, but close enough

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (194) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Visuellement, la Rigor Mortis présente une robe brune parsemée de reflets rougeâtres. Un col de mousse plutôt mince mais persistant surplombe une bière légèrement voilée. Un bouquet riche de fruits confits (prunes), de caramel et d’alcool nous fait saliver dès les premières respirations. Bien maltée et sucrée, la forte teneur en alcool réchauffe agréablement bien le palais. Les fruits rouges en bouche apportent une acidité discrète, mais surprenante. Une pointe épicée apparaît en finale pour ajouter à la complexité de ce grand classique de Dieu du Ciel. Délicieuse!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadie (517) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Ambrée foncer avec un col moyen marron/beige foncé. L’arôme est un peu sourdine: levure, fruits et malt. Le goût est très bon. D’abord, le il est du malt sucré, puis du levure fruité, ensuite la finale est sec, légèrement amer et terreux. Ces trois stages sont distinctives. C’est une bière complexe avec un palais épais et un carbonisation moyenne/faible.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1194) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is malt, fruit, citrus, caramel, roasty with some alcohol. Taste is medium sweet leading to a sweet and lightly alcoholic finish. Damn good!


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