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


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RATINGS: 856   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lebenbiere92 (4) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
Une des plus merveilleuse Abt québécoise. Servit en ballon d’une bouteille type de la brasserie Dieu du ciel contenant un délicieux 341 mL de pur bonheur. Amateurs de brune à la teneur élevée en alcool seront servis. À la vue, vous serez charmés par un brun ambré trouble garni d’un collet bien fuyant. Au nez, de succulentes arômes de caramel, d’épices et des éfluves d’alcool très volatiles. Prenez une bonne gorgée et vous découvrirez la richesse des malts aux flaveurs de chocolat, de céréale et un retour puissant d’alcool et de caramel, mais le tout reste bien balancé. En étalement, c’est des arômes floraux et de café qui persistent pour nous inciter à me recommencer cette enchainement. Il s’agit, à mon avis, d’une merveille qui se doit d’être dégusté jusqu’à la dernière goutte.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stoned99 (403) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle brewed on Nov. 16 2014 from Halles St-Jean. Aroma: cherry, chocolate, caramel. app: dark brown-reddish, minimal white head. Taste and palate: medium body, a tad oily, medium sweetness, red fruits finish. Average carbonation. Overall: body could be full but dark fruits finish is so awesome. An amazing beer fresh that can also age really well. Can’t wait to taste it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (397) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
Pour is Jurassic Park amber with a small tan head that fades quickly and leaves barely any lacing. Nose is caramel, burnt sugar, molasses, prunes/raisins, ethyl acetate, overripe banana and spice. Taste is all of the above with lots of booze that lingers subtly, balanced out by a nice dry finish. This stuff is intense, and best savoured on a cold winter night (-30 with the windchill here and now), but man does it go down smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jc1762 (154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle share with tderoeck - Thanks! Poured from a bottle aged for about 2 years. Pours caramel brown. The nose shows a lot of the sweet caramel tones. The palate is thick and full bodied showing much of the same caramel tones - but the sweetness is not over done or overbearing in anyway. Good enough to keep you drinking. Overall well done Belgian style by a Canadian brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3570) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
Clear brown red colour, white head. Malty aroma, caramel, raisins, red fruit. Sweet flavour, raisins, malts. Sweet malty finish, banana, raisins. Nice stuff.
(from 341mL bottle @ Tim’s place. 2 years old bottle. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardbeerman (237) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle served in calice around 12 degrees: Pours a dark brown robe with caramel highlights topped by a finger of lightly tanned head. Retention is moderate and lacing is rough and spotted. The nose will give caramel, prunes, banana and a touch of smoke. You do spot some raosted malts and a certain alcohol vapor. On the tongue, you get smooth roasted malts with some sweet cherries and spices. A strong wrapping bitterness engulfs everything in a very long finish. Mouthfeel is very dense and oily bearing quite a sharp attack. This Abt is caramel from start to finish. The density is enjoyable and it’s overall very staisfying. ABV is a bit traiterous but being the Abt fan I am, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it. This one, with high ABV, is a good beer to put in the cellar for easily 4 or 5 years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
Cloudy brown ale, very small head, aroma of malted barley and molasses, smooth mildly boozy with a fresh dry aftertaste, great flavours, warming on a cold winters night

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1703) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
Cervesa amb poc aroma però molt gustosa, es noten tocs dolços de caramel i sucre candy, molt bona. Cerveza con poco aroma pero muy sabrosa, se notan tonos dulces de caramelo y azúcar candy, muy buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2483) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2014
341ml bottle from Mondial, bb06/2015. Red-hued translucent acajou brown. Caramel, molasses, autumnal leaves, pear and speculoos in aroma floating on jenever-spiced ethanol wafts. This translates into a sweetish, near-vinous generic "abtinness" with a silky, sugar-grainy moutfeel and a filtered Belgian yeast quality, some gingerbread, clove-spiked oranges and pepper, near equalling BE complexity. Spicy dessert aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2731) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Colonial Spirits. Pours a slightly hazy deep chestnut with a decent sized but short lived off white head. Massive chunks of something floating in this viscous liquid. Aromas are heavy on the fruit. Dark stone fruits with bits of pineapple atop a brown sugary caramel base with just a touch of alcohol. The flavor follows the aroma. Lots of tropical fruitiness with a solid brown sugary base to back it up. Pleasant warming alcohol. Medium body with a somewhat drying finish. Light level of carbonation. Nice sipper once you get past the appearance. This may be an older bottle, its got notches that are off centered from the numbers so I can’t tell.

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