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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cjldm (40) - - JUN 6, 2014
Pours the typical murky, quad colour. Nothing unusual, but rates well for good lacing. Smells a lot more wine-like than other ABT quads, some yeast and spice, some dark fruit too. Typical quad flavours with a bit more cherry wine and dry apricot sweetness and molasses interplaying with more bitterness than usual. Toasted toffee malt flavours. Less complex than others. Dry apricot aftertaste in the mouth. Fair bit of carbonation on the mouth, but it pulls away to leave a silkier aftertaste that starts with sweet brown sugar and evaporates into dry fruit. Worth trying. The cherry taste is new, but doesn't reach the dizzying heights if the best quads. B- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4887) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
On bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas. Reddish brown. Fruity, raisins aroma. Raisins, hints of nuts, prunes flavours. Dangerously drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (226) - - JUN 1, 2014
12 ounce bottle bought at Broue Ha Ha. Pours dark muddy brown with red hilights. Thin slightly off white head. Little to no lacing left behind. Smells of raisins with some sweet caramel and molasses. Tastes of raisins and red fruits. Overall this is a totally Abbey style brew. Tastes like a Dubbel to me although I don’t think that is what it is categorized as. If you like this style, and I certainly don’t mind it, then this one is definitely for you.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1611) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4 ounce draft pour at ChurchKey. Ruby/amber with off-white head. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, light booze, spices. Tastes of dark fruit, spices, light booze, light berries. Medium body with a warm and dry finish. Thick syrupy mouthfeel, medium-low carbonation. Pretty nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (336) - CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours a clear copper brown with two fingers of persistent tan head and heavy sticky lacing. Nose is mild, brown sugar and dark fruit. Taste follows suit, sweet malt, figs and raisins. Mouth feel is medium to heavy, slick and viscous, with medium to low carbonation. Slightly boozy, but mellow. The bottle recommends a minimum of six months’ ageing (with a bottle date of 11/2013) but I think it would benefit from more, given the high ABV and absence of any hop character to fade over time. Quite sweet, to the point that I wouldn’t want to try more than one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
packers188 (9) - - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
Biere de couleure brune, legere dentele Au nez, alcool et sucr dorge Froide on goute lacool mais temperature piexe on goute les saveurs caramel et epice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3740) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
Brown bodied, stable small head. Sweet sticky and lightly fermenting fruity, brown malts, sticky rich yeast. Rich and sweet, according to the Belgian dark ale standards yet with a slightly less sugary appeal. Brown sugar taste, bit cloying but quite nice. (Bottle from Saveur Bičre)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljthiessen (463) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle, thanks to SlovakSniper. Red-brown pour with a small creamy beige head and good retention. Nose is malty, red fruits with spices, yeasty and bready notes. Flavour is dried fruits, yeast and malts. Full flavour, very smooth, well balanced and finishes dry. Impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3644) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
On tap. Comes reddish brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and spice. Taste is dark fruit, spice, yeast, and malt. Maybe a hint of chocolate. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1881) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2014
11.5oz bottle: Bought this a couple of weeks ago, but it appears from the label this may have been made in 2010 (4 years ago). It pours an opaque brown color. There was a very small off white head that didn’t linger long or leave much lacing. The aroma is good. I get a little tartness (possible brett) on top. Perhaps some cherry, banana, yeastiness, raisin, caramel and others. Seems like every time you take a whiff you pick up something else. The taste is good. I was afraid that it might be bad from a whiff of brett in the aroma, but it is not the case. A very complex taste. Very full bodied, lots of malts but only a subdued sweetness. Caramel, bready, chocolate, some spices and fruits in the background. Complex and nice. No hint of the alcohol. I would definitely buy it again!


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