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

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RATINGS: 808   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
syton98 (44) - USA - JUL 1, 2009
Pours dark with a creamy head. Aroma is "slighty metallic" (could not place the smell until I read tokyogaot review) with hints of dark fruits. Taste is rich with with hints of rasin, cholate and some cherry. However, the alcohol is evident and the thinness of the beer makes the palet fad quickly. A nice attempt at a belgium quad but it falls short of being a great one in the end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
11.5oz bottle. Dark red brown with a thick beige head. The aroma pops with cherry, lingonberry, and grape, plus a light spice and some alcohol. The flavor is sweet with lots of berry fruitiness and a touch of chocolate. The mouthfeel is hot and somewhat thin, with lasting alcohol dryness that borders on astringent. I can see this mellowing into something quite nice in a few years, but the alcohol is a bit on the harsh side and messes with the nice fruit and malt flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Nose is slightly metallic, rich with grains / bread, and raisins. Poured like a cola. Taste was pretty boozy, very similar to rochefort 10, thin and hot from candi sugar, finishes with banana peel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4996) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Liquid Sunshine VII Tasting – Kirkland, WA
Aroma: Belgian yeast aroma very sweet molasses and bread dough aromas.
Appearance: Brown in color, Clear with a thin head.
Flavor: Big bready flavors. The sweet flavors where like of molasses.
Palate: Dry Sweet finish, with a Good Mouthfeel.
Overall: A very nice Belgian Quad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1935) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Pours dark brown with a quick thin head. Aroma is Raisin fruitiness, light molasses and dark bread. Flavour is very nicely balanced fruity , caramel and roasted malt. Some spice in the finish. Nicely blended alc. Very tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6127) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2009
12-oz. Thanks, BitBucket! Poured blind. Crystal clear and very dark amber with bright caramel highlights. Dense creamy dark tan mousse. Big smokey nose. Thick creamy body. Buttery, butterscotchy, caramelly mid-palate. Toasty, roasty finish. Very nicely crafted, and the kind of quads in this 4-way blind pour with westy, bernie, and leviathan.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2009
11.5 oz bottle. Cloudy brown with a beige coating. Nose is brown sugar, dough and raisin. Almost medium body with a tingle. Taste is caramel, plum and wood with bitter grass and alcohol. A bit rough on the edges. Could use more time in the cellar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
341ml bottle quite fresh. Pours brown with close to no head. Great lacing. Aroma is spicy, dark fruits, some caramel as well. Alcohol is quite present. Strong warming effect even if the beer just got out of the fridge. Taste is dark fruits, spices. Very abt like. You can really taste the alcohol (in a Rochefort 10 kind of way). Taste as some complexity. Some hints of cherries. Very rich, warm and comforting brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 25, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Hard to put my finger on this description. Its a nice round quad that sweet but not too sweet. Dry fruit aroma. Cider-brown in color with tan head. Dry and fruity with nice warming alcohol finish with spiciness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle from Liquormax in Loveland, CO. Shared with Marcus. Pours ruby brown with a decent foamy beige head. Quad aroma - with a touch of tobacco. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Touch of heat. Quad flavors. Finishes with a balance of malt and bitter - not a lot of bitter - but a great tasting brew.


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