Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at DDC. Dark brown body in the 10 anniversary glass that somehow made it home. Raisin, fig, lots of etoh, burnt sugar spices and a sweet finish. Big fan of this one.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 at the DDC 10th Anniversary Party. Mint, tobacco, menthol aroma. Sweaty with caramel. Full bodied, candi sugar, with a lot of legit quad character. Slightly thin, but closer to a quad in style than any North American example I’ve had. Full, rich malt-sweet flavor. Well aged. Nice. Thanks for sharing this one, Dany.
kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ DDC. Labeled as 10.5%. Pours a clear, dark ruby / burgundy color; bright off-white head with solid retention and fine-bubbled lacing. Solid amounts of dried dark fruits, raisins, dates, and grape notes in the aroma; slightly vinous and overripe with plenty of dried fruits; some cola. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: somewhat viscous, oily presence: dried dark fruits (raisins and dates, esp.), plums, and touches of cinnamon and spice; generous, dense quad, though it feels a touch tight and reserved in the middle sections; not mouth-filling, so to speak; but solid. Seems like an average to slightly-above-average quad; dense, but reserved. Medium finish: raisins, dates, and some oily nuttiness; sweet honey notes.
Sammy (7719) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At the brewpub, a cross between a Belgium and an old ale. Very cloudy amber with great lacing, yeasty aroma, Full mouthfeel. Very drinkable and tasty. The clear winner here tonight, and it has been around for a fair bit. Some cholate malt. Well crafted.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009 Draft at DDC. Wow was this stuff awesome, I drank a bunch of these over the course of several nights and each one was better then the last. Itís rather dark in DDC so this beauty might of been a 5 for appearance but Iíd rathat hold back slightly then bump up a rating. Poured a super deep dark brown, almost black, with ,some red hues on the edges and a medium size foamy off white head. Aroma is phenomenal lots of yeast, brwon sugar, dark fruit, banana and a slight touch of bread. Perfect palate mdium-full bodied, light carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. I canít speak highly enough of this one or for DDC for that matter. I canít wait for their bottled bers to make it to the U.S.
aerosol999 (113) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
9mo aged cask at the brewpub, DDC 9th anniversary
Appearance: Redddish brown with low head.
Aroma: Low aroma, vinous malty sweet with clove phenolics and fruit warm fermentation esters.
Flavour: Sweet and malty with raisins and quite alcoholic. Fruity fementation esters ranging from apples to warmer tropical fruit type fermentation esters.Vinous.
Mouthfeel: Medium thin bodied well carbonated.
Overall: Sherry and muscat grapes with alcohol and a dry (roast malt?) character.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009
Name: Rigor Mortis ABT
Date: December 03, 2005
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
Appearance: dark amber, whispy white head
Aroma: sweet carmel malt aroma balanced by floral hops
Body: huge body
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice fruity character, just enough bitterness to keep it balanced
Name: Rigor Mortis ABT
Date: May 16, 2009
Score: 3.5 to 3.8
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, dark caramel sweetness brings out a sweet fruty character, light earthyness, touch of spicyness
Flavor: rich and fruity flavor, rich dark caramel and chocolate, sweet fruity esters are kept in check by a light earthyness, touch of spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2007 On Tap, 30-Aug-2007 only offered in 12 ounce tulip cups. This beer was not offered when I was there on Monday. Eat your heart out Dorwart.......wish you were here to enjoy this! Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Smells of banana, bread, spice and wood. Taste is sweet and complex. A wonderful mix of fruit. Some prunes and rasins come through. Great mouth feel. The 10% ethanol is well hidden in this gem. This is a complimentde by a generous dose of hops. Possibly the best beer Iíve ever had. Rather than trying another of Dieu Du Ciel!ís fine selection I came back to this beauty.
robinvboyer (2762) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Brewpub. Been aged for a year in the bottle. was brewered and bottles in April 2006. Dark ruby color, big thick off white head. aroma is apple, lemon, fig, plum. FLavour is much of the same. No hops to speak of, but there is a lsight sweet malt. excellent quad, itís no rochefort 10, but wow, still excelent!
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small light brown head... VERY nice looking cloudy red/brownish body to it... Nice malty aromas to it..molasses, a little pepper and coriander... very nice flowery hops... Very thick , full and creamy body! Moderately bitter... Incredibly well balanced... This beer is simply astounding!