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


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RATINGS: 905   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2009
11.5oz bottle. Pours a hazy, reddish-brown body with a thin, fizzy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a veil of lacing on the surface and glass. The nose is greeted by dusty chocolates and medium sweet caramels along with cherries and a slightly tart orange. In the background there is a light smoke, ripe banana, a light Belgian yeasty dough, more flowery fruits and melons, and a bit of a creamy peppercorn. No real hint of hop bitterness or alcohol. Very nice malts and fruits with a light tartness as well as many more aromas make this extremely pleasant. The flavor is greeted by rich and sweet caramels and a light chocolate maltiness with plenty of fruit. Lots of caramels. Banana esters, dark fruits, a light orange tartness, and another whiff of smoke. Finishes with raisin bread, a hint of hop bitterness, and a warming alcohol pepper yeast. Very smooth, rich and sweet, and extremely slow drying thanks to that hint of hop bitterness. The big warmth from the alcohol yields no booze taste after a creamy carbonation and a medium to full body. Rich caramel and chocolate aftertaste that lasts for quite awhile along with plenty of fruit, brown sugar, and that delicious hint of bitterness. Overall, this is insanely good. Extremely complex and perfectly conditioned. I’m falling more and more in love with each sip, yet growing more and more depressed as the volume in my glass diminishes. This is truly ambrosial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5706) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Turbid amber with a frothy lace - a lot of overripe apple in the aroma, mild phenolics, earthy/musty character, warming spices, tart, orange peel qualities - full but creamy carbonation - fairly sweet, but tempered by strong spicy character, a tangy/tart citrus peel character, and complex yet subtle phenols - loads of overripe apple and dark fruit character - light brown sugar - very warming finish, both from alcohol and spices - a fairly well-made quad, especially for something made outside of belgium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle. Hazy brown with tan head. Spicy aroma and caramel. Taste of dark fruits, caramel with bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy brown with a dense, beige head. Smells of alcohol and a bit of dried fruits. Sweet with aromas of bread and caramel. Some alcohol notes. Hints of dough. Also dark fruits and hints of walnuts. Full bodied with a somewhat oily mouthfeel. Pretty high carbonation. Warming finish with more doughy hints. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Pours a very murky and very dark brown with a 2-3 finger, creamy beige head. Aroma is dark caramel, candi sugar, milk chocolate, hints of smoked fruit, crusty wheat bread, a little roast and plenty of dark fruit. Flavor is huge dark fruit and dark caramel up front, some boozy brandy like notes, candi sugar, lots of raw yeast, some cocoa, a little earthy dry wood, fried apple and spice. Palate is medium body, pretty oily and fairly dry. This is some tasty stuff for sure, but is easily bested by most other Quads I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (2099) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Opaque cherry black with creamy brown head. Aroma is bready with spice Candi sugar and tart cherry notes. Taste is strongly alcoholic with roasted dark fruits. Significant yeast at the bottom... I recommend leaving the last few ozs in the bottle $6/12oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2009
11.5 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a hazy brown color with a one finger thick off white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is sweet esters and malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, esters, and spice. No lingering aftertaste. Medium to full body. A nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2009
Bottled. Dark reddish brown coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma is syrupy, full of ripe fruits, spice, berries and light alcohol. Quite balanced and smoooth. Flavour is full of liqourice, dark ripe fruits, alcohol, light roast and some caramel. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a round fruity note. Has a light alcoholbite on lips and palate. Quite complex and very well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle 34,1 cl. Pours a hazy orangey brown with a creamy beige head. Lovely spicy aroma, overripe fruit and alcohol - a little wood also? Solid body, some spices, lots of dried fruit - prunes in particular. Warming alcohol finish. 230909

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
12 lf oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange to light brown with a small tan head. Aroma is wineous, dark roasted malt and phenolic. Sweet, fruity and mellow yeasty flavoured. Lingering sweet and fruity flavoured into the far finish. Warming and phenolic flavoured finish.

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