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

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RATINGS: 802   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3328) - 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 (2114) - 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 (2137) - 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 (10933) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle shared by gregc from BA at Captain Lawrence during the release of the newest vintage of the St. Vincent’s Dubbel. Was looking for this when I was in Montreal at the beginning of April but I was unsuccessful in tracking it down, so I was glad to get to try this. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Pine, plum, candy, and caramel on the nose. Medium bodied, sticky and sweet with a nice caramel flavor coming through. Finishes fruity with some light banana notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Yum, great texture, layered flavor. Lovely spiced sweet bread, some notes of coco, malt. Shouldve aged it longer though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Bottle from the Grant, the Georgia Maniac. Thanks, man! Pours a beautiful, almost perfect onyx with a contrasting head of slightly off-white. Aroma is subtle raisin yeast just waiting to be baked. Hints of cinammon, plumb, and raddish. Flavor is spiced raisin bread with just a hint of yeasty dough in the core. Earthy elements unveil themselves as the beer warms. Nice, full mouthfeel that leaves no taste bud untouched. GREAT beer; worth the wait, and worth another purchase in the fututure.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smashed420 (32) - CANADA - JUN 19, 2009
341ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with nice, slowly disappearing head. Aroma is dominated by roasted grains with some toffee undertones. Taste is also very roasted barley, similar to an imperial stout. Body is medium, surprising for the strength of the beer. Warming alcohol in the finish, but not overwhelming. The roasted character seems totally out of place and lacks subtelty, but still it is a very pleasant beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUN 16, 2009
12 oz bottle - Cloudy brown color with small light tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma has nuts, raisens, light caramel, figs, vanilla bean. Flavor is nutty, with raisens, oak, notes of chocolate and vanilla. Finish is mildly sweet. Overall its very good, but doen’t really hold up to the true belgian quads (Rochefort, Westvleteren, etc).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2009 Thanks to stowehop for the bottle. Slightly hazy burnt-orange color with a large head. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee and bananas. Sweet taste, medium heavy body. Ends brown sugar sweet with a little touch of alcohol.
Loses a lot from the alcohol and the fact that I don’t appreciate banana yeast as much as some.


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