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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Bottle by way of BOLTZ7555. Pours murky chocolate brown with a one finger creamy beige head. The nose is spiked fruit, light chocolate and light burnt malt. The taste is brown sugar, booze, raisins, overripe plums and roasted malt. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Very good ABT. Thanks Jason!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle from Knightly. I picked this one up as sort of a last minute grab and I’m glad that I did. Caramel, plums, berries in the aroma with whiffs of alcoholic chocolate covered cherries. Big aroma. Deep brownish-amber color and pours with a thin frothy tan head. Rich malty flavors with gentle balancing spiciness. Actually, a little more than gentle in the finish. Sweet with candi sugar and ripe plums. Good beer. After really enjoying Peche de Mortel and now this I’ll have to try some of their others.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 31, 2009
341 mL from Knightly Spirits. Shout out to Solan! This beer rocked. Pours a clear, deep reddish, cola brown with a one-finger, bright yellow head that fades after awhile into a thin protective layer. Leaves some good lacing. Aroma is divine: sweet maraschino cherries, Bacardi añejo, Chambord, kriek lambic, white wine...overall fruity, spicy, and boozy. Taste is beautiful: lots of sweet cherries, currant, hints of sherry, caramel and finishes with bittersweet chocolate, some coffee. Very dry and a bit cardboardy at the end but still excellent. Will need to get a few more to age.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours a hazy brown with off white head. Aroma of roasted, malt, bread plums, spice. Wowza. Similar taste, Very boozy but well balanced. Cheers to Dieu du Ciel, they brews never cease to impress.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours a lasting ring of beige head with a hazy, copper-brown body. Aromas of brown sugar, dark bread, and yeast. Flavor is the same with a slight note of smoke way on the end. Nice finish. Oily body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (4006) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Bottle shared with the guys at the Inglorious Emergency Tasting. Clear brown with orange red highlights. Nose of cinnamin booze and sugar cookies. Flavor is great sweet molassis, caramel, chocolate, and nice alcohol warming in the finish. Great name. Boozy as hell, but I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2009
11.5oz bottle from Knightly Spirits (Tampa, FL). Pours a hazy dark plum brown with thin white head that settles quickly and laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of ripe dark fruit, caramel, brown sugar, figs, dates, rum-soaked raisins, some slight funkiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, molasses, brown sugar, ripe dark fruit, yeast, bread, light spice and wheat notes. Generally medium body with a pleasing boozy and malty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8269) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2009
pours dark brown, off white head. Aroma of dark fruits, candi sugar, caramel, some yeast elements but overall a strong fruity presence. Flavor, ranking high with many great quads and even Trappists. Boozy, dark fruits; raisins, plums. Malts and candi sugar, some caramel and yeast. Light toffee and chocolate come finish the palate. Well crafted and complex.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2009 341mL bottle shared by matt7215 at his place, a Saturday afternoon tasting. Thanks Matt. Pours a nice maroon with a small beige cap. The aroma is nothing too crazy, good esters, apple, cherry, pear, on top of dark malts. But the flavour really defied expectations for me. Loaded on the malts, chrystal featuring, same esters and an awesome body to it, great thick mouth-feel. Absolutely no balance to this sweet malt bomb but it doesn’t need it. Not hugely complex but what I’ve described above was just simply delicious. I wish I could buy this all the time, it reminds me a lot of La Trappe Quad. Super malt and ester driven which works out really well. Bravo.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Thanks to Ethan (emacgee) for this bottle. Dark brown with red highlights, a medium creamy lasting head, nice appearance. Aroma has a good deal of esters, light banana, some raisin, light earthy belgian yeast. Taste is sweet for style, with alot of caramel/molasses, some yeast character but not as apparent as the aroma. Thick bodied, overall a nice beer but not what I was expecting.


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