MrRomero (1966) - Nolanville, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2005 at DDC: Poured brown with a thin tan head. Mild citrus aroma, dark fruits also. Moderately sweet flavor with raisins and plums. Light wood notes and big alcohol. Good.
OKBeer (1168) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 RBSG Montreal Saturday. 2005 bottle at the brewpub, 10.5% abv. Red amber colour with a frothy tan coloured head. Pine, grapefruit pith, caramel, and orange peel aroma. Caramel, orange peel, grapefruit, pine, and alcohol flavours. Medium to full bodied, warming mouthfeel.
egajdzis (4896) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2006 RBSG 2005... Poured a hazy reddish brown color with a light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, dried fruits, apples, bananas, caramel, nuts, and alcohol. Taste of cherries, grapes, caramel malts, smoke, light citrus, and alcohol. Really freakin nice!
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 2005 bottle sampled at the brewpub on 7/9/05: Transparent deep amber pour with a nicely lacing cream-colored head. Body is full and sweet with a solid Belgian maltiness and good light fruit with nice yeasty authenticity. Good dark, toasty malt presence echoes a touch of candi sugar. This seems like it would age quite nicely.
TimE (2584) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky orange color (I was the last one to drink the bottle so this is understandable). Oranges, spice and whisky notes elude from the nose. Thick heavy malty mouth, earthy, peaty, full bodied and smooth. Warming alcoholic, spiced finish. Nice, but not overly complex.
pivo (2540) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
TAP: Sweet apricot and date aromas, lovely dark auburn color, low head. Caremelly heavy malt body with tastes of syrup. Brandy-like at times, wine-like at others. Low hop bittering. Thick body with a warming alcohol effect after the swallow.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at DdC, poured a deep brown color with a tan creamy head. aroma was fruity, almost a red wine or a bourbon smell, tough to tell exactly in the pub. malts and carmels control the taste, with hints of hops on the end, along with a little bit of hops and some wine tones. all the flavors were perfectly balanced from beginning to end as part of a medium to full body. other than the peche mortel, this was the best beer at the pub during my visit, and this is the one i went back for another round of after the sampler was gone.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught 2/25/05 at the Moan and Dove, Péché Mortel release party. Served in a tumbler between 47-52 degrees.
J.F. said this was brewed in September 2004. Dark brown color, with what seemed like some violet tinges around the edges. Beige colored head is gone by the time I carry my glass from the bar to my table. Aroma of lightly tart/sour yeast, dark concord grapes, hints of burgundy wine and just a tinge of dark chocolate and light caramel. Seems VERY fruity and tart for an abt. . .Flavor is equally strange, with more fruit phenols and grapeskin notes. Lightly dry/sour yeast does not seem to go well with the above-average carbonation and only medium body. Sweetness begins to grow on the palate, with plenty of dark candi sugar and light chocolate notes. A hint of alcohol, more yeast and fruit round out the finish. Certainly an interesting ride along the palate, and my first thought was that maybe it was just too young and needed more aging, but the body isn’t all that big to stand up to serious aging. I definitely finished my glass, though I can’t say I loved it.
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, ruby with decent head. Grape aroma with good balance between alcohol and deep malt. As the beer warms up, so do you!
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was never impressed by Rigor Mortis ABT but this time I hit the jackpot with this new batch, here we go ... Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights, thin off-white head. Subtle aroma of rich dark malt, chocolate and alcohol. Very good flavor of rich, dark malt, chocolate and alcohol. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Hmmmm very good !