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


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RATINGS: 820   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.

pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2696) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 9, 2011
341ml brown bottle. Bottled 04/10. Dark brown pour, deep orange-amber highlights, looks fairly clear. Tan head, a good 2 fingers in height on first pour, then settles to a nice light creamy covering on the surface. Frothy lacing. Nose has sweet chocolate malt with a light suggestion of coffee, some alcohol and yeast spiciness. In the mouth, lots of strong dark malt character - dark chocolate like malts with that almost coffeeish edge, plenty of sweetness, some plummy fruit notes. Ends with some bitterness and some alcoholic notes and also a hint of yeast. Roasty, chocolateish fade out. Soft mouthfeel, gentle natural carbonation. Full in body. Great abt with nice malts and moderate alcohol character. Will try aging some to see if the alc fades a bit. Still a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bootlegger007 (69) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
Cloudy brown ale, very small head, aroma of malted barley and molasses, smooth mildly boozy with a fresh dry aftertaste, great flavours, warming on a cold winters night

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1503) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
Cervesa amb poc aroma però molt gustosa, es noten tocs dolços de caramel i sucre candy, molt bona. Cerveza con poco aroma pero muy sabrosa, se notan tonos dulces de caramelo y azúcar candy, muy buena.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1965) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 23, 2014
341ml bottle from Mondial, bb06/2015. Red-hued translucent acajou brown. Caramel, molasses, autumnal leaves, pear and speculoos in aroma floating on jenever-spiced ethanol wafts. This translates into a sweetish, near-vinous generic "abtinness" with a silky, sugar-grainy moutfeel and a filtered Belgian yeast quality, some gingerbread, clove-spiked oranges and pepper, near equalling BE complexity. Spicy dessert aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (2451) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle from Colonial Spirits. Pours a slightly hazy deep chestnut with a decent sized but short lived off white head. Massive chunks of something floating in this viscous liquid. Aromas are heavy on the fruit. Dark stone fruits with bits of pineapple atop a brown sugary caramel base with just a touch of alcohol. The flavor follows the aroma. Lots of tropical fruitiness with a solid brown sugary base to back it up. Pleasant warming alcohol. Medium body with a somewhat drying finish. Light level of carbonation. Nice sipper once you get past the appearance. This may be an older bottle, its got notches that are off centered from the numbers so I can’t tell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevoj (2321) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2014
2013 vintage on tap at Churchkey. Dark and fruity, slight alcohol warmth in the aroma along with some plums and raisins. Taste is smooth and more dried fruit sweetness with mild alcohol warmth on the finish. Easy to drink, but best to sip and savor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (313) - GREECE - OCT 18, 2014
From tap at BierCab, Barcelona. Crear amber red color with medium light beige head. Malty aroma, roasted, caramel, bready, light wineous and fruity. Taste is sweet and bitter, fruity, malty caramel. Medium to light body, oily, average carbonation, light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1135) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 15, 2014
On tap at Biercab. Brown-purple colour with off white head. Malt and metal aroma. Malt, caramel and dark fruits taste. some alcohol. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (942) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 341ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: First of all, perfect beer art. Dieu du Ciel makes, IMHO, the most beautiful beer labels ever! Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a small beige beige head which dissipates quickly leaving a tons of lacings in the glass. A thin layer remains for a long time on the top S: Strong notes of toffee, roasted malts, caramel malts. Candy sugar, vanilla and dark fruits, mainly raisins and plums T: Sweet upfront. Strong toffee and candy sugar. Dark fruits, notes of vanilla, Belgian-like earthy and bready yeasts. End is light bitter M: Heavy and creamy body. A little bit molasses. Roasted malts, biscuity aftertaste O: Very drinkable. One more great beer from Dieu du Ciel [ BA Review @ 5/20/2013 ]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6083) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"woo hoo! really the only quad in Canada? candi and brown sugar and a touch of chocolate dominate the nose. purty seemingly black but red tinged brown in light. taste similar to the aroma...complex, rich, fruity, but not too sweet. the ridiculously smooth and warming body is the forte. well done. one of my favorites from the great white north."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (335) - FRANCE - SEP 25, 2014
Pours deep brown with medium tan head. Nose is chocolate and dark fruits. Aromas are roasted malts, chocolate, wood, dark fruit, raisins, liquorice and some spices. Strong body, medium carbonation. Long bitter and roasty finish, enhanced by a sweet and fruity touch. Great brown ale that reminds me of Belgian Rochefort or even Westvleteren. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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