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


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RATINGS: 863   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.

Crosling's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Pros: Really nice look. Nice layer of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Fully formed head lasts well. Flavor is terrifically extracted, loaded with flavor. Rich all around, it even finishes well. Notes of chocolate, pit fruit and raisin. Excellent mouth feel. Well hidden alcohol.

Cons: Aroma is muted, but this could be due to the lack of bottle age.

A beautiful bottling of ale, no doubt about it. One I plan on aging extendedly. This is one of the best examples of the style to come out of North America.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arnold931 (923) - Iowa, USA - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear brown with thin off white head. Nose and taste are classic quad. Strong peppery spiciness in the aftertaste. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BobyFischer (176) - FRANCE - AUG 11, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2015 Robe brune et col beige clair collant un peu au verre. Nez de fruits frais, fruits mûrs, fruits dans l’alcool, fraise, bonbon et fortement épicé. En bouche, attaque très douce, sucrée et fruitée (fraises, fruits rouge). Epices, maltage. Quelque autre chose mais difficilement définissable (quelque chose proche de la levure en paillette et du fromage). Nez et attaque prometteur, mais( peu de corps et de persistance en bouche ni de complexité dans la durée). Très bon, original (mais un peu décevant). PS : j’ai mis entre parenthèses mes avis qui seront certainement corrigés à l’occasion d’une deuxième dégustation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beachmaster (261) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle into a tulip. Pours a cloudy reddish brown, with a medium tan head. Nose is dark fruit, malt, and candi sugar. Taste follows the nose, with fruit and caramel up front, and a pleasant spice note on the finish. Creamy mouth feel, moderate carbonation. Long finish. Slightly boozy, but will be incredible with some age. Nearly as good as St. Bernardus Abt 12.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stldicedealer (30) - Missouri, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Pours a dark reddish brown color with small amount of head. Aroma is of dark fruits. Taste of fruit and chocolate. Quite boozy but overall a good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (974) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin, whitish head. Moderate lacing. Nose is grapey and a little boozy. Taste is sweet, with a slight tartness. Medium body, Lively carbonation. Very tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9820) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
Draught @ Dieu Du Ciel, Montréal, QC
Pours hazy deep amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruity and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4234) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Tap at brewery. Very deep amber brown. Dark fruity sweetness. Moderate warming booze. A bit too sweet, and overly hot. Doesn’t have the complexity of better quads.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Unde (603) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Muddy brown colour with not much head but some lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma has dried fruits, plums, yeast and roasted malts. Taste is a bit boozy. There is dried fruits, plums and brown sugar. Full body and high carbonation. I don’t know why but I didn’t enjoy this as much as I thought I would. Something was missing here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Punkero (79) - FINLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Thick belgian boogie going on. Ripe and sweet fruits. Strong. Almost too strong, takes power from the main taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredfa (112) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - MAY 23, 2015
Quadrupel bem forte e saborosa.Bela aparência com espuma consistente. O álcool é bem perceptível o que compromete um pouco o conjunto.

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