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


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RATINGS: 862   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle 341ml. @ home.
Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark berry, raisin, prune, light alcohol. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, peppery and alcoholic finish. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20091018]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (36043) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
12 lf oz bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange to light brown with a small tan head. Aroma is wineous, dark roasted malt and phenolic. Sweet, fruity and mellow yeasty flavoured. Lingering sweet and fruity flavoured into the far finish. Warming and phenolic flavoured finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (30736) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
A deep red beer with a small orange head. The aroma is sweet and dominated by berries - of which cowberries stand out. The flavor is also sweet with notes of wood, cowberries, and cranberries.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle 34,1 cl. Pours a hazy orangey brown with a creamy beige head. Lovely spicy aroma, overripe fruit and alcohol - a little wood also? Solid body, some spices, lots of dried fruit - prunes in particular. Warming alcohol finish. 230909

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23811) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2009
Bottle at home. Hazy red brown coloured with a huge off white head. Fruity aroma of dried fruits, yeast and nuts with notes of tobacco. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, yeast, tobacco and spices with notes of hops and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish. Too alcoholic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22854) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Reddish amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is malts, alcohol, spices and some bready notes as well. Mild fruityness lurking. Flavour is raisins, plum, alcohol, spices, yeast, sweet malts and some roast. Alcohol coming through a bit too much to be really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21411) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2009
Bottled at PBF. Clea amber, no head. Hevy caramel aroma. Sweet and full bodied. Intensely warming brandy with ever present caramel. Evident alcohol comes through more is a salty finish. The caramel and syrup gets a little bit in the way, but still a very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19518) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a spicy malty caramel aroma with some hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
7th June 2011
Cloudy brown beer, small off white head. Light dry palate. Dry lactose sweetness. Whisper of chocolate. Trace of spice. Subtle sweet generic fruit. Finishes with more chocolate and a little spice. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013
2013-03-16, bb 2012-09-30, 3½ years old, 7-5-7-4-15=38
Dark chestnut color, hazy, with creamy head. Light aroma of malt and caramel, lighter impression of tobacco and vanilla; mild but with some elegance and interest. Good body strength; caramel flavor with a touch of fudge, moderate residual sweetness; the bitterness is quite strong; strangely it has a light dusty side too; the alcohol perception is just a bit high; the final shows some roastiness.
Good beer, very well balanced, but lacking of some Belgian grace; I wouldn’t age it further.

2009-12-23, bb 2012-09-30, 6-5-7-3-14=35
Dark amber color, hazy; generous head. The aroma has fruity yeast, fudge and dirty water; for the good or for the bad, the aroma is not persistent. The body is quite strong, surely with character; it has caramel flavor, with just a minimal residual sweetness, but at least with a respectable degree of sugar stickiness. The bitterness is decisive, and high for a Belgian style; actually in the end it’s possible to perceive some more roasted malts and the alcohol punch.
Another drinkable but unimpressive offer from Dieu du Ciel, not able to provide emotions.
Have to try it aged one year.

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