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

bottled
available

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 937   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeyo1 (792) - Linkping, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle @ home. Cellared for two years. Dark copper to brown color with medium head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with red fruits, intense caramel, dark syrup, herbs, spices, raisins, plums and milk chocolate. Taste has sweet red fruits, dark syrup, deep caramel, plums, wood, milk chocolate. Body is medium to big. High carbonation, a bit sticky. Finish is drier and smooth with lingering port wine like fruitiness. Nicely balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (745) - Missouri, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Chocolatey aroma with plum and booze. Amber color with lots of sediment in the pour. Sweeter than most quads with rich dark fruit flavor, plum and oak. Slight booze burn aftertaste. Good smooth palate. This was really good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (1561) - rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2017
Aroma is massive from dark fruits such as plums, figs and raisins. Sweet malty and some nuts as well. Taste is sweet, dark toffee, raisins and a touch of yeast. Light brandy notes and also a touch of warming alcohol. I had one of these earlier this year, and let me tell you, it gets better with some rest time in the stash.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andgun87 (30) - - FEB 3, 2017
Matured 1 and a half year on bottle which was probably a little too long. A great fruity aroma lingers in the background and gives a hint of what may have been. The taste is also flawed by the aging, with notes of old paper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Xebbe (169) - - FEB 3, 2017
För att vara en Brown Ale är den helt ok. Tror nog att jag hade lagrat den för länge, 1 år och 3 månader. Kändes platt och smakerna var för svaga. Lite besviken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (1050) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Dark amber color boozy head. Big aromas estery bubble gum, caramel, slight perfume ester, slight alcohol. Flavors medium alcohol, caramel, bread, slight bubble gum. Medium sweet. Not to complex but decent. Not a memorable abt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gluepot (591) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2017
Big, complex and well crafted. A dense off-white head on a mahogany body. The nose is sumptuous, featuring sweet caramel malt, spice, citrus and tropical fruit, and a fruity tartness. The taste is predictably complex and layered. Dense Caramel and toffee tasting malts, dark fruit, candied fruit, plums, classic spices and a solid element of Belgian yeast (with a slight bubblegum note) add to the blend. Sweet but tart, dense and slick, this is another DDC classic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlisle (680) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy ruby-brown with light beige head and lacing. Nose of plums and dried cherries. Cherry skins with some apple and plum notes. Bready malt and caramel follows. Sweetness gives way to a semi-dry note in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (3265) - Varberg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2016
Flaska. Nougatfrgad med ett medelstort smutsvitt skum. Dofter av marsipan, karamell, lder och frukt. Samma terkommer i smaken tillsammans med en vrmande alkohol och ltt av vanilj. Rund och len munknsla. Mycket bra!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (911) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle pour into tulip glass from Learys Fine Wines, Newburyport. Appearance is hazy, light red with discernible small dark chunks of sediment, nice sparkle, 1/2-finger width beige head with poor retention and fair soapy lacing. Aroma is strong dark fruits with notes of caramel and brown sugar and hint of yeast tartness. Taste is rich caramel malts and dark fruits with hint of alcohol. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with smooth, creamy texture, average carbonation and slight alcohol zing to the tongue and warming of the esophagus without noticing as much in the flavor. Overall, a nice, rich representative of the style.


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