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


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RATINGS: 937   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (23609) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Appearance was muddy dark with very little head and no lacing. Smell was light spice, dark fruit and alcohol. Taste was very sweet, combo of caramel and butterscotch. Really shows its strength, not really in a pleasant way. Mouthfeel was solid. Nice enough, but a bit challenging o drink because of the aggressiveness of the alcohol flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lefossoyeur (612) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
Heavy nose of sugars, butter caramel and candy for this light brown ABT. Thick body, very sweet, lots of caramel notes and a little butterscotch. Pretty intense and a little too much of sweetness for me. Maybe aging will improve its drinkability, but for now a third of a bottle is enough for my liver... Not a bad beer! Just too straightforward sugary for me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Serving: 11.5 oz. bottle. Appearance: Slightly hazy, deep amber color with a slight, foamy, light tan head. Aroma: Powerful nose with sweet, ripe stone fruit, yeast, slight floral notes, and a bit of spice Flavor: Rich and creamy with notes of vanilla, ripe fruit, pear, plum, a bit of raisin, yeast, very light caramel, spices, and a touch of alcohol. Wow! Palate: Medium-high, very soft carbonation with a rich, almost creamy mouthfeel and a medium-long, spicy sweet finish. Overall: This is a spectacular brew that is highly recommended and a must try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
11.5oz bottle via trade with zathrus13. thanks, Jeff! pours a beautiful, deep cherry-wood brown with a thin, creamy light khaki head. aroma is excellent with sweet dark fruit notes of black cherry, plum, fig, and red wine with hints of yeasty funk, brown sugar, and bready malts. flavor is great as well with smooth, sweet dark malts, toffee, sweetbread up front with vinous red fruits, tart cherries, and plums through the middle with cedar wood and belgian spice notes of cinnamon and clove on the finish. palate is full bodied but crisp and bubbly with pleasant alcohol warmth and a lingering, sweet, earthy finish. overall, another great brew from dieu du ciel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle, shared. Pours a deep brown with a small but creamy white head. Aroma is dark fruit - raisin, plum, fig - with malt and even a bit of alcohol detectable as well. Sugary sweetness with malt up front, though I also detected some dark fruit in there, with a fruity and sweet aftertaste. Alcohol is there but it doesnt take away from the overall experience. I love my quads, and this is a solid example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Reviewed 8/2/2009 (bottled): Pours a dark brown colored body with a small creamy whitish head, somewhat lasting. Strong aroma of dark fruit, fig and plum. Some alcohol too. Creamy mouthfeel, some warmth. Dark fruit in the taste too. Some acidic bitterness. Some more sugary sweetness as it warms up. Some roasted flavors too, more as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Murky, pondwater brown with a thin (and thinning) off-white bubbly head. Smells funky and yeasty with a little red wine/grape. Flavors are the typical belgian mix, but with complex layers on top, red grapes, cherry, liquor, more liquor, booze, liquor...(get it?), and candy sugar sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13300) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2009
12 ounce bottle from my summer secret Santa. Pours a dark bronze color with a thin tan head. Moderate head retention and lacing. Aroma is very malty with notes of brown sugar, bread, berries, plum, yeast. Taste is toffee, brown sugar, bread, alcohol, berries, plum, cherry, maple syrup, leafy hops and chocolate. Medium-full bodied. Slightly warm and very smooth. Very good beer. Dieu du Ciel! impresses yet again. A worthy choice for my 2300th rating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2009
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 Pours a beautiful ruby amber with a thick light tan head. Aroma of lemon, Belgian yeast, ripe fruit, berry, and toffee. Taste is some alcohol, caramel and berry. Thick molasses body with a roasty finish. .... Another bottle from Savvy1982. Nice Belgian yeast-lots of dark fruit, some banana and clove- and roasty sweet malt aroma, like a buttery biscuit and I mean the flaky, buttery, southern kind. Taste is sweet with a decent amount of alcohol noticeable. Very silky smooth texture, medium thick body, soft carbonation. Great stuff, good to revisit this, thanks again for the bottle Kyle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2009
12-oz. poured blind. Clear and dark amber. Lightly sweet and softly nutty/smokey aroma. This was my favorite after the westy, beating St. Bernie by a point.

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