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


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RATINGS: 920   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Fantastic Dark brown pour. Aroma is sweet, dried fruit, overripe banana, some breadiness, yeast and a bit of booze. Flavor is intense raisin bread soaked in dark candi and sweet booze. Id like to put one down for another year or so and see if it softens, but this is very tastey. Warms as it goes down. Great sipper by DDC

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rane (1046) - Nibe, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2009
Bottle. Wonderful beer, storms into my top 10. Im quite surprised about the relative low ratings. Red brown with medium pale brown head. Aroma sweetm drued fruits, dates, figs, after a while more and more licorice. Taste much the same sweet malt, dates, figs, and again licorice after a while. A little hopp bitterness and a very long lasting finish. I doubt I would be able to tell this beer apart from Rochefort or Westvleterns quads in a blindtasting. I had a Chimay Bleu in the weekend and this one is so much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Bottle. Poured a rich mahogany. Nose is candied sugar and a bit of alcohol. Really nice carbed mouthful. Nice candied sugars. Very drinkable. Nice take on the style just a slight hint of the alcohol but I really like this one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7981) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle. Amber brown body with a thick creamy off white head. Very fruity aroma with notes of yeast, ripe fruit, caramel, raisins and dark molasses. Flavour is spicy, malty and very fruity. Notes of raisins, light alcohol, yeast, dark sugar and chocolate. Lots of things going on. A lovely Abt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Bottle purchased at Buckeye Beer Engine about....oh.... a long time ago. The pour is a nice dark hazy brown with a thin cream head. Aroma is a slightly spicy brown sugar scent, loads of malt and none of that banana-y yeast scent of the traditional Belgian quads. The flavor is pretty damn rich, lots of soft chocolate notes, nothing too overdone, and all this sweet caramelized sugar flavor to it, without a hint of burnt notes or anything to spoil it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (3031) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2009
341ml bottle. Nice brown pour with a thin white head. Sweet malt, dark fruit, some citrus and, dare I say, I caught a hint of vanilla in the the aroma. Big body, sweet malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, some citrus and an alcohol bite on the end. Really good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - OCT 13, 2009
Ruby brown hue with a nice creamy tan head. Smell is superbly rich with notes of dates, and sweet hints of dark berries. Taste is nicely complex with malt, butterscotch, caramel, brown sugar, and figs. Abv is well hidden, and the texture is smooth. Overall, I think this is my favorite stateside abt. I must also mention the exquisite bottle art ... certainly adds to the ambience of the experience. Definitely a repeater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (636) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Mahogany brown with a fizzy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is rather sweet, with caramel, pecan, lemon, and a hint of something minty. Very rich flavor, with lots more caramel, butterscotch, lemon. Boozy finish, but very smooth and refreshing. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsbrew09 (1) - Modesto, USA - OCT 7, 2009 does not count
We were recommended this beer by our "Beer Connection" and it was terrific. Lots of caramel flavor with a nice after touch that makes it very smooth. Not a lot of hops but the high alcohol content will help keep you warm.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBeer45 (1455) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle, has a hazy-cloudy red-brown pour with color of red rose petals at the edges, gave a head of light tan bubbles, the head collapsed to a thin cover, slow effervescent bubbles made an island in the center of the cover and I could see tiny bubbles climbing their way up along the sides, left some nice bubbly lacing on the glass, aromas of dark fruit, raisin, figs, dark bread, dark brown sugar and alcohol sweetness, there are some faint citrus-cinnamon and pepper spices on the nose to, I found that it helps to let this ale warm-up to really enjoy the full aroma, flavors of brown sugar and dark bread sweetness, raisin, prune, faint chocolate, I got a little cherry flavor when the ale almost reached room temperature, has a peppery finish with alcohol warmth on the throat, mouth feel is close to full, some creaminess, gives a definite warmth, each sip fills my throat and tummy with a nice, gentle warmth, but this drink does appear to feel thin as the ale warmed, I thought a little more malt flavor would have been beneficial, this is a sipper kind of ale.

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