Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
3.63/5 rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Chilled bottle poured into a chalice glass
Pours with a dark chocolate body with a remarkable amount of cloudy haze when held to the light. Whilst many dark beers, particularly quads, show a deep mahogany hue, this one almost comes off as a dirty water look. Its hard to describe but it is definitely not the norm. I'd like to have another go at pouring this (into a different glass shape possibly) as this yielded very little head, what there was sat on the surface in patches and small amounts of lace stick to the glass.
Aroma is somewhat thin with mild notes of malts, chocolate and spices. A pepper-ish phenol is also present.
Sweet elements stand out in the mouth, in particular the taste of burnt brown sugar, caramelized syrup and hardened toffee. Malt is also available however it is made complicated by the burnt sweets and there for a little hidden. The spice notes in the aroma carry though in the form of cloves and nutmeg flavors.
Moderate to heavy bodied with a soft degree of carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth and silky with an oily finish and a long lingering taste. The 10.5% abv isn't exactly lost in the mix but at the same time it doesn't dominate.
This has motivated me to explore the wide range of product available from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel and I recommend others give it try but I don't see it charging through the old tried and trusted offerings in this category.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2010 14:30:09 | More by SleepyMonk
More User Reviews:
3.96/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I have no idea how old this bottle is - the notches on the numbers on the side of the bottle seem to line up with a 1 and a 0; could that possibly mean this is from 2010? I've had it in my DBF in the cellar for awhile, but I wouldn't have guessed any more than a year. . . .
A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. The body is the color of iced tea - murky or hazy iced tea - but when backlit it's more mahogany or even ruby. Small thin khaki-colored head on top disappears immediately. No real lacing other than some short-lived "legs" after each sip.
S: Brown bread, brown sugar and spiced apples - think those mulling spices you put in cider. Also a touch of alcohol is noted.
T: Similar to the nose, I get apple pie-type flavors: overripe apples, brown sugar and some spices (cinnamon, maybe cardamom). Some bread dough too. Alcohol is fairly well hidden on the palate, but shows up as a drying element in the aftertaste; heat is felt in the belly right away.
M: It's low in carbonation and a little watery for such a "big" style (and given the high ABV).
O: Good but not great.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 01:17:52 | More by Kendo
Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.