Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by clvand0:
3.68/5 rDev -7.1%
This beer pours a cloudy light brown color with a medium head that hangs around for a while. The aroma is very sweet with some caramel and fruit notes. The flavor is much the same with caramel malts, some fruit, alcohol, and some spicy phenols - not terribly complex, but nice. The finish is fairly dry and the body is on the lighter end of medium. Drinkability is pretty good for the high level of alcohol, but I wasn't terribly impressed with this beer.
09-22-2010 01:39:51 | More by clvand0
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3.8/5 rDev -4%
I like the different boundaries that Dieu Du Ciel push,I wish I could get more of their wares.This poured into a small tulip glass a hazed russett color with some orange glow,a sticky one finger white head atop.A mix of dark fruit and phenolic spice in the nose,the alcohol creeps as it warms.Flavors are not overly complex but pack good flavor,dark fruit,and brown sugar flavors stand out most,again as it warms the alcohol really comes in.Its not overly complex but its pretty good,watch out the alcohol will hit ya.
03-03-2010 22:32:25 | More by oberon
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
look - the one pours an orange-tinted mahogany colour. Very opaque. Head is a bit of a disappointment - it rose slowly to only about an inch and a half and fell to a ring with a bit of film very quickly. this may have been because of the high ABV. Some nice visible carbonation.
smell - the nose is great! Full of rich and complex malts. There's a strong molasses-like dark richness to it, which is fill of fruit like stones, bit with a more sharp black currant or dried cherry note. A touch of earthiness. Very little spice and not hope. No burnt notes.
taste - very similar to the nose, it the fruity profile comes out a bit more over the malt. the prune-flavour of the melanoidin malt comes our stronger. There is a hint of pepper that lasts a while and plays well with the alcohol heat. The spice and heat play will with what would have otherwise been a much too sweet finish.
feel - body is very full with a syrupy feel that lasts, with some spice and heat from alcohol drying out the finish. Carbonation is minimal, giving a velvety feel that plays well with the flavour.
I'm still not totally sure about how a quad is all that different from a Belgian strong dark. But this was really tasty!
12-02-2011 00:23:32 | More by Rijtjeshuis
3.35/5 rDev -15.4%
Pours brown with crimson hints a little on the cloudy side with a full tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty with a definite alcoholic tinge and some background aromas of dark fruit. Taste is much like the aroma with a nice sweet malt base, but the alcohol is really dominant and of the hotter fusel variety often associated with a hot fermentation. Once past the alcohol you do get a little of the dark raisin and prune flavors in the finish. The mouthfeel is full and slightly syrupy, but not to the overpoweringly cloying extent. This is a nice beer that could be a great beer if the fusels could be backed off.
11-18-2009 04:30:58 | More by cdog3
4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
The label has a batch number of 1 0 punched out on the left for whatever year that means.
A medium copper colored ale with good clarity and a few floaters.
A vinous, dark fruit aroma with some moderately rich malt notes. There is a medium amount of caramel sweet aroma.
It tastes like it smells just with the addition of some Belgian yeast character of spice and fruit. The malt dominates back by some dark fruit but neither are to the extent of a Dark Strong. A wine like note again with a low hop bitterness and nothing for flavor hops. There is a moderate amount of crystal malt sweetness making for a balance that is moderately sweet. It has a medium finish and a quick pepper and raisin aftertaste.
A medium-light bodied beer with a medium strong level of carbonation.
Definitely worth picking up. It's a rich malty beer with a wine-like character along with some fruit and spice character.
05-05-2014 00:02:46 | More by MadScientist
4.88/5 rDev +23.2%
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 11.2oz bottle into a tulip glass. Info on the label includes its abv (10.5%) and a nice description of the beer.
Appearance: This beer has a dark murky body with some lighter mahogany and reddish brown highlights. From the pour I got a thin creamy off head. The small head quickly fades to a light film covering with a ring of foam at the edge of the glass. Lacing is slick and slides right down the glass.
Smell: It has a big fruity/estery aroma with hints of dark dried fruits like raisins and plum or prune. There are also notes of yeast and sweet bready/toasty almost chocolaty malt and as it warms I get some cherry notes too, along with mellow hints of its big 10.5% abv.
Taste/Palate: It starts with its good sweet malty base and then adds fruity and yeast notes to the mix. Everything from the aroma is picked up here and slowly fades off the tongue with some mellow peppery/spicy hops and boozy alcohol. Its full bodied and finely carbonated, which I feel is perfect for the style.
Notes: I absolutely love this beer and this brewery! This along with Péché Mortel and Aphrodisiaque have been standouts within there styles and they are some of my favorite beers.
12-23-2010 14:39:03 | More by generallee
3.88/5 rDev -2%
I know the bottle says to let this brew age for 6 months or more, but I can't. I just can't do it. Bottled August 2010 as part of the LCBO fall DDC release.
Poured into a duvel chalice. A chestnut brown, tan-russet when held to the light. Murky, with a dusting of sediment on the bottom of the glass. Thin ring of head, some lacing spots.
Nose is boozy and sweet, with notes of brandy, yeast, malt, caramel, spices and caramel.
The brew is a touch hot (my fault, I know...), but ten minutes after pouring and breathing-time, this brew really opens out. Generous spicy notes of cloves, cinnamon and mild pepper. Malty and yeasty, with notes of dark fruit and caramel. Packs a whollop - you can taste the high ABV near the finish, but still quite complex and enjoyable. All the flavors are bold and in your face, but tend to work well together.
Medium bodied, consistant but light carbonation. Long spicy finish, booze stings the tongue.
Not a bad quad, certainly tasty and fun to drink. Definitely will need cellaring for a while to even things out, because again, I found my bottle of Rigor Mortis to be quite hot. Almost too sweet, but the spiciness kept it relatively in check. Will be back for more for cellaring purposes!
11-17-2010 22:13:56 | More by JohnnyBarman
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
Poured from a standard 12oz bottle into a 20oz Bass glass. Firm pour calls up a tiny off white head. Head exhibits nice staying power and an impressive lace for its size. Color is a dark cloudy murky brown.
Nose- Admittedly this was probably poured a little cold. Sour apples, caramel, bourbon, and spice. As it warms dark fruits become apparent, plum, date, and raisin.
Palate- Impressive. Overripe apples, dates, raisin, a hint of bitter coco. Big caramels, slightly sweet, some doughy-ness. Touch of rotting wood. Warming. Overripe apples stays with you. Definite Belgian yeast quality associated with bottle fermentation. A tad hot, but not what you would expect from a 10% quad.
Mouthfeel- Dry, very clean for a quad. Moderately fine carbonation
Drinkability- 10% is pretty big so more then one would be too many. Good Quad, if you can find it pick it up.
08-28-2009 22:57:08 | More by Kraken
3.95/5 rDev -0.3%
Rigor Mortis Abt smells rich and malty, much like a freshly-baked, moist loaf of banana bread. Dates and raisins pepper this bread, as well as hints of licorice and pumpkin. Brown sugars round out the edges.
On the tongue, the brew is immediately filling and almost overwhelming, thick caramelized brown sugars and toasted grains rushing to fill all the gaps, and a good combination of dark and light fruit esters get what's left. Hints of orange oil and dates abound, as well as anise and pepper. The brew is quite alcoholic (10.5% ABV), and this does unfortunately come through in the taste, giving Rigor Mortis a slight vodka/moonshine tang. Mouthfeel is medium-light, and carbonation is medium.
Overall, the flavors in this beer are excellent, and set at just about the maximum level possible. If it weren't for the alcohol taste, this would be an incredible beverage. Even with it, though, it still ranks high on my scale. Recommended.
08-06-2011 18:57:36 | More by jondeelee
4.03/5 rDev +1.8%
The aroma on this one was somewhat mild, but it increased a bit once it warmed considerably. Ultimately I got a mild, but pleasant spiciness from the aroma with some possible hints of alcohol. The flavor was much fuller. There's some sweetness upfront, then the spiciness kicks in, and there's a long, drawn-out combination finish. I'm definitely getting some Aventinus-like flavors which (for me) is a good thing. The phenolics in this brew are kept on the light side, and the spiciness is allowed to shine. This brew is somewhat sweet, but certainly not cloying. There's a slight alcohol burn in the finish. It was most-drinkable when it approached room termperature. The bottle did say it was best to age this beer, but I couldn't wait. Six months or so might do this beer some good. Whatever the case, I really enjoyed this beer which just recently showed up in Orlando (Knightly Spirits). I love a good Abby-style brew, but more often than not, I'm disappointed with what I find. However, I was happily impressed with this one. Nice job Dieu Du Ciel!
08-26-2009 20:05:48 | More by ohmybock
2.13/5 rDev -46.2%
Dirty raisin and brown colored beer with almost no head on it. Aroma was alcohol soaked raisins and figs. Just really boozy and for some reason bitter, although I guess its not that strange, I come across a lot of dark strong ales with the dark fruit thing with bitterness.
A mild amount of chocolate, but this beer is just like fermented pruno from underneath a jail bunk. Most of what I taste is just hot heat. Nothing easy drinking about it. There's a little bit of roasted malt mouthfeel to it, but again, everything is just overpowered by the alcohol heat. Carbonation is weak on this one, letting the heat just tear your mouth up like you're a girl down on her luck in Van Nuys who came across a couple guys in the biz and a camera crew. I can't tell if its the yeast flavor or the spicing, but it isn't complimentary either, but it is at least a break from the alcohol.
Paying $5 a bottle for this hurts. Wouldn't pay $5 for a 6 pack of it in the future.
08-31-2012 00:06:19 | More by Beerandraiderfan
3.5/5 rDev -11.6%
This beer pours a murky brown color, with a thin tan head. the head lingers, leaving minimal lace.
This beer smells mostly of dark fruit. Figs, plumbs, and dates. It smells malty sweet, with a hint of caramel. The alcohol is well hidden in the aroma of this one.
This beer tastes mostly like it smells, with some dark fruit and caramel. The alcohol comes out a little in the flavor.
This beer is thick and full bodied. It is low in carbonation. It leaves a fig like aftertaste.
This beer wouldnt make a good session beer. It is high in alcohol, and the flavor is pretty aggressive.
Overall: This beer is pretty good. It is defiantely a sipper. I would drink it again.
04-26-2011 00:43:26 | More by OStrungT
3.5/5 rDev -11.6%
12oz. brown bottle poured into a chalice. Notes.
A: Deep mohagony, opaque. One finger of light khaki head, decent retention, some lacing.
S: thick malts, maybe some rye? Definitely some spiciness going on. Fruity and yeasty. On the subtle side.
T/M: Rich malts, deep caramel and toffee. Heavily spicy and peppery, and still, maybe soem rye. Alcohol pops in now and adds some depth. Sweet fruity esters up front before the spice jumps in. Body is medium full with a creamy feel.
D: Drinks decently for a quad.
11-04-2009 02:55:55 | More by pwoods
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
A - Brown almost a deep burgundy, light cream finger thick head, dissipates after a few moments, completely opaque
S - Carmel, chocolate, raspberry, aged fruit, rum
T - initial: Sweet aged fruit- really complex flavors, chocolate, carmel. finish: a hint of booze, almost a roast, fruit/carmel is a linger-er
M - Full, thick, creamy, velvet, silky - amazing.
O - This is really really good. Sweet aged fruit, complex flavors. Mouth is Rochefort-like, do wish there was a stronger nose. Flavors are really nice but slightly mellow. 10.5ABV is hidden so well. One of the best non-trappist Quads I've ever had.
04-12-2013 03:23:26 | More by weonfire
4.21/5 rDev +6.3%
From the 12 ounce bottle into an oversized wine glass.
A- thin khaki-colored head that dissipates quickly leaving scattered lace above the body. Body is thick-looking and caramel-colored.
S- heavy plum and Belgian candy syrup. Caramel and burnt sugar.
T- Continued plum, huge really, with a finish that is cherry-like. There's a slight estery yeast flavor and hints of the candy syrup.
M- incredibly easy-drinking and smooth. No alcohol presence.
A great representation with big flavors but still mellow and enjoyable.
08-13-2014 14:56:57 | More by ONovoMexicano
Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 551 ratings.