Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by zachariaIPA:
4.05/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
DDC LCBO feature. Bottled August 2010 (oh, so young..)
Pours an evil murky brown, like an dark, hazy root beer. A layer of mysterious tanned head lingers on top of the beer. Once the liquid has been poured out of the sacred vessel, it seems as though the bubbles of carbonation have suspended themselves, almost with some sense of fateful purpose, in the mysterious brew. The beer sits eerily quiet, staring deep into your soul, intentions unknown.
A sweet, dark, malty abbey-aroma. Fruit, spices and alcohol to the nose.
Sweet boozy goodness! Spicy, juicy dark fruit is how I would describe the taste.
This is perfection on a cold winter's night. The 10.5% ABV certainly warms the chest and is relatively well hidden. DDC has done it again- this is one for the cellar.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2010 23:31:46 | More by zachariaIPA
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.