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Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
89
very good

534 Ratings
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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 319
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 43
Gots: 61 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-06-2004)
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-04-2011 08:08:06 | More by DoctorB2B
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California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-20-2012 16:23:06 | More by Pecan
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Jcd1962

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-22-2012 21:32:44 | More by Jcd1962
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-15-2011 18:18:04 | More by ElGallo
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tpd975

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From MatSciGuy on Ratebeer.

A: Pours a nice dark brown with a small off white head. Dies to a solid ring that leave great lace.

S: Lots of sweet malt going on. Gooey caramel and molasses. Bold yeast comes next with tinges of dark fruit with a earty tobacco note.

T: Nice and sweet tasty treat. Dark fruit up front. Tons of brown sugar and molasses sweetness. Raisins and figs in the middle followed by lots of yeast. The finish is a bit of spice and a touch of booze. The earth tobocco leaves are there as well.

M: On the fuller side of medium, rich, sweet, good.

D: Nice taste, fun to sip. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2009 01:10:17 | More by tpd975
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-27-2013 21:06:43 | More by IanSpindler
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-04-2013 06:49:17 | More by bobv
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-18-2011 21:53:55 | More by JAHMUR
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drumrboy22

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review #200. Poured from an 11.5oz. bottle into a Trappistes Rochefort chalice. Beer was a muddy brown color, with a creamy, tan, one-finger head. Thick, intricate lacing and light carbonation.

Aroma was boozy raisins, caramel, figs and spices.

Taste was sweet and fairly spicy. Notes of raisins, molasses, spice cake and caramel.

This is a very good interpretation of a Belgian Quad. I'd definitely try to track this down again. Well balanced and very drinkable. Thanks to imagineii for sending me the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2009 07:01:27 | More by drumrboy22
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22Blue

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-01-2014 22:28:07 | More by 22Blue
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duff247

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-19-2011 04:57:34 | More by duff247
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle served in a tulip glass.

A: First of all, perfect beer art. Dieu du Ciel makes, IMHO, the most beautiful beer labels ever! Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a small beige beige head which dissipates quickly leaving a tons of lacings in the glass. A thin layer remains for a long time on the top

S: Strong notes of toffee, roasted malts, caramel malts. Candy sugar, vanilla and dark fruits, mainly raisins and plums

T: Sweet upfront. Strong toffee and candy sugar. Dark fruits, notes of vanilla, Belgian-like earthy and bready yeasts. End is light bitter

M: Heavy and creamy body. A little bit molasses. Roasted malts, biscuity aftertaste

O: Very drinkable. One more great beer from Dieu du Ciel

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 16:00:10 | More by eduardolinhalis
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-07-2013 01:36:41 | More by shehateme
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strangemusic

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nut-brown with a quickly fading, spotty head.

Aroma consists of rich dark fruits, potent alcohol, malts and spices. Apple, fig, raw sugar.

It unfolds across the tastebuds with red apples, baked pears, cider spices, yeast, honey, herbal flavours and boiled candied sugar, but not painfully sweet or harsh. Creamy caramel apple notes develop. The alcohol is a dark, warm, woody, peppery presence in the sip. Tons of complexity.

Mouthfeel is lush and not harsh, but it has that undeniable boozy prickle to it. Chewy. Nicely carbonated.

Drinkability is, astonishingly, not bad for 10 percent ABV! It doesn't have screeching harshness or sugars that make your head spin, and so it's a reliable long sipper of a beer that discloses lovely new tastes as you drink it.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2010 01:57:37 | More by strangemusic
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-29-2013 19:09:48 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-19-2014 14:32:53 | More by Gatordaddy
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cvfish

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - This beer poured a bronze color that produced a foamy off white head that had decent retention rate and laced the side of the glass moderately

S - The aromas of this beer were lacking in the Quad category, figs and brown sugar, and some bready malts

T - The taste of this beer was also kind of lacking in the Quad category, but that doesn't mean its a bad beer, but bready malts, figs, and brown sugar, a little bit of caramel

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium body and a light to moderate amount of carbonation

D - The drinkability of this beer is rather hard to describe, it is a good beer, but while I can get St. Bernardus Abt 12 for the same price, which is a superior Quad, I can't see myself getting this one again

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 02:47:58 | More by cvfish
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santa109

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Dieu du ciel's brewpub in Montréal. Only available in half-pints quantity when I was there.

A: Very dark reddish-brown with a foamy white head served in a tulip. The head fades away rather quickly. Nice lacing throughout.

S: This one's yeasty with a hint of alcohol in there which masked other things for me.

T: Caramelized malts and plum seem to dominate as well as a smokey taste. This is definately on the sweeter side but I tend to enjoy this in higher alcohol beers.

M: Feels thick and smooth with a dry finish with nice low carbonation.

D: Alcohol is present in this one which gives a very pleasant warming feel. This serves as a warning about it's potency.

Overall, it packs a punch and with the sweetness and alcohol feel, I see this one appealing to those who like port. I enjoyed it but I was also glad I didn't have more than a half-pint.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2008 14:23:40 | More by santa109
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this is a very interesting beer, starting off as a malty sweet quad, but kind of turning into more of a barleywine when it gets to room temperature. pours slightly hazy dark, raisin colored, with a one inch tan head. smells like dark and red malts, belgian yeast, wood, dried cherries, and caramel. flavor isnt sweet at all really, more of a malt driven beer, although the yeast adds some very unique undertones of spice. hard to describe, not fruity, not sweet, different for a quad. when it warms it becomes a totally different beer. hops becomes a dominant flavor in the finish, and the alcohol really comes out as the carbonation totally dies. major transformation from the almost refreshing first sip. mouthfeel is pretty solid, fuller bodied with fairly standard carbonation. overall a nice beer, but for the price i might skip it next time.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 20:32:10 | More by StonedTrippin
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rct

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-27-2014 00:03:59 | More by rct
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bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-28-2011 05:02:21 | More by bigox420
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-03-2013 22:35:30 | More by WOLFGANG
Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.