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Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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89
very good

588 Ratings
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Ratings: 588
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 48
Gots: 63 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 02-06-2004)
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Bottle from Colonial Spirits.
Pours a slightly hazy deep chestnut with a decent sized but short lived off white head. Massive chunks of something floating in this viscous liquid. Aromas are heavy on the fruit. Dark stone fruits with bits of pineapple atop a brown sugary caramel base with just a touch of alcohol. The flavor follows the aroma. Lots of tropical fruitiness with a solid brown sugary base to back it up. Pleasant warming alcohol. Medium body with a somewhat drying finish. Light level of carbonation. Nice sipper once you get past the appearance. This may be an older bottle, its got notches that are off centered from the numbers so I can't tell.

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Caudalie
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of SteveD082791
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Groulxsome
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Auraan
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Poured a rich, cloudy reddish brown with nice chunks of yeast and a thin ring of head. A good looking quad, it could do with a bit more head, but otherwise it looks fantastic. Scents of dark fruit, with notes of plum, raisin, fig, date, dark cherry and prune, along with aromas of brown sugar, bread crust, and rich, sweet, bready malt, fruity esters of an indeterminate type and a heavy presence of alcohol. Overall impression of aroma is of a nice quadrupel that is rich, sweet, fruity and boozy. It is quite nice. Flavor begins sweet and malty with notes of rich, sweet brown bread and dark fruit, mostly raisin, prune, plum, sweet cherry and caramel with a hint of milk chocolate and some limited spicy Belgian yeast phenols. This moves into a sweet middle that continues flavors of caramel, sweet bready malt, medium-light flavors of milk chocolate and dark fruit, with the fruits mentioned above, but at a light level. Finish is sweet with moderate notes of milk chocolate, caramel, bread crust, toast, sweet bready malt, medium-light alcohol warmth, and light red cherry and plum on the swallow. Light spiciness is present at the end. Aftertaste is medium-sweet with notes of toasted bread, bread crust, caramel, chocolate, white pepper and light alcohol. Overall impression of flavor is of a rich, sweet, malty, dark fruit-filled, slightly boozy and complex quadrupel. It is an excellent example of the style, not the best, but very pleasing on the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied and creamy with medium-high carbonation and a medium, smooth alcohol burn. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a true to style quadrupel that fits the richer Abbey style, rather than the drier Trappist form, more St. Bernardus than Achel Extra. Very nice. Overall this is a nice quadrupel. It is rich and complex in aroma and flavor, hitting the style quite well and it has a lovely, full mouthfeel that is pleasant and aids the flavor. A very nice quadrupel and I am looking forward to seeing how it ages.

Photo of mychalg9
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ThaneMcC
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Appearance: amber/light brown, coppery, cloudy, good amount of off white head which resolves with mild amount of carbonation

Smell: plenty of esters, raisin/prune, bubble gum/banana notes, caramel

Taste: Malt forward, raisin/prune/leathery with hint of nuts/hazelnut hinting at its brown ale heritage with a Canadian/Belgian flare

Mouthfeel: smooth and mildly syrupy without being cloying, fair amount of light carbonation to add body and cleanse the palate

Drinkability: Easily the best brown Ale I’ve had, more akin to a great quadruple. Definitely one to stock up on in preparation for the winter! Delicious!

Photo of Wobbly
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Cycle69
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Mark_Robinson
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Cheesebeer
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of BrunEngr
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Chico1985
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - A rigorous mort - er - vigorous pour into a Unibroue tulip looks dark brown, holding it to the light reveals a nice blood red color. Some floaties there. A beige head ends up as a ring and swirly cap, bits of lace left.

Smell - Plum, raisin, brown sugary caramel malts, spicy Belgian yeast, apple, baked bread, alcohol. Pretty typical quad aromas, though it's not as remarkable as the Belgian standards it's nice.

Taste - Increased alcohol phenols and spice notes of black pepper and clove mingle nicely with the sweet and fruity yeasts, though seem to overpower the nuances from the scent. A little bit a of wine feel throughout.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and full mouthfeel, nice medium-low carbonation, alcohol warmth as expected for the style but comes off as a little deterring.

Overall - A pretty good quad, though the spiciness and alcohol heat detract a little bit, not as complex as I'd hoped.

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of SCanthony
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.5 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak glass

A: A beautiful amber brown and a light tan collar.
S: Lots of raisin and overly ripe bananas.
T: Quite the quad. You can definitely taste those esters and the Belgian candi. Lots of ripe banana and raisins. It definitely tends a bit more towards their style name of: Abbey-style brown ale. I can definitely taste the brown ale in this. It is a bit nutty.
M: The lightest carbonation that is extremely fuzzy. Like a room temperature Sprite that was just opened. So many bubbles, that the liquid portion is almost covered up.
O: Just a delicious quad. Interesting and with a great name. Not sure what the ABT stands for.

Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jeremiahoden
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Jonny41
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of freneticamnesic
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Nightwing
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Aroma of caramel. Pours cloudy brown with minimal head. Heavy sweet flavours. Full bodied with slightly sticky texture, average carbonation. Overall a nice strong beer, if a bit on the sweet side.

Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 588 ratings.