Rigor Mortis ABT - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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4.28/5 rDev +8.4%
A - Pours a light to medium brown color with a very small amount of head.
S - Bread, raisins, caramel, sweet fruity esters.
T - Sweet, Malty, some chocolate and burnt caramel, raisins, and a slight alcohol presence, but very well hidden for 10.5%.
M - Full bodied, not too thin, but not syrupy either. Great carbonation level. A bit sticky on the sides of your mouth.
12-12-2011 22:03:42 | More by dsartwell72
4.2/5 rDev +6.3%
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
4/5 rDev +1.3%
Served slightly chilled into a Watou goblet.
Rigor Mortis is a hazy brown color with a slight redish tint. The head is fizzy and short-lived.
Aroma is malty sweet and a little boozy.
Flavor is intense with chocolate, cherries, and raisins.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied and appropriately carbonated for the style.
Overall a pretty good quad but not as good as the best ones out there.
11-24-2011 03:30:39 | More by GilGarp
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
Rigor Mortis ABT 12
A: Pours a cloudy brown color. Its darker than caramel, but seems to have things floating around in it which I presume is the yeast. It seems to be lively, has medium carbonation. Had not too much visible head on it that didn't stay around long. Good for lively, but the brown color is actually a little bit off putting. Side Note: I LOVE the artwork on this bottle. Its super cool, but not considered for the appearance point. 3 points for not looking superb, but i'll give it +.5 for the liveliness of the yeast.
S: Has a bit of a chocolate and caramel smell to it with just a hint of the malt involved. It has a hint of sweetness to it, but i'm not picking up on the fruit as the label indicates.
T: Dark chocolate, and almost a coffee taste on the first couple of sips. It has some smeetness to it, but blended well. A slight amount of hops, but the yeast in there is what seems to be giving it its flavour.
M: It has a heavy body to it that is slightly laced with the alcohol level in it. Although the beer isn't that thick, the "body" of the beer is very heavy. Almost as if you are chewing on the body. Carbonation isn't really all that lively for the mouthfeel category.
O: This is a beer that I've tried a long time ago, and that I enjoyed quite a bit. The second time I've tried it, I really like the beer, but it has some things in there that I don't like. It does not have a good "look" to it, but I won't hold that against the beer. The smell is good, but not overwhelming or overpowering. The taste is where this beer is at. I would drink this beer and enjoy it without worrying about what its "score" is, but I dont think its an elite level with everything perfect about it. And honestly, I am perfectly okay drinking a really good not perfect beer.
11-13-2011 22:49:26 | More by thadbme
3.88/5 rDev -1.8%
Bottle shared by Steve, 2010 vintage as part of the QuadShowdown. 341ml into a tulip.
Pours a reddish brown, with a very light offwhite head. Thin film and collar, little clarity in the body with some mild retention NOse is lightly grapey, some sugary notes, a bit of non-descript 'stinkiness' and some extremely subtle spicing. Taste has some light dark fruits, lots of spicing that lingers in the finish. A bit of vanilla and brown sugar notes. Mouthfeel has a low carbonation, medium-full feel and some decent sweetness. A modest ethanol/alcohol heat on the back-end. A decent quad.
11-13-2011 20:00:25 | More by liamt07
3.18/5 rDev -19.5%
Intro: Split a 12oz with a friend in tulip glasses.
Appearance: Thin head with big dry bubbles that recedes quickly, but a ring remains and some lacing clings. Good coloring just what I would expect from a quad only a slightly lighter than St. Benardus. It has a decent amount of carbonation on the glass. There is some sediment floating around the bottom of the glass.
Smell: Very subdued aromas from this beer. Slight malty and dark fruit smells but it is hard to really get a good aroma from it.
Taste: Something is not right about the flavor. There is a flat taste that seems to squash any flavor that starts to build in the mouth.
Mouthfeel: It leaves a sour aftertaste
Overall: I would most likely not buy this beer again. I really like quads, but this one while average overall, this is not one I would go looking for considering the great number of excellent quads to be had.
10-20-2011 20:26:55 | More by heysuz
4/5 rDev +1.3%
Pours a murky brown with a light ring of off white head, no lace to speak of. I had to give this a hard swirl to get some head out of this. Smell is of dark fruits, raisin, brown sugar, yeasty, good amount of alcohol scents, plums soaked in booze, spicy with some chocolate scents as it warmed. Taste is full of dark fruit, dark sugary candy notes, lightly yeasty, raisin, plum and berries, lots of overripe fruits, light alcohol. Medium carbonation, silky smooth mouthfeel, medium-full body, good weight. This was pretty solid but I really had to warm up to it, starts out a little weak but halfway through I was sold, ABV hidden well, good overall.
10-16-2011 22:23:57 | More by peensteen
3.9/5 rDev -1.3%
11.5oz bottle (code 0 - 5) poured into a chalice. Murky brown mahogany color w/ a beige head that dissipates to a thin surface film.
Faint aroma of dark rum-soaked fruit. More dark malt aromas as it warms.
Taste is dark sweet malt, candi sugar, and Belgian yeast. Alcohol is well hidden, nice smooth mouthfeel.
Overall a decent, easy drinking quad but nothing superlative.
10-12-2011 05:09:16 | More by draheim
Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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