Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Rigor Mortis Double | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
9 Ratings

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by francisweizen on 05-02-2003

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrenihan
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mendvicdog
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of RobertColianni
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Goldorak
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Really nice reddish-brown, almost copper colour. Small off-white head that didn't last too long.

Smell: Couldn't detect anything at first, but as I drank more and more I did pick up a sweet, maple-like aroma.

Taste/mouthfeel: Very sweet at first, very caramel. After a few sips the alcohol presence becomes more and more pronounced, and a slight toasted grain aftertaste is present, moreso towards the end.

Drinkability: I always enjoy a pint of this fine brew when it's available here, usually towards the end of my session. It's initial sweetness and high ABV doesn't exactly make it a session Beer, but on a unusually chilly evening like last night when I took these notes (25SEP2004), it went down really well.

 735 characters

Photo of Rastacouere
2.68/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I expected a lot, but as MartinT pointed me out, it's far from a typical dubbel and I'm happy not to see it in that style on the site database. It's basically dark brown with very fugacious head, well-laced nevertheless. Neglectable carbonation. The nose reminds of chocolate milk. Weird malt taste.. I don't know how to qualify it, flat malt comes to mind. The texture reminds of coke, somewhat powdery, but very smooth and sliding on the tongue. Overly sweet and definitely not one that impressed me.

 502 characters

Photo of francisweizen
4.68/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Some bottle conditioned magic is going on here! This Dubble/Double stlye Belgian Abbey beer was one of the best I have ever tasted. It was only available in the bottle on this visit, and not on tap but the bottles are at least 1-2 years old and are from out of this world. This beer pours a lovely dark reddish colour with a nice, fluffy, white head. The aromas are of many different things, including: chocolate, caramel, tofee, exotic fruits, spices, belgian yeast, candy sugar, malts, hops, and alcohol! The taste pulls all of these things together and blends them into one of the most drinkable Belgian style ales I have ever had the pleasure of drinking! The mouthfeel is thick and wonderful and I could drink this stuff all night long. Of course excellence does come at quite a price. Whilst the tap beers at Dieu Du Ciel are only about $3 American a pint. This bottle was almost $10 US. Than again this was a bomber.
Expensive...? Yes! but absolutely worth it!
One of the best!

Update: Whilst this is still one of the best brewpub beers I have ever had. All 5's for this one was a bit over the top!

 1,119 characters

Rigor Mortis Double from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 9 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.