Review: Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis ABT Abbaye (Quad)

Review: Dieu du Ciel Rigor Mortis ABT Abbaye (Quad) by Cody La Bière
It's been a while since I last reviewed a Dieu du Ciel beer! Tonight I'm reviewing their Rigor Mortis Abbaye-style brown ale. DDC has some of the best beers on the planet, though I can't buy them in Manitoba, but it's always a good time when I can find them, so let's start er!

Appearance: Pouring the beer, It pours a murky, muddy brown. A bit of an orange hue to it, looks incredibly thick and épaise! Minimal head, about a millimetre of head touching the side of the glassware et c'est tout!

Aroma: The scents that are popping out for me are aromaes of dark fruit like sun-dried raisins and prunes, some brown sugar, a hint of vanilla and a light amount of yeastiness popping up.

Taste: Sipping on this beer, I'm quickly feeling a bit of the warmth from the alcohol as it is a whopping 10.5% ABV! It has a yeasty backing, a powerful alcoholness in the flavour backed by flavours of caramel, raisins, a big packing of molasses giving it such a thick rich and dark sweetness to it. A bit of a sharp and bitter taste in there somehow. Not too overpowering, but very flavourful itself.

Overall Thoughts: A very decent quad abbaye, 10.5% ABV, worth trying out. Notes and flavours of raisins, alcohol, some molasses and dark fruits, really worth trying. A bit murky for some - but for me, I'd drink this again, and I probably will in a few weeks! Brewed February 2013

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