“Rigor Mortis ABT is a full bodied brown ale inspired by Quadrapel beer style brewed by Belgian Trappist monks. Offering very little bitterness, this beer has intense malty and sweet flavors. Mixed with tastes of chocolate and caramel coming from the malt. It presents complex red fruits and spice flavours due to the Belgian-type yeast we use to ferment it. This beer is at its best after it has aged for at least six months.”
This beer gives off a caramel scent with a touch of malts. The color is a cloudy brown with a copper like tint when you hold it up to the light. There isn’t much head to the beer but a caramel brown lacing ring that holds to the glass.
To be honest the description on the side of the bottle that it makes it hard to improve upon it. Now I’ve had many beers in my life and sometimes I wonder how drunk or what other beer were they drinking when they wrote the description because I just don’t see it. Yet, this one does a superb job. Only, I am not sure which red fruits that it is hinting towards but if I had to relate this beer to a food I would say chocolate covered strawberries. Except, a little more beery than berry.
The taste hits you strong at first then fades away to a mild coffee taste. For a beer that is 10.5% alc/vol it doesn’t taste like alcohol. With the strong alcohol content and dark fruit flavorings this is almost like a wine or barleywine.
This is a really good beer, it is well made but not my favorite. The dark fruits give off an amazing flavoring but I don’t think I could drink a six pack of these. Although with the high cost per bottle and high alcohol content a six pack of these would knock me on my butt with no padding in my wallet to cushion the fall. Overall, I give this beer 4 out of 5 bananas a great sipping beer to add to the mix.