beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle purchased from Whole Foods. 8.5% ABV. Clear dark reddish amber hued having small diminishing off-white head with spare lacing. Lovely spicy aroma with fruity esters. Some carbonation. Medium-to-full bodied that starts with sharp, slightly sweet malt with ripe fruit and caramel hints and finishes slight dry with light bitterness. Definite alcoholic warmth. A bit drier and more complex than its companion, Delirium Tremens. A wonderful tasty beer that goes well with pizza.
pivo (2586) - GERMANY - OCT 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight vinegar nose with some raisin aromas, but mostly yeasty. Dark brown color with sticky foamy head. Chocolate noate, some caramel, and a woody dry-ish end. Coffee-like bitterness, though light. Heavy and solid body. Warming alcohol effect after the swallow though very light.
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown color with a tan head. lively carbonation in this one. slightly bitter and pretty malty. a good beer, not the best but certainly worthy of drinking at any occasion. cool bottle too.
YogiBeera (2494) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of those beers I didn’t order because I was damn sure I had it before - well, no! Nice dark mahagony color with a medium frothy head. Great and huge coffee, roasted malt and dark berry nose. Suprisingly weak caramel and toffee taste in comparision to the nose. Unbalanced.
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Delirium Cafe, Gothenburg. Reddish-brown in color with tan head. Coffee and chocolate in aroma, in addition to fruits. Sweet, caramelly flavor. Light hop-bitterness in finish. (051008)
harrisoni (14131) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2011 33cl bottle from Belgium. Ruby colour wit lasting beige head. Surprisingly pineapple fruit on aroma with black cherries, choc/coffee. Bizarre combination of freshness and darkness. Full in mouth, with touch of juicy sweetness and then choccy hoppy end. Utterly stunning. Some of the lime flavoured acids are remarkable 4.5/5. Re-rate. Definitely fruit on aroma, not sure its pineapple though. It’s a decent regular slightly fruity strong Belgian ale. I do like the fruity flavours though. Not sure I like it as a 4.5/5 beer, but I do like it.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown body, topped with mocha cream. Pretty lacing. Nose is hit with spices, abundant prunes, raisin bread, and yeasty whallop. Flavours consist of flowery, sweet raisiny, molasses and bread. Slight warming qualities. Fairly redeeming. Good examplw of the style.
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ah, I’m still waiting to be dissapointed by those wacky trappists. This is beautifully done, all cream and orange, with bits of nutmeg swirling about to keep the tongue busy and just the right bit of carbonation and alcohol. Smooth, lovely, and fun to curl up with--if you can afford it. Kind of like Selma Hayek, no?
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and lovely, with a diverse range of flavors--a little bitter but mostly sweet and sour. The sweetness in quite complex--kind of like the crust on a creme brulee. A much more interesting beer than the Tremens.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
large full tan head over a dark brown pour, the scent is just a little off, definately has some alcohol in it a bit of an odd malty aroma sweet but strange hints of barley I think in the aroma and lots and lots of spices. Palate was full lightly creamy well carbonated. Flavor is a bit light for a "big" beer. Lots of spice nutmeg and others, hints of weak alcohol and a dull sweet malt. Overall a fairly underimpressive brew.