SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Pours dark garnet color with an ecru-colored head. The head is simply a beast. No glass can contain it. Raisin-like aroma, but overall, nothing complex or remarkable. Flavor is fruit-like in its simple tartness. Disappointingly not as good as DT.
TinyClanger (41) - West Sussex, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark ruby beer that pours well, with a tight, short-lived tan head. Hints of spice on the nose. Initial sweetness with spicy clove and chocolate flavours, with caramel hints. A predominantly coffee aftertaste, with a rich, warming sensation.
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yellow pour with no head. predominately yeast in the nose and the taste. Not a very interesting beer.
emodx (10) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Surprisingly dry compared to other brands of this style. Definately worth checking out.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 I am not a fan this brewer and have been consistently disappointed in their products. Sampled on draft at the Sharp Edge in Pittsburgh this beer poured a dark brown color with a trace of a tan head. The aroma is sweet and tangy malt. The flavor is sweet and has molasses, chocolate and caramel undertones. There is the usual rose water flavor that you find in the Delirium beers. One of their better efforts but still not something I would seek out.
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Take a bottle of chimay red and add some vodka and citrus acid. Even after these alterations, you still get a great beer. And just like Chimay, its not worth the green.
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2005 33 cl. bottle. Good aroma and nice appearance. However, disappointing flavor and mouthfeel with much too much alcohol taste.
Overall a miss - nothing like Delirium Tremens!!
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 This is a fantastic Belgian strong ale. Great malt characteristics with well balanced hops and sweetness. Good and strong--will definitely warm you up.
asheft (2599) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, blackish-red brown with a quickly receding head. Inviting aroma that seems a little sour with cherry, cream, orange, banana, malt, oaky woodiness and spicy notes. Spicy-sweet malt and a pervading bitterness that doesn’t seem to come from hops, rather malt and maybe wood. Unfortunately the high carbonation and bitterness conceal a lot of the gentle flavours that are apparent in the aroma. There is some banana and alcohol also in the flavour. Explosive carbonation, low to medium body and some astringency.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter tangerine-orange-citrus, milk chocolate, plum-like fruitiness and mild spices in the aroma. Alcohol never detectable. Clear amber-brown with mild tan head that is initially a partial cover and ring but slowly diminishes fully. Fruitiness translates strongly in the flavour with some marzipan-like nuttiness. Thick and malty with plenty of yeast character and spices and herbs that come out in the finish. Dark malts appear mainly in the aftertaste. Medium body with low carbonation. Bottle sampled with asheft after the MontreAlers April meeting.