GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 bottles shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & tupalev - courtesy of HogTownHarry & blankboy. Ruby brown with a reddish off-white head that is small at first, but picks up a lot when swirled. Aroma of brandy-soaked cherries, brown sugar and a hint of cocoa. Body is thin. Flavour is quite sweet and fruity, somewhat one-dimensional, with alcohol warmth in the finish. Seemed a but stale as well. Alright, but I expected more for some reason.
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Poured brownish with light brown head. alccohol is covered with caramel, brown sugar, spice, nutty taste, with hints of fruity, and sweet. Nice finish that’s not too bitter.
vanvenlo (1440) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 Jun 2005 - (Schruers terrace, Margraten) - Sweet fruit and comple hop malt aroma. Cloudy brown-red colour, with a light brown head and interseting lacing. Steely sweet fruit hop flavour. Biting hop malt that lingers unpleasantly.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 I love Delirium Tremens, and I expected this to be the a darker version of it. I was sooo wrong.
330ml Delirium Tremens glass.
The aroma was neither fresh nor old.
Malty and vaguely hoppy.
Flavor was dominated by a broken bitterness and a slightly coppery taste.
Not what I expected.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
somewhat malty, very strong and sweet, went dowm sweet and smooth with a nice fruity aftertaste, great on a cool Colorado night!
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep mahogany brown with large tan foaming head. Instant sweet aroma of caramel and brown sugar. The alcohol is completely hidden by sweet roasted malt and brown sugar flavor. Full palate that clings to the tongue. Crisp sweet finish.
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 Bottles shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry and myself. Pours reddish-brown with a large light-brown head with some sediment at the bottom. Aroma of sugar, malt, fruit and alcohol. Flavour of sweet malt and fruit. Can’t taste the 8.5% which could be dangerous. Enjoyable.
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330ml) - Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc and tupalev - two bottles courtesy of me and blankboy. Poured clear and lively dark brown with a decent off-white head. Noticeable yeasties in bottom of bottle. Aroma very mild at first, but opened out to brown sugar roasted malt, caramel, spices, raisins and fruits, hint of mushroom, and alcohol (oh yes). Caramelized brown sugar taste, sweet malt, alcohol, prunes and cloves - actually became slightly tart as it warmed. Mouthfeel typically lively and alcoholic. Overall solidly decent but not great - I slightly prefer the Tremens - a tad harsh and even a little metallic on the palate.
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a healthy creamy dark tan head. Some floaters at the bottom from the dregs of the bottle. Sweet candy sugar, malt and vague fruitiness in the aroma. Fruity sweet malt, - plums, dates? Drier than implied by the sweetness in the aroma. Smooth medium effervescent palate. (3+) Quite pleasant but not transcendent.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Transparent brown color with a rapidly diminishing white head. Aromas are fruity sweet with a maltier backbone. Flavor is bitingly sweet with a sour finish.