estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good head, medium golden body, tripel nose with typical sweet banana notes. Bubblegum dominates the flavor, with some fruit and spice. Too much alcohol in the finish.
leaparsons (7493) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A spicy beer with a warming alcohol mouth and throat feel. Good use of hops here - nice bitterness. Similar, but inferior, to Duvel. Still, don’t be put off by the scary name, this is still a good beer.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very much like the Delirium Nocturnum but lighter and not necessarily as good.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i had this years ago in canada in the bottle, so i can’t really comment on that experience--other than to say i wasn’t aware of the 9% and i liked the beer so pink elephants were stepping all over me--but i recently have had it several times on tap. i like it just as much if not more, only now i am more leery of the possible pink packoderm problem. i usually can’t abide strong beers, tasting as vinous as they generally do, but this was/is different. it is smooth, spicy and hoppy all mixed in with some citrus-y lemon-y thang.
no more than one for me, thanks.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is good beer. Pours with a foggy golden color which is belied by the citrusy aromas. Big, pillowy white head. Dry grassiness in the flavor; some noticable hop and yeast contributions. Indidually, every aspect of this beer was very likable, but somehow it did not all add up to what I expected.
JB99 (27) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
very nice aroma and great appearance when poured from a bottle. The flavor was good but not excellent.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A fruity taste. This beer gets better as it warms. Great before or after dinner. Where do they hide the 9%. Have a few, you’ll see the pink elephants too.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - AUG 12, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A clear gold with a big rocky head. A well balanced nose with floral citrus notes. Looks like a ’Yellow Fizzy’ but the first sip chases that thought out of your mind. Full bodied flavor, rich and warming. The 9% is well hidden.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
fruity, bubbly then way creamy as it warms, perhaps barney’s friend pinky is a delirium tremens reference and maybe he drinks more than duff?
jerohen (1932) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 Most of the time a beer with a showy name and bottle hides that the beer itself is not very good. I guess this is the exception. Re-rate: Aged bottle, BB 2005, tasted end 2009 (about 8 years old). Very fruity nose, sweet and alcoholic flavor. Sharp and somewhat sour finish. The aging notes are not extremely apparent, but definitely there. Pretty good.