Three different strains of yeast and five different malts go into this brew, which also experiences secondary fermentation in the bottle. The beer is a dark brown or rich ruby color, with note hints of fruit, mostly apple and berry, with the faintest sourness lingering underneath. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, and aniseed are to be noticed when tasted.
The head of this Belgian strong, dark ale is huge and white overcoating a dark brown, rich ruby hue. The smell comes off as molasses, toasted raisins, and honey. Delirium Nocturnum is well-balanced and medium bodied, tasting of copious amounts of spices like clove and nutmeg. Some light sugar flavors incorporate themselves into the dark, sweetness of the malts. Three different strains of yeast and five different varieties of malts go into making Delirium Nocturnum the magnificent beer it is.