Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by BingCrosby7:
3.71/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Dark brown with a sand-colored/khaki-colored head, about a finger thick with good retention. A simply beautiful brew. Just the right amount of translucence -- not entirely clear, but not murky or dirty.
S: Some fruity notes -- namely dried stone fruits like apricot. Perhaps a bit of citrus. Light hops and caramely malt. Agitation provokes the alcohol. A little bit of cocoa in the finish, but it is very subtle. I think the alcohol masks the potential, though.
T: Cocoa is the first taste I picked up on the palate. The hops and the fruit slide in after the initial malty cocoa phase. The aftertaste is a bit yeasty with only an afterthought of the fruit. The fruit is definitely more in the smell than in the flavor. Lingering spice in the prolonged aftertaste.
M: This is a bit more carbonated that I would like, but the mouthfeel is still pretty nice. It bubbles up on the palate immediately.
O: This is a fine beer, but I'm not convinced that this is as good as it has been talked up to be. Definitely worth the money and definitely worth the try. Good beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2013 22:47:16 | More by BingCrosby7
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Dark brown color with red highlights and with a huge thick beige head with great retention and leaving some laces.
Aroma with notes of prunes, chocolate, nuts and molasses.
Very nice flavor with notes of chocolate, spices, prunes, figs, grapes, pears and cola. Just a hint of tartness and bitterness. Dry and mildly bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate lively carbonation. Alcohol of 8.5% abv was dangerously masked.
Outstanding beer, tasty and still very easy to drink. Perfectly balancing fruity sweetness with some tartness and bitterness, not a single sharp edge and with enough complexity to make it interesting. And despite its high abv I could have drunk a few bottles. I was expecting a sipper, but you know what, this was actually good.
Not sure why this one tasted so much better than the first I tried a long time ago.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2014 01:46:51 | More by FLima
Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
90 out of 100 based on 2,090 ratings.