Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by BlackJeremiah:
4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a tulip glass. The cork nearly popped itself; I barely touched it. Significant gunsmoke. Cork is dated 2006.
A: Dark brown/purple with massive foamy, frothy, cream-colored head. Huge, web-like lacing. The head on this is fast to arrive and slow to leave.
S: Candied sugars, dark, soft fruit (plum, black grape, currant), fresh tobacco leaves, yeasty notes. Appetizing, definitely dark-smelling.
T: The nose tells you what you get. The sugars are more prominent in the flavors, making the plum notes taste a bit more like raisins, but not overly so. Currant and black grape flavors are on mute, yeast and tobacco dialed up a bit. Kind of disparate; I wanted the flavors to meld a bit better.
M: Silky, slick, velvety body, with a surprisingly light touch on the palate and buds.
D: One of my go-to dark Belgians, and the first one I ever sampled; however, it seems to have lost a bit of its luster as I've tried others in the style that I feel surpass it. Still darn good, though.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2006 21:02:25 | More by BlackJeremiah
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4.01/5 rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from the nifty faux ceramic bottle into a goblet. Color is a murky root beer brown with some reddish tint. Fairly aggressive khaki head that leaves a nice spidery lacing on the glass. Aroma is a well-integrated blend of dark fruits (raisins, dates, cherries), toffee, corn flakes, molasses, clove, hot alcohol. Smells rich and spicy, sweet and only subtly roasted. Semi-chewy or moderately thick body, coats the mouth and leaves a lingering sweetness along with an almost soapy residue. Palate recalls same elements as the nose along with medicinal orange, tobacco, chocolates from one of those mixed boxes (maraschino cherry in particular), wood, floral soap, sesame, light roast or green coffee bean. Wonderfully sweet, nutty, and dessert-like yet the alcohol burn intensifies as the sips accumulate. As good as its lighter and better known stablemate. If I was going to nitpick I'd say that the alcohol is a tad hot and spicy, but my evaluation of this characteristic is partly mood-dependent ... Sometimes the Belgian booze hits that spot square on.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 21:23:31 | More by CalgaryFMC
Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
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