Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by Fenris244:
4.45/5 rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Nifty ceramic looking bottle, corked and caged
Poured into my Old Guardian snifter, deep amber in color, rocky 1 finger head with good retention
Very sweet in the nose, pears and apples with a bit of tartness, bit of spiciness as well, some of the sweetness comes of a molasses, fantastic aroma.
Pear flavors remain, the sweetness is muted in the flavor, a hint of clove or another similar spice is apperant, almost tart just before the finish. Good malt character and a dry finish.
Smooth, carbonation is prickly but very pleasant, the ABV is no where to be found, the 8.5% blends goth the flavors fantastically.
Overall, how this monster of a beer snuck by me is a mystery, Ida flavorful, well balanced and a looker, plus the bottle is cool. It's great, I need more...
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2011 04:14:27 | More by Fenris244
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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
90 out of 100 based on 1,909 ratings.