Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by Slammy:
3.48/5 rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Purchased & Drank on 12/30/2012
Cost: $4.39 at my local grocery store
Temperature: ~50 to 55 F on pour, 60 - 65 for the last few sips
A - This deep amber beer was poured into a tulip glass. Held up to the light, garnet tones gleamed through the slightly opaque liquid. The 2.5" head held up firmly. Lacing was noticeable while drinking, though a bit lackluster. Very attractive beer.
S - A strong, sweet malt aroma was the first scent to hit my nose. A hint of milk chocolate followed with that of indeterminate sweet spice. As pleasant as these odors were, they were not as exciting as the look and I was left less than overwhelmed.
T - I had tried this beer years ago and remembered liking it more than I did on this occasion. The aromas of malt and milk chocolate were still there in the taste, especially the malt. The unknown sweet spice tasted of clove, though it was not pronounced. The alcohol was cleverly masked on the first few sips, but became more prevalent as the beer warmed to the point of unpleasantness at the end of tasting. There was a clear, enjoyable taste of bitter melon on the palate during the second half of tasting.
M - There was strong carbonation that hit the tip and edges of my tongue, but quickly faded and was replaced by a smooth, slightly clinging feel. Unfortunately, this led to the taste's rather quick abatement.
O - This is definitely an attractive beer, first and foremost, with a gorgeous color and full head. While I can definitely say I enjoyed it and would drink it again in the future, the aroma and taste disappeared too quickly to make this anything more than slightly above average.
Serving type: bottle
01-02-2013 05:39:25 | More by Slammy
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.