Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by ahq514:
3.8/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 750 ml bottle into duvel tulip.
Pours a dark brown color with a huge, foamy 3 1/2 finger head that has a light brown hue to it. Appears to have higher carbonation. Gobs and gobs of lacing.
Slightly toasted caramel and notes of dark fruits. Definite belgian yeast character with a noticeable spiciness in addition to brown sugar and more dark fruits. Faint aroma of bubblegum and banana.
Signature belgian spiciness up front followed by notes of caramel and burnt brown sugar. A sweetness is there with an element of the dark fruits found in the aroma.
Medium body and higher carbonation. Fairly drinkable for 8.5% although there is a tad bit of warming alcohol.
Enjoyable, but not my favorite dark belgian. I would give this beer a higher rating if there were more malt induced flavors as opposed to the heavy influence of the yeast. Still a good beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-21-2012 00:55:48 | More by ahq514
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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 1,912 ratings.