Delirium Nocturnum - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by talkinghatrack:
4.6/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
a - dark and clear with a two finger, frothy head. Does a cool bottle clay count for appearance? Probably not, fair enough. Head drops down but a small 1/8" cover remains.
s - standard belgian (good) with some sweet raisin in there. Points for a complete lack of alcohol notes on the first glass while still a little cold.
t - dark, toasted malts play the leading role. A little coffee. Good blend of sweet, sour and bitter without any jumping out ahead. Same on the aftertaste. Every sip leaves me salivating for the next one. Outside of a little mouth numbing you'd have no idea about its 8.5% ABV. The only thing keeping it from a 5 is that maybe, MAYBE it's a little too sweet.
m - medium body with a creamy carbonation. Nice.
d - Very solid. This bomber will be savored tonight. I'll have to thank the buddy that recommended this to me. Tasty with an excellent ABV masking.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2009 02:39:05 | More by talkinghatrack
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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 1,918 ratings.