Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

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Delirium NocturnumDelirium Nocturnum

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Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Mitchster on 12-12-2001

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance is of a two finger darker head. Its a very dark creamy brownish color. the body is a dark amber color where you cannot see through it. I see some bubbles though.

the smell is of grain, alcohol, malt, and some tones I have not noticed in any other beer that I cannot put my finger on.

The taste is of alcohol, grain, malt, hops, and also those tones.

the mouthfeel is good and more of a sipping beer and not drinking every weekend beer. Its for every once in awhile

Overall its a great beer and tastes great. It gets you too drunk that I will not drink this too often. It is 8.5 ABV. It tastes great though. I will drink this maybe every month because of the great taste.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

25 oz poured into pint glass

A-pours a dark brown/red colour with a big 2.5 fingers of head that laces really well.

S-couldnt smell much, probably my fault. what i got was a malty caramel like aroma. thats it for me

T/M-very sweet. very very sweet. Malty sweetness up front that has almost a tartness to it. cascades into a gentle caramel finish that leaves dry. heavy body (to my knowledge) and also creamy. this one was an absolute pleasure to enjoy

O-as I said, a pleasure to have and if the price was a wee lower, could totally buy this almost often

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a duvel tulip

pours a coca cola brown with a big frothy head and lots of potential

sweet and malty smell with yeast, phenolic, and some alcohol

sweetness hits quickly and dissapates just as fast. cocoa which surprises me and fruity. almost a figgy kinda taste

the cocoa and fruit were a surprise in this BSDA. nice color and aftertaste

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had the pleasure of trying the highly recommended Delirium Nocturnum last night for the first time. Upon pouring a glass from the non-translucent bottle, the Nocturnum reveals itself to the drinker. It is so dark that you cannot see anything on the other side of the glass. The head is one of the darkest I've seen, as well.

The first sip of the Nocturnum is like jumping into a chilly pool - it awakens your senses. The fruity flavors of raisins and plums are complimented by a warm aroma of apples. These flavors and aromas are accentuated as the beer warms, making the Nocturnum taste better with every sip.

I consider this to not just be THE beer drinker's beer, but a true story teller's beer. This is the kind of beer that you share with an old friend and sip on over conversation.

I highly recommend the Delirium Nocturnum to anyone looking to try an excellent beer.

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Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 2,875 ratings