Delirium Nocturnum | Brouwerij Huyghe

Delirium NocturnumDelirium Nocturnum
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Delirium NocturnumDelirium Nocturnum

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Huyghe

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 12-12-2001

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

Poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a cloudy rusty-copper with 1 finger of head that dissipates quickly. Thin layer of webbed lacing and moderate carbonation. Yeast dances around the glass.

N: Concord grape, cherry, banana and a light peppery yeastiness.

T: Ripe plum, cherry and banana upfront followed by fig, date, Belgian yeast, peppercorn and molasses mid-palette. Finishes funky with coriander and clove.

M: Medium-full bodied, creamy, chewy and smooth.

O: A very tasty and easy drinking Belgian Dark Strong Ale. Dark fruits are plentiful and spicing is very balanced and not overwhelming. Excellent yeast notes and 8.5% abv is not noticeable.

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

Poured into a goblet. Bottled dates from 2010 poured 11/27/2011.

Appearance: Nothing impressive, pours a cloudy semi-opaque amber. Head is maybe 1/4" settles quick which I do like.

Smell: pretty good but I will tell you this keep smelling it it actually gets better with each initial sniff...your an inhaling a incredible blend of slight chocolate and berry fruits.

Taste: Like I said before slight choicolate and fruits. Not bitter and such a sticky taste that stays with you after finishing each sip.

Mouth: medium carbonation, incredibly smooth.

Overall: Nocturnum is at the top of the food chain when it comes to beer. You will either like it or love it, there is no hate when it comes to drinking Nocturnum.

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

A - Brown-bodied with a ruby glow. Looks stunning, especially with its nice rich mocha-coloured head that sticks around for a while. Great lacing and head retention.

S - I smelled it while the head was still thick, so I didn't get that complex of an aroma. Mostly yeast, a little bit of chocolate and caramel and some dark fruit notes. As the head came down, the smell became more complex.

T - Starts out malty, with hints of chocolate and caramel. Then it becomes very fruity (red grapes, apple, sour cherry, plums) and an interesting, unexpected tartness comes out. Also slightly earthy. Very mild bitterness. Once you swallow it, it becomes malty and sweet again, with some lingering chocolate notes. I'm really impressed by its taste; I've never tasted so much in a Belgian strong dark ale (and that's a very complex style!).

M - Smoooth! It's got a medium body and a very velvety feel to it. The alcohol is very well-masked; I could barely taste it.

O - Wow, I think this has got to be one of the best Belgian strong dark ales I've ever had (and I've had quite a few). Incredibly smooth, drinkable and complex. It goes down like a charm and still looks good even after I've drunk most of it.

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

Presentation: Big corked bottle with a cheesy pink elephant. Opens up with smoke puffin' up & pours out making a dark reddish brown hue. Then you will notice a good sustaining heads and one of the more remarkable creamy tan lacing that I have ever encountered.

Smell: Nice strong fruity and earthy aroma. Oaky.

Taste and drinkability: Creamy is the word here. Good heavy beer with a good taste. Really messed up my head quick. Powerful force.

Notes: Maybe on subsequent try this may become a 5 star beer in the taste area. I recommend you go for it girls!

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Delirium Nocturnum from Brouwerij Huyghe
Beer rating: 82.1% out of 100 with 2,830 ratings
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