Brewed by Brouwerij Huyghe
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Melle, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1910   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Colour and sight: Dark brown-red. A compact white-yellow, stable and lacing head. Scent: Touches of caramel, mocha and chocolate. Spices such as liquorice and coriander are also present. Flavour: Initially, a very good mouthfeel of alcohol and softness. This is followed by an increasing bitterness, partially from the hop, but also from the roasted malt and chocolate malt. Towards the end a nice balance between bitterness, sour and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2007
Bottle @ KBW, yesterday. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma sweet malts, dark fruits, spicy. Medium body. Taste of malts, dark fruit and a little yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2007
A nice brune. The people I shared it with didn’t care for it. I liked it. It was the closest thing to a dubbel I could get.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 31, 2007
Bottled 33cl. My version was at 8.5 ABV. Maybe they got mixed up with the label, but it definetely said Delirium nocturnum on it. It pours a dark brown beer with a average sized mocha head. Fruity (especially plums), sweet malt aromas. Some licorice with candy sugar and brown sugar like elements. Rather sweet taste. Malty, overripe bananas, plums and apples. Pretty yeasty. The taste reminded me somewhat me of dried apricots. Sweet, slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2007
Dark and red with a small head. Promising big malty aroma. Dissappointing palate though, sweet raisins, and a little nutty.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rsistare (9) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2007 does not count
Strong alcohol on the nose paired with a semi-transparent amber colour. Overall, a little bitter in flavor but impressed none the less

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle from World Market. Bottle is 8.5%. Very dark brownis color on the pour. Decent sized head. Aroma is dry and dark. Spicy with quite a bit of bitterness. A hint of tartness. Dry bitterness seems to be dominant. Nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Black red color. Fat head lasts to the end. Fruity, spicy, dirty, nose. Vanilla spice flavored, kind of sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Solid brew, just a little rough on the edges. Pours very murky, and a dark amber. VERY fizzy, even on the second pour. Very sweet, and fruity. Very drinkable for the fizzzy mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ridgeman (37) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2007
From a 22 oz. 2007. Great head, big creamy off white color and frothy. I was afraid it might come over the trappist glass, but it settled down nicely after a few minutes of waiting. Amber brownish hue. body was little thin but overall a nice texture and full of different flavors of fruityness. Would have it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2569) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2007
cheery type of a brew. candy fruit flavors that really are not that impressive, but not offensive. good mouthfeel. alcohol is strongish on the buds. like to feel a bit more body. a mild tweak could really push this beer up there. insufficient carbonation profile.

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