Art Of Darkness - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
3.9/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
Served on tap in a snifter
Appearance – The beer was dark brown nearly black with a one finger off white/tan head. The head had a moderate retention but eventually faded to give a good level of lacing.
Smell – The aromas were quite nice. A nose of dark chocolate and dark fruits of cherry, fig and raisin were the strongest. There was a good yeasty and roasted aroma which created a very nice balance to the sweeter fruit aromas.
Taste – The taste was very much of what was sensed in the nose. It began with a roasted malt, brown bread and more cocoa taste. Quickly however the fruit notes that were detected in the smell worked their way into the taste with them being largely of fig and raisin. A very light yeast taste was also present, but was largely overshadowed by the cocoa, roasty, and sweet fruit base. These flavors took the taste to the end where the fruit tastes lightened up a bit and where a lighter alcohol flavor came to the picture; the mix leaving a warming tingle and a roasty chocolate dark fruit bread flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – While the more mild carbonation level was very fitting for the beer, the body of the beer was disappointingly thin. It was quite watery ad really never allowed all those darker flavors to penetrate the tongue.
Overall - Other than the weak body this was a rather tasty beer. Good flavor profiles and transitions created a very nice taste experience.
Serving type: on-tap
06-09-2012 19:19:04 | More by Darkmagus82
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4.26/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Black with a mocha head.
S: Malt, orange, citrus peels, plum and raisin in the nose.
T: Lemon, orange, lime, kiwi, grapefruit but not super hoppy. Some fig, plum, malt and raisin are stronger than the citrus and kiwi.
M: Full bodied and smoothish.
O: A great example of the style. I'd recommend it at least once.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 05:57:15 | More by BierJager89
Art Of Darkness from Brewery Ommegang
88 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.