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Art Of Darkness - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
89
very good

561 Ratings
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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 33
Gots: 87 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Edwaka01 on 02-13-2012)
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +26.6%

04-23-2012 00:22:19 | More by Snellgg5
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California

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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Illinois

5/5  rDev +26.6%

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Arizona

5/5  rDev +26.6%

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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +26.6%

04-05-2013 13:30:11 | More by Vylo
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Arizona

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-18-2012 18:06:42 | More by Uncertainty
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Texas

5/5  rDev +26.6%

05-13-2012 01:06:58 | More by Joshgonzales79
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SlainteAlbanyNY

New York

5/5  rDev +26.6%

10-06-2012 19:47:37 | More by SlainteAlbanyNY
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jucifer1818

Florida

5/5  rDev +26.6%

11-30-2012 06:31:45 | More by jucifer1818
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archero

Texas

5/5  rDev +26.6%

12-03-2012 03:14:22 | More by archero
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MadScientist

New York

4.85/5  rDev +22.8%

A: A very dark brown beer with good clarity. The persistent, tan head is made of compact bubbles and leaves a fine lacing on the glass.

S: An initially wine/grape-like fruitiness that quickly gives way to rich fruity esters, notes of dried dark fruit, some spice and caramel with some cocoa in the background. Moderate malt sweetness and a low floral alcohol aroma.

T: Belgian yeast goodness dominate the flavor with fruit and spice r at a moderate being closely supported by dark malt flavors. There is a moderate sweetness that rounds out the flavor and helps give deep to the layers; it's not a dry beer but it's not cloying like some Dark Strongs can get. There is an almost juiciness to some of the dark fruit flavors ranging from plum to prune with some light orange character. The spice is black pepper and alcohol provide some of the balance against the malt sweetness along with a low hops bitterness but overall the it is a slightly sweet beer. It dries towards the end finish off-dry with an aftertaste of cocoa, pepper and a light hops bitterness.

M: A medium bodied beer with a very strong level of carbonation and a light alcohol warmth.

O: A love this beer, it's fruity, dark and spicy Belgium that goes down a little too smooth. I don't want it with dessert, I want it for dessert; that being said it would go great with a vanilla custard or berry tart.

03-20-2013 00:51:56 | More by MadScientist
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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Missouri

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jwc215

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Pours pitch black with a thick tan head. Lacing covers the glass.

The smell is spicy with anise, candy, chocolate. Robust and inviting!

The taste is spicy and sweet, Earthy/hoppy notes blend with chocolate, anise and espresso. Wonderfully balanced and delicious! It has a taste similar to Duval but dark. Some alcohol is noticeable, but enough to add to the complexity rather than detract. It has a long finish.

It is velvety smooth. Rich and full-bodied with soft carbonation.

This is a great dessert brew. Aptly named, this is truly a work of art!

08-30-2012 15:44:15 | More by jwc215
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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Massachusetts

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New York

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Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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Art Of Darkness from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.