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Art Of Darkness - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
89
very good

597 Ratings
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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 33
Gots: 94 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Edwaka01 on 02-13-2012)
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4/5  rDev +1%

Appearance: dark mahogany body; big frothy tan head, long lasting, decent lacing

Smell: malty with faint hints of dark fruit, but the Belgian yeast aroma dominates; smells like Westmalle yeast

Taste: dried fruit, maybe dates up front; good, balanced hoppy bite that lingers in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: creamy and fairly well carbonated

Remarks: Not bad overall; pretty tasty

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a dark cola color with a 1 inch head of beige foam that caps the beer perfectly. Random spots of lacing throughout the glass.

S: Somewhat weak aromas of sweet fruits with some belgian yeast funk. Faint grape as the beer warms.

T: Flavors of sweet fruits with some yeast notes. Finish is dry and very sweet. Alcohol is masked well for 9%.

M: Medium body with a crisp mouthfeel and high carbonation.

O: This beer wasn't horrible, but I wasn't blown away by any means. It could be that I've had beers of this style that were more complex, or maybe I'm just not a huge fan of this beer in particular. I am a huge fan of Brewery Ommegang however, and this is the only beer I've had from them that I didn't like. In my opinion, it was over carbonated and a bit too sweet for my tastes. I love Brewery Ommegang, but I would not drink this beer again. To quote Billy Bob Thornton in the movie Bad Santa "They can't all be winners!"

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Art Of Darkness from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.