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Art Of Darkness - Brewery Ommegang

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BA SCORE
89
very good

563 Ratings
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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
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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Ratings: 563 | Reviews: 122 | Display Reviews Only:
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scottwurst

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-08-2013 21:19:03 | More by scottwurst
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Andonato

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

10-07-2013 21:16:29 | More by Andonato
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yevyalon1

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-07-2013 20:08:10 | More by yevyalon1
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TheDarkKnight

Delaware

4/5  rDev +1%

10-07-2013 00:04:30 | More by TheDarkKnight
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roblowther

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +8.6%

Big bottle, corked, dark, Belgian style. Life is good.. It looks more like a porter than anything Belgian, black with a dense tan head. Smells of carob, raisins, hay, and lemons. I think my mom made that as a soup once. The taste is very nice, leather, bread, a graininess, and then a dry finish. The mouthfeel is substantial, slick, and lightly carbonated. Overall, this is really a nice beer. It is dry, maybe a bit too much so but that just makes you want to drink some more, so good on ya!

10-05-2013 20:23:27 | More by roblowther
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-04-2013 01:34:41 | More by KJ2013
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Beermaine

Maine

4/5  rDev +1%

10-03-2013 01:36:53 | More by Beermaine
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sbart518

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

09-30-2013 14:44:51 | More by sbart518
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-29-2013 18:50:42 | More by Zach136
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-25-2013 23:11:33 | More by EigenBeer
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themathguy

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-25-2013 21:08:33 | More by themathguy
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TBarJr

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

09-25-2013 02:49:06 | More by TBarJr
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DeJayPe

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1%

09-24-2013 16:53:02 | More by DeJayPe
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ajdemma

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1%

09-21-2013 01:21:16 | More by ajdemma
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -24.2%

09-20-2013 18:28:54 | More by chippo33
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-19-2013 20:16:39 | More by ejimhof
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schaffer9252

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-19-2013 00:36:53 | More by schaffer9252
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civicm87

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-18-2013 15:12:59 | More by civicm87
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-18-2013 07:41:19 | More by Focusf111
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Attaboybill

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-12-2013 03:48:41 | More by Attaboybill
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RamboDog

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-12-2013 01:06:08 | More by RamboDog
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Braseltonage

Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -3.8%

Pours with a stout like opaqueness. Cola-like head, in both color and retention. Aroma offers little until it really warms up, which is essential for this one. Pepper, raisin, a little blackstrap at the tail.
Flavor is nice but seems to lack a little complexity compared to some of the finer examples of the style. Has a lot Moore roast character than typical and not a sweet. Fewer dark fruits. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the mouthful is a little heavy as well. Not quite what I was expecting, but worth a try. Might try again but to be honest the $15 might deter.

09-09-2013 12:41:07 | More by Braseltonage
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draheim

Washington

4/5  rDev +1%

750mL (bottled 10/30/2012; best by 10/2015) into a chalice. Pours a deep cola brown w/ a 1-finger khaki head, minimal lacing. A thin even layer of foam remains long after the pour.

Aroma is dark fruits and chocolate, some holiday spices. Fruity esters from the Belgian yeast.

Taste is big plum and raisin, dark candi sugar, and some chocolate. More vague spice notes, nutmeg and allspice if I had to guess. Red grapes. Bready, slightly vinous.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with good carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

Overall a different sort of BSDA/quad. Not as sugary sweet as most. Enjoyable.

09-09-2013 03:12:45 | More by draheim
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

09-07-2013 11:39:44 | More by valkyre65
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dieBlume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-06-2013 01:40:46 | More by dieBlume
Art Of Darkness from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.