Art Of Darkness - Brewery Ommegang
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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
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
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
Art Of Darkness from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.