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Art Of Darkness - Brewery Ommegang

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89
very good

553 Ratings
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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 32
Gots: 88 | FT: 2
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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themathguy

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Vermont

3/5  rDev -24.1%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

09-06-2013 01:40:46 | More by dieBlume
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.

Pours a pitch black liquid with a delicious 1 inch dense light cream colored head. Very tight bubbles and some crazy retention.

Aroma is delicious. Sweet dark fruit notes mixed in with the Belgian yeast phenols and notes of clove and banana. Caramel and molasses notes with some good apple and pear juice notes.

The flavor is delicious! Amazing phenols in the flavor. Chalky yeast notes with some nice slight prune notes and other dark fruits. The phenols are pretty nice but are not overwhelming. There is some nice slight roasted notes in the malt bill surprisingly which balances out the phenolic notes. The brew is smooth and yummy. As the brew warms there is nice caramel and molasses notes that become rich and almost burnt and smokey. The mouthfeel is quite rich and smooth.

This is a delicious brew. Its one of the best brews Ommegang puts out. Rich and ripe with dark sweet fruits with some good bready notes and some good Belgian-style yeast notes.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2013 01:18:22 | More by JoEBoBpr
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TwoForty

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-01-2013 01:06:31 | More by TwoForty
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jonathaniler

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

09-01-2013 00:04:49 | More by jonathaniler
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-31-2013 07:11:37 | More by Abe_Froman
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

08-30-2013 13:19:42 | More by ShanePB
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csustar001

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-28-2013 22:28:14 | More by csustar001
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Red_Thunder

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-25-2013 19:22:23 | More by Red_Thunder
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Cooker_stp

New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

08-18-2013 15:25:06 | More by Cooker_stp
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GreyGhost4

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-16-2013 02:01:57 | More by GreyGhost4
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leinie13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-16-2013 02:01:30 | More by leinie13
Art Of Darkness from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.