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Art Of Darkness - Brewery Ommegang

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89
very good

554 Ratings
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Ratings: 554
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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mixed_master7

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-14-2013 01:07:36 | More by mixed_master7
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JimmyCop

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-14-2013 00:26:22 | More by JimmyCop
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-13-2013 21:15:36 | More by wmobley
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milliCAN

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-12-2013 22:13:29 | More by milliCAN
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-11-2013 05:20:50 | More by spycow
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jnikkel

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-10-2013 23:08:07 | More by jnikkel
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours stoudt like, deep and dark . A never ending head sits on top. Well carb'd brew nowonder the head never fades.
The aroma is sweet, malty with some dark fruits too.
Taste is malty and sweet. There hints of fruits earth and spicy yeast.
Drinks thin and very dry and bitter. A solid alcohol presence almost dominates the beer.
Tastey and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 13:34:25 | More by micromaniac129
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jjamilkowski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-08-2013 02:53:04 | More by jjamilkowski
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MiamiRedSkins13

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

03-07-2013 02:10:02 | More by MiamiRedSkins13
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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-04-2013 05:49:26 | More by derkfromwi
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ksimons

New York

4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark chestnut with a bit of ruby highlights and two fingers worth of rocky head that sticks to the glass

S-dark fruits, dark bread malt, cocoa, and light roasted notes which develops more as the beer warms

T-lots of sweet dark fruits, dark malt, cocoa, peppery, a bit of roastedness as the beer warms, and light yeast flavor

M-medium body, light to medium carbonation, and peppery finish

Overall this is a pretty decent BSDA, nothing too amazing but for the price I got it at I would definitely have it again

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 23:19:20 | More by ksimons
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jeff1973

California

3/5  rDev -24.1%

03-03-2013 05:32:47 | More by jeff1973
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice shades of brown in the glass the head was stout and firm.

The taste was nicely diverse with sweet malts, prune, date, dried grape/raisin, and a sugary candy mix.

The taste is in line with scent as raisin and sweet dried fruits dominate. There is a black licorice note at the end and a sugary sweetness. Very easy on the palate with pleasant sweetness. This Belgian Strong is a very good example of the sort.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 00:25:21 | More by KYGunner
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-02-2013 20:07:17 | More by trevorpost
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JellyJacket

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-02-2013 08:38:42 | More by JellyJacket
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JackMcAwesome

Florida

3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A lovely dark pour, with a 1 finger head that lingered until halfway through.

S: A bit of floral, with some chocolate afterthought. It also reminded me of Captain Morgan: Tattoo, which I found interesting.

T: A very small hint of chocolate, but mostly a nutty licorice bite. I think also a bit of cherry.

F: Medium bodied. An even amount of carbonation.

Overall: A fun one to try. I don't know if I'd repurchase any time soon, many things to try, but I'll revisit it for sure. If you like dark ales, then this is an obvious choice to at least try.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2013 02:13:10 | More by JackMcAwesome
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tjsmith910

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-01-2013 21:49:00 | More by tjsmith910
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-01-2013 20:28:55 | More by ste5venla
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Rich hersey chocolate pour produces a monster pecan tinted head of 3 finger proportions. Porous, soapy surface leaves a sloppy lacing only after a lengthy retention.

S: Spicy nobel flowers and chocolate come upfront, soft dry coffee beans with a light strength, typical of Ommegang's offerings. The nobel hops are flowery and fresh, bright and at the forefront of the drink and the chocolate malt base, an unusual set of circumstances.

T: Spicy cocoa, fresh bready yeastiness with mentions of green pear and banana come with a light helping of nuttiness. There is a bit of dried honey wheat and sweet chocolate mixture. Spicy flowery chocolate brightness comes on the swallow with a sweet swiss chocolate finish that is eloquent and clean.

M: The body is light to medium in substance with a very relaxed state of carbontion.

O: Overall an exceptionally smooth, clean and very easy to consume offering. The dark malt base is more schwarz then double stout, and is sweet creamy and smooth like swiss chocolate. The noble flowers really shine here while the chocoalte malt is so silky sweet and refined. The yeast brings a good deal to the table too with its pear and banana offering and things finish out as strong as they started. Ommegang is not going to slam you in the face with a bold aggressive nature and flavor, thier beers are shown to be exceptionally clean and polished with a delicate and eloquent balance that shows off the slightest nuances that is to be appreciated. Definitly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 23:54:55 | More by beerthulhu
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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nwatson

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-28-2013 08:39:08 | More by nwatson
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siddhartha

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-28-2013 02:33:52 | More by siddhartha
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From the corked, caged 750 ml. bottle stamped: Pkg on 02/20/12-Best By 02/2015. Sampled on February 25, 2013.

It is a handsome looking deep dark brown to jet black with a silky, beige head that erupts and settles down to a lasting ring.

The aroma has a lot going on with black licorice sticks leading the way along with dark malts, dark plum/prune fruitiness, yeast, spice, and a hint of hops to balance it off.

The body is medium to full and smooth.

The taste, like the aroma, is complex with dark fruits that are more like cherries, black licorice, and even a little coffee. The alcohol can be spotted but it is generally well-integrated into the beer. The hop bite is muted at the end but it builds and lingers with each passing sip. I guess I liked it better than the previous raters.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 19:11:30 | More by puboflyons
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mscudder

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-22-2013 17:38:44 | More by mscudder
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Lare453

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

02-22-2013 04:06:06 | More by Lare453
Art Of Darkness from Brewery Ommegang
89 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.