Art Of Darkness | Brewery Ommegang

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Let us now acknowledge the dark arts of brewing. Our limited edition Art of Darkness Ale is deep, dark and magical, with champagne-like carbonation and rich matiness from a complex recipe of multiple barley and wheat malts, as well as flaked oats.

Using no spices or flavorings, Art of Darkness gains all its rich aromas, tastes, and apparent spiciness from the malts and Ommegang's proprietary house yeast.

There are no secret ingredients or magical incantation. There is only Ommegang brewers' creating the finest quality dark, strong ale of complex and deep character.

Art of Darkness is a fine ale to enjoy immediately, and is excellent to cellar.

Added by Edwaka01 on 02-13-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
687
Reviews:
134
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.91%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
124
For Trade:
2
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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown, almost black with a khaki colored head that trailed the glass. The smell was full of sweet malt with dark fruits like plum on the nose. The taste was great with some stout flavors like coffee up front and then the dark fruits such as plum and banana come through to give a semi-sweet finish. Loved it.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ocelot2500
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cola color with a tight tan head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of dark fruits mostly with some yeast on the back end.

Tastes of the dark fruits layered with some spicy yeast and roasted malts. Dark fruits lead off with notes of raisins, cherries, and figs. This gives way to roasted malts with cocoa and some toffee. Touches of yeast spice add in towards the end. Finishes with some booze and earthiness.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is tasty, but falls a little short of the standards of the style.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Essentially, stout on steroids!
Aroma is rich peaty malt.Pours nearly midnight black with a full long lasting beige head. Laces glass fully to the bottom. Taste of oatmeal bread, dark fruits, sour cherries, alchoholic bite.

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Photo of Klister
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JGam115
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Black with off white head. Sweeten bread, beefy yeast, wet malt. Tad lighter Belgian with a velvety mouth feel.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OntheLambic
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleMalt
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach122
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jdcarella
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Evango
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A very pleasant creamy dark beer. Again, watch the ABV which is high as many of this style can be.

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Photo of jbraico
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huffs
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of funkel81
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joestradamus91
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sachie23
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrunEngr
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cuy50
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Benjamin_Stewart
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerLoverCRM
4.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Art Of Darkness from Brewery Ommegang
3.94 out of 5 based on 687 ratings.
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