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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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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.

Malts: Pils, pale, cara crystal, aroma, Midnight Wheat, Cara Pils, flaked oats. Hops: Spalter Select and Styrian Golding. Yeast: Ommegang house yeast. Spices: None

OG: 19.5 Plato

FG: 4.18 Plato

ABV 8.7%

IBU 24


phillybass' rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
phillybass (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Not my kind of beer but definitely well crafted and could easily be someone else's favorite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (961) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie's says its I'd really good bready. B. reminds her of sorceress but spend will give 3 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (5896) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Pours cola brown or darker. Aroma yeasty and dark fruit, with some underlying cocoa as well. Prickly carbonation, light to medium bodied for the abv. Pretty nice, but the Ommegang specialties are beginning to not be worth the price when the regular releases are just as good or sometimes better for half. "

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
A brownish black appearance with a beige head. The aroma contains some chocolate, caramel, spices, toffee, and coffee. The flavor is a bit dry with some figs, raisins, chocolate, and a hint of citrus sourness. The palate is a bit thin for a beer of this flavor and aroma profile. Overall its an enjoyable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
sampled at a bottle share. aroma was nice, flavor was kinda meh though, like a lot had dissipated.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle: Poured a clear black color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of candi sugar with light dry fruit notes is quite sublime. Taste is also a great mix of candi sugars with some dried fruits and a solid Belgian malt backbone. Body is full enough for style with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Some spices can also bed detected. Very solid offering and this is a beer I could have more regularly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Syzzer (591) - Oregon, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Poured from bomber with my buddy josh. Very dark brown color, no light passes through. Flavor malty, coffee with vague dates. Tan small bubbles for head..(8.3 bd).

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2257) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
very nice and described well here. if made without spice then it would seem to have some magic to it. good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shot (154) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours ruby black with a thin head. Fruity, chocolaty aromas--stone fruits and dark chocolate, raisin and caramel. Flavors are dark fruits up front, then chocolate, coffee, black pepper; raisin and bready notes in the finish. Noticeable alcohol warmth. Wow. This is really good! Peppery mouthfeel with a light, dry finish. This is a definite keeper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Homer321 (1961) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
bottleshare thanks to Beechner224. A ton of fruit in the nose, figgy. Taste is a lightly tart fruity flavor. Ok I guess.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrewFace (799) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Dark brown, very thick creamy tan head. Milk chocolately, light roast, sweet aroma. Sweet, chocolatey, ligt roast, mild bitterness, more sweetness.


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