Ommegang Art of Darkness

Art of Darkness

Reviewed by Rob Frye

Ommegang’s Belgian-style Dark Ale is not as exciting as I was hoping/expecting. It’s 8.9% ABV hides nicely in the malt and spices. The tan head takes its time dissipating into a nice touch of lace on the glass and ring of light foam that seems it will last until next week. The aroma unfortunately surpasses the actual taste, and compared to what I’ve come to expect from Ommegang I give this a meh-plus. (In the spirit of full disclosure, however, I will admit that my expectations are tainted from having had The Breury’s Tart of Darkness – a truly delightful Sour. Go for that, rather than Art of Darkness, if you have a choice.)

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