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Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Brewery Ommegang – Art Of Darkness (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)

  • 8.90% ABV
  • Welp it is definitely Belgian. It is sweet-ish but not over the top. I guess Ommegang can straddle that bridge of shitty ass sweet Belgian and American’s love for hops. Well not hops in this beer but at least malts that are perceptible over the sweetness. I dont know… It is a close race between shit sweet and pretty good malts. I dont know… It is to close to tell.
  • – Dont buy again

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21st Amendment Brewery – Monk’s Blood (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)

  • 8.30% ABV
  • No sir! I dont like it. Yes I know I have said that before but it still is a true statement. I dont really like it. It has all of the characteristics of a Belgian that I fucking hate, sweetness being number one. M1 thinks it tastes like gum and I think that is a generous description. Belgian styles suck.
  • – Dont buy

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Bell’s Brewery, Inc. – Hell Hath No Fury Ale (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)

  • 7.70% ABV
  • For a Belgian Ale this is actually pretty good. It is smooth with a really dark malt taste. It still has that Belgian sweetness to it but not at a level that detracts from the flavor. Ya, the more I drink it the better it gets… I am not so sure about the style but I have to imagine that this is the best in class.
  • + Buy again

Tröegs Brewing Company – Mad Elf (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)

  • 11.00% ABV
  • I have no idea how to describe the smell of this but I am going to go with festive… Only because it is a Christmas beer and like I said, I have no idea. It tastes, not horrible? I mean it is a Belgian style beer which right off the bat means it has a lot of shit to make up for. And they seemed to have resisted the urge to make it taste like a glass full of sugar, which is a good thing. On the down side I am only getting a weird malt taste out of it. Not bad but weird… I am torn, I dont really like it but it isnt terrible.
  • – Dont buy

Unibroue – Maudite (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)

  • Highish Goodness
  • I am not sure how to explain this. When I smelled it I thought it was another White beer like the other 2 tonight. It has a more distinctive taste tho. And I like it! M1 and I are splitting the beers so I am only getting a half dose, I dont know if I would still like it after drinking more than 1 of them.
  • + Buy again, but dont go crazy about it.