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Chocolate Indulgence Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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Ratings: 1,137
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 64
Gots: 71 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-27-2007)
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4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Huge four finger tan head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A rich, sweet, and roasty dark malt forward aroma with big hints of chocolate, coffee, and toasty biscuit. Dark roasted malts with upfront hints of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, biscuit, grains, toast, cream, caramel, toffee, nuts, and some Belgian yeast. Sweet scent of brown sugar. Dark fruit hints of cherry, raisin, fig, plum, and dates. Subtle hints of earthy hops in the background. A pretty solid roasty aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma, a roasty and sweet dark malt driven taste with good toasty notes of chocolate, coffee, and biscuit. Dark roasted barley malts with a good taste of cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, biscuit, grains, toasted bread, caramel, toffee, cream, and nuts. Notes of Belgian yeast and a sweet taste of brown sugar. Solid presence of dark fruit with notes of raisin, fig, dark cherry, dates, and plum. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and nicely smooth with a somewhat drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid twist on a Belgian style dark ale. Good chocolate and coffee notes with a balanced sweetness and Belgian yeast presence.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 08:17:11 | More by MattyG85
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Head large (7 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
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A: Pitch black with a small tan head.

S: The weakest property of this beer. Has a very bitter chocolaty scent, but not in a good way.

T: Does not follow the nose. The chocolate is very subtle, and the beer is very smooth.

M: Very light. Isn't overbearing, and sits very well.

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Chocolate Indulgence Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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