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Chocolate Indulgence Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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86
very good

1,137 Ratings
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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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beerphilosopher

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This indulgent creation pours a pitch back color with just the slightest hint of reddish highlights playing in the light. A voluminous head of frothy, cocoa colored whipped cream filles the top of the large goblet I've poured this beer into, threatening to spill over the edge. I quickly whisk the overflow from the rim of the glass with my finger and bring it to my mouth - a small hint of what is to come. Intricate patterns of lacing line the inner rim of the goblet as the head settles back slightly from the edge. A gorgeous pour. The nose made itself apparent immediately after opening the caged and corked 750ml bottle. The aroma of liquid baker's chocolate and a note of Belgian yeast wafted through the air and beckoned me to inhale deeper. In the nose, this beer is definitely a chocolate indulgence i every respect. Along with the heady chocolate aroma, however, I detect hints of dry oak, dark tree fruits and the tell-tale Belgian yeast strain. A complex nose, dominated but not overrun with chocolate goodness. The palate gives me a sensuous dose of slightly bitter baker's chocolate mingled with dark fruit, yeast and a rather strong flowery hop presence. Accompanying this array of flavors is a slightly sour undertone, putting the "Belgian" stamp on this unusual stout. Incredibly complex, yet very well balanced. This is nothing like a sweet stout, or milk stout. This Belgian-inspired creation has much more in common with a dry Irish stout, in my estimation, although this isn't a fair or complete comparison either. The Belgian yeast lends a very unique charater to this stout - not to mention the chocolate additions. The mouth feel is one of the best aspects of this beer, for me. Absolutely silky smooth and creamy without being thick or sticky. I love the fact that this stout isn't excessively heavy, allowing the flavors to assert themselves and then leave the mouth cleanly. The alcohol is extremely well hidden as well - only lending a slightly warming feel in the back of the mouth, accentuating the silky nature of this black treat. A very drinkable experience that lands somewhere between a dry stout and a Belgian strong dark ale. A brilliant contrast. If you're a chocolate lover, this is liquid bliss. If you're also a Belgian ale lover, this is probably pretty close to heaven in a bottle. Another truly excellent creation from Brewery Ommegang.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2007 03:02:53 | More by beerphilosopher
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Undated bottle at 50 degrees into snifter
Aroma of chocolate
Head large (7 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing good – reticulum covering most of glass, bubbles varying in size
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with chocolate and slight alcohol flavor; no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

This is an excellent chocolate stout, of which I usually keep a couple bottles around. The appearance is very appealing – large, creamy head and good lacing atop a deliciously dark brew, topped by the alluring aroma of chocolate. The flavor is chocolaty and delicious, with only the slight taste of alcohol detracting from the pleasure. Overall, a very exquisite brew.

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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.

O: Not what I expected at all, but still an enjoyable beer. At the pricepoint, not sure if I'd get it again, but I'm not disappointed with the purchase.

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Chocolate Indulgence Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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