Chocolate Indulgence Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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Reviews by scootny:
4.18/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
750 ml bottle corked and caged. Some info about the beer and the brewery on the label. If it's not black it's the blackest brown possible. Brown head on of several fingers on top and wads of sticky lacing all the way down my Chimay chalice. A thin soapy covering on the brew suggests a light and active carbonation but illumination does not penetrate the glass so I cannot confirm it. All in all an inviting sight.
Smell is of coffee, warm toffee, light roasted malt and chocolate hops. An underlying malt and caramel sweetness carries hints of fusel alcohol. A touch of Belgian yeast/spice somewhere in there. Deep and rich, the aroma gets better as it warms. The chocolate becomes a broader aspect of the olfactory experience.
Taste is a solid though less dramatic codification of the nose. All of the players are there, just not how the scent sets up your expectations. Coffee and roasted malt are the backbone and the features up front. At the right temp a sublime and rich Belgian chocolate note sounds at the back, folding around the edges of your tongue. In an instant it's gone. Or not, as the gentle but firm hop bittering ramps up and closes for the finish with another chocolate suggestion. Dry hops with chocolate memories. The cocoa is phantom like but there, coming out more as it warms. The hop balance is perfect. Alcohol is more prominent than the 7 percent abv would have you think. A little on the hot side but not much. Not quite as rich as some but thick enough.
Moutfeel is lightly chewy. Maybe a little thinner than I expected but still nice. The gentle, active carbonation is creamy and keeps me coming back for more. No complaints here.
Drinkability is high, only suffering from the fusel aspect of the taste. Certainly easy to kill a few bottles, I just think the heat may put a damper on towards the end of the session.
An excellent stout. One to stock up on and enjoy now and down the road with good friends. Best at the warmer side of cellar temperatures.
Serving type: bottle
04-28-2008 00:35:11 | More by scootny
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4.45/5 rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2014 01:22:29 | More by Ozzylizard
Chocolate Indulgence Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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