Chocolate Indulgence Stout - Brewery Ommegang
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5/5 rDev +31.2%
This beer is definitely all I expected it to be. A little spendy but worth it if you like chocolate stouts. Ommegang does not disappoint. Dark pour with nice head. Not too much carbonation and a great heavy but smooth and somewhat creamy chocolate flavor. Easy to drink and hard to share. I would recommend this beer to anyone who enjoys the type and for any occasion.
08-30-2009 17:11:26 | More by BigDank
4.9/5 rDev +28.6%
This beer should win a medal. Poured as a dark chocolate liquid with a modest, long-lasting cocoa colored head. The flavors coming from every sip of this beer were immense. Espresso with cream and a dusting of chocolate first appear on the palate, followed by dark chocolate and then finished with a soft, earthy finish. Everything about this beer is highly pronounced without being overstated.
Both full-bodied and light at the same time, this beer is very drinkable and probably highly addictive. Admittedly, I'm a fan of this style so I do have a slight bias. Not sure what separates a belgian strong dark ale from an imperial stout, but whatever you call it, it's delicious.
11-02-2007 12:44:12 | More by smurphy77
4.85/5 rDev +27.3%
Pours a pitch black with no light able to pass through. Massive chocolate milk-colored head, almost 3 fingers thick. Fluffy, creamy, and leaves sticky lace all over the sides of the glass. Head had some staying power before it settles to a thin sheet.
Bold aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, spices, a hint of smoke and a bit of oak. Yeasty Belgian funk is also present. Very appealing.
Rich flavors of dark chocolate, mild coffee, roasted and toasted malt, vanilla, clove and spice. A hint of smoke and oak along with light hops, and a slight presence of alcohol are also present. A well balanced flavor, not overpowering or cloying. Finishes dry with lingering dark chocolate bitterness.
Moderately carbonated and not as thick as other stouts, light-medium in body. Thinner than I expected. Very smooth and silky, with faint spice lingering on the tongue.
So smooth and delicious. Easy to drink, complex but not overpowering. Alcohol barely shows. So enjoyable. Only downfall is the mouthfeel - expected something fuller in body. Kind of like a Rogue Chocolate Stout meeting a Belgian Dark Ale. Excellent.
11-03-2007 18:48:58 | More by Lupe
4.83/5 rDev +26.8%
Not sure why my review of this was deleted... but here it is again...
2008 vintage opened during Thanksgiving of 2010. Poured at 45°F and shared with my gf.
Poured deep brown with nice ruby hues in the light. Light beige head that lasted an impressive length of time, adorning the oversized wine glass with bands of lacing. The aromas explode Chocolate! Belgian dark chocolate, cocoa, hint of dark toast, and the faintest hint of raisins. The cocoa is more pronounced than the rest. Chocolate is the highlight of the flavors, although it is balanced well by slight caramel, touch of raisins and plums, and cream. A toasty and sweetish finish makes for a great dessert beer. Indeed, this went very well with pumpkin pie, apple pie, and cheesecake! The mouthfeel is thicker than expected, yet not quite in the RIS range. Of course, this is a Belgian style beer. Alcohol is not noticeable at all and before long we were sad that our glasses were empty.
01-24-2011 03:28:39 | More by DmanGTR
4.78/5 rDev +25.5%
Finally decided to buy a bottle of this beer.
Pours a soot black color with ample brown head and lacing. Aroma is strong and the belgian chocolate shows though in the nose with roastiness and coffee notes. Taste is strong and roasty upfront with the belgian chocolate showing through very well in the aftertaste. A second sip detects more of the chocolate and it sticks more throughout the mouth. Rich, almost decadent and very drinkable.
Funny that it's not classified as a stout. Definitely qualifies kind of like an imperial stout here. The aftertaste is impressive and for the price, I feel it was a good choice. I might buy a second or third bottle to age down the road as this beer can only get better with age.
11-04-2007 01:18:45 | More by Brad007
4.75/5 rDev +24.7%
Poured from 750mL bottle into Ommegang tulip glass.
A - Oil black with a generous creamy tan foamy yeasty head and clingy lacing. Gorgeous.
S - Chocolate, nuts, caramel, smokey wood.
T - Rich dark chocolate. Coffee. Roated nuts.
M - Very well balanced. Rich in flavor without being thick or non beer like. Even carbonation. Slight bread-like after taste. Really well done.
D - Fantastic delicious stouty belgian dark. A MUST try for any fan of stouts.
12-27-2009 02:24:41 | More by cosmicevan
4.72/5 rDev +23.9%
The head is brown and very tall with small bubbles that have great retention. Only a few large bubles are present in center. During the pour there is a good amount of 'flowing' of the bubbles along the sides of the glass. The color is very dark and completely opaque.
The smell is sweet with hints of fruit and spice; there is a slightly burnt aroma mixed in. On tasting, there is little carbonation but a thick feel. The roasted-coffee is apparent at the start with only a small amount of bitterness for balance.
The aftertaste is where the chocolate is noticable. The taste lingers for a while, but it feels like a surprisingly thin coating.
Overall, it has a strong body that is well-balanced. The chocolate is apparent but not as overwhelming as I was expecting.
01-12-2008 21:24:14 | More by Ig0r
4.7/5 rDev +23.4%
Aroma is fairly strong and smoky, mainly of roast coffee with hints of chocolate and a whisper of molasses. It pours an opaque sable like dark chocolate with a very thick, fine-bubbled tan head that hangs around for a while. Flavor is just simply superb, smoky and chocolaty with undertones of coffee, caramel and molasses. It is fairly sweet but not cloying, and there is a touch of hop bitterness that balances the sweetness nicely. Texture is smooth and bubbly, and it leaves a slightly sweet mocha aftertaste. Very festive, and a good dessert beer.
12-23-2008 20:10:53 | More by Cyberkedi
4.68/5 rDev +22.8%
Poured into hefty chalice. Poured gently so as not to create more head than is my preference. Very dark, almost solid, black with a beautiful medium brown head. Head lasts about a minute. Nice lacing as you work through the glass. The roasty aromas blend nicely with scent of chocolate. The chocolate is noticeable but not overpowering. A full, complete and satisfying mouthfeel that stays on the tongue, while not being cloying. Drinkability is very high for a stout, drinking a couple of 22s of this in a row would not be a chore at all. A well done beer that is very worthy of your time.
12-15-2008 04:46:15 | More by beertunes
Chocolate Indulgence Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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