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Chocolate Indulgence Stout - Brewery Ommegang

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1,194 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,194
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 70
Gots: 78 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-27-2007)
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

RyanGoodman, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

jonathaniler, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

GreyGhost4, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of Jmamay22
2.68/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark nearly black opaque brown with a small tan colored head. The head eventually reduces to a three hundred and sixty degree collar with random spots on top.

Smell is nearly nonexistent. All I'm really picking up on are faint hints of bitter cocoa and perhaps some dark fruit. This is leading me to believe this will be a disappointing beer.

Very subtle hints of cocoa and metal. Not sweet, really just a bittering cocoa finish. Lacks any degree of complexity. In my opinion it barely has a single dimension let alone any depth. Maybe raisins? But I feel I'm grasping in the dark for something that just isn't there. I can't say enough about how this is not bad, but rather the absence of good or bad. It just is and isn't much. I tried it at varying temperatures and I couldn't find much to indulge in.

Mouthfeel is on the good side of medium and has a slightly creamy consistency. Very drinkable, but mostly because the alcohol is hidden and there's nothing much going on. Very little taste. I'm vastly disappointed. Did I get an off bottle? Am I just missing something? I expect much better from Ommegang. Overpriced and underdone.

Jmamay22, Nov 19, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

huysmans, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

sneth019, Feb 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

raffy313, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

wmobley, Mar 13, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cold 750mL bottle served in pint glass. Beer is perfectly black with a foamy mocha colored head. Aroma of chocolate candy, but with less sweetness. Maybe a truffle topped with cocoa powder. Slightly roasty aroma as well. Big body, dark chocolate flavors, but not like a chocolate stout.

There is a bitter edge to the beer which clearly comes from hops, not chocolate, unlike e.g. Stone bitter chocolate oatmeal stout. Wheres that beer excels by using chocolate in place of standard beer process and ingredients, this beer excels by using chocolate to perfectly complement ale. And in contrast to, say, Young's double chocolate stout -- which I enjoy -- it really, really works. This beer is to chocolate what Peak Organic Espresso Amber Ale is to coffee.

There isn't much to indicate this beer's "Belgian" heritage except a hint of funk/tang about 3/4 of the way in. Any more and I don't think it would work. Very good, but I'll have to see if I could finish one myself.

hreb, Dec 25, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mattboyer182, Jun 01, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This special offering from Ommegang pours a onyx color leaving a thick tan head that is staying with this brew. The aroma is chocolate, dark pitted fruit, vanilla, oak, grainy powder chocolate, very pleasant aroma.

The taste is slightly metallic, smooth, cramy, some nice fruity undertones, chocolate, fresh baked cookies, frothy, very sweet there is a suttle hop presence but that metallic taste seems to dominate. This is a good beverage not the best by Ommegang but a decent brew.

Franchise, Jun 16, 2008
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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black color. Nice tan, almost brown head, that retains throughout.
Smell is nice. Strong chocolate malt smell. Hints of alcohol at the end.
Taste is good. Not as chocolatey as it smells. The chocolate you can taste, but there are also nice roasted malts to balance it out.
Great mouthfeel. Very thick and smooth.
Drinkability is very nice. Doesn't drink like the high ABV. Hard to put this one down inbetween sips.

BDIMike, Feb 06, 2008
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Corsedonk Christmas sniffer. Mild chocolate aroma, malty, roated espresso. Very nice thick frothy tanish brown head that leaves a thick lace.
Very little carbonation, which is good. Creamy, dark chocolates and espresso, roasted malts. Pretty solid. Not too thick in the mouth, so easy not bad for drinkability. Leaves a little bitterness on the back of the tongue which is expected from a stout, but not harsh at all.

ShadesOfGray, Dec 07, 2009
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4.35/5  rDev +14.2%

Hootie159, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

CB_Crowe, Jul 18, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at the brewery on its release day (Waffles and Puppets). Dark chocolate in color with faint chestnut highlights and a clumpy and sticky dark khaki foam cap. Soft cocoa, earthy vegetal notes, and slight yeast funk in the aroma. Large yeasty character in the flavor, with mild chocolate and a more assertive roastiness coming through midway. Cherry and prune. Earthy, slightly acrid mineral finish. Yeast funkiness lingers on the palate and blossoms in the aftertaste. Medium in body, although it feels fairly light, lending to an increased drinkability. Peppery twinge at the finish of a smooth, but light mouthfeel. Has the chocolate and roast aspects of an English stout, but clearly the Belgian house yeast Ommegang uses has taken this one over and made it its own. The result is that not much chocolate is detectable. Truly a unique beer.

orfeu, Oct 29, 2007
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4.4/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle with no freshness date other than 10th anniversary - so it was bottled in 2007. Pours a jet black with a 2 finger brown head, nice longevity and beautiful lace. Lots of coffee and chocolate aromas mixed with earthy and bready smells too. Lots of nice flavors here. Some initial brown sugar, dried fruits followed by the coffee and slight chocolate with a nice roasted malt aftertaste. This stuff is wonderfully complex and smooth. Everything is balanced superbly. An awesome beer.

sabrills70, Dec 31, 2007
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4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours a fantastic black as oil. Really nice frothy head that would be something I'd see on a fresh brewed cup of hot chocolate.

Smell is very nicely balanced with the creamy milk chocolate and subtle raisin. Slight almond vanilla note comes through. Smell leads into taste perfectly. Dark chocolates and burnt brown sugar notes. Very creamy malty sweetness and some nice bitter notes coming from the dark chocolate. Sweet but not overpowering, and nicely malty. There may be some slight bitter hop notes but they only help bring out the dark chocolate. Again nothing is overpowered or overly out there. Nicely drinkable for a Belgian stout. Moderate amount of carbonation helps the creaminess feel lighter.

Overall, an instant favorite of mine. I don't usually drink chocolate inspired beers, but when I do, I drink Chocolate Indulgence.

lsummers, Aug 25, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2007 vintage- pours a very dark brown with a foamy chocolate milk like head. Nose- medium roast and dark chocolate. Taste- sweet dark fruits, candi sugar, bitter roast. Was expecting more chocolate- its noticable, but not in forefront. Getting somewhat oxidized. Finish has a somewhat sour/tart character and a bit chalky.

oakbluff, Nov 01, 2009
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4.45/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was pours brown-black with a frothy tan head that holds a nice film and laces well. The smell if full of roated malts with the cocoa powder and hints of belgian yeastiness. The taste echos the smell. The roasted character is up front with bitter cocoa following and finishing with a yeastiness. The mouthfeel is medium-full with a bit of dryness at the end. Overall, a very nice and interesting release. I would certainly drink this again.

MSchae1017, Dec 23, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

King_KongDCO93, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DeFaz, Jan 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

VaporDome, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

innuendobrewskiman63, Apr 05, 2012
Chocolate Indulgence Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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