Chocolate Indulgence Stout | Brewery Ommegang

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Ommegang
New York, United States
ommegang.com

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chocolate Indulgence offers a thick tan head of foam resting atop of the rich onyx-hued liquid. The aroma immediately speaks of dark chocolate and dark malts. The gentle herbal notes of perle hops compliments the darker aroma notes, making the beer fully savory to all the senses.

Added by BeerBeing on 09-27-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,304
Reviews:
706
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
Wants:
109
Gots:
129
For Trade:
2
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Photo of chadbweiner
4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dharmelink
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown with a half inch tan head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing. Smells and tastes of dark chocolate and roasted malts with a hind of coffee. Light bodied for a stout, really more like a porter, smooth mouth feel, creamy, minimal carbonation.

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Photo of jordanian2
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewandbbq
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle from 2007.

Pours almost opaque dark brown with barely a race of carbonation. A whisp on the surface for the duration with no real lacing to speak of. Aromatics are chocolate-forward with shades of fudge and Hershey's syrup. On the thicker side of medium bodied with a syrupy, slick mouthfeel. Bakers chocolate with roasted malts on the palate. The chocolate is still fairly pronounced with the stout character fairly meek. Finishes with lingering sweet chocolate.

This beer has held up very well. That being said the stout base is pretty light-duty and more Porter-esque.

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Photo of Nat1975
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OompaMentor
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft poured into pint glass; little to no head. Modest hint of chocolate and malts. Low carbonation/ the beer taste flat (had them check pressure/regulator- it was up to par). Malts gently coat the palate- dark chocolate is subtle. Can't say my experience is consistent with others who have rated this beer.

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Photo of madelf66
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCrimdog66
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vixie
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very dark beer, not quite black, but close. Very thick and creamy head that stays around for some time, leaving a lot of lacing as it takes its time dissipating.

Smell is mainly chocolate, reminds me f the smell of chocolate cake batter.

Sweeter chocolate up front, then the bitterness kicks in, making it more like the taste of dark chocolate. The bitterness does help keep the sweetness in check, the effect is a lot like a liquid version of a dark chocolate bar.

Very smooth and creamy feel, like a very rich hot chocolate.

I would definitely classify this one as a dessert beer. The only thing keeping me from rating this higher is I feel it is a bit too bitter, Belgian styles usually tone that down a bit more. A nice beer from one of my favorite breweries, and while not among my favorites from them, still worth trying.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ommegang style bomber, corked and caged with a beautiful label. Pour produces a rich dark brown with loads of funk floating around and an excellent tan to mocha brown head. Poured into my Ommegang Goblet.

Aroma Is rich with dark chocolate and roasted malt. Some earthy herbal character as the yeast takes on a dark fruitiness that pairs well with the toasted chocolate.

Dark cocoa up front produces some lovely dark chocolate bitterness. Somewhat earthy notes with milk chocolate sweetness deep in the belly of all those bittersweet dark chocolate notes. A hint of Belgian spice and a slosh of dark fruit from the delicious yeast. Finish has a touch of sweetness and a note of roasted walnut.

Terrific body texture and the thickness is as expected from the size. Ommegang really delivers it's bittersweet chocolate flavors while keeping the sweetness in check making it very drinkable. Like toasted dark chocolate mixed with butter. This drinks like a Belgian stout and it's quality shines through as usual from Ommegang. Finish leaves a trail of chocolate pie notes lingering in the back.

Chocolate Indulgence is not your classic Ommegang offering done in traditional Belgian style, but is a nice twist on the so called Belgian stout style. For me this style is different than the actual Belgian dark ales as it has some roast to the malt. The chocolate is there as is the dark malt, but is balanced in such a stunning way with light sweetness and dark fruits that make this more than just a dessert brew. As good as this is, I'd have to imagine a Bourbon barrel aged version would be well worth the search. I'm not huge into chocolate forward ales, but Indulgence definitely brings a different aspect of chocolate in an ale.

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Photo of Beginner2
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npendres
4.63/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Comes in deep brown with a beige head forming at the 1/2" mark. Lace and retention were superb. Aroma was like those chocolate orange candies.

Has a decent amount of chocolate, not as much as Rogue or Southern Tier offerings, but still good, easy banger. A very American adjunct Belgian Dark Ale, the yeast doesn't punch through the chocolate. Kept the dark fruit bitterness at bay.

A good beer, I enjoyed it. Format would keep me from another purchase, but hey, it was good at least.

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Photo of Allurex
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BYOFB
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ta_hagen
4.44/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewsingBuffalo
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Dark brown with a creamy light brown head. Head retention is very strong, and lacing is abundant. A pleasure to look at.

S: Roasted grain, chocolate, fruity and slightly spicy yeast character, earthy/herbal hops

T: Fruity yeast is very apparent- apple, pear, and to a lesser extent, plum. A subdued coffee flavor rides shotgun to dark chocolate and its accompanying bitterness that lingers, intertwining with the herbal hops on the back-end

F: Excellent. Medium carbonation, medium bodied. exceptionally smooth and silky mouthfeel, with a dry, almost chalky finish. After well into the glass, it gets a bit sticky a s well

O: I think the name is a bit of a misnomer, as the chocolate is not exceptionally dominant. But I'm not interested in that. I'm interested in what is in the glass, and this beer is very finely constructed. Simply a pleasure to look at and drink. I would recommend this, but don't expect a chocolate bomb.

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Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daem3384
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NatoMasochism
2.84/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Flying Saucer downtown Nashville. Poured into a snifter.
The name "Chocolate Indulgence" and the consequent expectations are honestly what killed this beer for me. Good name for a lactose stout, not so much for a Belgian dark ale.

L - Thin pour with half finger head. Very dark with red tints.
S - Fruit forward nose with minimal chocolate

Taste and mouthfeel are on par with the aroma. Decent dark ale but almost no chocolate.
I probably would have enjoyed this much more had I not been asking "where's the chocolate indulgence?" the whole time. If given an obscure (non-flavorprofile) name, those subtle chocolate notes would have been a bonus rather than a hindrance.

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Chocolate Indulgence Stout from Brewery Ommegang
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