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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

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Photo of Zap2008
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked bottle. Poured into an Ommegang 10th anniversary flute.

Color - black with some brown when the light hits it. Dark tan two finger head.

Smell - nothing overpowering, a little bit of cacao

Taste - Tastes strongly of coffee and chocolate with some spices as it goes down. Very smooth.

Drinkability - Smooth for something with 7% alcohol, but definitely not a session beer.

Notes - The taste is less enjoyable with bigger sips. I opened this with the intention of finishing the bottle, but as I poured my second glass I decided that it would be too filling. The bottle would have filled three glasses.
I paired mine with a Bavarian Beer cheese and a goat milk Brie. The Bavarian beer cheese went perfectly with it, but the Brie was so-so. I stupidly expected something sweeter when I saw the words Chocolate Indulgence.

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Photo of Twerknasty
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thick pour, with a hot chocolate color head that lasts forever. Two opposite smells of chocolate, one being sweet chocolate- the later being dark. French roast coffee beans come out a little on the nose as well. The palate starts off with chocolate that is actually quite creamy, almost sweet. Only until you take a breath of air, does the dark roasted malts and dark chocolate really take effect. I really wanted to see more of a rich/creamy palate with a chocolate style beer. Good balance, nothing over the top- although I would appreciate a little more complexity to be great.

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Photo of Rzzzzz
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay glass. Black with a thin tan head that leaves a scant trail of lacework behind.

Aroma is mostly chocolate and fruit, plus more chocolate, and some toasted malt.

Initial taste is a tie: dark chocolate and metal. I should mention that I bought this bottle refrigerated, it warmed to room temperature by the time I got it home and I kept it cellared at maybe 60 degrees for about 6-8 weeks before refigerating again just before drinking. Whether or not these temperature changes contributed to the metallic taste I don't know.

Once I got past the underlying metallic flavor there was pleasant lingering taste of chocolate. Notes of coffee and toasted malt, but mostly a dark chocolate flavor.

Mouthfeel is nice--medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. I could see myself drinking more of this if it weren't for that metallic flavor, but as it was I didn't have a problem sacrificing a small portion for a steak maridande. (Definitely improved the marinade, I'll say that!)

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Photo of firkinhophead
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Brewed with real Belgian chocolate, natural flavors, and cocoa powder."

Pours nearly black, opaque, with almost no head

Aroma has lots of bittersweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Can't wait.

Taste is...what?...copper penny metallic taste right up front. I wish I hadn't seen that in a review, maybe it wouldn't have jumped out so much,, but it is definitely there. Don't know if it is a flaw or intentional, but i find it very distracting. Cocoa and coffee are there, too, of course, along with bit of honey sweetness, dark fruit, raisin, minerals. Closer to an English porter to me than either a Belgian dark or a stout.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied at best, a bit thinnish, gentle carbonation, oily finish.

Ovreall, a disappointment. I was excited about this one as I have enjoyed every one of Ommegang's beers. This was above average, for sure--it's hard to hate chocolate--but I just found it too sharp and unrefined.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark chocolate fudge with glimmers of pumpkin and gold along the edges. The head looks like a chocolate frappe. It's whipped creamy, has plenty of character, melts in appealing fashion, and is a lace monster. I hope the beer smells and tastes as good as it looks.

The aroma isn't as lusciously chocolate-like as Rogue Chocolate Stout (and a few others), but it's pretty close. Given what else is going on (all of it good), I'm not surprised that the Belgian yeast isn't appreciated.

I'll give Brewery Ommegang the benefit of the doubt in assuming that they weren't trying to overwhelm us with the beer equivalent of melted chocolate. Perhaps they were aiming for something more delicate and more refined. Is CIS delicate? Maybe. Is it refined? No. This offering comes across as a chocolate stout that didn't realize its full potential.

Most of the blame falls squarely on a lack of malt. There simply isn't enough of it to allow the flavor to explode and to resonate like it should. In addition, the beer is more tangy (sour fruity, actually) than most milk stouts. Things still might have been okay if it wasn't for the metallic clang that intrudes on the finish of each mouthful. And there is still no Belgian yeastiness.

If a brewery is going to name a beer Chocolate Indulgence Stout, the least they could do is add enough malt and enough chocolate to make it semi-rich. No richness here. This isn't bad beer by any means, it's just that it tastes only partially finished. Although more isn't always better, it would be in this case.

For a 7.0% stout (since reclassified as a Belgian dark ale), the mouthfeel is too light and too poorly bubbled. Lightly creamy and delicate would have been great. Full, chewy and plush would have been good too. Light and insufficiently carbonated doesn't get it done.

Kudos to Brewery Ommegang for a decade's worth of excellent craft beer. Unfortunately, where Chocolate Indulgence Stout is concerned, the contents of the bottle are not equal to the name and the packaging. It wasn't a waste of $9.99, but I have no desire to buy another.

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Photo of scootny
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

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Photo of akorsak
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 750 mL corked and caged bottle that was part of the 2007 Christmas pack.

A: Black as night with cola brown notes at the edge of the glass, the stout has a two finger tan head that laces nicely.

S: The nose has a lactic sourness with bakers chocolate bitterness. A sweeter cocoa butter chocolate emerges when you linger on the scent.

T: The stout is quite complex. The roasted chocolate stout base is robust, cereal-like with a lightly smoked element. A lactic sourness adds a touch of sweet 'n sour bite. A touch of spices fills the space between the initial roasted flavor and follow-up chocolate. That spiciness is Belgian yeast with dark alefruits. Lighter apricot flavors emerge near the end of the sip.

M: The mouthfeel is full, with decadent chocolate and Belgian yeast. As the ale warms, the flavor profile nicely evolves to showcase that yeast.

D: A worthy Anniversary offering and another step in the right direction for Belgian stouts.

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Photo of bort11
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received from sirk0rebreg as part of the Brews-n-Tunes BIF 3.

750 ml corked bottle poured into 10th Anniversary Ommegang Tulip, also courtesy of sirk0rebreg. Fluffy tan head stands a good two fingers width. Slow to recede and laves an intricate lacing on the glass. Color is a velvety black.

Smell is smooth sweet cocoa with a hint of coffee bitterness. Taste is also a smooth and creamy chocolate, a hint of raisins and coffee.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and has a creamy texture. Very mild carbonation. This is a very tasty beer, but I would argue with the Belgian Strong Dark Ale label. The label on the bottle says it's a stout. It borders on being an RIS, but could easily qualify as a sweet stout.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours an opaque black body with a dense, lingering, beige head.

Smell: Aroma of cocoa powder with a noticeable sourish leaning. Light notes of roasted grains and a few snippets of licorice

Taste: Cocoa powder with a middling sweetness that's thin on chocolate flavor (especially when one considers the name), and makes up for it in sourness. Hint of licorice, roast. Slight bitterness. Dry, chalky finish with a peculiar aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Smooth mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Sorry, but no, I just didn't care for this beer that was about as much fun as peeling potatoes.

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Photo of Kendo
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a pint glass, the body is black in color with a foamy, 1-finger tan head that retains well. Good foamy lacing on the way down.

S: As you'd expect -- chocolatey with some roasted malt.

T: First impression is that there's a slightly metallic taste. Dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee bitterness with a hint of cocoa powder. I describe the bitterness at the end as a "copper penny finish."

M: Didn't think it had the "Belgian" feel I'm used to. It was kind of creamy in feel and medium bodied, though in some ways I thought it was a bit thin for the style. I just think of Belgian-styled beers (at least the better ones) to have a more . . . dry or spritzy mouthfeel to them.

D: Not bad.

Notes: I may have appreciated this beer more had I not had the Southern Tier Choklat recently. Despite the name, Chocolate Indulgence is nothing of the sort compared to its neighbor from Western NY. It wasn't bad, but it didn't live up to expectations -- and at $10 for the bottle (a 750 ml, I believe) -- it wasn't cheap.

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Photo of bashiba
2.24/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured a nice dark brown with a thick and creamy light tan head, had some nice lacing with good retention.

Smell is light and metallic with a hint of chocolate.

Flavor is suprisingly thin with just a touch of chocolate and dark malt finishing with a strong metallic tinny flavor.

Mouthfeel is light and dry.

Overall a big letdown, glad I didn't buy two.

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Photo of jhu1995
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is dark with a thick, fluffy, tan head that lingers. Lots of lacing. Smell is chocolatey, but not overpowering with some hints of roasted malts. Some nuttiness and bittersweet aromas. Taste is bittersweet chocolate but not overpowering with some mild roasted flavors. Very creamy and full-bodied and easy to drink. An interesting beer and worth trying.

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

Chocolate Indulgence pours a deep black-roasted espresso color capped by a lovely coco-tan head. The beer maintains a good rention time, leaving pleasant lacing arond the rim of my chalice as it slowly settles. Looks chocolatley enough
Aromas of bitter chocolate, caramel malts, hazelnut-peanut like nut undertones. If you think about it, smells quite alot like a Snickers Bar. This beer is living up to its name qite sucessfully thusfar.
Falvor falls a bit short of expectations. Roasted bitter cocoa tones, slight coffee,malts, a slight twang of vanilla. Finish is somewhat watery, but mouthfeel gradually improves as it reaches a full serving temp. Drinkability is high due to its good flavor and lighter mouthfeel; but I must mark off on taste simply dur to it's name. To call a beer a chocolate "indulgence",I was expecting something..well..a little more chocolatley and indulgent. I wanted a rich, heavy stout-like beer, but rather, discovered a easy-drinking BSDA.Quite enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of Suds
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried a sample of this beer during a brewery tour during a recent trip to Cooperstown. I ended up buying a bottle. The beer is intensely dark, basically black, with a dense, tightly woven, tan head. The lace is thick and long lasting. The aroma is notably inviting. The first sensation is of roasted barley, mixed with a little highly modified malt...it's a nice dark-roast coffee aroma. Next, quickly following the first sniff, comes a baking chocolate aroma...dry, bitter, and very enticing. Sometimes a chocolate beer is overdone with sweet aromas, but that's not the case here. The taste is a lot more delicate than I expected. Moderately sweet, with a nice tug-of-war between the bitter roastedness and malt sweetness. This one is well balanced. Creamy, complex, and enjoyable. Hops are present, but bitterness and flavor are at a low level. The mouthfeel is creamy and satisfying. This is probably the least carbonated Ommegang beer that I've ever had (age?). This is a well-done, beautifully conceived, very satisfying brew.

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Photo of CHADMC3
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ommmegang Chocolate Indulgence Stout

Beautiful presentation on the bomber does not mislead as the smooth dark pour develops a sufficient tan head, which quickly subsides to leave faint lacing throughout the beer.

As one may guess, the primary aromas are that of chocolate and malt. There are also some sweet aromas and perhaps bready or grain as well.

The flavor is very enjoyable. Great chocolate malt; also a little toasty with a faint smokey aspect on the back of the palate.

This indulgence is lighter than I would have expected, medium carbonation, smooth on the palate, but a little bite in the aftertaste.

This is a good beer, not the best I've had in its style, but a keeper. A bomber will do it for me. There is plenty to enjoy , and as I find with Ommegang brews, the story behind the beer is pleasing as well.

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Photo of Squaretooth
4.57/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence Stout

A - Very very dark. Pours with hardly any head and as close to zero lacing as you can get and still have lacing. This leaves a fine oily film all the way down your glass while drinking. Reminds me of an Imperial Stout in appearance

S - Wonderful chocolaty smell with just a hint of coffee

M - Lightly tingles the tongue with a light aftertaste. Very pleasant.

T - Dark fruit with hints of chocolate and coffee. A wonderful balance that is oh so reminiscent of an Imperial stout.

D - I could sip this all night, or have it with a nice steak. Hey, I think I will!

This one is a winner in every respect and comes highly recommended.

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Photo of CharlesRiver
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Normal Ommegang 750ml bottle, corked and caged. Wow, this is one dark beer. I am holding it up to the light and still can not see through. The head is a lovely light brown and seems to stay.

The smell is wonderful to say the least. Reminds me of an Impy Stout. Tons of chocolate and malt with a good measure of coffee mixed in. Some slight chalk as well.

Taste is well, not up the standards of the smell. Some odd metallic flavor seems present in the aftertaste. Before that, it seems smooth and inviting. Mouthfeel seems all over the place. There is good substance, it just doesn't want to come together. Back to the taste, bitter chocolate and some slight hoppy notes.

A unique beer to say the least and it pretty much delivers exactly what it says. In the end, I guess that is all you can ask for. Personally, I would split this among three to four people and pair it with either a strong cheese or a flourless cake.

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Photo of DIM
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This is absolutely black, no highlights. It pours with a medium sized mocha colored head.

s: Mild roasty cocoa aromas and dark chocoalte, I think I can smell both. Some faint cherries show up as well.

t: This isn't the biggest chocolate flavor I've tasted, but it does seem to me to be the most genuine. It tastes very much like a good dry, dark Belgian chocolate. Mild smokey grains and touch of alcohol round things out. I didn't taste anything "Belgian" about the yeast the way I did with Allagash's Black. Not a let-down, just a surprise.

m: Excellent foamy carbonation and great viscosity for the lower abv.

d: I'm a big fan of this one. It is mellow and very approachable in its subtlety. This was a Christmas gift from my future brother-in-law. Since I liked this one, you are good enough to marry my sister.

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Photo of Pencible
4.52/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A unique Belgian stout, this poured pitch black with decent tan head. It smelled lighter than actual chocolate, more like cocoa powder, mixed with some mild hops. It tasted like a perfect blend of milk chocolate (sweeter than typical chocolate flavoring in beer) and copper hops, with some hazelnut flavored malt for balance. It was fairly thick with no carbonation with a smooth, bitter, and dry aftertaste. Overall this was a very tasty and impressive beer!

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Photo of tapman
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

*Query: The label on the bottle calls it a stout, but BA has it as a strong Belgium ale. Can a strong belgium ale also be a stout? Are there such things as Belgium stouts and if so, why don't we ever hear that name?

Black with a sierra head. The head was large and foamy, good for the style. Lacing is thin, but moderately present. Looks like an evil Belgium ale.

Aroma is bakery chocolate, buttery chocolate malts, a hazelnut nuttiness, with pale malts in the background. All smells are kind of small and nothing really stands out. No hop aroma detected.

Nutty chocolate, with pale malts and a Belgium malt/hop balance in the middleground. Not particularly amazing, but very tasty. A unique belgium ale.

Thin. A little thicker than a Belgium ale. Refreshing. Not what you would expect from the look of it.

It's really pretty good, but baker's chocolate isso bland when not mixed with something like latose/lactase or a thickening malt (like oatmeal). However, it is a very unique Belgium Ale that deserves a try. I wonder if it will change at all since a B.O. brewmasster is heading over to New Glarus in Wisconsin? Will any of their specialty beers change as a result?

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Photo of timmlimestone
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a very good beer. not as amazing as i had hoped, but a very good beer. $18 worth at a bar??? Cheaper than a bottle of wine, and twice as nice.

Appearance - Dark and lovely. Picked it up at a local and split with a buddy. Great container. Worth of the "wine" package.

Smell - Not too strong here. A little light on the malt, but definitely alcoholic with a tinge of cocoa.

Taste - Not too amazing, but very good. For what the hype was, I guess I had my hopes up. Very good, but not great.

Mouthfeel - Alcoholic, a little chocolate, and a little light for the type.

Drinkability - I could see having a bottle of that with friends as an aperitiff. Nice finish and nice atmosphere.

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Photo of prototypic
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It pours a very dark brown color with a very large two and a half finger mocha colored head. Retention was excellent and a very nice coat of lace remained.

Smell: A little weak here. Very nice cocoa/chocolate malt aroma is sweet up front. Blends pretty well with roasted malts, toasted nut, and light dark fruit aromas. Slight smoked smell emerges late. Pretty straight forward. Solid smelling beer, but it doesn't have much range.

Taste: Initially sweet cocoa/chocolate malt flavor is nicely done. Any other flavors are clearly secondary. There some light toasted nut and roasted malt flavors that emerge and add a little depth. But, ultimately it tastes like it fails to develop much beyond the sweet chocolate flavor. Slightly disappointing.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's light to medium bodied. Carbonation is good. It goes down relatively easy. Drinkability is pretty good, but I'd definitely limit myself to the one 750. Frankly, I'd suggest splitting it with someone. Overall, it's a pretty good beer. But, a bit disappointing. I had high expectations and hopes for this one.

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Photo of animal69
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

well, i've been sitting on this one for awhile ; pours a deep garnet-black w/ a creamy light brown head which leaves a thick lacing most of the way down my big 'ol mug ; not a very strong smell, a sweet, slightly burnt toast and a warm, nut-like aroma up front followed by vinous dark fruit and faint cocoa detected in the end ; a good "bite" initially, more from black malts than hops, a rich, tart, dark roasted grain almost "espresso-like" flavor blends well w/ a delicate chocolate and raison(?)-ish taste turning into hot alcohol at the end, faintly metallic in the finish as well, with a hint of oak possibly ; dry, med. bodied and creamy, the co2 makes this beer drink a bit thicker than you'd think ; an awesome brew, a must try for anyone serious about beer, i can't wait to get my hands on another one...

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Photo of Kemmerlin
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Thick and creamy head good lacing, looks like chocolate syrup in color and texture.

S: Bitter chocolate with alcohol smell in the back and a smokey smell as well.

T: Mild chocolate with a smokey finish actually nothing special which is a little disappointing.

M/D: Smooth and very drinkable, quick to go down which works because it wasn't the most savory beer.

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Photo of GeoffFromSJ
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks great, but this beer was disappointing. A decent enough stout, but the cocoa wasn't very noticeable. Or the cocoa easily blended in with the chocolate malt. Hard to say. Also, from Ommegang, it would have been nice to have a stout with a more Belgian character. Something akin to New Belgium's black ale is what I have in mind.

Alas, this was not it. I would just pass and buy a regular stout. Not a bad beer though if you want to give it a shot.

Personally, I hope they take another crack at this beer.

Found this on-tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA.

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Chocolate Indulgence Stout from Brewery Ommegang
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,306 ratings
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