Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence Stout

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by fredmugs, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I just saw and bought a bomber of this. There's no date on it so I can't figure out if this is an anniversary beer that was only made in 2007 or a beer that was first made in 2007 and at other times after that.

    I've never seen this one before but one of the recent reviews stated a bottled date of 2010. Any background on this beer would be nice to know. Thanks!
  2. riemster

    riemster Mar 17, 2011 Ohio
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    I had one in an Ommegang gift pack from Christmas. I did not know the bottle date as well. I love stouts, but this 1 just didn't do it for me :[
  3. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    If the label has a heart on it it is a new bottling

    This is the older style label so not sure which year.. It is amazing stuff new or old tho
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  4. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    No heart. Looks exactly like the older one.
  5. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Based on reivews I read it appears that the people who did not like it got it in a variety pack. Hmmmm.
  6. beertunes

    beertunes Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    I love that beer! Gonna have to see if I can find a bottle around, haven't had it in a while.
  7. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew May 8, 2006 Michigan

    I have had the beer a few different time and found it to be much more of a chocolate disappointment. It was an okay beer but not worthy of the name.
  8. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    It's definitely been made since 2007, and prior to the new labels. It was included in their special release schedule at least 1 or 2 years since the first - likely '09 or '10, and quite likely other times.
  9. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Sep 8, 2007 New York

    Found it on draft one time and got a growler .. It was quite the hit of the Christmas ale party that year !!!
  10. leprakhan

    leprakhan Dec 28, 2009 California
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    I thought it was great. Not that big though. Definetly a Belgium Stout. Light, crisp, a little bready with nice chocolate presense. I'd say its worth trying
  11. Retsinis

    Retsinis Sep 25, 2009 California

    Completely agree. Decent beer, but no where near the Chocolate I was expecting. Go for Choclat or Choclate Rain if you want a "chocolate indulgence" beer experience imo.
  12. lsummers

    lsummers Jun 21, 2010 California

    I have a bottle in my fridge from the variety pack that came with the glass. Bought it around november I think. After seeing it's not that chocolaty as people were expecting I'm kind of relieved since chocolate beers are very much hit or miss for me. And mostly miss.
  13. dangle47

    dangle47 May 16, 2007 New York

    Had it on tap at the brewery a few years back and i thought it was Outstanding. I haven't had it in the bottle yet though. The only complaint i had with it was that i felt it was a tad over-carbonated, but that's a minor flaw in my book.
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  14. Immortale25

    Immortale25 May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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    I bought a bottle a while ago with the old label and it was from a bottle shop that doesn't get much turnover so it very well could have been from '07 because it didn't taste good at all. I've since deleted my review of it because I don't want to review a beer based on an unfresh bottle...but after seeing this thread, who knows?
  15. BigPlay1824

    BigPlay1824 Oct 13, 2010 New York

    I'm very familiar with this beer as I went to College right down the road from ommegang. I've had this beer fresh (both the original running and from the new variety pack) and I've also had a bottle from the original batch with five years under its belt. This beer ages phenomenally but I think five year (or six max) is the peak for the brew. Really becomes incredibly more complex on the chocolate flavors and texturally over time. If you got one from the original batch (older label) I'd say its pre to be drank right now as long as it was t light struck sitting on the shelf or subjected to less than ideal temperatures
  16. damienblack

    damienblack Jul 5, 2007 Massachusetts
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    It's not quite that simple... you really can't say CR has the same availability as an Ommegang.
  17. Retsinis

    Retsinis Sep 25, 2009 California

    kzoobrew said:
    I have had the beer a few different time and found it to be much more of a chocolate disappointment. It was an okay beer but not worthy of the name.​

    Notice I didn't say they had the same availability, I didn't even imply it, it's not even my point. More, what's in a name, and in this case, imo, Ommegang fails to deliever on a chocolate overload experience.
  18. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Dec 13, 2009 New York
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    the bottling date is printed on the bottle's neck. hold it to the light, look at the neck, you'll see the year. i believe the first year they did it, they weren't bottle dating.
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