Ommegang always produces solid stuff. So, when I started reading other bloggers reviewing their Chocolate Indulgence Stout, it became a beer that I kept my eye out for. I ended up finding it at a beer store that I don’t usually go to.
Style: Belgian Dark Ale
Trivia: According to the Ommegang website, “On October 13, 2007, at out Brewery Tenth Anniversary Party (Waffles and Puppets) we introduced Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence Stout to the world. Chocolate Indulgence comes with a thick tan head of foam resting on top of the rich onyx-colored liquid. The aroma immediately speaks of dark chocolate and dark malts. The gentle herbal nose of Perle hops compliments the darker notes, making the beer savory to the senses. The taste continues with the intense Belgian dark chocolate gliding across the tongue; starting sweet up front but giving way to rich cocoa flavors at the back. Through it all, a subtle fruitiness from our special Belgian yeast gives the beer brightness otherwise foreign to a beer style normally associated with gray foggy skies. Lingering chocolate entices the drinker to taste more. Go ahead. Dessert is good for the soul.”
Random: So this brew is listed in the title as a stout, but categorized as a Belgian Dark Ale…interesting.
This brew poured with a three finger, tan egg white thickness head. It left significant lacing on the glass as it dissipated very slowly. I was surprised that the beer poured with such an intense head. The body was a dark brown, almost black color with no visible carbonation. The nose was definitely roasted malts with hints of coffee, and you guessed it, chocolate. On the taste, I got moderate carbonation and hints of chocolate. I really expected more apparent chocolate flavor on this brew. The brew was almost silky in mouthfeel. The finish was slightly bitter and quick. I didn’t really get coffee on the taste. This was a decent beer, but just needs more chocolate. The booze was really hidden. I also paired this beer with chocolate and it went pretty well with it. I wouldn’t rush back to have this beer.
Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0