msnelling09 (154) - Beverly, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The beer pours a dark, chocolate brown, which is exactly the color it should be. The beer forms a head that sits a half-of-a-finger’s-width above the beer with medium sized, pebble-like bubbles that are a dark khaki color. On the nose, the beer smells distinctly of Ommegang’s house yeast. Fruity esters with a touch of spice whirl across the nose suggesting peach, pepper, hay, and just a ghost of milk chocolate. This smells a bit like a saison, if I’m being honest. If I were smelling this beer blindfolded, I would not have known it was a stout. The nose is disappointingly weak for a stout. On the tongue, the beer tastes softly sweet with a light bitter roast, a distinct fruity/spicy yeast funk with touch of acidity in the cheeks. This beer tastes like a saison, though. In flavor, the beer begins as fruity esters blending with peach, spicy pepper, touches of creamy banana, and some clove. This moves to lightly bitter grass and herbs that slowly blend with soft coco and milk chocolate that are very subtle. The finish returns lots of spicy esters and banana phenols and leaves me wanting more chocolate. The yeast gives off great funky flavors that are delightfully Belgian and fruity, but the beer is called “Chocolate Indulgence” and I want way more chocolate in the flavor. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body with a higher carbonation that provides a nice fluff to the tongue with a light bite. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, and suggests “stout” the most to me. There is a slickness in the mouth as the beer leaves, and a scrim of sticky saliva is left on the tongue. Overall, I’m disappointed with Chocolate Indulgence because it does not have enough chocolate. I’ve seen Ommegang’s house yeast before, and think it would do well if it were subtly added to a stout, but as is the yeast character is domineering the beer and leaving me wanting variety. This beer is interesting, but fails in its promise. If it weren’t called “Chocolate Indulgence” I would have had to stretch to note the chocolate flavors hidden in the beer. I want more chocolate!
obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ommegang’s Chocolate Indulgence begins with a mostly black pour with a dark purple hue. There isn’t much head, but what there is appears dark brown and sticks to the side of the glass. The nose is full of cocoa, milk chocolate and cream. The body reminds me of a port wine, but slightly carbonated and extremely smooth. The flavors are complex and well-rounded, with notes of cocoa, cream, chocolate, slightly bitter hops, toffee, marshmallow and lightly roasted coffee. The finish is fairly sweet, with some notes of whiskey, wood, milk chocolate and grassy hops.
obxsgrl98 (20) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On a chocolate beer kick and this will not appease the desire. I guess I am not a fan of Belgian yeast.
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Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is chocolate, chilies, cinnamon, roasty. Has a very fruity/ Belgian base. Touch of tobacco on the back. Really good.
jflopsu (827) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with thick tan head. Has a sweet malt and chocolate aroma with some citrus which is surprising given the color. Taste is very unique with a mix of sweet malt, chocolate, coffee, and some grains.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with small head. Not what I expected and not my favorite. I understand this is a Belgian stout, but way too much clove and not enough roasted malt and chocolate.
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to respertFTW. Deep brown with a darker, beige head. Chocolate, earthy minerals and clove aromas. Maybe should be called "clove indulgence."
kaser (4082) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light and mellow beer after a woodcut. Palate is fired so this isny a fair rating. Cocoa marshmallow flavor. It's good
ROBC3366 (148) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is yeast chocate and malt and taste is roasted chocolate.
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tmongoose (1672) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
10oz draft poured dark brown with nice mocha head. soft silky chocolate accentuated with roasted malts. the flavor was quite smooth not bitterness to speak of just chocolately goodness, creamy texture blended very well. for a chocolate stout this rates up there. glad I finally got to taste this one.