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RATINGS: 897   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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10th Anniversary beer
Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence celebrates our first decade of brewing sinfully fine ales. Chocolate malts and real Belgian chocolate blend into this lushly decadent stout, certain to seduce your palate.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a weak dirty brown head. Strong malt aroma with a bit of mocha. Thick and creamy to the palate. Taste starts out malty with a coffee and cocoa middle and a mildly bitter finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2009
looks like a stout...smells like a belgian stout. definitely a belgain stout from the yeasty aroma. the name fits the brew. somehow itís semi-belgian, chocolate-y, and stout-ish. it hasnít quite integrated all of the aspects of the name, yet it has made a valiant attempt as such. itís funny that all the aspects shine through of each of the three styles, yet nothing really integrates too gracefully. as a belgian ale, itís pretty good, and definitely unique. as a stout...well, iíve seen worse, but iíve also seen far better. the malts show themselves as the ale warms, yet it still feels as though it is lacking the stout mentality. itís like the brew is a bit of a conundrum, in that - it doesnít know what it wants to be. great idea, ommegang (or duvel). but the execution could have fared to more advantageous results.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3161) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from Total Wine Sterling.
Aroma: The nose has notes of cocoa powder, a slight roasted note, and a bit of Belgian yeast.
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a large, frothy, tan head. Decent head retention.
Taste: The flavor is a mix of cocoa, Belgian yeast, a metallic twinge, and some roasted notes. I can really do without the metallic note.
Palate: Light to medium body with higher carbonation leading to a short to medium slightly metallic finish.
Overall: This one didnít really wow me. The metallic note was very pronounced and seemed to ruin the whole experience. Oddly enough, I had two bottles of this purchased at different times (months apart) and had the same experience. Take it or leave it.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle/750ml - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with a small dark tan head that fades to a thickish rim around the top of the beer. Aroma is of dark roasted malts, coffee and (of course) dark chocolate. Flavor follows the aroma pretty closely. Plenty of chocolate, for sure. There was a very pronounced metallic flavor that lingered into the finish of this beer. It was strong enough that it severely detracted from my enjoying this beer. Not sure what would have caused this, but I am very disappointed with this beer as a result.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tbsb (17) - san marcos, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Aroma: dark, roasted malts with no chocolate perceptible. Appearance: Typical dark stout. Taste: Dark, very roasted, burnt taste. No chocolate taste present. Tastes like a typical stout but more roasted/burnt than average. Palate: medium mouthfeel. Overall: Was very excited about this beer prior to opening the bottle. Not up to my expectations.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JMerritt (1796) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Dark brown with red tints and a small, off-white head. Rich bittersweet cocoa, earthy clay, light steaksauce (?), graham cracker and mild coffee aroma. Light-to-moderately bitter flavor with dark chocolate, dates, cinnamon, hazelnuts, rich malts. A bit of hot alcohol at the tail end of the aroma. OK, but not as chocolatey as I anticipated. There are definitely more "chocolate" stouts out there.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1176) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
I poured a 750ml bottle into an official Ommegang snifter. It was bottled on 10/18/13 and cost $12.99 ($0.51 per ounce).

Appearance: Opaque black body with some carbonation visible at the edges. Pours to a large, dark tan, foamy head which laces and retains well.

Smell: Surprisingly muted nose of generic Belgian yeast esters with notes of soap and perfume. No chocolate scent.

Taste: Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence is a beer I havenít had in many years. I first reviewed it March of 2009 and thought it was pretty good. Iíve only had it once since then (in 2011) and decided to give it a re-review since I can appreciate Belgian beers a lot more now than I could back then. Though I have to say I am not just surprised, but genuinely shocked by this beer. Itís overtly lacking chocolate as well as stout character, though the Belgian component is strong and rather interesting. I feel this beer is mislabeled.

It seems like the first sip of any stout tends to be great, so I genuinely surprised when the first sip of this one was only average. Up front thereís a standard Belgian flavor as well as a standard dark ale taste. Itís not roasted malt per se, itís simply Belgian yeast esters. Thereís almost a smokiness as the beer continues downward with a zesty, almost soapy sensation. A faint hint of dark chocolate appears right as the beer finishes. Itís entirely too mild and too short lived. Additional bitterness in the aftertaste, along with slight perfume-like character as well. Itís not that it tastes bad, just that it doesnít taste like a stout or chocolate. Disappointing.

Drinkability: Though technically a big beer at 7% ABV, Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence drinks like something much lighter. It doesnít have the thick, heavy, dense body of an imperial stout, but rather the character and delivery of a standard Belgian ale. Plenty of carbonation and spiciness across the tongue, but it does go down smoothly. Iím not a huge fan of the aftertaste, but itís easily tolerable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2689) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Light and mellow beer after a woodcut. Palate is fired so this isny a fair rating. Cocoa marshmallow flavor. It's good

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1426) - - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola colored with a big tan head. Aroma is oat and roasted malt. Not getting any chocolate. Taste adds some light hop bitterness, but again not getting any chocolate. Medium chalky palate. Not bad but it's odd to me I'm not getting the chocolate. Bad bottle perhaps?

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScoWRee (381) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours a deep dark brown almost black. It has a nice thin tan foamy head. The aroma is roasted, almost burnt, coffee with a hint of cocoa. The taste is crisp with a rich roast coffee taste. Chocolate is more in the aroma than taste


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