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RATINGS: 894   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Pours a very dark brown with a thick tan head. It certainly looks like chocolate! The aroma of dark bitter chocolate is very strong and to me it was almost off-putting. Besides the chocolate (dark cocoa, not milk) I noted some dark fruit backed by a faint tartness. The flavor was full of cocoa bitterness, along with some roasted malt that lingers in the end. The beer is only 7% ABV but a bit of alcohol warmth comes through in the finish. The mouthfeel was moderately carbonated and not as thick as I had expected. Not horrible, but not the best chocolate beer Iíve tried.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4788) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle sampled at Muckfest V on 7/11/14. Pours clear brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and slight band-aid. Less band-aidy than the first batch that came out in í06 or í07 or whenever. Malty and caramelly flavor with some chocolate before an estery, yeasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
December 18th, 2012 - I like a good chocolate based beer in December. It not only fits with the season and atmosphere (which, near the foothills of Colorado, is mostly cold, but never bitterly so) and the holidays, which fill us to bursting with sweets and sugars like an overindulgent grandmother. For these reasons I plucked the Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence off of my storage shelf to enjoy on a cold and relaxing evening, spending a lot of time before I tasted it enjoying the rich Dubbel-like smell, with the extra lacing of strawberry, cotton candy and raspberry. The theme in the aroma seems to be tart and tangy sweets, and itís a lovely blend, showing off with fruits that lend themselves well to a coating of chocolate. Which reminds me, I donít sense much chocolate in the aroma. At last I check the flavor to see if thatís where itís been hiding, and here thereís a shade of a blend: raspberry chocolate, like the coffee drink, but itís faint. The body is lighter than expected, with a mixture of sugars and savories that again reminds me of dubbels, and a long aftertaste that exhibits tart fruits. But the chocolate is faded, and sometimes invisible. That doesnít diminish the enjoyability of the beer, but itís not what I expected, either.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3489) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is roasty with some bread in there and just a little bit of chocolate coming through. Taste is slightly sweet without having much chocolate to it, and has the characteristic Belgian yeast to it. OK, but nothing great, and a slight misnomer, in my book.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (724) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from 2007. Dark brown pour, big light brown head. Chocolate cocoa power, roasty, and more chocolate aroma. Chocolate, roasty flavor, oxidized from age.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (1764) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle thanks to mcbackus. Nose is like a chocolate covered cherry, as an oxidized kinda way. Taste is watery and not much else, kind of light cocoa. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (476) - - JUN 10, 2014
Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance Ė The beer pours an almost pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a fantastic level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of lacy islands on the sides of the glass. Smell Ė The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a cola aroma with a good showing of molasses and caramel. A dark chocolate aroma is there, but is overall rather light being complemented by some aromas of cream aroma. Some other darker malt smells and a little bit of a dark fruit smell of fig and prune round out the overall smell. Taste Ė The taste begins with a sweeter dark roasted malt flavor with the sweet being mostly of a dark fruit consisting of plum and fig along with a big chocolate flavor. As the taste advances the fruit flavors fade all while a milk chocolate flavor, with hints of vanilla and cream, take its place. Some molasses flavors also join the tongue as the taste advances to the end, bringing an even higher level of sweetness to the brew. While the sweetness increases, the roastedness increases as well with, more roasted malt and a tiny bit of char coming to the tongue. In the end, with a little bit of earth that comes to the tongue, one is left with a quite sweet and smooth chocolate flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that was a bit on the higher side. The body could have likely been a bit thicker with a carbonation level that would be better slightly on the lower side. After the beer sat and the carbonation dwindled some the feel was better, but overall it needed a bit more thickness. Overall Ė The taste and look were quite nice Ėbig and dark with a nice chocolate flavor, but the aroma and feel were just OK. Overall a nice beer to try, but not really worth the big bottle price of over $10.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jamesthebrit (236) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Aroma is light. Oaky. metallic. A little roasty. Appearance is alright. Looks thin on the pour. Head is coarse. No lacing. Taste is light... much like a porter. Really no chocolate. Oaky. Boring. Not getting the belgian wine like notes Iíve seen in other belgian style stouts. Palate is a little coarse. Overall a super average beer. Drinks like a ho hum porter but at a white whale price. No chocolate note at all. Just a aggressive porter like palate. Definitely pass especially for the price.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (596) - New York, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Chocolate Indulgence has a dark brown almost black colored murky body thatís very opaque. The head is thick and frothy with rocky peaks and a tan color. The aroma is malty, toasted and has only a very faint hint of cocoa powder. There are dark toasted and roasted malt flavors with hints of bittersweet chocolate dust and some espresso coffee notes as well. There is a modest hop flavor that adds some bitterness to the finish, which also has a slight metallic touch to it. The texture is smooth and a little bit thin on the palate with a good carbonation and a medium body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (419) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a jet black with a foamy off-white head. Has a sweet belgian yeast aroma. Flavor is sweet belgian yeast up front, bu the main body is a bittersweet chocolate and malts. Has a nicely balanced flavor that doesnít come off as too sweet or too subtle. Very interesting.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kirkport (2) - - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
An extremely smooth beer, the title tells it all! A very nice chocolate flavor, leaving wanting for more!


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