DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2011 750mL bottle purchased at the Pole Line Nugget in Davis, CA. I get a lot of doughiness in the aroma. Obviously, there is quitea bit of sweet chocolate and roasty flavors present, too. A little yeast funk. Mildly transparent dark dark brown color with a medium tan head, which leaves nice lacing and is long-lasting. This starts and maintains a pretty sweet, sugary chocolate flavoring throughout. There is a little roastiness in the middle. The finish has a bit of a dusty yeast flavor, consistent with a Belgian yeast strain. Very lightly hopped to finish. Pretty straight forward. Not terrible, but not amazing, either(6/4/7/4/13).*****RE-RATE******8 ounce sample on tap at the Davis Beer Shoppe. Sweet aroma that is heavy on the chocolate. Fairly sweet. Very reminiscent of chocolate milk. Opaque black body with a creamy mocha-tan head. A very attractive beer. Starts sweet with some chocolate flavors. Becomes a little more roasted and burnt in the middle with some coffee hints. A little dusty towards the finish. A mildly bitter and mildly dry finish. Velvety body. Really delicious. Have no clue why I didn’t care for this initially out of the bottle? Cybercat (6341) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Aroma is fairly strong and smoky, mainly of roast coffee with hints of chocolate and a whisper of molasses. It pours an opaque sable like dark chocolate with a very thick, fine-bubbled tan head that hangs around for a while. Flavor is just simply superb, smoky and chocolaty with undertones of coffee, caramel and molasses. It is fairly sweet but not cloying, and there is a touch of hop bitterness that balances the sweetness nicely. Texture is smooth and bubbly, and it leaves a slightly sweet mocha aftertaste. Very festive, and a good dessert beer. Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2009
This smells predominantly like chocolate, slight hints of ale. It is a deep dark chocolate color with a maroon red small head. The flavor is a delicious chocolate, but not really sweet. The subtle sweetness comes from the delicious ale flavor. ads135 (5213) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Had this beer in lieu of a birthday cake in 2008. Its impossible to characterize how truly chocolately this beer is, but its not overwhelming, but finely tuned to the character of the rest of the roasted flavor. ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 30, 2007
Nose of spicy cherry cordials, chocolate brownies fresh from the oven, and all kinds of floral notes here as well. Pours black. The wicked cascade resolves into a towering, uber stiff & rocky tan head that is fully lasting and leaves excellent lace. Goes down waaaay too smooth. This is guinness to the 100th power. Holy shit! Flavor is sweet and roasted chocolate malt, mild alcohol warmth and sweetness as not to upset the masterful balance. Light acidity adds to the cornucopia of tasting pleasure. The chocolate in the finish is just as the label claims "indulgence". The full body is creamy and chewy, lively; and feels dry at the finish. Fuck this is good!! Should definitely be allowed to breathe and warm if you have the willpower. The mark of a great brew is the measure of how easily one could make themselves sick...for me with this one, it would be all too easy. Wa-we-woo-wah...very nice...I like...high five!!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a dark chocolate color with a tall head that lingers. Superb lacing. Aromas of roasted coffee and chocolate. Medium nectar with ample carbonation. Good flavor concentration with a high roasted coffee and cocoa presence. The finish lingers with superb bittering.
Dacrza (1071) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Warning: unavoidable joy to rate this beer... impenatrable black body filling out a Victory HopDevil nonick glass... substantial brown head laces as close to perfection as my pencil will allow.... thick, dense chocolate aroma reaches out from the table in front of me... fresh malts are also present.... soft milky toastedness settles the nostrils--I could SMELL this beer all night.... intense heat at the throat retreats, allowing a medium-bodied, slightly effervescent body to present comfortably... chocolate taste indeed--with subtle dairy and toasted flavors--some light esthers lift the weight... these Ommegang brewers do little wrong--I’ve ordered enough glassware from them to prove my appreciation!--and the Chocolate Indulgence is what it promises... for 7.0% ABV, unbelievably drinkable and character-laden... Leighton (22821) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2013 I indulged, and it was amazing. I am a huge fan of chocolate beers and this is one of the best I have tasted. Had it on tap at Rattle and Hum in NYC during Craft Beer Week 2009. Poured pitch black with a strong beige, fluffy head that never subsided. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Taste: miraculous. Notes of chocolate on the front and back ends, along with strong coffee and mild caramel flavors. Velvety smooth and rich like pudding. This was a great beer. SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Pours jet black with a tight brown head. Aroma is of cocoa and yeast, more cocoa than yeast though. Tastes strongly of dry cocoa powder and mild roastiness. Full-bodied and a smooth, creamy texture and active mouth-carbonation, Ommegang Chocolate Indulgence finishes dry but not bitter. Bamaboy1975 (248) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, light char, raisin, prune, toast, toffee, earth, floral, clove, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with great balance, strength, and complexity of chocolate, dark malt, and fruity ester notes. Taste of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, prune, caramel, toast, toffee, earth, light clove, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, toast, toffee, earth, light clove, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of chocolate, roasted malt, and yeast ester flavors; with nice robustness; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian style ale! Great balance and complexity of chocolate, roasted, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone