This morning I realized that the first written review I did was on January 31st of last year and I cannot believe how fast the time went by. So now I am posting purely by date to get the older posts out of the way before going forward with the most recent ones. I have an idea for another brewery themed month in February, but I may have to see how large the backlog is before doing that. Maybe the frequency of beer reviews will increase this month?
Here is another from a favorite brewery of mine. It seems early on I stayed somewhat within my comfort zone and went to many familiar breweries for evaluations.
Brewery: Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, NY)
Name: Chocolate Indulgence
Style: American Stout (?)
Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge and served in a pint glass.
Aroma: Roasted malt aroma with a slight chocolate-like sweetness. Very, very low hop nose.
Appearance: Black (dark brown) color. Tall, persistent, light brown head with wide range of bubble sizes. Completely opaque.
Flavor: High roasted maltiness with a hint of burnt coffee-like flavor. Bittersweet toward end with a slight sharpness at finish (not lingering). Low hops?
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with medium (close to high) carbonation. Slight hint of astringency with low warmth noticeable. Smooth and creamy on palate.
Overall Impressions: Enjoyable stout that I would like to do with a flight of others for comparison. Expected more chocolate flavor from label/name. Flavors open up and are better as it warms. Good, but far from my favorite Ommegang.