Indulgence Ale
White Birch Brewing

Indulgence AleIndulgence Ale
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From:
White Birch Brewing
 
New Hampshire, United States
Style:
American Strong Ale
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
81
Avg:
3.54 | pDev: 19.49%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
79
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jan 10, 2020
Added:
Apr 22, 2010
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  5
Permit us to indulge our creative side. Made with copious amounts of chocolate malts. Highlights include sweet chocolate aromas and dark chocolate and coffee notes in the finish. Smooth, deceptive and decadent. Not a stout, not a porter, pitch black and just plain fun. The chocolate malt and our grain mill disagree vigorously so we only make this from time to time.
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Rated: 4.63 by Ajburke10 from New Hampshire

Jan 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by MrUse from Minnesota

Oct 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Aisha from Massachusetts

Jun 27, 2015
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Rated by theandyday from New Hampshire

4.94/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Rich dark chocolate, hints of dark fruit and a thick chewy mouth feel. This is a perfect example of a well executed Belgian Stout.
Jun 16, 2015
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Rated by badgustav from New Hampshire

4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
May be White Birch's best beer
Jun 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by Satchboogie from Belgium

Jun 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by Auror from Massachusetts

May 30, 2015
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Reviewed by JebBeerFish from New Hampshire

2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Newer Batches are 10%, not 8.50%.

While it may be smooth as the brewery's description states, I did not find it decadent. It's kind of a mess. Most prominent style is Strong Ale, with stout/porter, and touch of rauchbier. I drank but did not enjoy. I am unlikely to purchase again.
Apr 20, 2015
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Reviewed by JAFoley from New Hampshire

3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - vigorous pour barely raises a bubbly dark tan head over an opaque dark body. Decent retention with lots of foamy lacing.

S - fruits, caramel, and chocolate

T - dark smoke and cherry, tangy and super sugary. Alcohol is strong throughout and lingers in the medicine flavor aftertaste.

M - full body with light fine carbonation. Super creamy and smooth

O - this was very enjoyable. Lots of good flavors but intense, so it's hard to drink a full pint
Apr 12, 2015
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Reviewed by jdhilt from New Hampshire

4.45/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a two finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is sweet chocolate, no soy sauce, smooth chocolate/coffee finish. High (10%) ABV is hidden. $10.99 for a 22oz bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH
Feb 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 02, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by zestar from California

Aug 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by b1ackdeath from Massachusetts

Aug 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

May 19, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by MattTastrophee from Vermont

May 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by smccann from New Hampshire

Apr 09, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dbrag from Maine

Mar 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by projektyle from Indiana

Mar 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Mar 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by drew74 from Pennsylvania

Dec 10, 2013