White Birch Barrel Aged Indomitus "Black" | White Birch Brewing

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White Birch Brewing
New Hampshire, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Batch “Black” was released on September 29, 2011. For this release we aged Indulgence on Brettanomyces, Pediococcus and Lactobacillus in a Bourbon barrel for 14 months. It’s unblended, uncut, and a little intense. The result is velvety rich with a defining sourness from the extended wild barrel aging process.

Added by TheManiacalOne on 11-20-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 6
Photo of mdaschaf
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes. Opened up at the Moo Bar.

A: Pours a dark brown/burgundy color with a small tan head on top. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Pleasant aroma, some tart cherries and a little raspberry, there is a bit of chocolate underneath and hints of the oak.

T: The taste is an interesting mix of tart and roasted malt. More cherry here, but also some other dark fruits come forward as well as chocolate and oak.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drinks pretty easy.

O: Wasn't quite sure what to expect, but liked this beer quite a bit. One of the better White Birch offerings I have had so far.

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Photo of johnnnniee
4.12/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch = Black Bottled 8/16/2011 sampled 11/4/2011
Pours a solid black color with a decent tan head that shows moderate retention and sparse lace. Wow that smells good! Bourbon, oak, vanilla, tart cherries, roasted grain, chocolate, slight touch of booze. Taste is roasty and chocolatey with a tart fruity edge. Cherries, plums, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, a hint of smoke. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a tart roasty almost chalky mouthfeel. Seems like a big stout that was dosed with some wild bugs. Tasty well made brew, I might have to find me some more of these.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-cask 11/13/2011 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark reddish brown color, with a large light brown head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains chocolate, roasted malts, cherries and Belgian yeast.

T: The taste starts out with a hearty roasted malt character and a semi-sweet chocolate flavor that is followed very quickly by a strong burst of tart cherries. The hops presence is very mild but provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, light-to-medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty and complex, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice flavorful beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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White Birch Barrel Aged Indomitus "Black" from White Birch Brewing
3.66 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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