Thursday, February 10, 2011
White Birch Indulgence
At Al’s of Hampden, I ordered a glass of White Birch Indulgence. The beer pours a black color with a thin tan head. The aroma consists of chocolate and coffee. The taste is chocolate with some underlying cherry. As if coincidental or by purpose, I also picked up a bit of birch flavor, similar to that in birch beer, and a slight alcohol bite on the finish. The alcohol content is 8.5% ABV. I thought the Indulgence was a really dark strong ale and most appropriately fits into the imperial stout category. However, it was a decent beer with a surprising birch flavor.