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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

941 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 941
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 413
Gots: 353 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  14.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The primary component of our "White Oak" ale is a 100% barrel aged wheat wine that we affectionately refer to as "White Oak Sap." Essentially a "summer" barley-wine style ale, but made with a wheat heavy grain base, White Oak Sap is aged in used bourbon barrels for nearly a year and comes out rich in flavors of coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. To compliment the already rich flavors of the beer, we've added cacao nibs and vanilla beans to give this beer the delicate flavor of white chocolate...hence the name.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-07-2012)
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Reviews by Dope:
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4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unsure as to the date.

A: Pours a deep reddish-amber. Lightly hazy pour. Mid-sized and fizzy tan head. Head fades out pretty quickly, almost soda-like. No sign of lacing at all.

S: Lots of white chocolate and white raisins too. Like white chocolate-covered raisins in fact. Light sting of bourbon with a little caramel and more dark fruits. Maybe a little bit of wheat? Pretty much just smells like straight-up white chocolate raisins for the most part. Pleasant and unique. Quite sweet too.

T: Taste is very similar to the aroma. It's all white raisin with white chocolate. Raisins are surprisingly tart too. Sort of a light toffee from the bourbon coats it. Toffee heavier in the middle along with a heavy wheatiness that pokes through in the finish and aftertaste. Heavy drying oaky tannins in the aftertaste as well, lingering around between sips with a bunch of white raisin. Surprisingly not as sweet as I expected, especially given the ABV and the chocolate/vanilla aging. Not much sign of alcohol as you'd expect, but it does warm the belly quickly.

M: Heavy but not overly thick or cloying. It's a big one. Surprisingly drying too.

O: Very interesting brew. I can't tell if I like it. Barrel aging isn't super heavy but supplies a nice layer of complexity. Even the chocolate and vanilla isn't overpowering. The raisins really stand out for me initially though. Aftertaste is a bit rough, that's my only real complaint. Very unique, strong and complex brew at the same time. Never had anything like this. Making a beer that can actually produce the flavors of white chocolate is an accomplishment in itself.

Dope, Dec 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of UlfAndreas
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Before even seeing this bottle, and knowing little about The Bruery (had only tried the Tart of Darkness prior). First nose and sip I was convinced this was a sour. A delicious one at that. Was drunk at a bottle share so can't say much about my 2-3oz pour. But later found out that this was totally infected. Hoping to try it non-infected but would gladly buy this as a sour.

UlfAndreas, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of abeeronthebeach
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%

This was definitely an infected bottle yet I decided to review the beer anyway because it turned out to be well worth drinking. The vanilla, cacao, and bourbon treatment made for a really interesting flavour profile when combined with the sourness from the infection. A happy accident.

abeeronthebeach, Aug 25, 2014
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White Chocolate from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 941 ratings.