White Chocolate - The Bruery
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Reviews by Dope:
4.04/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
12-07-2013 06:04:57 | More by Dope
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +1.7%
Somewhat murky dark cream and light amber in color with a very small off-white head. There's not a lot of visible carbonation, but some. This leaves the glass oily and spotted with stick. Not a particularly attractive beer, and surprisingly light in color.
The aroma is something quite special and unlike anything I've experienced before in a beer; it's like walking into a Coldstone Creamery. Big notes of sweet vanilla cream, waffle cones, white chocolate, cake batter ice cream, and mild grain combine for something quite extraordinary.
The flavor isn't quite as impactful, though lovely amounts of vanilla, bourbon, wood, white chocolate, and waffle cone combine quite nicely. Moderate bitterness, and the alcohol is hidden exceptionally well considering the beast this beer actually is. Impressive and flavorful, though not as complex as Black Tuesday, Melange 3, and Fruet, to name a few recent Bruery world-beaters.
Full in body with low-moderate carbonation.
Just awesome. I don't think anybody actually expected this to taste/resemble white chocolate, but...it does!
09-04-2012 02:06:10 | More by ehammond1
4.28/5 rDev +2.9%
2012 edition. I tried an infected 2013 version and, while interesting, wasn't appropriate to review.
A: Ripe apricot. Hazy. Barely any lacing.
S: Big bourbon barrel character with caramel, vanilla, and butterscotch.
T: Very hot. Once the booze burn dissipates you get a wash of vanilla and caramel. The cacao nibs aren't particularly noticeable but that may be the light color affecting my experience of the flavor. There's an apple-esque tartness in the finish; not an infection tartness but perhaps some esters from the base wheatwine.
M: Not as thick as I had anticipated but very hot. The burn runs from the mouth all the way to the stomach.
O: It's a pleasure finally getting to try this. A beautiful scent, a good flavor. Was it worth the hunt? Perhaps, perhaps not. I am, however, looking forward to trying the next version.
07-03-2014 00:01:55 | More by 01001111
White Chocolate from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 833 ratings.