White Chocolate - The Bruery
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Reviews by kevanb:
4.08/5 rDev -1.9%
750ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
The beer pours a nice honey color, light amber with touches of orange and light brown when struck by the light. A nice, thick, soapy, white head appears momentarily but dissipates briefly leaving behind no lacing. The aroma starts powerful white chocolate, touches of caramel, light vanilla and oaky bourbon, it's quite smooth, potently rich but very inviting. The flavors are right in line, but a touch more complex, light, sweet chocolate straight away with a ton of caramel flavor behind it, vanilla eases its way behind them nicely, touches of bourbon, chewy oak with some honey and light hoppy citrus at the finish. The flavors meld quite nicely together, providing a nice balance between the strong rich flavors and the lighter more effervescent flavors. The body is a bit thinner than I'd like with a touch more carbonation than anticipated, but it coats the mouth nicely and finishes smoothly.
Verdict: A very nice bourbon barrel beer from The Bruery. While certainly a sweet, sipping beer, the richness is moderately kept in check making this a great beer to share for desert.
01-21-2013 22:21:33 | More by kevanb
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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 836 ratings.