White Chocolate - The Bruery
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Reviews by zac16125:
4.5/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750mL bottle into a snifter
Thanks to Redbeeron for making me aware of this and then sending one over in a trade!
A: Pours a murky, to the point of being opaque, orangish amber with 1 fingers width of bright white head which quickly dissipates down to only an outer ring and whispy film center. Not a very aesthetically pleasing beer, and leaves effectively no lacing.
S: Aroma is incredibly sweet and luscious. Bourbon, caramel, angel-food cake, vanilla icing, a bit of white chocolate, rum cake, butterscotch pudding. There is a significant booze character. Wheat and slight herbaceous notes come out as it warms. This smells amazing, and like no beer I have ever smelled before. Truly fantastic.
T: Taste isnt as voluptuous as the nose, but still tasty and impressively complex. I get caramel, butterscotch, bourbon and raw oak notes, sugary sweetness, white chocolate, a brandy like component, a hint of cocoa on the finish, and if "high gravity" was a flavor it would be in this beer . Its certainly more boozy than the nose, with the big alcohol character bordering on astringent at times, but it actually plays nicely with the otherwise dominant sweet flavors and keeps it from being cloying. Awesome palate profile here.
M/D: Appropriate carbonation, on the lower end of the spectrum, medium bodied, fairly smooth but with a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Drinkability is surprisingly good. I actually drank the entire 750mL bottle myself, which certainly wasnt necessary but horray for gluttony!
O: Overall, I loved it. What else is there to say. World class aroma and complex, tasty flavor profile. Not for the faint of heart, but a must try for fans of big beers. Thanks again Matt for sending this my way!
Serving type: bottle
10-20-2012 21:16:52 | More by zac16125
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4/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served from a 2012 bottle into a Bruery tulip (proper!). Poured a vibrant yellow-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, dark chocolate, wheat, sweet alcohol, vanilla, and cocoa nibs. The flavor was of sweet malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, wood, milk chocolate, wheat, earth, spice, and sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. There is a ton of stiff going on in this one. The nose was really quite nice and balanced. Almost like this is just an unassuming beer for the masses. The flavor is the first hint that something is going on here. The booze on the follow through confirms it. This thing has simmered down some in the time before I opened it. Granted this made it really quite well balanced and easy to drink. Yes, I just said that. At 14+%, this was easy to drink. Could I kill an entire bottle to the face, probably. Would I recommend this to high schoolers to butt chug? Absolutely. The less of them there are, the better, after all. Definitely find a way to get this on your palate. Based on the rumors from the 2013 bottles, get a 2012. Based on this, you won't regret it.
Serving type: bottle
02-17-2014 21:48:54 | More by thagr81us
White Chocolate from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 690 ratings.