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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

942 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 942
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.73%
Wants: 412
Gots: 353 | FT: 47
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
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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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Thorpe429 for sharing.

The beer is yellowish orange with a thin white head. The aroma offers vanilla, oak, chocolate, malt, booze. Fabulous flavor. Super smooth and teeming with flavor. Vanilla candy and seriously...white chocolate. Alcohol is certainly there but doesn't bother me. Delicious. Would happily have this again.

Huhzubendah, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Gonzoillini, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

DoubleJ, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

afsdan, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

KAF, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

olradetbalder, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of Kelp
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Kelp, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of billab914
4/5  rDev -3.6%

billab914, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

iL0VEbeer, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

ShanePB, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Zaphog, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of PEIhop
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

PEIhop, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch 1. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Murky light amber body. Thin collar with a few bubbles on the surface.

Smell - Lots of vanilla and chocolate. Bourbon. Harsh booziness. Really does smell like white chocolate, though.

Taste - Bourbon and vanilla up front. Chocolate is very strong. The white chocolate flavor is still apparent, but not like the smell. Sweet with a hint of grain. Intense vanilla bean finish.

Mouthfeel - Harsh and boozy. Medium carbonation. You taste every bit of the ABV.

Overall - The white chocolate concept is spot on, but the vanilla is as intense as vanilla extract.

Alieniloquium, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Cynic-ale, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -27.7%

atrocity, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Rhettroactive, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy dark golden amber with a nice sized off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Smells of vanilla, bourbon, oak, white chocolate, honey, vanilla frosting, and a solid shot of ethanol. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Lots of sweet vanilla and white chocolate up front with a solid bourbon oak flavor and plenty of alcohol to remind you this is a huge beer. Thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy mouthfeel. I really liked this beer it's quite different. I'm not sure this needed to be 14.5% abv but I enjoyed sipping on this for most of the night.

johnnnniee, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -3.6%

tobelerone, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 Bottle opene don 12.10.12

A - Pours a hazy reddish-orange with a fizzy light tan head that is gone instantly.

S - Sweet malts, plums, vanilla.

T - Sweetness that quickly turns into white chocolate. More chocolate, vanilla, bourbon finish.

D - Good carbonation and a lighter body.

O - Smell is different, but tast is very nice. White chocolate for sure.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of chippo33
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

chippo33, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to Bruery tulip.

A - Dark yellow with some orange in the centre. Completely cloudy/opaque. A thin layer of bright white head formed and reduced to a ring around the glass.

S - Big vanilla and oak aromas up front. Some bourbon, caramel and a cocoa notes are also present that create a great white chocolate aroma - as advertised!

T - The bourbon comes to the forefront right away. Big vanilla notes and cocoa create and sweet white chocolate presence. The oak is present throughout. The white chocolate is not as well integrated as the nose indicated but still comes together well.

M - Medium body. Chewy. Light carbonation.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 24, 2012
Photo of wordemupg
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

750ml white waxed bottle poured into tulip 18/9/13 cheers Adam for sharing

A orange amber with plenty of sediment being moved around by a few slow bubbles, finger of soapy foam fizzes out quickly and leaves no lace, about what I expect considering the strength, long legs included

S smells strong of vanilla, soft caramel, and coco, the bourbon barrel comes out nicely with a little booze but well concealed all things considered, I wasn't expecting the chocolate in a beer this light in color, it might be in my head but it kinda smells like white chocolate, nose is strong and amazing

T a little citrus and cereal I wasn't smelling and everything else is toned down but the booze is a little stronger and a fair amount of wood

M its thick and syrupy but could use a few bubbles, a little heat but well managed, slightly numbing on the lips with some woody bourbon lingering

O smell alone bumps this one up a notch, I could smell this one all day but it didn't quite follow through in other areas, solid stuff don't get me wrong but the nose was by far the best thing going

the booze will get ya for sure, smells amazing and lacks nowhere, age worthy for sure and something I'd like to revisit years from now

wordemupg, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of drummermattie02
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

drummermattie02, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -3.6%

THECPJ, Oct 13, 2012
Photo of Griffith
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Griffith, Aug 10, 2014
White Chocolate from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 942 ratings.