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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

836 Ratings
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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 394
Gots: 324 | 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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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

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.

01-07-2013 02:34:56 | More by Huhzubendah
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-10-2013 05:05:07 | More by Gonzoillini
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2013 22:49:25 | More by mdaschaf
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

03-01-2013 12:07:12 | More by Kelp
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-28-2013 12:49:18 | More by billab914
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wrightst

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-20-2014 02:42:40 | More by wrightst
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Zaphog

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-23-2012 03:36:13 | More by Zaphog
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

03-16-2013 19:12:42 | More by PEIhop
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

10-06-2012 00:32:25 | More by johnnnniee
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

12-24-2012 06:44:36 | More by HuskyinPDX
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-13-2012 13:20:57 | More by THECPJ
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-08-2013 01:53:33 | More by tobelerone
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-19-2013 15:15:58 | More by drummermattie02
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-13-2013 11:59:12 | More by ShanePB
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%

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

09-19-2013 02:36:17 | More by wordemupg
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +3.1%

750mL bottle poured into FW mini-snifter - thanks to egadbananas

Glowing light golden pour with a thin bone white head resting on top. Specks of lacing dot the glass while drinking.

Like a boozy dessert in a glass - assorted scents of birthday cake, vanilla, bourbon, oak, caramel, coconut and syrup. Sweet and warm.

Booze-soaked white chocolate right up front, punctuated by a variety of decadent, warm, sweet flavors. Drizzled in honey and syrup, the vanilla beans combine with oak and bourbon for continuing warmth. Birthday cake, vanilla icing, caramel and a thick wheat backbone. Full flavored, for sure, wildly sweet, but incredibly flavorful throughout.

Full bodied, milder carbonation, creamy, sticky and soft on the tongue. Similar to what others have said, this beer is wildly expressive and flavorful, although insanely sweet and rich. We split a bottle between 4 people and finished every drop.

06-10-2013 12:57:33 | More by xnicknj
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

06-15-2014 01:29:54 | More by Alieniloquium
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GraduatedCashew

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-04-2013 17:12:33 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-18-2012 02:47:13 | More by Rhettroactive
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.46/5  rDev +7.2%

750 ml waxed and capped bottle poured into a Bruery tulip
14.75% ABV, 2013 Bottle

A - After a five minute ordeal with the outrageously thick wax, this beer pours relatively still from the high alcohol. Hazed golden in color it's fleeting white head dots the tulip in specks of lace before sinking to a ring of bubbles.

S - White Chocolate smells of wheat husks soaked, at length, in grain alcohol and used to stir the concoction of bourbon oak-aged barley malt, cacao nibs, and stringy vanilla beans. More alcohol than anything, this beer has complex undertones of pear skin and earthy spice.

T - Like a liquid caramel-drizzled brownie, this beer is bursting with chocolate notes of cacao nibs and vanilla, from both the vanilla beans and the bourbon oak aging. The wheat wine's presence is still there with smooth wheat flavor and feel that provides a great base for the additives.

M - Despite pouring somewhat still, White Chocolate has a rich and smooth body with a prickle of carbonation, finishing incredibly dry and thin from the alcohol level.

O - The Bruery's White Chocolate lives up to it's name, smelling and tasting like a liquified brownie made with booze. This heavy hitter doesn't deceive; it's alcohol is right out in the open, adding complexity to the white chocolate brew. Mmm delicious.

10-27-2013 14:32:53 | More by BeerFMAndy
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

02-13-2013 01:34:19 | More by iL0VEbeer
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

10-24-2012 00:46:05 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-21-2012 03:45:24 | More by chippo33
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-20-2014 02:55:32 | More by KAF
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

02-17-2014 21:48:54 | More by thagr81us
White Chocolate from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.