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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

856 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 856
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.25%
Wants: 400
Gots: 328 | FT: 48
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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2.05/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Pour is a transparent dark amber with a foamy white head. Nose is a fair bit of bourbon, heavy wheat base and odd caramel malt, muddled and dirty with a hint of coconut and notes of milk chocolate. Taste is extremely sweet and not integrated at all. The bourbon is lighter, notes of apple juice and some overly sweet caramel. The chocolate and nib notes are extremely out of place and don't fit in at all. There is tons of sugar, hints of booziness through the softly carbonated finish. The body is big, soft palate and creamy.

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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

#6 1/24/14

White Chocolate has a surprisingly light look to it, being a slightly murky darker yellow color with a wispy sort of nearly white head on top that sticks around despite its lesser form and is able to maintain itself while contributing good lace.
There's some creamy sweetness in the nose, but it needs to warm before that aspect can fully develop. When it does, the chocolatey tones come in more smoothly and clearly, along with some white pepper. Raw cookie dough with a bit of earthy spicing to ease the sweetness and a ghost of white fruits flesh make a fuller nose.
It's more like white chocolate on the tongue, the actual creamy and specifically white (sweeter) chocolate especially at the end of each sip, while it remains peppery and a little spicy, likely effects of alcohol and a bit of almost acidic dryness.
The body has a surprising heft and thickness to it, and acidity plays an interesting feel in the role as it feels like sweetness ought to weigh it down. The dryness that cuts in prevents that. It has a bite on the tongue with every sip, but it's pretty smooth, too.

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White Chocolate from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.