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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

818 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 393
Gots: 322 | 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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New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-09-2014 15:06:04 | More by trxxpaxxs
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nebuchadnezzer

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

07-09-2014 05:24:51 | More by nebuchadnezzer
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wyatt13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

07-07-2014 14:02:10 | More by wyatt13
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champ103

Texas

2.33/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Pours an opaque cloudy orange color. A white head forms, but recedes to nothing with no lace.

Forgoing my usual review outline, I have know idea how to rate this. My first bottle was sickly and cloyingly sweet with bitter chocolate. Taste basically the same. Though recent bottles have yielded and out of whack, pungent and acidic sourness. The feel is supper thick, and overly resinous. Hot alcohol all the way through.

Every time I have had this, it has been a chore to put away a few ounces. Not something I have ever remembered enjoying. Non infected bottle or not. A poorly made beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 05:07:40 | More by champ103
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-04-2014 02:04:27 | More by jaydoc
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01001111

California

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2014 00:01:55 | More by 01001111
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stephensinner

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-29-2014 05:00:09 | More by stephensinner
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LakerLeith

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-29-2014 01:15:28 | More by LakerLeith
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Rothobinide

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-28-2014 22:40:37 | More by Rothobinide
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roysand

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-24-2014 22:44:21 | More by roysand
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ThreeFishes

Florida

2/5  rDev -51.9%

06-24-2014 19:39:21 | More by ThreeFishes
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-24-2014 19:38:05 | More by redfox405
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cletusdog

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-23-2014 06:43:18 | More by cletusdog
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strohme2

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-23-2014 00:04:15 | More by strohme2
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Telly13

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-20-2014 19:06:31 | More by Telly13
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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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Joe_Mahma

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-19-2014 17:42:11 | More by Joe_Mahma
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Chingringo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-18-2014 18:54:03 | More by Chingringo
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kjrod20

New York

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

06-18-2014 17:31:09 | More by kjrod20
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keags_beer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-17-2014 03:02:35 | More by keags_beer
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cwreay90

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-16-2014 17:22:59 | More by cwreay90
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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oldsailor

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-13-2014 21:01:38 | More by oldsailor
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thebeerprophet

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-12-2014 03:44:55 | More by thebeerprophet
White Chocolate from The Bruery
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