1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

White Chocolate - The Bruery

Not Rated.
White ChocolateWhite Chocolate

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

856 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 856 | Reviews: 118 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of KAF
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

KAF, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Howlader
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Baab200
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Baab200, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Btip1969
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Btip1969, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of BuschLeagueOC
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

BuschLeagueOC, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of surlytwinsfan
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

surlytwinsfan, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of DavidPietranczyk
5/5  rDev +20.5%

DavidPietranczyk, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of ScottP
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

ScottP, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of bcp5296d
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

bcp5296d, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of SUBER
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

SUBER, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of beerhan
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

beerhan, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of BringbakFavre
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

BringbakFavre, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of jackmax
2.75/5  rDev -33.7%

jackmax, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of the_encinitan
4/5  rDev -3.6%

the_encinitan, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

trxxpaxxs, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of nebuchadnezzer
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

nebuchadnezzer, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of wyatt13
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

wyatt13, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of champ103
2.33/5  rDev -43.9%
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.

champ103, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

jaydoc, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of 01001111
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

01001111, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of stephensinner
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

stephensinner, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of LakerLeith
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Rothobinide
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Rothobinide, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of roysand
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

roysand, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of ThreeFishes
2/5  rDev -51.8%

ThreeFishes, Jun 24, 2014
White Chocolate from The Bruery
92 out of 100 based on 856 ratings.