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White Chocolate - The Bruery

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BA SCORE
93
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985 Ratings
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Ratings: 985
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 13.22%
Wants: 428
Gots: 365 | FT: 50
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  14.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-07-2012

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.
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4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had an opportunity to try this at the Stone Oakquinox yesterday. It was so good I decided to open my bottle.

A - Lite butterscotch, murky as hell. Low head, leaves to ring. Some spotty stuff.

S - Named appropriately. White chocolate, I kid you not. Sugary, creamy and like dulce leche.

T - Taste just like smell. Very nice.

M - Medium body, good carb, nice balance.

D - Deceptively tasty for the ABV.

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2.31/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Received a few of these from good trading partners over the last little while. Cheers for thinking of me fellas!

From a 750 into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a thin, one finger, loose looking, white head with lousy retention. Fead dissipates quickly to a ring and a light, faint wisp. Hazy amber in color with high levels of carbonation. A half ring remains until the end but leaves no lacing down the glass. Color is fine, but the head could use some work.

SMELL: Toffee, caramel, vanilla and some nice bourbon notes on the nose. The combination definitely results in what could be interpreted as white chocolate, which is interesting. Some sweet cream and milk chocolate complete the package. Not sure if I like this, but it is definitely well executed.

TASTE: Some toffee, wheat flavors, bourbon and vanilla up front, with some oak, sweet cream and more bourbon barrel at the swallow. Not as bold as hoped, and artificial tasting as well. Doesn't quite live up to the nose at least. Some white chocolate flavor lingers after the swallow on top of a boozy and somewhat boring base beer. A milder and short-lived aftertaste is boozy with some bourbon and artificial white chocolate flavors. Flavor falls off quicker than expected. Not impressive at all.

PALATE: Lighter body and higher levels of carbonation. A little fizzy and airy on the palate, unfortunately, goes down rough and is harsh and abrasive at the swallow. Finishes quite sticky as well. Pretty tough going to say the least.

OVERALL: How does this get a 4.19 on this site? I understand that people like The Bruery's high abv booze bombs, and there are some good ones, but this is definitely bottom of the barrel in that department. While the nose showed some promise, this was artificial tasting, boozy, muted, and the feel was light and harsh, making it difficult to choke down my 6oz glass. Fruet was leagues better than this, proving that The Bruery can make high quality booze bombs. This was a complete disaster, however. Drain even had a tough time with this, and she's dealt with some doozies in the past. I'm glad you boys were thinking of me when this came out, so I greatly appreciate the bottles gents. Can't win 'em all.

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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a thin finger of frothy white head. Fades very quickly.

S - Wheat, toasted coconut, oak, vanilla, Bourbon, cocoa nibs, which chocolate, booze.

T - Sweet wheat, toasted coconut, vanilla, oak, Bourbon, cocoa nibs, white chocolate, toffee, and booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Very bold, complex, and interesting. But also very well balanced.

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White Chocolate from The Bruery
93 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.