White Chocolate | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
ABV varies by batch.

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.

Added by womencantsail on 08-07-2012

BEER STATS
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#1,466
Reviews:
197
Ratings:
1,287
pDev:
12.47%
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Photo of Stevem68
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice cognac Amber color. Aroma boozy, sweet and chocolaty. Flavor is rich white chocolate rich a little fattiness like real white chocolate. Has a smooth rich creamy body and overall I thought this was pretty cool. You can absolutely see the white chocolate in this beer.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of alwaysplayin
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from 2015

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep orange topped by a finger of dense white head that fades to a small collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing.
S: Smells of vanilla beans with a slight chocolate and coconut notes along with some hints of oak and bourbon. Very nice nose
T: Taste is light chocolate and vanilla with some oak and slight caramel sweetness. This is a very sweet beer on the palate. The swallow on this one is some oak with more vanilla and white chocolate flavors with a little coconut on the back end. Slightly boozy but hidden behind all the sweetness.
M: Thick and silky on the palate with soft but adequate carbonation and a dry finish from the ABV.
O: Overall a very sweet and decadent beer. This one is most definitely not infected and tastes great. Pretty high ABV at 16.6 but it carries itself well. Definitely one to try.

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Photo of JoshBrews
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My bottle was the 2015 version that came in at 16.6%. I didn't find it to boozy at all. Very rich and decadent, but fairly easy to drink. It was like a light barleywine if that was a thing.

Smells kind of odd. I have heard people mention beef jerky. I can see that a little. Almost like a teriyaki aroma. I think it is just the combination of some dark fruits along with maybe some coconut and charred smell from the barreling.

It actually tastes like white chcolate quite a bit. Very sweet with some cocoa hidden in there. I think it taste like cookie dough and marshmallows too. Also some distinct bourbon notes of wood and vanilla.

Very, very tasty beer.

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Photo of gibgink
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: pours dark orange with a finger of head
S: slight vanilla and barrel.
T: so much sweet vanilla mixed with chocolate and bourbon. Just awesome flavors
F: a little warmth as it goes down, very smooth.
O: This beer surpassed all expectations. Huge vanilla followed by nice smooth bourbon and an overall sweetness. I want more!

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Photo of Beerbom
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xtonytx
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hallertau
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Klourie
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaltonCastle
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. 2 hours after having a taste of Garage Brewings' Marshmallow Stout, we are now splitting this massive gem 3-ways.

Look- Looks a whiskey amber color. Head dissipated fairly quickly. Quite a bit of alcohol legs on this one.

Smell- Wow! Bourbon bomb with some chocolate notes. A lot of vanilla and some malt. Pretty much white chocolate. Good stuff.

Taste- Tastes like I dipped a Hersheys Cookies and Cream bar into a glass of fine bourbon. Quite sweet but if you were expected anything else than I don't know what to tell you.

Feel- A very slight alcohol twinge but that is to be expected. Very velvety and slick.

Overall- I feel like I am a kid being let loose in a candy store without any adult supervision. Going to cellar my second bottle for a year and revisit this. Looking forward to it.

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Photo of adamranders
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MaximumYuks
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of awes02
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Striking golden color, clean, and aromatic. Strong scent of butterscotch, boozy warmth on the first sip, but fades as you continue drinking. Decadent and sweet, but not syrupy. An absolutely amazing beer. Worth the $30 price tag.

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Photo of soco89ziegler
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Absolut
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured into a snifter. dark orange brown, with a cola like head that quickly vanishes. leaves streaks on the glass that look like heat waves coming off a summer road.

smells of caramel, vanilla, bourbon and molasses

taste is bourbon, vanilla, caramel and malt.

extremely good beer. gets more complex as it warms. just great.

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Photo of BSecaida
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SoCal_Matt
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ronricorossi
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

White Chocolate from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,287 ratings