White Chocolate | The Bruery

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Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2012 Bottle (thanks miguel blanco!)

Appearance - Slight hazy amber. No head. Some sediment.

Aroma - White chocolate, sweet wheat, vanilla, coconut.

Taste - Tons of white chocolate, bourbon vanilla, slight tartness, and subtle coconut.

Mouthfeel - Oily, yet drying. Possibly because of the alcohol? Perfect carbonation. Medium bodied.

Overall - White chocolate bomb! The tartness was a real pleasant surprise as well. The 14.whatever% alcohol is not a factor at all. I wouldn't change this beer ever. One of my recent favorites.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a CCB snifter. Golden with a soft, white head. Nose smells of bourbon and chocolate; a nice counter-intuitive nose based on the appearance. When taking a big whiff, I fully expect something darker in my glass. So very cool, indeed, on that front.

The general flavor seems very bourbon-centric. Not that I am opposed to that; I love the taste of bourbon and really like most things put into a bourbon barrel within reason. However, I feel like some other aspects of this are overpowered by the bourbon. I get the vanilla -- which of course gets muddled in with the general bourbon quality -- and I pick up on some type of coconut-chocolate note. However, the white chocolate quality is a bit lost on me.

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Good night cap.

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White Chocolate from The Bruery
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