I had the Ebony & Oak, infected or not I liked it. White Chocolate was definitely not 2012 WC, still ok, and if the base is White Oak, I can see where the flavor comes from, but I wish I would have known prior to purchasing. Definitely a bummer as I bought 2013WC based on the 2012WC flavor. Live and Learn. Cacaonut I liked way more than I thought I would. Should have bought more bottles. Mrs. Stoutfire was one of my favorites this year, smokey goodness in my opinion. To each his own. Hard to "test" taste if they're bottles that sell out like Chocolate Rain, Black Tuesday, etc... Do I think they may have an issue in the barrel house?, possibly. Will it keep me from buying their beer?, not at all.