_angst_ (4308) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand bottled mini sample courtesy of LinusB. Pours tiny hazy deep golden with a very small offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is intense, malty and sugary with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, caramelized pecans, roasted coconut, white chocolate, hay, minerals, bourbon alcohol and hints of lemon peal and figs. Taste is sweet, bitter, salty, malty, tiny fruity and boozy. Mouthfeel is soft, round, viscous, syrupy, boozy and medium to full bodied. finish is sweet, bitter and salty with caramel, toffee, salt water, vanilla, white chocolate and bourbon alcohol. Bit too big, boozy and salty but perfect for a 30 ml sample.
Jokestereo (267) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma; White Chocolate, coconut, figs, oak and booze Taste; Coconut, white chocolate, wood, earth, figs and booze.. But well balanced and tasteful
linusb (608) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Clear brown coloured with a white head that goes away fast. N: Vanilla, figs, booze T: Vanilla, cocoa nibs, bourbon O: WOW! Vanilla bomb. It’s boozy but I really enjoy the hardcore flavours!
Cybercat (4738) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear, dark honey golden with a thin pale buff head. Aroma delivers yeasty, malty and chocolate notes. Flavor continues the chocolate tone plus malty and fruity notes. Mouthfeel delivers average body and fizz. Brew up some white chocolate
ClarkVV (5214) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2016
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
2014 bottle from Chris, drunk 2/20/16.
Pours a murky dark amber color with a immediately fading beige head.
Chocolate, earth, grape and toasted oak, with a pina-colada-like bourbon element and some oxidation, as well as a fair amount of sharp, grainy booze.
The flavor is just a putrid mess of sour wheat-like character, toasted oak, spoiled chocolate milk and lightly sweet caramel on the end, replete with grape and lightly bitter vanilla notes. Loose/low carbonation and not intensely sweet, but the huge wheat dryness doesn’t work at all with the barrel character and what the hell is all of the grape-like character.
WillRunForBeer (2053) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. Bottle shared by AirForceHops. Thanks Chris! Pours orange gold with a few white bubbles. Bottled 08/08/14. Aroma is coconut, vanilla, white chocolate. Taste is sweet, caramel, white chocolate, coconut, vanilla, oak. not bad.
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle 2014 14.3abv thanks Airforcehops. Nice hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma of vanilla white chocolate vanilla and grain. Taste follows aroma nice beer.
bastarda (377) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
kindly shared by Oldmanriver, thanks a lot. Four stars for the experimental energy of The Bruery. Wonderful complex aromas of vanilla, white chocolate, Malibu liqueur, coconut, poppy and vanilla joghurt and rich creamy cheesecake. Far less impressive in taste, though. Sourish, yogurt with chocolate, very sweet, very alcoholic. Guess it’s just the way it is with that monstrous abv. Brave experiment and surely a "beer" to remember.
jrob21 (3333) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at first sunday. From the name I was expecting a sweet chocolate bomb. When I took my first sip though this is a much more subtle, sweet, malty and caramel sort of drink. Syrupy, a little alcohol burn on the back end of the palate. Coconut and honey sweetness for sure.
chinchill (3879) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared large 2014 bottle.
Pours slightly hazy, light orange-amber with a decent head.
Odd but not unappealing fruity and chocolaty aroma.
Tart fruit and chocolate flavor. Very tart.