wilnatp (629) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Surly Darkness 2014. I am unable to find written tasting notes on this.
thomashall (181) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours golden color. Can smell the white chocolate along with some bourbon. Taste the strong bourbon flavor and pick up the white chocolate at the end. Really good.
dogfishho (599) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange gold color with a tiny white head. The aroma is very sweet with bourbon, chocolate, and vanilla. Really wonderful on the nose. On the palate there is an odd tartness that underscores and really big sweet white chocolate flavor. This wasn't a bottle from the infected batch (2013) but there is definitely a tinge of sour apple on the lips afterwards. I know the 2014 on draft didn't have this issue. Overall good, but quality control has been tough here.
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markextrae (1348) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 Bottle sample, deep hazy orang colour with a small white head. Awesome aroma, lot of vanilla, strong sweet Bourbon, white chocolate! Big Bourbon vanilla notice! Boy this was tasty! Need more
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange color, moderate head, good lace/retention, especially for the ABV. Aroma lives up to the beer’s name - smells like white chocolate. Aroma of white chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, light bourbon, wheat. Fairly full bodied, this doesn’t have the usual (overly) boozy palate that most of the bourbon barrel offerings have from The Bruery. Yeah, there’s some alcohol but this is much more pleasant. Finishes sweet, fairly straightforward flavors, not overly complex for all the stuff going on.
slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"I don’t even know where to start with this one, it had been a wish list brew for awhile that I finally had the chance to sample. Golden pour with a light white head but little retention. Beautiful aromas of bourbon, strong vanilla, and chocolate. Quite simply, this tastes like white chocolate soaked in bourbon. It’s massively complex yet quite simple, enigmatic really. I believe it’s the best brew I’ve had from the bruery and one of the best beers I’ve sampled this year. Truly phenomenal. "
Travlr (13741) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
ottle courtesy of yourefragile, thanks! Murky golden yellow color, small white head. Aroma of white bread and subtle chocolate. Taste is pretty much white chocolate soda. Odd
bartlebier (2072) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(retrieved from 08/2013 Midwest jpg backlog, CHI tasting - big bottle courtesy of CHI tasting crew, thx). Rarely had a beer so aptly named: pure molten white chocolate, Galak bar style, with honey-coated almond nut flakes. Amazing density of vanilla and almond/marzipan flavours, almost sickly sweet in the nose. Only a shame they were obtained purely by adding bucket loads of adjuncts, not by organic yeast or malt characteristics per se. In this respect straightforward and without any guilt, as only US barley wines can achieve, not much alcohol interfering, making for a great substitution for dessert, and a fun parody of a beer.
DedicatedToFun (3304) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, amber pour, white head, nose is chocolate, taste is chocolate, sweet but not overbearing.
ICEatALAMO (1038) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pour is a very murky light orange. The aroma is light bourbon, some vanilla, sweet notes. The taste is a good mixture of the notes mentioned. You can certainly taste the base wheat wine. A tad boozy that the bourbon burns in the end.
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