slowrunner77 (6019) - 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 (12975) - 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 (1876) - 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 (2948) - 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 (978) - 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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Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a contrast to Black Tuesday, but just as delicious. Poured a sip by a guy on St. Patrick’s Day 2014 at a local bottle shop! What a surprise!!!
RussianDragon (505) - - JUN 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle at Tyson’s Whole Foods. I saw this in a fridge behind the counter, and they poured me a sample! It had been opened several days prior.
Pours a still yellowish orange, no head or lacing. Aroma is vanilla, oak, chocolate, malt, and booze. Flavor is smooth and intense: white chocolate is the dominating flavor, with vanilla sweetness. Alcohol is present but doesn’t get in the way of the flavor. Delicious.
From notes 2/16/14.
GRM (3053) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Brown bottle, 750 ml; eye: caramel, hazy, no effervescence, no head; nose: white chocolate, light vanilla, light mint, light bourbon; mouth: white chocolate, light vanilla, light mint, light bourbon, woody finale with presence of vanilla, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, light sourness, slick texture; overall: once is enough
Bouteille brune, 750 ml; œil : caramel, voilée, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse; nez : chocolat blanc, léger vanille, léger menthe, léger bourbon; bouche : chocolat blanc, léger vanille, léger menthe, léger bourbon, finale boisée avec présence de vanille, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, légère aigreur, texture coulante; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez
Fritz123 (1079) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at my house from the infected batch of 2013. I didn’t know about the infection until after my first sip and realized something was really wrong. The bottle owner explained that they had an infected batch due to (I think) lacto getting into the batch. My first time having so my rating is low unfortunately. Pours an almost pilsener looking yellow-gold with a small white head. Aroma is certainly white chocolate but with a rather tart orange juice-champagne aroma to go along. The taste is NOT good. You get the white chocolate but the infection takes over with tartness and funk. Cant wait to try again and will edit the rating appropriately when I do.
madmitch76 (15824) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th May 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Hazy amber beer, small white head. Palate is suprisingly light and crisp. Mild fine carbonation. The promised white chocolate is delivered and whilst it is sweet it isn’t sickly sweet as white chocolate can be. Alcohol spice and a little dried fruits. Nice beer but still more aging would not go amiss.