PhillyCraft (2119) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared first night of BW sess. Aroma is perfect, straight up melted white chocolate in a bottle. Taste is white chocolate, coconut shavings, oak butter, sweet malt and vanilla cream. Some bourbon came out as it got warmed, wasn’t overpowering. Crazy smooth for 14 percent with an enjoyable sweetness, it was never cloying. If this doesn’t pair well with some choc cake, I don’t know what does. Great dessert beer!
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.5 A: Moderately hazed yellow orange color. Two fingers of foamy white head. Retention is decent given the ABV, but no lacing is left.
4.5 S: Big, wonderful nose on this. The cacao nibs and vanilla beans stand out most prominently and the combination is infinitely pleasant. The bourbon is complementary and adds an earthy leather component and a big of light fruit. The base is actually pretty hard to find after the nibs, beans, and barrel, but if you sniff hard enough you’ll find neutral wheat, apple, apricot, sugar, and toffee. Booze is well hidden.
4.0 T: I don’t really know what to make of the taste. It’s closer to an 8% brew in both potency of flavor and booze. The vanilla and cacoa are particularly less aggressive in the taste, which isn’t to say you’ll have trouble finding them. The bourbon comes through stronger, but it still isn’t a dominant player. Leather, earthy, melon, booze, oak. The base, however, does come through pretty well. Lots of wheat, light fruits, some toffee, and a surprising amount of spiciness. Booze is very well hidden.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body, not the typical so-heavy-you-need-a-fork high ABV Bruery body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and quite smooth.
4.0 D: This may be the only Bruery beer ever made that is both super high in ABV and not diabetes-inducingly sweet (which is why a Bruery beer is usually the only option if that itch needs to be scratched). That said, this is far too drinkable. You don’t have to chew it and you don’t have to wince from the booze tinge. It’s pretty tasty and definitely worth a try. Does it taste much like actual white chocolate? No, not really, but I’m thrilled about that since white chocolate doesn’t do much for me anyway.
Serving type: bottle
Marheb (1214) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bue au ebf et en bouteille dans une degustation survoltée. Arôme de vanille et de chocolat appuyé par un côté presque sauvage, difficile à décrire. L’arôme est définitivement évolutive et annonce un complexité en bouche. L’alcool est quand même en arrière-plan pour sa grosseur, j’ai eu de la difficulté à seulement déguster, fabuleux pairing avec une panoplie de bouchées dont les whippets maison chocolat blanc et des fromages corsés.
drowland (4999) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The 100th rating of this beer... and it’s a doozy - sorry, gents. 5/15/13. 750mL bottle shared at the BA Roosevelt release by Nathan. Thanks! The aroma is a touch of white chocolate, vanilla, and coconut, but mostly booze and nail polish remover. Super sweet flavor, lots of corn, with some sweet vanilla, white chocolate, sugar, and more corn, with a touch of sour. Not good.
olr1984 (334) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle pours bright orange pour light tan head. Bourbon oak vanilla and white chocolate aroma. Great taste. White chocolate cookie taste. Once it warms the boozy bourbon comes out but still big chocolate coconut and vanilla.
appgrad22 (27) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely intriguing. I can't define a style or taste, but I can tell you this is appropriately named. Absolutely delicious and will highly reccomend to anyone!
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mwbrady12 (406) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid aroma and basic appearance but a string taste of true white chocolate and mild but lingering mouthfeel.
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Theis (11352) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Sour & Bitter #2. Clear amber - white head. Caramel. Sweetness. Chocolate. Vanilla. Cocoa fat. Sugary. Light acid. Vanilla. Toasted. Too much - but it taste of white chocolate. Not my style....
pentaz (589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ S&B#2. Pours clear golden amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is white chocolate,honey, vanilla,wheat, oak,cocoa, tangerine, hops, bourbon and booze. Taste is near cloyingly sweet. Body is light+, texture is syrupy and sticky, carbonation is soft.
Finishes quite boozy dry with white chocolate and hops in the late finish.
Vaiz (2708) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ ZeeBra Extreme Beer Festival 2013. Hazy orange pour. Aroma full of white chocolate, artificial sweet candy with cacao. Flavor is sweet, too creamy, loads of white chocolate with whipped cream. Not my beer, but definitely true to its name.