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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 498   ABV: 16.6%
The primary component of our “White Oak” ale is a 100% barrel aged wheat wine that we affectionately refer to as “White Oak Sap.” Essentially a “summer” barley-wine style ale, but made with a wheat heavy grain base, White Oak Sap is aged in used bourbon barrels for nearly a year and comes out rich in flavors of coconut, honey, caramel and vanilla. To compliment the already rich flavors of the beer, we’ve added cacao nibs and vanilla beans to give this beer the delicate flavor of white chocolate…hence the name.
2015 Release = 16.6% ABV. ABV varies by vintage.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1836) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2015
750ml bottle of 2014 release. Pours an orangey brown color without much head. Medium bourbon and the vanilla comes through at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5988) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2015
750 ml waxed bottle shared with a friend. 2014 edition from Preserve Society. Not infected thankfully. Hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of white chocolate, cocoa, caramel, some booze. Tastes of caramel, big booze, toffee, oaky bourbon. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice aroma, too much booze on the taste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
knickskicks (1151) - - OCT 25, 2015
Yellow-orange pour. Nose is boozy, tart gren apples. Taste is the same. Clearly infected but still somewhat drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy gold with a small head. Nose is super sweet and boozy. Little nuance to it. Flavor is simial. Somewhat tart and hot sugar bomb. Oily. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3249) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
Thanks cards04 for sharing. Murky orange body not much head at all. Odd but appealing aroma of white chocolate but also tart and oaky. Cereal and vanilla. Taste is oaky tart Touch of citrus grains. Touch of booze but abV well masked for the high abV.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2648) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
Pours a dark honey colour. Aromas are insane. Lots of white chocolate, vanilla, honey, very decadent aromas. Flavours are sweet white chocolate, vanilla, honey, booze, and a sour finish.. Which I found odd but not unpleasant. It balances the sweetness nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (5084) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2015
750 ml bottle with a thick white wax, dated 13 months go, received via trade, thanks Chad! Hazy orange appearance with a small white head that lingers. A bit darker on the second pour, more cloudy, some sediment. Aroma of white chocolate, vanilla, oak, lactose, light honey, white wine grapes, coconut, caramel malt, toffee and light alcohol. Similar flavor, syrupy and sweet with a hint of acidity. Full bodied with a thick feel, sometimes finishing a bit boozy. Good, but not quite what I was expecting. A nice sipper overall. Pairing: Ween - Chocolate and Cheese

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2015
This one has been on the wants for a long time. Excited to finally try it. Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is a mix of cocoa and vanilla, as expected. The flavor is really boozy but hidden in there are some great cocoa, vanilla, sugar, bourbon and oak notes. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Definitely a huge beer, but if you split it among a group of friends it is worth seeking out.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sorif (17) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 25, 2015
Amazing beer, definitely a special idea, with flawless execution. The name really says it all, if you have access to this beer try it for yourself, it’s definitely worth it. Reading reviews is not enough. The words are not enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (2323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Pours orange amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet chocolate (white), caramel, fudge, vanilla, dark sweet fruits and some sweet malts. The taste is sweet with a weak hoppy feel to it. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, fudge, tannin and some alcohol. Less sweet than expected but still a nice barley wine Fo sho.

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