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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (206) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2013 bottle, picked up late this year -- after the infection news broke. Is it infected? I can’t say for sure as I never tried the 2012. It does finish lightly tart, but if you’re a sour beer drinker you wouldn’t really call it sour. I didn’t expect to like this and was impressed. Pours a light orange with a white head ring. Smell is big-time chocolate / white chocolate. Taste gives, you choco backed with fruit and that light tart note. Surprisingly drinkable at almost 15%. It’s a celebration kinda night and this was a great choice. Wanted to age this one but we truly enjoyed it right now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap 5 oz. pour at the 2013 Strong Ale Festival at Pizza Port in Carlsbad (village), CA. Very hazy, medium dark oak color with no head and no lacing. Aroma of white chocolate, caramel and orange. Taste of orange, cloves , caramel and white chocolate. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7924) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle split at Dadsgiving, thanks to ?, 24/11/13. Hazed orange amber with a thin off white head. Nose is tarte fruit, bourbon woody tang, rye, caramel fudge. Taste comprises white chocolate sliver, vanilla fudge, mellow, caramac, bourbon soaked wood, mellow fruits. Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, dry finish. Nice drop - mellow, the booze is well hidden for 14 !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oRos (1047) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle from the bruery store. Pours light yellow. Aroma of vanilla and booze. Taste has a weird tartness going on. Like on the way to sour but in that weird area still. Peanuts and vanilla as well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours cloudy blonde with a short off-white head and a bourbon and vanilla aroma. There is a cider-like wheat flavor with some vanilla, lots of bourbon and a hint of white chocolate. Pretty sour. Is it supposed to be? Whatever, it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5842) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Chocolate sweetness, milk sugar, nilla wafer, and bourbon. Big and sweet and boozy. Not awful, but I can’t imagine ever wanting more than a few ounces of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2012 vintage. Aroma is a little hard to distinguish. There is some white chocolate, alcohol, sweet, sugar. Dessert-like. Almost a frosted character. Overall hard to pin down. Flavor is also very unique. Never had anything quite like it. Lots of bourbon, some white chocolate Soft and creamy. Possibly too much alcohol taste, almost doesn’t seem like a beer, but still good and unique.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1131) - Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2013 2012 vintage. Pours a ’dingy’ orange, disappearing head. Aroma is its strongest attribute. So unique! I really do get a white chocolate impression here. Sweet. Sugar. Dessert-like. Almost a frosted character. Overall hard to pin down. Flavor is also very unique. Never had anything quite like it. White chocolate for sure. Plenty of bourbon. Medium to full body. Soft and creamy. A bit too much hot alcohol which holds it back somewhat for me. Overall a quite complex and unique beer experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2013
25.4 oz bottle. Foggy orange brown with a ring of froth. Nose is big on the vanilla and cacao, the sweetness tempered by the wood and bourbon. Body thinnner than hoped for. The slight vinous tang tells me little buggers have been eating up the richness. Tasty enough though and at 14%+ i won’t care after a few glasses. Taste is buttery caramel, white wine, vanilla and bourbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (706) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours a hazy light orange color. Aroma has a nutty character, chocolate, cream, and sweet. Nutty, tart, sweet, chocolate, boozy....don’t really get the white chocolate character. Nothing offensive but fairly tart and sweet.

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