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RATINGS: 221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6329) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarinEvelyn (586) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbaaron (1340) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrewFace (889) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2127) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Bottle share thanks to drewface. Aroma of peanut butter. And chocolate. And fudge. Pretty complex. Taste is a bit sweet but has an underlying tartness. Flavor is completely opposite of the aroma. Not bad but not gr8 Rerate. Much better than the infected

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (768) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle from DrewFace. Pours orange with small white head. Aroma is sweet, nutty. Taste is tart, sweet, coats the tongue. Warms a bit. Not really white chocolate, but I think I like it??

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5624) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Draft at Blind Tiger with Brendan. Pours a hazy orange amber body with no head or lacing. Aroma is super hot bourbon and some mild vanilla in the back. Mouthfeel is thick and syrupy with notes of bourbon alcohol up front dominating, followed by vanilla, oak, chocolate, honey and maple. The flavors actually worked somewhat together, however the overall booze-dominated character really crippled this for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3795) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Draft. Golden has pour with white head. Chocolate and vanilla sweet aromas with some oak, bourbon and barley wine like tones. Flavor is sweet and has depth and some warmth, not surprising or such a big beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5877) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by b3shine (more times since). Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. I had a different picture for this beer going in. The aroma is as advertised; wonderful white chocolate, vanilla, caramel, light cherry like fruits and some alcohol. The flavor is almost over the top sweet, but it works for this beer, White chocolate, vanilla, light cherry fruity notes,caramel, and sometimes comes off as boozy. I don’t mind sweeter beers, but would not want to have a full one of these myself.


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