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RATINGS: 208   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottled. An unclear amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of vanilla, alcohol, chocolate, fruits, and bourbon, leading to a dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1657) - Michigan, USA - OCT 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Josh! Sunburst amber and copper with orange, completely opaque. Not much of a head, soapy white and quick to disperse to a broken collar. Aroma is huge & sweet. Rich chocolate cake drizzled with sweet vanilla morsels, some moderate caramel and toffee sweetness, a very light boozy aspect... Very delicate & dessert-like. Taste is sweet, but not cloying at all. Sweet milk chocolate & fudge cake, sticky vanilla, light toffee, caramel, mild bourbon undertaking but very manageable. Light oak, cocoa & vanilla bean finish. Very nice & delicate stuff here. Lots of people complain this is too sweet, boozy, messy, etc., but those are the same people who go nuts for Chocolate Rain & BB9K. Lolwut? I love vanilla, so maybe I’m overstating, but this beer was very enjoyable for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6106) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2013
750, capped and waxed. Thanks, J! Pours a clear dark golden amber with minimal head and lace. Bright intense sweet heavy white chocolate nose, sticky thick body. Soft, sluggish carb. Heavy sweet mid palate. Long sticky thick chocolate finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
pours a nice light tan color. Nose is incredible with notes of toasted chocolate. The taste is just unbelievably like white chocolate with some caramel and whiskey in the finish.The 14% alcohol is barely noticable. Wow. This beer tastes exactly how the name describes. Unreal!! it tastes and smells like WIlly Wonka’s factory. Just delicious. I have found my new favorite beer. Would buy a case and drink forever and ever!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
Light brown with a small pale head. Aroma is white chocolate, custard, vanilla, play-doh, booze, apricot. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, sweet and fruity with a little booze on the finish. Taste is vanilla custard, apricot, orange marmalade. Tasty but a little boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7877) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
Small off-white head, soon reduced to rim over ochre beer with lots of mini UFO’s in suspension. Vanilla, chocolate, leather. Smells sweet. Sweet; vanilla custard, rather than chocolate; faint sourish edge, old fortified wine, liqueurish and rather sharp. Not very big bodied, but quite slick and viscous, again like liqueur. To be honest, not at all my cup of t... chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle, shared with my wife. Pours light amber with a lot of very tiny particulates in it. Small beige head that fizzes away pretty quickly and leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, bourbon, cocoa, very desertlike. Flavor is the same, it really does have a white chocolate feel to it, sweet and decadent with bourbon and woody vanilla notes everywhere. Medium body, pretty hot, which is not surprising. Very nice beer, for the right time and place.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (426) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Pours hazy yellow in color with a soft foam head that forms a ring in my glass. The aroma is coconut, oak, vanilla, mild sweet bourbon, and carmel malts. In taste I picked up on potent bourbon flavor, oak, mild carmel malts, wheat grains, and vanilla. The finish is of booze, wheat, oak, and vanilla. There is strong flavors found in this beverage and it effects my palate. Overall this was a good drink but it had a lot of characters at play here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
RBSG 2013. Considerable hops and dry malt. I taste the oak, which is strong as well as the sweet bourbon. An usual beer, almost like a bourbon aged ipa, at least to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6568) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle shared by Kyle at my wedding, thanks! Pours a near clear deep gold with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice sweet cookie note with a good amount of caramel as well as underlying coconut, vanilla and some bourbon. Flavor starts with caramel and cookies and is supported by bourbon, honey and vanilla.

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