budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy light orange with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is oak, bourbon, coconut, citrus, guava, and caramel. Taste is white chocolate of course, coconut, citrus, heavy booze, vanilla, and oak. Pretty hot but definitely tasty. A solid barrel aged barleywine.
nuplastikk (3832) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml courtesy of Ben. Excessively waxed, corked bottle. Mellow golden malt vanilla aroma. Sweet and viscous, vanilla sweetness. Unfiltered orange-tan body. Really unique, really sweet. Waffle tones. Really nails the vanilla waffle sweet dessert thing. Excellent beer.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from a generous trader. Pours hazy blonde with quickly dissipating white head. Nose is mostly artificial vanilla, coconut, white chocolate and honey. Taste is the same, but very boozy with birch sap, brown sugar, oak and maple syrup. Medium body. Finishes a hot and boozy. Disjointed. A bit of a mess in my opinion. Probably okay if you are drinking a couple ounces at a tasting. However, I couldn’t drink most of this and I had no problem drinking an entire bottle of Black Tuesday.
Dr_Fellini (165) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Jazz for sharing! Pours a very hazy/cloudy dark copper color with lots of sediment and virtually no head. Aroma is very stringent, hot, with hints of roasted chocolate and vanilla. "White chocolate" is very apparent in taste, with strong roasted chocolate and vanilla notes. Moderate body and creamy mouthfeel. Lasting chocolate notes in the finish. Phenomenal beer!
jkwood04 (2949) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml Bottle in a tulip. Pours Cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of Oak, vanilla, light chocolate, wheat and caramel malts, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with an incredible blend of everything. Smooth texture. An incredible beer.
Sikash (208) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at tasting. Hazy light orange aroma. Aroma is great of wine, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. Great vanilla chocolate flavor. Finish is alcoholic smooth. Overall delicious beer.
PhillyCraft (2595) - 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 (1539) - 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 (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, 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.