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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Absolutely intriguing. I can't define a style or taste, but I can tell you this is appropriately named. Absolutely delicious and will highly reccomend to anyone! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
(750ml bottle dated 8/6/14) clear gold pour, fine white bubble. Nose of butterscotch, white chocolate, touch of gold raisins, sweet and delicious. Taste of butterscotch, white chocolate, well hidden alcohol, apricot, medium body and neat white chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1735) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Thank PeteinSD Amber/burnt orange pour with a white disappearing head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. These aromas invite you to take that first sip. Taste is light chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, a dry finish with chocolate notes. The beer gets sweeter as you drink it. I am glad I shared this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3006) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
750 ml bottle into snifter, 2012 vintage bottling. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/amber color with a small foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin ring fairly quickly. Slight spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, golden raisin, pear, apple, toffee, bourbon, coconut, oak, honey, light caramel, light pepper, and bourbon/oak earthiness. Damn nice complexity and balance of pale malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa nib notes; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, golden raisin, pear, apple, toffee, bourbon, coconut, oak, honey, light caramel, light pepper, and bourbon/oak earthiness. Slight amount of oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, coconut, oak, honey, light caramel, and bourbon/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of pale malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa nib flavors; with an awesome malt/barrel balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged wheatwine style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of pale malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa nib flavors; and smooth to sip on slowly for the huge ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Tasted on 8/31/13 from waxed and capped 750mL bottle. Pours clear light orange with an average white head that quickly recedes to a thin collar. The nose is white chocolate with a malty graham cracker note, maple, light caramel, a bit hot. The flavor is very unctuous and quite sweet with the same white chocolate and graham cracker from the nose, and even more caramel and toffee bourbon. The body is full with lively carbonation that makes it seem a bit lighter, along with a long sweet bourbon and white chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (355) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Smell is light sourness with a bit of white chocolate. Taste is light white chocolate with a bit of mineral and malt flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - DEC 31, 2014
Great beer. Didn't realize it was a Barleywine until it was poured. So malty and white chocolatey. Unbelievable. Insane flavors. Love The Bruery and their amazing ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (618) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Shared 750ml to snifters. Aroma of sweet chocolate and hot booze. Golden yellow with a thin ring. Flavor is appropriate for the name.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (712) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with a white head and lacing. It has a nice aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and some wheat and malt. The flavor is rich malt and bourbon up front with a sweet vanilla and chocolate finish over a heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6172) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Hazy ambercolor with ivory foam. Big vanilla bean, white chocolate, pitfruit, spicy caramel aromas. Medium body with soft co2. Spicy pit fruit, vanilla, toasted caramel flavors with a warming spicy bitter finish---- boozy sweet___not bad.  

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (763) - Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle pours light amber-brown with thin white head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and caramel. Taste matches, quite sweet and malty. Finish sweet chocolate caramel with bourbon. Thick palate.


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