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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 Bottle @ Stephen’s house thanks to mencansail. Drew Brew you are a fungi. Pours a cloudy orange appearance with a white head. Sugary, somewhat chewy, white chocolate, caramel, thick sugary, lightly herbal, mild bourbon, thickly sweet flavor. Some booze but pretty tasty.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6049) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2015
This one has been on the wants for a long time. Excited to finally try it. Yellow pour with a white head. The aroma is a mix of cocoa and vanilla, as expected. The flavor is really boozy but hidden in there are some great cocoa, vanilla, sugar, bourbon and oak notes. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Definitely a huge beer, but if you split it among a group of friends it is worth seeking out.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sorif (15) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 25, 2015
Amazing beer, definitely a special idea, with flawless execution. The name really says it all, if you have access to this beer try it for yourself, it’s definitely worth it. Reading reviews is not enough. The words are not enough.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1595) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Pours orange amber with a white head. Aroma of sweet chocolate (white), caramel, fudge, vanilla, dark sweet fruits and some sweet malts. The taste is sweet with a weak hoppy feel to it. Notes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, fudge, tannin and some alcohol. Less sweet than expected but still a nice barley wine Fo sho.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (737) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshares #11. Pours light hazy dark orange with a medium white head. Aromas of vanilla, white chocolate, raisins, caramel, fudge, malt, coconut, prunes, booze, grassy notes, ripe orange. Taste is sweet - expected it to be way sweeter though, white chocolate, fudge, vanilla, caramel, malt, dates, prunes, weak tannins, ripe apples, orange. Did sadly not live up to my expectations.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle @ Dangerous Bottleshare 11.0. Thanks to rasmusott & vestergaard. Orangish pour with tiny lacings. Nose has loads of white chocolate, vanilla and some toffee. Taste has loads of vanilla, bourbon, boozy, light lingering tartness, white chocolate and a dry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (947) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear, IPA-like amber with a big, frothy, short lasting, white head. Aroma is very sweet with vanilla and, guess what, white chocolate. And lots of it!! Raisins, caramel fudge, coco nut, prunes, booze. Taste is sweet, but not at all as sweet as expected. Slight tartness, tannins, wood, surprisingly dry, caramel sweetness. Weird taste, but still pretty good! Average carb and oily body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrOrla (763) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015
MrOrla meets Shaun Hill. Pours Cloudy Brown/Copper with a white head. Aroma and taste, of Wood, BA, nutty, vanilla, heavy alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koleminer20 (1021) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Shared at a tasting hosted by Steebo on February 13. Non-infected batch from 2012. The pour is a cloudy dark amber with a foamy white head and some good lace. I was not expecting this for the color, that’s for sure. The aroma is heavy on the sweet chocolate. There is vanilla and cocoa present with a nice bourbon to it, but it is really sweet. The flavor is also incredibly sweet (probably why it was referred to as diabetes in a bottle). It’s almost drinking like a chocolate mead. There is a light maltiness on the back end. The mouth feel is pretty light, but the carbonation helps it hang around nicely. The aftertaste is sweet chocolate, light vanilla, and a touch of bourbon. This is pretty good, but definitely a sipper. Too much sweetness in there

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11804) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
C4PAF pre-tasting. Hazy deep golden with a small white head. Heavy milk chocolate and vanilla aroma with a touch of coconut. Sweet, milk chocolate and candy flavour. Dessert sipper, but not very drinkable...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14688) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle @ Mr.Orla meets Shaun Hill, Odense. Pre C4 Pale Ale Festival, 2015. Pours Cloudy copper with a white head. Bourbon, vanilla, nuts and toffee. Coconut. Extremely Sweet. Sipper. Big sipper! Thanks SFHOdense


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