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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 498   ABV: 16.6%
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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.
2015 Release = 16.6% ABV. ABV varies by vintage.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10445) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6295) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle shared at Aaron’s. A light body with some syrup and notes of white chocolate. Finishes with cream soda.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2016
Pours clear amber with a small head. Aroma is boozy white chocolate fruity sweet. Flavor is vinous sweet yet a bit sour bitter white chocolate fruity

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
Hand bottled mini sample courtesy of LinusB. Pours tiny hazy deep golden with a very small offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is intense, malty and sugary with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, caramelized pecans, roasted coconut, white chocolate, hay, minerals, bourbon alcohol and hints of lemon peal and figs. Taste is sweet, bitter, salty, malty, tiny fruity and boozy. Mouthfeel is soft, round, viscous, syrupy, boozy and medium to full bodied. finish is sweet, bitter and salty with caramel, toffee, salt water, vanilla, white chocolate and bourbon alcohol. Bit too big, boozy and salty but perfect for a 30 ml sample.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokestereo (296) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma; White Chocolate, coconut, figs, oak and booze Taste; Coconut, white chocolate, wood, earth, figs and booze.. But well balanced and tasteful

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (716) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2016
A: Clear brown coloured with a white head that goes away fast. N: Vanilla, figs, booze T: Vanilla, cocoa nibs, bourbon O: WOW! Vanilla bomb. It’s boozy but I really enjoy the hardcore flavours!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4983) - Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Pours clear, dark honey golden with a thin pale buff head. Aroma delivers yeasty, malty and chocolate notes. Flavor continues the chocolate tone plus malty and fruity notes. Mouthfeel delivers average body and fizz. Brew up some white chocolate

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (5557) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2016
2014 bottle from Chris, drunk 2/20/16.
Pours a murky dark amber color with a immediately fading beige head.
Chocolate, earth, grape and toasted oak, with a pina-colada-like bourbon element and some oxidation, as well as a fair amount of sharp, grainy booze.
The flavor is just a putrid mess of sour wheat-like character, toasted oak, spoiled chocolate milk and lightly sweet caramel on the end, replete with grape and lightly bitter vanilla notes. Loose/low carbonation and not intensely sweet, but the huge wheat dryness doesn’t work at all with the barrel character and what the hell is all of the grape-like character.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2194) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2016
From notes. Bottle shared by AirForceHops. Thanks Chris! Pours orange gold with a few white bubbles. Bottled 08/08/14. Aroma is coconut, vanilla, white chocolate. Taste is sweet, caramel, white chocolate, coconut, vanilla, oak. not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1007) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Poured from bottle 2014 14.3abv thanks Airforcehops. Nice hazy orange pour with a thin white head. Aroma of vanilla white chocolate vanilla and grain. Taste follows aroma nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (395) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
kindly shared by Oldmanriver, thanks a lot. Four stars for the experimental energy of The Bruery. Wonderful complex aromas of vanilla, white chocolate, Malibu liqueur, coconut, poppy and vanilla joghurt and rich creamy cheesecake. Far less impressive in taste, though. Sourish, yogurt with chocolate, very sweet, very alcoholic. Guess it’s just the way it is with that monstrous abv. Brave experiment and surely a "beer" to remember.


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