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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 498   ABV: 16.6%
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.

HonusWagner's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Had a weird pretzely element to it that I wasn’t a fan of. The vanilla and chocolate didn’t come through against the overbearing bourbon and honey sweetness. Disappointed, would like to try again in a non-festival setting. EBF 2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8187) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2016
3/IX/16 - 75cl bottle @ RBBSG V (Klaas’ place) - BB: n/a (2016-988) Thanks to ElManana+1 for sharing the bottle!

Clear orange beer, practically no head. Aroma: sweet, caramel, vanilla, bit oxidized, more vanilla. MF: soft to no carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet start, bit sourish, vanilla, bit sugary, sweet. Aftertaste: alcohol, bit of vanilla, sugary, somewhat fruity yeast, ripe banana, soft bitterness, hoppy touch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Booze bomb of flavor, sticky intense sweet barleywine character. Copper color with no head. Boozy aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (2258) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 4, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 Sampled from 0.75 l bottle at RBBSG 2016 in Evergem. Hazy, orangeish amber with a white head. Sweetish, sourish, malty aroma of lots of white chocolate, some coffee, vanilla and a touch of peach. Sweetish, malty, quite sour taste of lots of white chocolate, coffee, hazelnut and vanilla, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, quite sour finish. Medium body, slightly effervescent and rather astringent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very nice!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2016
Thx! you for sharing ElManana+1. 750 ml. bottle sampled @ RBBSG V. 2012 Vintage. Hazy orange, few bubbles. Nose is sweet vanilla, white chocolate, sugar, oak, big bourbon & honey, faint plastic. Taste is big sweet vanilla, honey, white chocolate finish, big bourbon, sweet oak, sugar, white sugar, coconut, candy, sweet cacao touch, sugar, more bourbon, sweet vanilla. Thick oily. Gorgeous sweet desert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2016
75cl bottle @RBBSG2016. Trübes hell orange goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch nach Vanille, holzig, helles malz, schokoladig. Geschmack nach weißer Schokolade, Vanille, Holz, lecker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1920) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle at RBGBS, thanks for sharing! Vanilla, lots of bourbon, pretty decent, lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3558) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
August 13, 2016. Bottle at Bruery Bonanza 2016. 2015 edition.
Clear dark golden/amber with a small very quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is sweet malty with caramel, vanilla, white chocolate, some nutty notes and wheat. Taste is medium sweet, malty, slight boozyand bitter. Finish is warming bourbon, some bitterness, slight salty, wheat, sweet toffee sugar and vanilla. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Good but a bit hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2016
On tap the beer pours an amber color with a medium head. The nose has vanilla, coconut and some booze. The taste has some chocolate, caramel, oatmeal and some vanilla. Good long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (6666) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - 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

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