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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   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, weve added cacao nibs and vanilla beans to give this beer the delicate flavor of white chocolatehence the name.
2015 Release = 16.6% ABV. ABV varies by vintage.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (2446) - 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 (1219) - Middleton, 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 (466) - 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 its just the way it is with that monstrous abv. Brave experiment and surely a "beer" to remember.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3519) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Sample at first sunday. From the name I was expecting a sweet chocolate bomb. When I took my first sip though this is a much more subtle, sweet, malty and caramel sort of drink. Syrupy, a little alcohol burn on the back end of the palate. Coconut and honey sweetness for sure.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4516) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Shared large 2014 bottle. Pours slightly hazy, light orange-amber with a decent head. Odd but not unappealing fruity and chocolaty aroma. Tart fruit and chocolate flavor. Very tart. Overall: unusual.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5311) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
(Dgustation avec kzeon et yourilevesque. Merci Alex pour le partage! Vintage 2014) Le liquide est assez mince lorsque vers dans nos verres. La mousse est fugace. Au nez, limpression de chocolat blanc est bien relle mais devient inquitante lorsque mlange avec ces parfums boiss un peu suret. Au got, les saveurs sucres et surettes ne me plaisent pas particulirement. Et que dire de tout cet alcool... En bouche, le liquide montre un corps plutt faible pour le style avec un ptillement plutt doux. La finale est chaude et piquante. Difficile boire. Intressante exprience mais pas dans mes cordes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1605) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
Un trs grand merci Alexandre pour le partage! Unique en son genre, ce vin de malt prsente une couleur ambre et une tte fine mais persistante. Une attaque de cacao et de vanille ou lalcool occupe une place importante. Jadore cette contradictoire dualit entre ce que je vois et ce que je hume. Leffet chocolat blanc est parfaitement russi! Le liquide est mince et vineux d un vident vieillissement en barriques de vin blanc. Encore une attaque chocolate et vanille sur fond malt et clair. Jaime tre tant dstabilis car lensemble est cohrent et brass avec intelligence. Curieusement plutt courte en bouche, la finale est longue en alcool.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1912) - California, USA - DEC 12, 2015
750ml bottle of 2014 release. Pours an orangey brown color without much head. Medium bourbon and the vanilla comes through at the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6445) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2015
750 ml waxed bottle shared with a friend. 2014 edition from Preserve Society. Not infected thankfully. Hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of white chocolate, cocoa, caramel, some booze. Tastes of caramel, big booze, toffee, oaky bourbon. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice aroma, too much booze on the taste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
knickskicks (1161) - - OCT 25, 2015
Yellow-orange pour. Nose is boozy, tart gren apples. Taste is the same. Clearly infected but still somewhat drinkable.


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