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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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, 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4831) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (5529) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1800) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (2120) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (7066) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
knickskicks (1162) - - OCT 25, 2015
Yellow-orange pour. Nose is boozy, tart gren apples. Taste is the same. Clearly infected but still somewhat drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7704) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle. Hazy gold with a small head. Nose is super sweet and boozy. Little nuance to it. Flavor is simial. Somewhat tart and hot sugar bomb. Oily. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3482) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
Thanks cards04 for sharing. Murky orange body not much head at all. Odd but appealing aroma of white chocolate but also tart and oaky. Cereal and vanilla. Taste is oaky tart Touch of citrus grains. Touch of booze but abV well masked for the high abV.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2771) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
Pours a dark honey colour. Aromas are insane. Lots of white chocolate, vanilla, honey, very decadent aromas. Flavours are sweet white chocolate, vanilla, honey, booze, and a sour finish.. Which I found odd but not unpleasant. It balances the sweetness nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (6313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2015
750 ml bottle with a thick white wax, dated 13 months go, received via trade, thanks Chad! Hazy orange appearance with a small white head that lingers. A bit darker on the second pour, more cloudy, some sediment. Aroma of white chocolate, vanilla, oak, lactose, light honey, white wine grapes, coconut, caramel malt, toffee and light alcohol. Similar flavor, syrupy and sweet with a hint of acidity. Full bodied with a thick feel, sometimes finishing a bit boozy. Good, but not quite what I was expecting. A nice sipper overall. Pairing: Ween - Chocolate and Cheese

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