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RATINGS: 293   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14784) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2015
Bottle @ WWT IV. Clear golden color, virtually no head. The aroma is indeed white chocolate. Taste alcohol, a slight hint of sourness and indeed a hint of white chocolate. Average to medium body, a bit fizzy carbonation. Meh..

1.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
MetalNHopHead (1695) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - APR 11, 2015
This beer was infected. In some ways, it feels unfair to rate it, but Id like to have my comments available for comparison when I get to try this beer for real. Then, Ill edit my rating accordingly. As it was, White Chocolate smelled faintly of white chocolate. The color was dull brown but the body was very fizzy. Aroma had some bourbon and barley. Flavor was very sour. There was some lingering Barleywine-ish tastes, but mostly the flavors of tart citrus had taken over. The booze note was very sharp. Hopefully Ill get to have this beer the way the brewmaster intended very soon. Until then, no hard feelings, The Bruery. Its not like I was really excited to try this or anything. No, its fine. All good. Im not crying. Youre crying.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
HuskerTan (1879) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 11, 2015
(Thanks Josh "StFun") Bottle. A- Bourbon, booze, citrus, sour. A- Dirty yellow brown color, cloudy liquid, off white head. T- Boozy, citrus, sour, tart, subtle caramel. P- Medium body, average texture, high carbonation, sour finish, O- A beer Id really wanted and finally was hooked up with. Sadly, it was way infected. Had it been a blind tasting, Id have assumed I was drinking a sour/wild ale. The bourbon is the only thing that actually came through that was supposed to be there. I think.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ernesto987 (5832) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
ok, so i dont like barleywines, i dont like strong beers, and i dont like cloying sweetness, why dont we mix all that together and then INFECT the beer. lol. more garbage juice. Gross.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6131) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
(750ml bottle dated 8/6/14) clear gold pour, fine white bubble. Nose of butterscotch, white chocolate, touch of gold raisins, sweet and delicious. Taste of butterscotch, white chocolate, well hidden alcohol, apricot, medium body and neat white chocolate finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1855) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Thank PeteinSD Amber/burnt orange pour with a white disappearing head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon. These aromas invite you to take that first sip. Taste is light chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, a dry finish with chocolate notes. The beer gets sweeter as you drink it. I am glad I shared this.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5110) - Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
750 ml bottle into snifter, 2012 vintage bottling. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/amber color with a small foamy white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin ring fairly quickly. Slight spotty lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, golden raisin, pear, apple, toffee, bourbon, coconut, oak, honey, light caramel, light pepper, and bourbon/oak earthiness. Damn nice complexity and balance of pale malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa nib notes; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, golden raisin, pear, apple, toffee, bourbon, coconut, oak, honey, light caramel, light pepper, and bourbon/oak earthiness. Slight amount of oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, coconut, oak, honey, light caramel, and bourbon/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of pale malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa nib flavors; with an awesome malt/barrel balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and slightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged wheatwine style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of pale malt, bourbon barrel, and vanilla/cocoa nib flavors; and smooth to sip on slowly for the huge ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9 (2679) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Tasted on 8/31/13 from waxed and capped 750mL bottle. Pours clear light orange with an average white head that quickly recedes to a thin collar. The nose is white chocolate with a malty graham cracker note, maple, light caramel, a bit hot. The flavor is very unctuous and quite sweet with the same white chocolate and graham cracker from the nose, and even more caramel and toffee bourbon. The body is full with lively carbonation that makes it seem a bit lighter, along with a long sweet bourbon and white chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (1019) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Smell is light sourness with a bit of white chocolate. Taste is light white chocolate with a bit of mineral and malt flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - DEC 31, 2014
Great beer. Didn't realize it was a Barleywine until it was poured. So malty and white chocolatey. Unbelievable. Insane flavors. Love The Bruery and their amazing ales. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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