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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen (10538) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
manomarnypopis (57) - POLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Przezroczyste bursztynowe. W zapachu migdały, ziarna czekolady, beczka i alkohol. Delikatna biała czekolada, migdały, alkohol ale wchodzący, pijalne mimo alkoholu, lekka słodycz, bardzo dobre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mesjasz (1154) - Lodz, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Aromat karmelu, laktozy, wanilii. Smak słodki. W smaku mleczna czekolada, serio. Nuta alkoholu, ale fajnie ułożony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (936) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Co tu się dzieje. Bourbon, wanilia, opiekany kokos, czekolada, jakieś figi, melasa... Cudownie bogate, wybitne piwo. Po ogrzaniu totalnie wychodzi świetna, mleczna czekolada.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rami_pl (2231) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a White Chocolate (2015) by The Bruery at Chmielarnia Marszałkowska Migdaly, slodycz, wanilia, kokos, marcepan, kakao, zlozone, slodkie, sporo destylatu, do saczenia jak lycha. Robi wrazenie, klasa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2016
75cl anno 2014 via trade, split with Tomaz. Could not finish it. Orange col blanc retombant vite. Arôme de vanilla et un léger bouquet de chocolat et e Broubon magnifié par le boisé et encore l’effet alcool. Le tout garde une approche proche des wheat wine. Palais est réchauffant, alcool bien là, réchauffant voire un peu over the top. Amertume houblonnée perce en find e bouche, cacao, chaleur est là, sucre résiduel et Bourbon, forte impression de corn sugar pour booster le tout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Karelbeersindral (69) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 3, 2016
Caramel, bourbon, vanilla, wood, deep, sugary, strong, a real winter drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2704) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 27, 2016
Bottle 0.75l at Ratebeer Belgian Summer Gathering 2016 Evergem, Belgium. 03.09.2016. Thanks Klaas for hosting and RB guys for sharing today’s beers. Pour it hazy brown color with small white head. Aroma vanilla, chocolate, some coconut. Taste sweet crazy vanilla kick, woody, pinch of smoke, clove, dark chocolate in the middle, coffee also a pinch, too much sweet sugary at the end, maybe I’m not in this mood right now, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish. Interesting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8426) - 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 (2737) - 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 (2365) - 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!

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