The Bruery’s White Chocolate is monsterous 15% ABV Barrel Aged Wheat Wine with Cacao nibs & Vanilla Beans. It’s only avaiable to Bruery Preservation Society members, good thing I have a hookup!
Final Rating: 3.86/5
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Bruery tulip glass. Thanks vitese for the hookup! 2014 edition.
Pours a light, hazy, amber-marmalade body with a big, frothy, off-white head that reduces slowly to leave leggy lacing that sticks around.
Aromas are quite potent and inviting.. white chocolate seems appropriate as aromas of vanilla cake, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and butterscotch all come into play.
Taste is a different story.. upfront is a muted caramel-toffee flavor, vanilla/bourbon and dark fruit on the follow through, somewhat astringent, almost sourness on the finish. A little boozy.
Mouthfeel is odd… watery, low carbonation, with a medium-light body. I’d expect something a little richer for a beer of this caliber.
Overall I wasn’t impressed with White Chocolate, maybe a couple years will add some richness or balance to it. Will revisit.