Bruery, The
White Chocolate With Cherries (Ale Aged In Bourbon Barrels With Cacao Nibs, Vanilla And Tar Cherries) (2018 Edition)
American Wheatwine Ale
25.4oz, Single
Close to a finger of light tan foam, retention is poor, virtually no lacing to speak of. Filmy bronze to orange hued liquid, fine particulate throughout, what visible carbonation there is forms tightly coiled beads. The nose offers up a bounty of milk chocolate, caramel, coconut custard, molasses with the expected candied cherries, benefits from a balancing out from peat and earth notes. Medium-bodied, drying and vinous as well as boozy. The carbonation does not do much to smooth or tighten up things. The vanillin aspect clearer here and you can kind of get the "white chocolate" descriptor missing in the nose. German chocolate cake and molasses, on the whole not that sweet and, again, has that peatiness. The cherries most obvious at the end, not a strong presence. Manages its extremely high ABV pretty well. Another Bruery experiment that meets with middling success.
3 out of 5