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Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Mexican CakeApple Brandy Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake

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BA SCORE
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world-class

210 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 6.84%
Wants: 662
Gots: 29 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ant4711 on 07-12-2013)
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Three bottle set most generously sent by cparles in a recent box. Thanks for these man. They were top class!

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled 6 June 2013
Drank the red wine first, then the JD and finally the apple brandy.

APPEARANCE: Pours out black and yields a two finger, medium looking, creamy, dark tan head with good retention. Black body with no real carbonation evident. A thick ring with touches of wisp remain until the end of the glass leaving some sticky dots of lacing down the sides of the glass. These all basically look the same, but this one had the best head and appropriate levels of visible carbonation. Best look of the bunch for sure.

SMELL: Big nose on this one, with brandy, oak, caramel and sweet, creamy vanilla as well. Nice cinnamon of course, with dark chocolate and well measured chili peppers tying it all together. Big, balanced and extremely enticing. All of these variants smell amazing, and this one might just challenge the red wine version for top spot.

TASTE: Milder flavors up front but there is definitely some brandy, oak and roasted chilies off the bat. Flavor comes out much more at the swallow, with lots of barrel notes, caramel, toffee and sweet vanilla and coconut, oak, bitter chocolate, spicy cinnamon and chilies all working in wonderful harmony. A touch of alcohol heat and spicy chili peppers linger on the palate. Really nice, though a tad hotter than the others.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Like the Jack Daniels variant, this is a touch lighter than the red wine, but it is only semi-creamy on the palate, going down fine with a chili bite at the swallow and finishing sticky. Some chili heat lingers.

OVERALL: Another simply awesome creation. This one was very similar in quality to the JD variant, though the feel was not quite as creamy and the flavor a touch hotter than hoped. While the red wine was perhaps my favorite of the three, both this one and the JD version are world class as well. I would go out of my way to drink these again, no question. Cheers to cparles for sending these over. Excellent stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 20:09:08 | More by Jeffo
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Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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