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

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

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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.69
pDev: 6.18%


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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xseanprimex

South Carolina

4.96/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from the bomber into a tulip. Thanks very much to Redfish2942 for this one.

A: Poured a deep black. As expected, no head but a slight lace on the glass.

S: Sweet cinnamon and brown sugar with a little chili in the background. I'm sure I smell the apple brandy but the delicious sugars are up front.

T: Dear Lord, the taste. Sweet brown sugar and chocolate with the apple brandy rounding it out brilliantly. Not boozy at all like I expected after the other variants. The chilies are faint but you know they're there, which is nice. In one word, perfect.

M: As smooth as it looks. Almost want to say oily, but in good way. Lite carbonation can be expected from a brew that has been aged like this one. Really good.

O: Just spectacular. All three variants are excellent, but very different animals. This is easily one of the top 5 beers I have ever enjoyed, and definitely the best stout. Cheers to Westbrook!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 21:24:53 | More by xseanprimex
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Bottle pour at the tasting at la casa de dirtinabottle.

Pours an opaque, bottom of the Mariana trench sort of black. 1.5 inch foamy brown head forms, leaving good little strings and globs of lacing on the glass.

Smells include vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, oak, and cinnamon. No pepper aromas yet, but this is still probably the best smelling stout I've ever had.

The taste is mind-bogglingly good. I first get vanilla, then some roasty bitterness, then chocolate, then apple brandy then vanilla again with some oak, then cinnamon, then an absolutely delightful spicy pepper twang at the end of each sip. Every advertised flavor is on full display here, melding into the next one perfectly. Oh. my. God.

The pepper builds up in your mouth the more you drink of this, leaving a warming heat on your lips. This is medium to full bodied- the slightly thin body for such a big flavored stout is the only points knock I can honestly give this. Insanely drinkable for the ABV. Creamy, thick mouthfeel.

A game changer. This is the way to add adjuncts to stouts, and is possibly the best stout and the best beer I've ever had. Speechless, I'm so sad I most likely won't ever have it again.

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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.

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Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.