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

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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 677
Gots: 27 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ant4711 on 07-12-2013)
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Reviews by xseanprimex:
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4.96/5  rDev +6%
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!

xseanprimex, Nov 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.48/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

S - Apple brandy presence is strong up front to the give the beer a light sweet apple cider nose. There is also loads of chocolate, vanilla, light spice and cinnamon

T - Sweet apple brandy presence to it, vanilla, and chocolate. Good amount of chocolate to it as well as loads of spice and cinnamon. I didn't think this one has as much heat from the peppers as the JD one did.

M - Sticky smooth beer but not too thick. Lots of spicyness on the back end that lingers on the finish

O - This is another great Mexican cake variant which really highlights the apple brandy presence by being sweeter than the JD and bringing that sweet apple crumble presence to the chocolate and fudge in the base beer. I thought this one was sweeter and not as hot as the JD. I also slightly preferred the JD version to this one.

jeonseh, Feb 10, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 6/6/2013.

Appearance - Black body. Small khaki head with some reddish tinges at the edge.

Smell - Smells very sweet. Graham cracker and a little peppers. Lots of apple brandy.

Taste - Sweet apple brandy. Very sweet. Chocolate, but it's lacking a fudginess. Peppers cut in and turn into graham cracker with the oak in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and sweet. Medium carbonation. Boozy.

Overall - The apple brandy makes it too sweet to compare to the other BA cakes, but it's good.

Alieniloquium, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.46/5  rDev -4.7%
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Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.