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Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged Mexican CakeJack Daniels Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake

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BA SCORE
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world-class

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.3%
Wants: 369
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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 07-13-2013)
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.43/5  rDev -3.7%

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 this, and finally the apple brandy.
This one says "bourbon" on the label, though JD is a technically a whisky.

APPEARANCE: Pours out black and yields a two finger, medium looking, fizzy, dark tan head with good retention. Black body with higher levels of carbonation evident for the style. 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 was not as loud and fizzy as the Red Wine variant.

SMELL: Nice here too. Whisky, oak, caramel and toffee with vanilla notes on the nose. Dark chocolate, cinnamon and light notes of chilies as well. Some oak and coconut from the barrels as well. Bold and wonderful, tough not quite as mind blowing as the red wine.

TASTE: Oak, caramel and toffee with some whisky barrel up front. Vanilla and cinnamon though the middle with a bit of a chili burn at the swallow. Milder but lingering finish of sweet coconut, whisky, oak, vanilla sweetness, spicy cinnamon and bitter dark chocolate as well. All the elements are there, bold and well balanced, with a bit of a chili burn lingering as well. Great stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. A touch lighter than the red wine variant, but still very creamy on the palate, goes down smooth with a chili bite at the swallow and finishes sticky. Some chili heat lingers.

OVERALL: Another wonderful beer. They're all a bit too chili heavy for me, but who am I? Equally good as the others, though the nose is perhaps not quite as boggling. That is a minor issue, however, as this is still in the top 5% of imperial stouts out there, as is this entire series for that matter. While I put the red wine variant first, it's a toss up between this and the apple brandy. I would jump at the chance to drink any of these again. Thanks again cparles. Phenomenal.

03-02-2014 19:53:39 | More by Jeffo
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.78/5  rDev +3.9%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black. Nice khaki head. Medium collar.

Smell - Graham cracker cinnamon. A little bit peppery. Chocolate. Vanilla. Minimal whiskey.

Taste - I taste a lot more barrel here. Whiskey and oak. Cinnamon is beautiful. The peppers add a great balance to the chocolate and spice.

Mouthfeel - Slightly sweet. The peppers are a perfect level of spice. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Had this after Murda'd Out. I thought that would be the pinnacle of the night. But god damn, this is incredible.

11-26-2013 00:24:50 | More by Alieniloquium
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MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

4.41/5  rDev -4.1%

Big thanks to Sean for sharing these. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - They all looked kind of the same. Tan foam that settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and specks of lacing. All are very dark brown, revealing coloration when held to the light.

S - Nate says Almond Joy, and that's a pretty accurate assertion. Loads of coconut and vanilla from the barrel, with some fruity whiskey, oak, and perhaps a whiff of alcohol. Base beer imparts notes of chocolate and light cinnamon. Barrel is quite assertive here, but it presents a lot better than a number of other Jack Daniel's brews I've had.

T - The taste is quite excellent, with a blend of caramel, milk chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and mild chile flavor and spiciness. Booze and whiskey recede a bit, making it quite enjoyable to sip on.

M - Smooth, medium body that seems a bit lighter than the Red Wine version, Pleasant carbonation, with light residual stickiness. Not overly oaky, which is a surprise considering the intensity of the barrel-aging.

D - This was really excellent. I'm always wary of Jack Daniel's barrel-aged offerings but this was a winner. Hopefully Westbrook makes more of these beers; they've got some serious kill.

10-11-2013 19:25:06 | More by MasterSki
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-14-2014 14:57:32 | More by AdamP
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.7%

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dnb128

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Missouri

5/5  rDev +8.7%

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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Thishops4u

Kansas

5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +2%

Really rich mouthfeel. Big spice notes including chili and cinnamon are still there. There's a light booze on the nose and on the front end. Some vanilla hints from the barrel. Just really rich. Tastes like mexican chocolate cake. The JD adds something to this beer and tames the spice a bit for me. Well done.

06-30-2014 19:42:20 | More by PHBoiler
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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thebigredone

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +8.7%

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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -13%

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Artmcd88

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.7%

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JedMarshall

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

06-17-2014 01:06:46 | More by JedMarshall
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Lfty357

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-16-2014 05:18:47 | More by Lfty357
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EvoJoe

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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NW2285

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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CCDuchaine

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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solo103

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.7%

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HipHopsHooray

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-31-2014 00:30:17 | More by HipHopsHooray
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Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.