1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged Mexican CakeJack Daniels Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

175 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 175
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 6.32%
Wants: 368
Gots: 20 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 175 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
Photo of Thehuntmaster
Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

650ml bottle 10.5% Abv.
Served lightly chilled in a wine glass.
Bottled: 6/6/2013
This beer served as dessert in the amazing tasting with jefeld. Thanks again man!

Appearance: The beer pours pitch black with a strong backlight only revealing a sliver of deep red along the edge of the glass. A standard pour yields a good sized dark tan coloured head that displays good retention, but only leaves a few small patches of lacing. Swirling the beer coats the glass in sticky yellow tinted alcohol legs.

Smell: Holy **** this smells amazing! A rich almondy vanilla cream character combines with toasted coconut and bitter-sweet dark chocolate and just leaps out of the bottle as soon as the cap is popped. How I’m not sure, but after a few minutes the nose gets even better with notes of caramel, loads of dusty cocoa, even more vanilla, a little whiskey and a fantastic mild pepper character (flavor and heat) becoming apparent. After some warming a little bit of alcohol appears as well as a smidgen of cinnamon.

Taste: As the nose suggested this is just fantastic. At the front of the mouth the flavor is quite sweet with notes of caramelized brown sugar, sweet chocolate and nutty vanilla cream. This follows into darker chocolate, bitter cocoa, some roast, a nice amount of whiskey and a delicious habanero flavor. The finish is lightly bitter and offers the perfect amount of pepper heat.

Mouthfeel: As with most beers this is somewhat over carbonated to start, but it settles down nicely after a short while. The body is great – full with a great stickiness.

Overall: I really wasn’t sure that JD barrels would make a good treatment, but my word it has transformed the base beer into something world class! I am going to have to get a hold of the other treatments as well as a few more bottles of this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 20:11:33 | More by Thehuntmaster
More User Reviews:
Photo of fbc24
fbc24

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.9%

07-23-2014 00:47:21 | More by fbc24
Photo of BucketBoy
BucketBoy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

07-20-2014 19:43:46 | More by BucketBoy
Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2%

07-19-2014 06:31:48 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Photo of hoerr
hoerr

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

07-03-2014 04:34:44 | More by hoerr
Photo of PHBoiler
PHBoiler

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

06-29-2014 21:25:31 | More by schmidtmattsays
Photo of thebigredone
thebigredone

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +8.9%

06-29-2014 15:16:31 | More by thebigredone
Photo of kscaldef
kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -12.9%

06-24-2014 23:49:20 | More by kscaldef
Photo of Artmcd88
Artmcd88

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.9%

06-20-2014 23:54:11 | More by Artmcd88
Photo of JedMarshall
JedMarshall

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

06-11-2014 18:12:52 | More by EvoJoe
Photo of NW2285
NW2285

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -2%

06-07-2014 20:22:26 | More by NW2285
Photo of CCDuchaine
CCDuchaine

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2%

06-02-2014 18:26:43 | More by CCDuchaine
Photo of solo103
solo103

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.9%

05-31-2014 14:02:25 | More by solo103
Photo of HipHopsHooray
HipHopsHooray

California

4.5/5  rDev -2%

05-31-2014 00:30:17 | More by HipHopsHooray
Photo of greenspointexas
greenspointexas

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2%

05-29-2014 19:13:52 | More by greenspointexas
Photo of mtrog313
mtrog313

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

05-28-2014 15:23:33 | More by mtrog313
Photo of badboy7113
badboy7113

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2%

05-28-2014 01:53:08 | More by badboy7113
Photo of cmdmzmjm
cmdmzmjm

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.9%

05-26-2014 04:41:55 | More by cmdmzmjm
Photo of Braden
Braden

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +8.9%

05-26-2014 03:25:45 | More by Braden
Photo of uncccegr
uncccegr

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.9%

05-25-2014 01:22:18 | More by uncccegr
Photo of DiscLizard
DiscLizard

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

05-23-2014 02:01:40 | More by DiscLizard
Photo of funkyaudio
funkyaudio

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2%

05-19-2014 21:12:05 | More by funkyaudio
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.