Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
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.
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:
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
Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.