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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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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 6.3%
Wants: 368
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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Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
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South Africa

4.81/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

01-09-2014 20:11:33 | More by Thehuntmaster
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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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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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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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5/5  rDev +8.7%

03-27-2014 19:46:06 | More by tectactoe
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-13-2014 13:06:52 | More by Schlais
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

Very smooth. The cinnamon was heavy which gave a great mouthful. Drinking it with the westbrook brewer only made it better. Coco On the end. Bourbon flavor comes through on the taste. &hhhjjjjhjjhhh ghkh F agjk gjjcdgjkvfhfgijjj g gedgjjjfgjj cfjjkh dry vbhjhcv gjkkjhcvbb ghjkk

11-08-2013 23:38:56 | More by codysjb
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

09-23-2013 19:34:39 | More by ehammond1
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

03-09-2014 11:30:19 | More by Cynic-ale
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

10-12-2013 23:20:21 | More by TKEbeerman
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-19-2014 00:56:30 | More by stereosforgeeks
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4.61/5  rDev +0.2%

S - Dark chocolate, slight cinnamon and cocoa, vanilla. The cinnamon is really strong in this one. There is also a sweet JD TN Whiskey aspect to it as well

T - Sweet vanilla, dark fudgy chocolate and jack daniels. Cinnamon spice and peppers that add a lot of heat to the beer. I thought this had a lot more spice and heat than the regular Mexican Cake

M - Thick smooth body with a lot of tingle and spice from the heat that lingers on in the finish

O - Really good BA stout and was probably the best of the three. This one had strong chocolate flavors, sweetness from the JD, and a lot of spice and heat from the peppers and cinnamon.

02-10-2014 17:37:08 | More by jeonseh
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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-05-2013 02:47:04 | More by JulianB
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.7%

07-18-2013 23:30:05 | More by ChrisMetcalfe
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

01-06-2014 03:05:08 | More by Christopher0331
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-11-2014 18:12:52 | More by EvoJoe
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-29-2014 21:25:31 | More by schmidtmattsays
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4/5  rDev -13%

10-07-2013 17:11:33 | More by leschkie
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-21-2013 15:53:03 | More by Photekut
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-25-2014 07:01:17 | More by joshwith
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-24-2013 01:03:31 | More by Gonzoillini
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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

05-18-2014 01:20:46 | More by Kegatron
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

05-26-2014 04:41:55 | More by cmdmzmjm
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-08-2013 12:51:07 | More by Tiger33
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

11-23-2013 05:11:22 | More by Devi0us
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Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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