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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
100
world-class

175 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 175
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 6.32%
Wants: 364
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)
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Mposha

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2%

03-08-2014 06:39:17 | More by Mposha
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

03-02-2014 00:28:18 | More by MaseFace
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huntermop

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +8.9%

02-21-2014 03:51:10 | More by huntermop
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jegross2

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

02-20-2014 02:29:38 | More by jegross2
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -2%

02-19-2014 14:00:29 | More by jkball01
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Quackus

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2%

02-18-2014 14:48:24 | More by Quackus
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RedNeckGurl

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2%

02-16-2014 15:56:35 | More by RedNeckGurl
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beerpirates

Belgium

4.5/5  rDev -2%

02-15-2014 12:52:51 | More by beerpirates
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4.5/5  rDev -2%

02-14-2014 02:42:58 | More by Dirtinabottle
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.61/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2%

02-10-2014 01:30:59 | More by dmhurdle
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-31-2014 19:24:32 | More by BeRanger
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Rion

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-31-2014 12:37:48 | More by Rion
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POTABLE83

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-29-2014 16:08:08 | More by POTABLE83
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brian4beer

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-26-2014 20:49:43 | More by brian4beer
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2014 20:03:08 | More by HopsMatt
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2014 05:17:06 | More by Axnjxn
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-25-2014 22:14:08 | More by ADTaber
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

The apperance is dark brown with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma is chocolate forward with heavy vanilla followed by cinnamon and chili. The jd barrels add a nice vanilla characteristic and add a bit of smoothness to the beer. Taste is chocolate and cinnamon with pepper and vanilla in the background. Everything melds together quite nicely and makes for a smooth finish. Mouthfeel is thick and moderately carbonated. Overall, this beer is delicious!

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 07:41:58 | More by homebrew311
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joshwith

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -2%

01-25-2014 07:01:17 | More by joshwith
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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
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Christopher0331

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.9%

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

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -2%

12-31-2013 00:48:27 | More by cbgoods
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BAstoutsNsours

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

12-26-2013 19:32:29 | More by BAstoutsNsours
Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.