Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev -11.1%
Bottle into an HF Tulip
S - Tart beer, slight vinegar. Sweet vanilla and chocolate with a spicy pepper to it. Slight metallic and blood that reminds me of a Flanders
T - Spicy peppers and chocolate. Slight red wine vinegar to it that adds some tartness. Vanilla and caramel adds some sweetness. Lingering heat on the backend
M - Light body with some spice and pepper heat and a dry, tannin presence from the red wine
O - The Red Wine version of Mexican cake reminds me of the slightly tart / sour version of the three. It gives you the base Mexican Cake stout and adds a good amount of tartness and tannins from the Red Wine barrel. I thought this one was good but not as good as Napa BCBS or or the other Mexican Cake version.
02-10-2014 17:43:56 | More by jeonseh
3.98/5 rDev -11.6%
650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 6/6/2013.
Appearance - Black body. Small khaki head. Reddish tint at the edge.
Smell - Oh my. Fudge. The slightest hint of a rich red wine. Blends with the chocolate. Graham cracker.
Taste - Sharper red wine. Allows more pepper to come through. Less fudgy. Oaky with that graham cracker finish.
Mouthfeel - Sharp pepper. Slight acidity to the red wine. Heavy beer.
Overall - Not quite the beer that JD Cake is. Having Apple Brandy next.
05-06-2014 02:34:56 | More by Alieniloquium
4.29/5 rDev -4.7%
A: pours black with a finger of brown head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.
S: lots of coconut, red wine, oak, vanilla, and chocolate.
T: lots of coconut here as well with roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolates, oak, vanilla, red wine, and a spicy and moderately boozy finish.
M: thick body with low carbonation, this beer avoids being watery, but is a bit too hot to be smooth and creamy.
O: a really enjoyable beer overall. Lots of coconut flavors and aromas, but I love coconut so I don't mind.
08-12-2013 03:32:39 | More by n2185
Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.