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Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mexican CakeRed Wine Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8%
Wants: 258
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
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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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -2.7%

Consumed at our chili stout tasting a couple months ago, reviewed from notes taken live. Thanks Don (Donfrap) for sharing this. 22oz bottle poured into FFF teku, bottle split 5 ways, consumed right after JD Mexican Cake and right before Apple Brandy.

A- Pours a jet black with a mocha head that settles at a moderate pace to a flat top, some light lacing, appears very similar to the other variants and regular Mexican Cake.

S- Subtle chilies, a little bit of cherry characteristic from the red wine, dark chocolate, very nice balance and the dark fruits from the red wine barrels balances very nicely with the rest of the beer. I preferred the nose on this a little bit over Jack Daniels due to the added complexity the red wine adds, all in all it's still fairly similar though just a subtle difference due to the barrel treatment.

T- Dark fruits, chillies, cherries, slight oak, red wine, balanced dark chocolate. Just like the JD variant this has amazing balance although I wouldn't say it was quite as sweet and instead of having the added bourbon sweetness there was more of a fruity flavor. Not bad but I think I preferred the taste of the JD slightly more but that's just personal preference.

M- Incredibly smooth, perfect carbonation, extremely drinkable.

O- Like the other variants this beer is awesome and is definitely worth seeking out. All the variants are very similar and just have the subtle different complexities that the barrels lend to them, for my tastes this was my least favorite variant but that's mainly because I prefer bourbon/apple brandy barrel-aged beers over red wine (others thought this was the best). Regardless this is still a great beer that showcases the dark fruits of the red wine but still has the great flavors of the base beer.

11-14-2013 17:34:12 | More by jaasen64
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-13-2014 01:17:43 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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jeonseh

Indiana

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.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

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.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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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.

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Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.