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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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xseanprimex

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-25-2013 20:22:54 | More by xseanprimex
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-13-2014 01:17:43 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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4.5/5  rDev 0%

09-23-2013 19:34:29 | More by ehammond1
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev -11.1%

09-07-2013 22:42:15 | More by Cynic-ale
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

05-17-2014 03:30:25 | More by stereosforgeeks
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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.

02-10-2014 17:43:56 | More by jeonseh
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JulianB

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-30-2013 17:49:49 | More by JulianB
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ChrisMetcalfe

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

07-18-2013 23:31:14 | More by ChrisMetcalfe
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-29-2014 21:25:18 | More by schmidtmattsays
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leschkie

California

4/5  rDev -11.1%

10-07-2013 17:11:24 | More by leschkie
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Photekut

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

07-21-2013 15:53:19 | More by Photekut
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

08-24-2013 01:08:45 | More by Gonzoillini
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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.

05-06-2014 02:34:56 | More by Alieniloquium
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev 0%

07-22-2013 03:08:25 | More by claaark13
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cmdmzmjm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Danimal25

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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Devi0us

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

11-23-2013 05:10:16 | More by Devi0us
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n2185

North Carolina

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
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Kentucky

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Georgia

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Mike

New Hampshire

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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

09-09-2013 04:33:52 | More by largadeer
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Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.