Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.29/5 rDev -4.7%
Big thanks to DocJ007 for sharing this one with us.
A - Pours black with a nice one finger tall tan head, dissipating down to next to nothing, leaving small streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.
S - Smells of lots of vinous wine, oak, peppers, chocolate, vanilla and dark roasted malt. The red wine is pretty strong but it isn't out of control.
T - Starts off with a mix of base flavors like chocolate, vanilla and peppers but that quickly becomes enveloped by the strong vinous wine flavors that never really fade away from then on. Finish is a mix of dark roast, mild sweetness and vinous oak tannins combine to linger on the palate long after the finish.
M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, heavy feel with plenty of vinous tannins lurking in its depths.
O - I enjoyed this one, just not as much as the JD version. I have come to like wine BA stouts and this one certainly had plenty to offer. I think it works well but it also overpowers most of the base flavors a bit too much for my liking. Still an awesome beer none the less.
08-28-2013 03:28:24 | More by orangesol
Red Wine Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 188 ratings.