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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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208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 266
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: Ant4711 on 07-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Big thanks to Sean for sharing a Mexican Cake set one random night at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - They all looked kind of the same. Tan foam that settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and specks of lacing. All are very dark brown, revealing coloration when held to the light.

S - Lots of dark fruit here; not sure if it's from age/oxidation, base beer, or the red wine imparted through the barrel-aging. Fairly low oak presence relative to the others. Base beer shares through quite a bit, with cinnamon, peppers, caramel, and chocolate.

T - The taste is quite similar, with a mix of base beer elements and jammy wine character. Good balance, with a lot of contrasting flavors that remain distinct. Again, low oak character.

M - Medium-full body, and a bit heavier than the other two. Lingering stickiness persists through tannins and dry oak. Some chile heat on the back of the throat that masks alcohol.

D - Good, but my least favorite of the three variants; the wine profile and lack of oak makes the barrel-aging more subtle but that's not a terrible outcome as the base beer is plenty enjoyable on its own.

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