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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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BA SCORE
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world-class

182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8%
Wants: 260
Gots: 18 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Ant4711 on 07-13-2013)
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Hanzo

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-22-2013 18:53:09 | More by Hanzo
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jampics2

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

09-22-2013 13:56:25 | More by jampics2
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jsanford

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

09-17-2013 02:36:15 | More by jsanford
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.1%

09-13-2013 20:18:51 | More by twenty5
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Brewchoice

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-10-2013 04:45:50 | More by Brewchoice
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gueuzegossage

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

09-09-2013 21:24:37 | More by gueuzegossage
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legend8706

Virginia

5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-09-2013 14:16:23 | More by legend8706
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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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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.5/5  rDev 0%

09-09-2013 04:28:19 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

09-08-2013 21:17:26 | More by LincolnHawk
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LambicKing

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

09-08-2013 18:47:04 | More by LambicKing
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

09-08-2013 18:22:30 | More by DarthKostrizer
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

09-08-2013 10:06:13 | More by RedneckBeerz
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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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Soto

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.1%

09-07-2013 00:39:11 | More by Soto
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev 0%

09-06-2013 06:33:03 | More by bsuedekum
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Sean9689

Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.1%

08-29-2013 15:20:41 | More by Sean9689
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 03:28:24 | More by orangesol
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

08-24-2013 18:18:56 | More by imperialking
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev 0%

08-24-2013 17:36:12 | More by jrallen34
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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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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Josh for sending this my way. Bomber poured into a snifter. The brew appears black in color with a dark brown head. A swirl releases a finger that fades slowly leaving spotty lace on the glass. A thin film of bubbles stays atop the brew throughout the duration.

The aroma includes a big red wine barrel presence with a hint of harsh raw oak and tangy alcohol. Some chocolate, earth and coffee noted emerge from the glass. It has quite a vinous tang to it that almost is more reminescent of what Brett can impart in a beer moreso than wine in and of itself but admittedly I am not a wine drinker.

The flavor is earthy with almost bitter coffee leading the way. Plenty of tangy alcohol partially influenced by the wine but also carries with it almost some Brett aspects. The tang and booze bring out more of a raw barrel presence that contrasts and doesnt blend/integrate as well as you might hope. The aftertaste includes some hints of cinnamon and a mild peppery and alcohol burn.

This is a lighter to medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The barrel presence is almost segregated and doing it's own thing in the flavor profile instead of complimenting the base brew's attributes. It just doesnt mesh together and isnt as easy drinking as the other mexican cake varieties. However, it is still a very good brew and depending on taste, some might choose this as their favorite over the other 2 that I prefer.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 15:20:24 | More by stakem
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

08-16-2013 15:12:20 | More by ncaudle
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

08-12-2013 07:23:59 | More by zestar
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n2185

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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 182 ratings.