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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
99
world-class

188 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-02-2014 18:27:05 | More by CCDuchaine
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cmdmzmjm

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-26-2014 04:41:39 | More by cmdmzmjm
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -11.1%

05-18-2014 01:21:42 | More by Kegatron
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

05-15-2014 02:28:40 | More by weaksauce
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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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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-29-2014 02:54:46 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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trevor_s

Missouri

5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-28-2014 21:50:51 | More by trevor_s
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KVNBGRY

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-28-2014 00:48:36 | More by KVNBGRY
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nickfl

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

04-27-2014 21:20:54 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

4.5/5  rDev 0%

04-27-2014 21:01:24 | More by Lovely85
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kylehay2004

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.1%

Had to write a quick review as this is the closest thing to a 5 I have had, in fact it is a 5 in every way. Half finger tan head on a jet black body with nice lacing. Aroma of red wine, some peppery heat, dark chocolate and oak. Flavor of cocoa, vanilla, oak and wine with perfect degree of heat. This one is actually perfect. Complex, all elements are at perfect levels and there isn't anything else like it. Full body and light to moderate carbonation. My first 5.

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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

04-27-2014 18:54:15 | More by spycow
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.64/5  rDev +3.1%

22oz bottle. Poured into a Hunahpu's taster 4/25/2014.

A- Dark black body with a bit of a reddish hue if held up to the light, one finger mocha head with surprisingly good retention. No lacing.

S- Awesome. Base Mexican Cake character comes through. Fudgy chocolate, caramel, cocoa, espresso, milk chocolate, cinnamon and a slight vegetal pepper presence along with a nice but subtle red wine character. Not too tannic, but it has melded extremely well with the base beer. Very complex and well integrated nose.

F- Follows the nose. Rich chocolate fudge, oak, milk chocolate, cinnamon, cocoa, espresso hit the palate first, telling you that this is a barrel-aged Mexican Cake beer. The cinnamon and cocoa really hit the spot in the beginning. After halfway through the palate, you get a nice tannic, dry and oaky red wine vinous character, which is wonderful. It doesn't come close to completely taking over the base beer, but it is certainly very impressive and bold while integrating very well with the base beer. This is wonderful.

M- Thick bodied, smooth and creamy with low carbonation (but still more carbonation than I'd expect from a wine barrel-aged beer, i.e. Napa County Stout was nearly flat). The red wine character doesn't get too strong in the sense that it gets too tannic and too dry on the finish, but the base beer makes a fantastic chocolate fudgey finish tempered by the red vinous character.

O- Wonderfully complex, well-integrated beer. The red wine barrels add a ton to the already interesting components of the base beer without overshadowing it at all. This beer is greater than the sum of its parts, and is really a very well done stout.

04-26-2014 03:55:46 | More by Stevedore
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RayUF07

Florida

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev 0%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +11.1%

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