Mexican Cake - Tequila Barrel-Aged | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged 12 months in tequila barrels (producer unknown).

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#412
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
293
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
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169
Gots:
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Trade:
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4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
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4.5/5  rDev +2%
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4.35/5  rDev -1.4%
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4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
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3.84/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.33/5  rDev -24.5%
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4.19/5  rDev -5%
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4.32/5  rDev -2%
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4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
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4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phisco125
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oh boy. This is quite a beer. Pours very thick, inky black. Almost no head when poured from tap into a 4oz snifter. Very strong tequila notes on the nose and on the front end. Habanero and chocolate notes come through on the mid and after taste. Vanilla and cinnamon are there but slightly overpowered by everything else going on.

Definitely one to be savored!

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4.16/5  rDev -5.7%
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4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
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4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
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4.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +2%
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4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Rich onyx and mocha hues with a thin rusty/cinnamon head
S: Typical pungent nose of the base Mexican Cake with vanilla, chilies, cinnamon, and chocolate that is amplified with agave nectar, sage, and dill
T: Rich and complex cocoa, vanilla, chilies, and dark chocolate flavors that are balanced by floral kaffir lime-leaf, blanco sipping tequila, and a bit of cracked-pepper spice
F: Insanely smooth, creamy, and medium bodied
O: Given the memories even the word 'tequila' can evoke, its presence in the barrel aged beer world can be polarizing to some drinkers. I for one am in that camp. I've tried and failed many times to find a beer that can adequately balance, and not compete with, the somewhat astringent and marked flavors of tequila. As a result, I approached Tequila Barrel Aged Mexican Cake with a healthy dose of skepticism. Man, as this glorious stout warmed in my hands it melted away my preconceived notions of what a tequila aged beer can be. The heat and complexity of the base Mexican Cake beer sat well as it was enveloped by a delicious lime-hinted smooth sipping tequila. Just a gorgeous flavor profile that somehow just works - very nicely done.

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4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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Mexican Cake - Tequila Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 293 ratings