Mexican Cake - Double Barrel
Westbrook Brewing Co.

Mexican Cake - Double BarrelMexican Cake - Double Barrel
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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.61 | pDev: 6.94%
Ratings:
547
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 01, 2019
Added:
Sep 18, 2014
Wants:
  587
Gots:
  51
SCORE
100
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Mexican Cake - Double BarrelMexican Cake - Double Barrel
Notes: Aged 12 months in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels from Pritchard's distillery.
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4.79 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jun 01, 2019
 
4.66 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Mar 18, 2018
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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by jimbailey from South Carolina

Best BA Cake variant ever made.

Feb 22, 2018
 
4.24 by Fluteswell from Maryland on Dec 16, 2017
 
4.46 by Fireman_RK from North Carolina on Dec 04, 2017
 
4.78 by FlussigkeitMut from Indiana on Aug 27, 2017
 
4.74 by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina on Aug 18, 2017
 
4.5 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Mar 24, 2017
 
4.44 by jaydoc from Kansas on Dec 18, 2016
 
4.64 by billab914 from Virginia on Dec 17, 2016
 
4.5 by petermethot from New Jersey on Dec 04, 2016
 
5 by Ivan52 from Iowa on Oct 12, 2016
 
4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois on Jun 17, 2016
 
4.88 by 1levelabove247 from New Jersey on Jun 09, 2016
 
4.6 by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2016
 
4.43 by Brian29 from Ohio on May 23, 2016
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4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by mtomlins from Canada (ON)

Pours black with a creamy mocha head. The nose on this beer really blew me away, lots of bourbon, vanilla, roasted grain, coconut. The taste was very similar roasted grain, vanilla, cinnamon, bourbon, big sweet coconut (think macaroons) with that nice chili warmth on the finish. Big body with good carbonation for a rich, smooth mouthfeel and the alcohol was well hidden. Really fantstic!

Apr 27, 2016
 
4.6 by kjkinsey from Texas on Mar 06, 2016
 
4.44 by yeaprolly from Washington on Feb 29, 2016
 
5 by deonreds from New York on Feb 19, 2016
 
4.8 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico on Feb 03, 2016
 
4.28 by buyyourfreedom from New Mexico on Feb 03, 2016
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4.62/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by M_chav from New Mexico

Insane nose, awesome barrel notes and complexity. get great cinnamon/churro aromas and taste. Could sip on this beast all day. dry finish and peppers galore. Only knock is the dry-heat filled finish but this is one to enjoy and let warm up. Flavor is on point - one that could be analyzed for a long while, not a plain stout by any means.

Feb 03, 2016
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4.39/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Vonerichs from Colorado

Black with a frothy tan head. Good retention for a high abv stout.

Very aromatic. Chocolate, vanilla, oak, coffee. Also has some earthy and cinnamon notes.

It was bottled in August of 2014 but stored well at cellar temps. The barrel components seem to have dialed down a little. Woody and vanilla, but not boozy. Lots of fudge and coffee. Mild heat from the peppers in the back end, but I was expecting more. Cinnamon spice as well.

Very smooth and soft body.

Great beer, but I was hoping for more flavor and heat from the habs.

Jan 25, 2016
 
4.59 by BeerOps from Illinois on Jan 13, 2016
 
4.23 by TGanyone from Iowa on Jan 04, 2016
 
4.5 by GMorgan from Illinois on Dec 26, 2015
 
4.75 by GRG1313 from California on Nov 23, 2015
 
4.5 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Nov 15, 2015
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4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by timc100 from Illinois

Enjoyed along side Abraxas '14, Hunahpu's '15, Double Barrel Hunahpu's, Barrel Aged Abraxas

Of all the stouts in the lineup, this had the most inviting aroma. Due to the rich and pronounced vanilla, coconut, oakiness it was very clear it came from american whiskey barrels. The base stout is not overly impressive to me, but the best aspects of it came through in this barrel treatment: dark chocolate, cinnamon, espresso. Medium-full on the palate, incredibly smooth and well rounded with an appropriately long finish.

Nov 04, 2015
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3.25/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

Pour is jet black with a dark caramel colored head. Nose is light malt dark fruit up front, some chocolate cake malt, faint wood and pepper. Flavor is brighter and has more malt to it. Bourbon makes a strong presence, the cakey malt is stronger, some heat through the finish, slightly messy in back, moderate carb, full bodied, much drier than db hunah but not as dry as the tequila cake, pepper heat through the back end and lingers.

Oct 24, 2015
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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Beer_Line from California

Favorite Mexican Cake variant to date. The bourbon and rye barrels add so much to an already amazing base beer. This was a white whale for me last year. I obtained 2 and drinking this again, it is aging very nicely.

Oct 07, 2015
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4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by alpineclimber from Canada (AB)

First review in over a year! This one is special so I feel I need to put a few words down. This is also the first serious brew that I have opened since I have been in the new house.

This beer pours jet black with a tan head that quickly recedes to a light ring of bubbles. This one looks nice and thick!

Amazing nose of vanilla, bourbon, cocoa powder and a bready yeast.

Taste is out of this world! So much going on. The bourbon barrel is upfront, chocolate and cocoa is big, the vanilla is strong, next the cinnamon comes in and the chillies finish off. No fusel alcohol or anything harsh in the taste. Nothing overpowers in the taste, everything blends together to create a melange of awesomeness!

Nice thick mouthfeel with a medium carbonation. Just what I expect from a barrel aged stout that is not too high in alcohol.

Overall this is a real treat. I really enjoy this style of spiced Imperial stout where vanilla chillies and cocoa nibs are used and sometimes coffee. For me it's hard to say which is better, Hunaphu's, Prairie Bomb! or this. This is a must have!

Sep 25, 2015
 
4.48 by anteater from Oregon on Sep 19, 2015
 
4.15 by EdwardAbbey from Washington on Sep 14, 2015
 
4.5 by TwistofKane from Virginia on Sep 14, 2015
 
4.54 by chewpendous from Ohio on Sep 10, 2015
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4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by asams10 from North Carolina

Had this at a share on 8/29. Right away, the MC smell hits you. Cinnamon and vanilla. The barrel treatment serves to smooth out the pepper burn that regular MC has. Was not boozy at all. I could drink this easier than a regular MC.

Sep 08, 2015
 
4.54 by KRG from New York on Sep 05, 2015
 
4.77 by Shawner from Minnesota on Sep 04, 2015
Mexican Cake - Double Barrel from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 547 ratings