Mexican Cake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (2015) | Westbrook Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Mexican Cake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (2015)Mexican Cake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (2015)
BA SCORE
4.5/5
World-Class
182 Ratings
Mexican Cake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (2015)Mexican Cake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (2015)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by zac16125 on 08-28-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
182
pDev:
6%
 
 
Wants:
121
Gots:
32
Trade:
8
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 182 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of waddellc2
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grover37
4.12/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4oz pour at Churchkey during CBC 2017.

38 characters

Photo of leitmotif
4.58/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma has chocolate but also some spicy chili and even meat/umami. Taste is sweet at first with nice cacao and spices, like a nice chocolate cake. And then comes the chili, quite intense with a good amount of heat and lingers with green pepper notes. Full bodied, really smooth on the palate. The best Mexican Cake variant I had so far.

 370 characters

Photo of Nicolaiw
4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours deep black almost pitch black, brownish/reddish with no head.
Aroma has bourbon, peppers, vanilla, coffee, oak, cinnamon.
Taste is chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, huge bourbon and peppers finish.

 200 characters

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamFuel
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Himmeriget in Copenhagen.

Pours black as night, with a low, dense foam.

The smell is so layered and complex, hitting a lot of different notes. Primarily chocolate, coffee and caramel, with a nutty hint. Superb!

The taste is massive, with creamy chocolate and coffee at the forefront. A little bit of tar comes after that, before the chilis make their presence felt. I usually don't like chilis in beer, but they are so well integrated here, never eclipsing the other flavors, but addig to them.

Mouthfeel is rich and velvety, with perfect texture and thickness.

By far the best beer with chilis I've had. Not a beer I could get through a whole bomber of by myself, but the 150 ml pour was perfect!

 712 characters

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

Photo of JamesStreet
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfhhead25
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of petermethot
4.42/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TboneRN
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mltobin
4.23/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thinner than regular cake which was a surprise. Traded a crap town of beer for this bottle and it was not worth it. Stick with the base and don't let the hype on the bourbon aged version fool you, don't know how long it's in the barrel for but it did almost nothing to improve the base, if anything it downgraded the nose and flavor.

 333 characters

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mothman
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black in color. Tan head.

Great heat and pepper spice. Nice fudgy chocolate. Cinnamon and spice. Vanilla. It's all there. Ends hot and spicy. The bourbon and oak is very nice. Adds so much here.

Full bodied. Nice feel. Ends with the burn. I love it.

Very impressed with this one.

 282 characters

Photo of Lembeh
4.99/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mar02x
4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers of this present moment. So much flavors and depth. This is not your average beginner beer, this is not even for most of us beergeeks. Insanely good if you like spiced beers like I do :)

 207 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Mexican Cake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (2015) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 182 ratings