Mexican Cake - Willet Barrel-Aged (2016) | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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4.54/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by mothman on 10-31-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
79
pDev:
3.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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32
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4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.31/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.62/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle. Black body with a medium khaki head. Smells of cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon, some chocolate. Tastes of cinnamon, peppers, bourbon, oak. Chocolate and roast. Spicy finish with a lingering bourbon and oak flavor. Medium heavy, but not too sweet or sluggish. A little boozy, but otherwise absolutely delicious.

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Photo of beergorrilla
4.46/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robgage
4.72/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Intense mocha and onyx hues with a thin sandy head
S: Dark chocolate, bourbon, and a bit of spice and cinnamon
T: Intensely complex flavor profile - cocoa, vanilla beans, cinnamon, and a bit of heat/spice from the barrel aging and chilies
F: Much thicker and full-bodied than regular Mexican Cake
O: Standout beer from Westbrook - I really like the base beer, but the barrel aging provides an added layer of complexity. Very well done.

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4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.86/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

L: pours thick and black with no head
S: huge aroma: vanilla sweetness, barrel, cinnamon and spice.
T: just awesome....all the aromas are in the taste blended together in balance.
F: medium thickness and slight coating, love the chili heat on the back end.

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevSal
4.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks to kevin for this one!

22 poured into a fw teku

looks great! all black with a small mocha head

bourbon cinnamon toast crunch! cinnamon come thru the most. excited to have at it

bourbon cinnamon toast crunch! along with chocolate, pepper heat than a sweet finish. second pour from the bottle is even better! as it warms vanilla comes through, pepper heat continues and cinnamon most of all. layers of flavor for sure.

mouthfeel is medium thick, slick but great lingering flavor, i don't get much booze maybe due to gong it a bit

overall this is fantastic! the base is pretty darn delicious and with the ba treatment it's fantastic! i had the first 3 ba beers thanks to easy reader oh so long ago so it's nice to revisit
kevin thank you very much

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4.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Mexican Cake - Willet Barrel-Aged (2016) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.54 out of 5 with 79 ratings