Mexican Cake - Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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4.68/5
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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): 10.20%

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:
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Reviews:
7
Ratings:
48
pDev:
5.34%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Fireman_RK
4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark mocha hues with a rich sandy head and minimal lacing
S: Tons of peppers and cinnamon ensconced in a delicious dark amber maple
T: Sticky Grade B maple met by a muddled, but pronounced and welcomed heat by the habanero; followed up with a sweet vanilla frosting and fudge on the finish
F: Nice and rich - not crazy thick, but aided by the gooey maple
O: One of my favorite BA Cake variants. Outstanding depth of flavor and rich maple notes - just incredibly done

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Photo of Richter525
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kjkinsey
4.4/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.21/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.44/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Justin is the man. Damn.

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Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TboneRN
4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was really good but not noticeably better than bourbon barrel aged. The maple was almost non existent

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Photo of orangesol
4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothman
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Tan head but not a lot. Dark brown/black color.

Nose is sweet and the maple shows a lot. Vanilla and cake fudge. Peppers are faint in the nose. Nice barrel flavors. Nice amount of cinnamon.

Taste: The maple is up there and the peppers show much more. Sweet and spicy. Cocoa and vanilla. The heat builds up. Typical cola/dr. Pepper flavors I get from the other cakes. Cinnamon. Awesome bourbon flavors.

This was up there with risers and I actually preferred it more because the peppers showed more. Still could be thicker, but so complex and so enjoyable.

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

Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robgage
4.91/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gibgink
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is one outstanding variant of the original. Pours black, and the maple shows itself upon olfactory inspection. Taste is just incredible. While the maple is the main attractions, there are hints of the other flavors, and I love how the heat doesn't kick in until the end. Better than the original in my opinion.

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Photo of polopaul20
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rabbott2
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2016 variant drank on 4/2/2016

This is definitely a great beer. Due to the limited number of bottles, the hype and asking price for this probably overrates this thing, but it certainly is excellent. It is probably best after completing warming because the peppers settle down a bit and the maple explodes. The complexity of this is incredible. Notes of cinnamon, peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, coconut, bourbon, sweet dark chocolate, maple, oak, molasses and so on. It's really great

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Photo of bcrossan
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chippo33
4.78/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dddddddd
4.48/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xShoWTeKx
4.76/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RPM3334
4.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Liberatiscioli
4.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Mexican Cake - Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 48 ratings