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

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #29
ABV:
10.2%
Score:
100
Ranked #96
Avg:
4.59 | pDev: 5.66%
Ratings:
193
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 10, 2022
Added:
Oct 31, 2016
Wants:
  78
Gots:
  16
SCORE
100
World-Class
Notes: Mexican Cake aged in BLiS maple syrup bourbon barrels.
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4.37 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on May 10, 2022
 
4.5 by not2quick from Missouri on Apr 27, 2022
 
5 by chitownfanatic21 from Nebraska on Feb 12, 2022
 
4.62 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Jan 22, 2022
 
4.25 by MrNate from Florida on Nov 24, 2021
 
4.17 by Hefewiseman from Florida on Nov 16, 2021
 
4.25 by bret27 from California on Oct 26, 2021
 
4.5 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Sep 21, 2021
 
4.5 by rstump24 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2021
 
4.65 by BeerRay from Rhode Island on Aug 04, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

got to Westbrook in May on way to Maine and they HAD this on draft only. OMG! Normally don't do volume drinking but since my wife was there, and NOW driving, I had a second one. I've had Cake before but this was Cake on steroids. Peppery to be sure but just superbly well done. Not for the faint of heart, mine stopped for awhile, but I came to and all was right in the kingdom.

Jul 02, 2021
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4.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Spicy, not much maple, and thinner than I would hope for a BA stout. Glad to tick this one nonetheless.

Apr 26, 2021
 
4.67 by dleiner from New York on Mar 12, 2021
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by GreatStoutman from Texas

2018 bottle - flavors still pretty sharp, with nice heat and plentiful barrel notes. Maple and coffee are subtle, but it all works together really nice.

Jan 30, 2021
 
5 by pcshotsauce33 from New Jersey on Jan 14, 2021
 
4.75 by Boston970 from Connecticut on Dec 29, 2020
 
4.25 by farnold from New York on Nov 15, 2020
 
4.4 by Beerbom from California on Sep 28, 2020
 
4.91 by Hopelessly0 from California on Sep 20, 2020
 
5 by ObiBeerCanobi from Georgia on Sep 15, 2020
 
4.6 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Sep 07, 2020
 
4.57 by Zaximus from Colorado on Aug 30, 2020
 
4.25 by motoxrdr21 from Pennsylvania on Aug 16, 2020
 
4.62 by Bilco from Pennsylvania on Aug 08, 2020
 
4.5 by akang from California on Jul 08, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Shogun250 from Vermont

2018 version. Was pretty spiced and not that maple forward. Was still very tasted and had a good bourbon spicy mix, with a little sweetness on the end. A little thin, but solid ba spicy/sweet stout

Jul 08, 2020
 
4.56 by Prospero from Colorado on Jul 01, 2020
 
4.59 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Jul 01, 2020
 
4.9 by rightcoast7 from Maine on Jun 11, 2020
 
4.5 by MarshallBirdhouse from Kentucky on Jun 03, 2020
 
4 by pepesylvia from Pennsylvania on May 01, 2020
 
4.5 by oline73 from Maryland on Apr 26, 2020
 
3.5 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Apr 11, 2020
 
4.25 by Argento from Rhode Island on Apr 11, 2020
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4.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by DoctorZombies from Florida

At 55 degrees pours jet black with the barest fizzy thin dark brown head; poor cap retention; thin ring disappeared quickly; small dots of lace with swirl; heavy long syrupy legs. Strong aromas of bourbon and maple, followed by vanilla and coconut; some booze on the retro nasal. Chillies pepper sauce, sweet maple, brown sugar; dark bittersweet chocolate, Baker’s chocolate; bourbon, vanilla and toasted coconut; dark fruit in the middle - plums and sugared raisins; finish is spicy chillies, bourbon and sweet maple. Medium body, smooth silky feel; light carbonation; pepper burn/alcohol bite all over tongue; warmth from 10.2% abv; not thick or adjuncty feeling. Overall, the “Mexican Cake” is solidly present with plenty of spicy chillies with a hot tamales sauce linger; and there is plenty of sweet maple and underlying chocolate to balance the heat; layers of barrel aromas/tastes of bourbon, vanilla and toasted coconut, and digging down, dark fruits; reminds me of CBS, and Morning Wood (without the adjuncts feel) for Maple content, but more complex which elevates into layers of bourbon and spicy peppers and barrel notes for a delicious slice of Mexican Cake drizzled with maple with two shots of bourbon poured on top for good measure!

Apr 05, 2020
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4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jheimbigner from Washington

2018 vintage opened cellar temp on 4/2/2020

Pours dark as night with a wispy mocha head.nose is sweet maple, bourbon , vanilla, either some ethenol or hot peppers. Taste follows the nose - starts very sweet with maple, bourbon, and vanilla, this leads to some pepper and a taste of bakers chocolate, the finish is a nice heat from the peppers and a lingering sweetness. Flavors are fantastic but to nitpick they could be slightly better blended but best flavor I have had in a BA cake. Feel is thin for the style, but with the intense nose and taste, the lighter body of the beer works well. Minimal carb. Overall, this is the best variant I have had to date and for a two year old beer, the flavors are holding up excellent.

Apr 03, 2020
 
4.25 by kyleryan from Missouri on Mar 26, 2020
 
4.5 by Dharms from Pennsylvania on Mar 10, 2020
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4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Vidblain from Minnesota

Vintage 2018, drank on Feb 17th, 2020. I'm really impressed by the way in which the maple has held up in this beer - it's not just an adjunct flavor, but also a richness to the texture and mouth feel that make it different from the standard Mexican Cake (or barrel-aged variants). The spices play surprisingly well with the sweetness of the maple - I'm really surprised by this in particular. It's not something that sounds great, but the final product is quite good. The barrel is very nice to boot - mellow bourbon, smooth, no alcohol burn.

I'm really amazed by how reasonably this bottle was had - it's a terrific beer and really should command more in trade.

Feb 24, 2020
 
4.27 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Feb 20, 2020
Mexican Cake - Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 193 ratings