Mexican Cake - Willett Barrel-Aged (2017) | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.53/5
World-Class
20 Ratings
Mexican Cake - Willett Barrel-Aged (2017)Mexican Cake - Willett Barrel-Aged (2017)
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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DISKORD on 11-29-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,986
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
20
pDev:
6.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
7
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Texasfan549
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maltznhopz
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slappy stark black with a thin dark mocha fizz settling to a surprisingly persistent creamy collar.

Right off the bat the aroma is very chocolatey, much more rich and luscious than I remember the base being. There's so much brownie batter I can't stand it, because I know what kind of heat this is about to deliver on the palate. There's a really delectable, waxy, deep and rich nutty oak on the nose that delightfully combines with that ultra smooth dark chocolate character, as well as a hint of coffee. It is totally deceiving of what this beer is supposed to be, but so good I can forgive it. Cinnamon and bright chili pepper bloom as it warms.

Ultra deep and luscious dark chocolate continues on the palate, but a biting kick of habanero quickly comes in after. The pepper is surprisingly short-lived compared to the base, parting the way to a very unique accent of raisin and other dark fruits with charred oak, nougat and walnut. Heat pops back in on the swallow with a substantial sting that is thankfully fleeting. All of this happens in such quick succession I can't help but be impressed more and more with each sip.

The body is moderate and surprisingly fluffy with a soft carbonation leading into stinging, semi-dry finish.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tazmon
3.96/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gibgink
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on 1-13-18. Pours pitch and oily black. Slight heat and touch of cinnamon on the nose. When consumed, the barrel notes make a good first impression, with a subtle cinnamon, and a pleasant heat on the back end. I really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.23/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
4.34/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xdtfx
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tommo
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found this far less delicious than previous years. Their was almost no spice to the bottle, nothing mexican about it. All i tasted was a huge chocolate presence with minimal bourbon character. Real let down

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Photo of mmcurran
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Armando_Perez
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lewith
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Medium mouthful.
Dark chocolate fudge on the nose.
Taste: spicy dark chocolate brownies. Just ridiculous.
Nice hints of barrel notes.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Mexican Cake - Willett Barrel-Aged (2017) from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 20 ratings