Mexican Cake - Highland Scotch Barrel-Aged | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Mexican Cake - Highland Scotch Barrel-AgedMexican Cake - Highland Scotch Barrel-Aged
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:
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Added by DISKORD on 11-29-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
31
pDev:
13.69%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
Trade:
1
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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Treyliff
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

A- pours a deep black color with a one-finger dark khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- huge green peppery note on the nose, more-so than typical for Mexican Cake, followed by cinnamon, cocoa and vanilla. Not much barrel aroma, as expected with a Highland single malt

T- earthy coffee and cocoa up front, followed by cinnamon. Mid-palate gives plenty of pepper heat making it's way through, along with some sweet vanilla. The finish gives a very subtle honey, floral and woody notes, I presume from the barrel. The linger gives more coffee, cinnamon and plenty of pepper heat

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthful that continues into a warming finish

O- lighter barrel notes as subtle sweetness to the base beer

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Photo of acurtis
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gcamparone
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Westbrook tulip glass.

Pours a deep black, inky body with a deep brown head that reduces to leave a good ring of retention.

Aromas of peaty scotch are apparent the second you open it - you can tell the scotch barrels will play a big part of this Beer very early on. Other aromas include vanilla, cocoa, sweet caramel, and a bit of booze.

On the tongue is lightly sweet chocolate, Peaty Moss, a bit smokey, more peat, roasty bittersweet chocolate, a tad bit of vanilla, finishing with roasty coffee that sticks on the tongue. Peated scotch aftertaste. Body is moderately thick with low carbonation.

If you like peated scotch, you’ll love this beer. If not you’ll probably hate it. The adjuncts maybe got taken over a bit by the mossy flavor, the barrels worked.

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4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.57/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8/23/18 BOD 110617 4.57/5 All Mexican cake elements are enhanced by underlying peat and heather... just plays well with this base. Prickly heat builds. Thanks Kevin L.
11/17/18 Share Thanks Patrick

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Photo of Jamison85
4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ristaccia
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xdtfx
3.82/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
2/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Easily the worst Barrel-Aged Mexican Cake I have ever had

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Photo of whitenads
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hallertau
4.85/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Raziel313
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TboneRN
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Mexican Cake - Highland Scotch Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 31 ratings