Mexican Cake - Calvados Barrel-Aged
Westbrook Brewing Co.

Mexican Cake - Calvados Barrel-AgedMexican Cake - Calvados Barrel-Aged
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American Imperial Stout
4.54 | pDev: 5.51%
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Mexican Cake - Calvados Barrel-AgedMexican Cake - Calvados Barrel-Aged
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Photo of tobelerone
4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Such an amazing stout, just explosive complexity and endlessly fascinating. It’s sweet but not cloying at all, hits you with pleasant spiciness but doesn’t burn your palatte out, you get the Apple brandy, notes of cinnamon and chocolate and subtly vanilla, full bodied but not excessively thick. Really memorable.

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

22oz bottle poured into a tulip

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

S- plenty of barrel notes immediately popping through: over-ripe red apple and caramel mix with woody oak. Beyond the bottle, that familiar green pepper note pops through, complimented by earthy coffee, cinnamon, cocoa and vanilla. Closes with more caramel and red apple, really nice barrel compliments

T- barrel continues in the flavor, with fruity notes of apple & pear, along with nutty butterscotch. Mid-palate gives the adjunct notes of coffee, pepper, cinnamon and chocolate. The finish gives more barrel notes of apple and caramel and lingers of pepper and coffee

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns into a creamy, warming finish

O- one of my favorite barrel variants of cake, the apple brandy really comes through and compliments the base beer

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5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2017 Vintage Lovely brew. Decadent chocolate with ample notes of barrel throughout presented as apple and pear. Dig the warming of the peppers. Nice score Kevin.

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Photo of mothman
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle. Tan head. Black in color.

This one is hot. The peppers show a lot. Chocolate and fudge with a big cinnamon flavor. Vanilla is there, but the peppers build a lot. A bit of sweetness from the barrels which blend well with the other flavors. Loving the heat on this one. Full bodied.

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Photo of Bigdoc91
4.9/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The best of the 2017 line up.
Light mouthful.
The apple brandy really brings out the spiciness of the peppers. Hints of chocolate and barrel notes.

Just an amazingly balanced ba stout. Truly one of the best I have had.

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Mexican Cake - Calvados Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 32 ratings