Mexican Cake - Calvados Barrel-Aged | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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4.55/5
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28 Ratings
Mexican Cake - Calvados Barrel-AgedMexican Cake - Calvados 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by DISKORD on 11-29-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
28
pDev:
5.49%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
5
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of tobelerone
4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
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 -2%
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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Photo of Run4theRoses
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ristaccia
3.97/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADTaber
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
4.49/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rcjennings
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WOLFGANG
5/5  rDev +9.9%
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 xdtfx
4.44/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GDawgs34
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of leroybrown10
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.73/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mothman
4.65/5  rDev +2.2%
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 jaydoc
4.41/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallertau
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.48/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.94/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wellsnb
4.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmcurran
4.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Mexican Cake - Calvados Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 28 ratings