6th Anniversary - Cabernet Barrel-Aged
Westbrook Brewing Co.

6th Anniversary - Cabernet Barrel-Aged6th Anniversary - Cabernet Barrel-Aged
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 9.76%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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92
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6th Anniversary - Cabernet Barrel-Aged6th Anniversary - Cabernet Barrel-Aged
Notes: Imperial stout brewed with candi syrup and with cocoa nibs, hazelnuts, and vanilla beans added and aged in cabernet barrels
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 11 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
Bottled 12/21/17

A- pours deep black in color with a one-finger brown head that has short retention

S- initial aroma smells just like a chocolate covered cherry. As it warms, there's a nice chocolate hazelnut note that really comes through, as well as pipe tobacco, vanilla, molasses and brown sugar. All of this is rounded out by a bold cabernet note that adds some vinous aromas, as well as dark fruits and oak

T- initial flavor is reminiscent of a cherry flavored tootsie pop. Milk chocolate, caramel, toasted hazelnuts, vanilla & brown sugar. Mid-palate starts to bring out a bold barrel flavor, adding big cabernet notes that add tannins, cherries, figs and raisins. The finish adds some oak, as well as more cabernet and chocolate

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel and slightly warming finish

O- candy-like flavors and aromas on top of a bold cabernet note, all of the adjuncts meshed brilliantly with the barrel, well done

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Treyliff from West Virginia, Nov 09, 2019
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4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Deep brown color with a modest tan head. Aromas of chocolate, hazelnuts, vanilla, and faint red wine. The barrel was more apparent on the palate, melding well with the other flavors. Chocolate predominant with restrained other flavors, allowing all the elements to shine. Full bodied and not cloying. Outstanding.

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Buck89 from Tennessee, Oct 07, 2018
6th Anniversary - Cabernet Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 11 ratings