Westbrook / 3 Sons - Velvet Tuxedo | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Westbrook / 3 Sons - Velvet TuxedoWestbrook / 3 Sons - Velvet Tuxedo

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blend of the base recipes for 3 Sons Summation and Westbrook Mexican Cake. Aged 22 months in Napa Cabernet barrels and finished on cocoa nibs and dried tart cherries.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 16
Photo of avalon07
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, tan-colored, somewhat long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A big, powerful aroma of cherries, malt, chocolate, a vinous quality, wood, and vanilla.

T: Tasted of a good amount of the vinous quality (and its accompanying barrel), a lot of dark chocolate (always nice), also a lot of cherries, and some malt (present throughout). No chili pepper heat from the Mexican Cake. This is a rich, complex flavor that gets better as you go along. The cherries seem more dominant than expected, but it's still tasty stuff.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a super smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: A wholly enjoyable, well made beer. Drinkable.

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look: Deep dark, nearly opaque brown. Some ruby/cola highlights when held to light. Modest mocha head on the pour. Messy thick lacing.
smell: Rich as all hell. I've taken to making wine reduction sauces and using all fresh herbs/spice at my disposal. Let it simmer for hours before reducing and holy shit. This nose reminds me of that! I can identify notes of all the advertised ingredients, but it's really a new thing now.
taste: Not as amazing as the nose but still very nice. The cherries are prominent in the finish, more like bourbon, chocolate cherries.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.01/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sweet bourbon soaked cherry pairs with dark chocolate syrup through a silky, thick body that actually has a light but firm fizz finishing semi-dry, further delivering notes of dates and charred oak.

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Photo of Roguer
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Attractive dark brew, although head retention could be improved.

So much brown sugar on the nose! It's an incredibly inviting, sweet, dark, smooth profile.

Wine barrels come through on the palate. Tons of brown sugar, prunes, red grapes, cherries, and chocolate. Mildly tart. No noticeable heat from the Mexican Cake, although the significant aging may be the culprit there.

Thick, smooth, and incredibly drinkable for 12%!

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Westbrook / 3 Sons - Velvet Tuxedo from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.3 out of 5 with 16 ratings