Mexican Cake - Tennessee Whiskey Barrel-Aged
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Stout - American Imperial
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4.41 | pDev: 4.54%
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours inky black at 53 degrees, with creamy dark tan head; ok cap retention; solid ring; small oil slick and grainy floaties on surface; soapy lacing; ruby edges; medium legs on swirl. Nose is whiskey and chocolate; boozy exhale; vanilla and caramel. Taste up front is whiskey and chocolate, followed by bitter dark chocolate and cocoa nibs, oak and vanilla; mild hot sauce; more spicy Cake base as liquid warms to 58 degrees; finish is creamy caramel and vanilla candy, chocolate cake and spicy peppers. Silky smooth feel, creamy tongue coating; medium plus body, moderate minus carbonation; peppery bite on tip of tongue; a little warmth from 10.5% abv, and probably the peppers. Overall another amazing barrel aged beer from Westbrook; I had to deduct a little for the floaties, but the nose and taste are base and barrel powerhouses; the cinnamon and peppers compliment the whole, which allows the malt and vanilla to shine; the whiskey puts it over the Cake top; World Class Imperial Stout.

Aug 01, 2020
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Had this beer on-tap at Westbrook's tasting room, poured into a snifter glass. Had a midnight black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a 3/4" inch, foamy, tan-colored, very long-lasting head. Above average lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, whiskey, chili peppers, and wood.

T: Tasted of bit of coffee (less than expected), a little bit of chili peppers (a nice amount of heat, but subtle), some roasted malt (present throughout), a good shot of chocolate, and a definite whiskey presence (and its barrel). A very focused and subtle flavor. The booze is there, but is more of a supporting component. Tasty.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: A rock solid version of Mexican Cake. Drinkable.

Nov 28, 2019
Mexican Cake - Tennessee Whiskey Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 4 ratings