Mexican Cake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Triple Coconut
Westbrook Brewing Co.

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From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #564
ABV:
14%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,442
Avg:
4.36 | pDev: 7.11%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 20, 2022
Added:
Jan 12, 2021
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SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: Triple the standard amount of three types of coconut delivers an intense coconut explosion in this expression of Barrel Aged Mexican Cake. Aged in Highwire Distilling whiskey barrels. December 2020 release.
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Rated: 4.06 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jun 20, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look - black thick syrup with almost no rimming but nice lacing and a lot of chunks
Smell -so much barrel chocolate and coconut
Taste -boozy barrel chocolate and nice coconut
Feel -full body creamy light carb
Overall - pretty good but pretty dirty at the same time
Apr 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Mar 02, 2022
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Rated by edthehead from New York

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Whoa!
Feb 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Dec 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.48 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

May 18, 2021
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance - The beer poured black with a reddish tint and a dark mocha head. Oh man, the floaties made the beer look swampy.

Smell - Light, creamy coconut led the way. The heat of the spice was also evident.

Taste - This beer combined so many things I love. The coconut was strong at the front, but the heat gradually built and cancelled the sweetness. The dark chocolate gave a nice sense of balance between the sweet and the heat. My one complaint was the lack of a strong barrel presence.

Mouthfeel - The coconut smoothed the beer with minimal carbonation.

Overall - I suspect there are better Mexican Cake variants, but I like this one.
Apr 11, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours dark as night with a modest beige head; squiggles of lacing linger

Smell: The coconut is quite pronounced in the aroma and clearly complements the chocolate and Bourbon tones

Taste: Chocolate and coconut forward with the Bourbon and Mexican cake spices emerging; after the swallow, the hot pepper makes an impact but not as powerfully as in the base beer

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Coconut is a complicated adjunct but it is handled well with this variant
Mar 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.42 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Feb 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Feb 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.49 by EasternIsh from California

Jan 12, 2021
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Reviewed by MTKATL from Georgia

4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Coconut floaties are never a bad thing. This is the most coconut forward stout I have ever experienced. The nose is rich dark chocolate and coconut with bourbon coming in late. Taste is coconut forward without any lingering coconut oil you find with some coconut stouts. Really well done and an enjoyable sipper.
Jan 12, 2021
Mexican Cake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged - Triple Coconut from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 12 ratings