Mexican Cake - Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged
Westbrook Brewing Co.

Mexican Cake - Apple Brandy Barrel-AgedMexican Cake - Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.72 | pDev: 6.99%
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
254
From:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
 
South Carolina, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
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4.98/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle pour at Dave's tasting.

Pours an opaque, bottom of the Mariana trench sort of black. 1.5 inch foamy brown head forms, leaving good little strings and globs of lacing on the glass.

Smells include vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, oak, and cinnamon. No pepper aromas yet, but this is still probably the best smelling stout I've ever had.

The taste is mind-bogglingly good. I first get vanilla, then some roasty bitterness, then chocolate, then apple brandy then vanilla again with some oak, then cinnamon, then an absolutely delightful spicy pepper twang at the end of each sip. Every advertised flavor is on full display here, melding into the next one perfectly. Oh. my. God.

The pepper builds up in your mouth the more you drink of this, leaving a warming heat on your lips. This is medium to full bodied- the slightly thin body for such a big flavored stout is the only points knock I can honestly give this. Insanely drinkable for the ABV. Creamy, thick mouthfeel.

A game changer. This is a top level Mexican-style stout, and is possibly the best stout and the best beer I've ever had. Speechless, I'm so sad I most likely won't ever have it again.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jet black body with a thin dark tan head which doesn't last long. Mild lacing. Aroma is overwhelming with raisins with notes or caramel and apple. The flavor is rich with the Apple brandy barrel well represented. It's a touch on the sweet side but the spice and peppers are well represented; better than expected for a 2013 beer. Body is smooth and full. Enjoyed at westbrook's awesome tap room. One of the best beers I have ever had. It just takes a hit for the unidimensional aroma and sweetness.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with GM

Appearance: Opaque black with short lasting dark brown head

Aroma: Intense cocoa... pretty much same as Cab version

Taste: Chocolate, apples

Palate: Again, extremely thick/heavy mouthfeel, slightly more so than the Cab. No pepper heat on this one.

Overall: The apple brandy add to an already extremely sweet beer, making this dessert wine sweet. The apple flavor is more subtle, but there. Get a friend or two to share your bottle with 'cause this sucker is BIG.

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Mexican Cake - Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 254 ratings