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

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252 Ratings
Mexican Cake - Apple Brandy Barrel-AgedMexican Cake - Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Ant4711 on 07-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
252
pDev:
7.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
722
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
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3.13/5  rDev -33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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3.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -19.7%

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3.91/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 6/6/2013.

Appearance - Black body. Small khaki head with some reddish tinges at the edge.

Smell - Smells very sweet. Graham cracker and a little peppers. Lots of apple brandy.

Taste - Sweet apple brandy. Very sweet. Chocolate, but it's lacking a fudginess. Peppers cut in and turn into graham cracker with the oak in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Heavy and sweet. Medium carbonation. Boozy.

Overall - The apple brandy makes it too sweet to compare to the other BA cakes, but it's good.

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.3%

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4.14/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We had reg Mexi with AB (going off of memory from last night)

A- Pitch black with minimal lacing. Very little gumming on the glass when swirled.

S- Very very sweet smelling. The AB takes over, leaving very little base spice.

T- Just extremely sweet that overpowers the base beer. The AB is so dominant that the spices are only tasted waaaay in the back when at room temp.

M- Very smooth, nice AB sting.

O- The five of us had reg next to AB; and we all would have rather gone with the reg over the AB. I guess I am glad to have knocked this one off; nothing special here

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4.15/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev -10.1%
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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4.24/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: pours black with a finger of brown head that fades into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: apple brandy, oak, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, caramel, and booze.

T: oak, coconut, vanilla, brandy, fruits, oak, caramel, booze, and chili spices.

M: thick body with low carbonation, this beer avoids being watery or creamy.

O: a tasty and enjoyable beer overall. A little better than the bourbon, but not as good as the red wine barrel aged versions.

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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Mexican Cake - Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 252 ratings