Mexican Cake - Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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4.6/5
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211 Ratings
Mexican Cake - Jack Daniels Barrel-AgedMexican Cake - Jack Daniels 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:
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Added by Ant4711 on 07-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
211
pDev:
6.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 211 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of ScaryHairy44
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured into a snifter from a 22oz bottle. The head built up quite quickly and then dissipated with the same consistency that it built up with. The head resided a lot quicker than the regular Mexican cake and left nothing but black.

S- Smell was outstanding. Notes of roast, chocolate, some heat from the bourbon, some heat from the habanero peppers.

T- Notes of roast and chocolate quickly filled my mouth followed by notes of caramel, vanilla, sweet nuts like almonds and then were followed by some heat from the Jack Daniels with a nice throat burn at the end from the peppers.

M- Not the thickest brew I've had the pleasure of tasting, but definitely one of the best. It was thin bodied enough to coat the inside of my mouth with a little stickiness which was more than what I expected after the regular Mexican Cake.

O- Probably one of the top ten BA beers I've ever had. It is close to par with Cali Brandy Huna in my opinion from my own taste and I cannot wait to have the other two variants I am in possession of. If you can land this one, do it!

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of dotes_on_dipas
4.81/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - nice dark coloration with a one inch tan head. Good but not great lacing.

S- great aroma of cocoa, peppers, cinnamon & brown sugar...don't get much bourbon

T-amazing...The balance on this beer is perfect. Every smell and flavor are all equal. The bourbon is very nice yet not overpowering. Get nice cinnamon, brown sugar, cocoa with a little vanilla. Then at the end you get the peppers.

M - mouthfeel is very nice with good carbonation.

O- This is only behind a couple of ba stouts for me. I can't wait to have it again.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -13%

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5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of MasterSki
4.4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Sean for sharing these. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - They all looked kind of the same. Tan foam that settles to a thin cap, thick collar, and specks of lacing. All are very dark brown, revealing coloration when held to the light.

S - Nate says Almond Joy, and that's a pretty accurate assertion. Loads of coconut and vanilla from the barrel, with some fruity whiskey, oak, and perhaps a whiff of alcohol. Base beer imparts notes of chocolate and light cinnamon. Barrel is quite assertive here, but it presents a lot better than a number of other Jack Daniel's brews I've had.

T - The taste is quite excellent, with a blend of caramel, milk chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and mild chile flavor and spiciness. Booze and whiskey recede a bit, making it quite enjoyable to sip on.

M - Smooth, medium body that seems a bit lighter than the Red Wine version, Pleasant carbonation, with light residual stickiness. Not overly oaky, which is a surprise considering the intensity of the barrel-aging.

D - This was really excellent. I'm always wary of Jack Daniel's barrel-aged offerings but this was a winner. Hopefully Westbrook makes more of these beers; they've got some serious kill.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -13%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Mexican Cake - Jack Daniels Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.6 out of 5 with 211 ratings