Mexican Brunch - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Kane Brewing Company

Mexican Brunch - Bourbon Barrel-AgedMexican Brunch - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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Kane Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Porter - Imperial
Ranked #8
Ranked #319
4.52 | pDev: 5.53%
Yesterday at 01:22 AM
Jan 05, 2018
Mexican Brunch - Bourbon Barrel-AgedMexican Brunch - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Notes: Bourbon barrel aged imperial milk porter with coffee, cinnamon, maple, cacao and chilies.
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4.47 by Mikexw from New York on Yesterday at 01:22 AM
4.5 by paulish from New York on Mar 09, 2022
3.77 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Feb 12, 2022
4.1 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Jan 12, 2022
4.4 by Dgman8053 from New York on Jan 10, 2022
5 by DrStiffington from New Jersey on Jan 08, 2022
4.57 by mdfb79 from New York on Nov 20, 2021
4.4 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Oct 22, 2021
5 by jkane101 from New Jersey on Sep 09, 2021
4.33 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Dec 25, 2020
4.64 by kevindp9 from Arizona on Sep 18, 2020
5 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania on Sep 10, 2020
4.29 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jun 01, 2020
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3.91/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by aleigator from Germany

Pours night black with a solid dark brown head, revealing a spongy texture, which slowly receeds to a coating lacing atop the glass.

Smells of cinnamon milk chocolate, espresso beans and of warming spices, coming from the Bourbon barrel.

Drinks with a slightly creamy silkness and just a light carbonation spark during the finish, creating a nice refreshment without concealing the heavier body of this.

Tastes of milk chocolate, lighter earth from the coffee and cinnamon, creating a rather sweet first impression, gently enhanced by the warming barrel. Turns even sweeter then with rock sugar and slightly enhancing bitter chocolate, peaking with just a faint spicy Bourbon presence. Finishes with an interplay of sweet maple syrup and dry, roasty coffee among maintaining cinnamon and a light heat impact from the oak barrel.

Solid adjunct leaden Ba Porter, ranging on the sweeter side of things. The barrel in this is pretty faint, adding just a note of sweet spices and a warm hint, with a mouthfeel which does not entirely convince, due too its thinner nature.

May 31, 2020
4.49 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Mar 23, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 16.9 oz (500 ml), waxed and capped bottle into a muffin top taster pint; released in 2019. Have to thank my friends Elina and Bob for obtaining this for me.
A: Pours a very dark brown to black color with mahogany highlights, a one finger, light brown head, solid, solid more than rim retention, but mostly parameniscal lacing.
S: Aromas of milk chocolate, cinnamon, pumpernickel, and walnuts. Definitely a subtle bourbon note.
T: Sweet. Flavors follow the nose, but with the addition of maple, cinnamon, licorice, and chili notes. Very, very much over-balanced bitterness.
M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy.
O: Although a porter, reminiscent of a sundae stout. Obviously the two styles have a common origin and constitute somewhat of a spectrum. Wanted to try this for years, but was holding on to it for an opportunity to relax and really savor it. A really delicious, barrel aged, American Imperial Porter.

Feb 20, 2020
4.5 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Jan 07, 2020
4.59 by von_kaiser from Connecticut on Oct 21, 2019
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4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JLK7299 from North Carolina

The one thing I didn’t like about Mexican Brunch was I thought the cinnamon was too strong. Barrel aging really balanced that out and made this into a truly outstanding drink. Kudos!

Oct 13, 2019
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4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Radcpa from Washington

Tried at the Denver Rare beer event. Very dark appearance with tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a very pleasant bourbon malt combination with a nice blend of maple, cinnamon and coffee with a little spice. Taste is even better than the aroma.

Oct 05, 2019
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4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by StoutSnob40 from California

This bourbon barrel-aged version of Mexican Brunch doesn’t explode with barrel character, but it’s a wonderful coffee, vanilla, cinnamon bomb. A little thin (it's a porter), but the dense head makes up for it.

Sep 21, 2019
4.41 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jul 30, 2019
4.35 by fthegiants from California on Jul 10, 2019
4.47 by SFC21 from Florida on Jul 07, 2019
4.5 by 7irondave from Massachusetts on Jul 06, 2019
4.66 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2019
4.85 by PDinunzi from New Jersey on Jul 02, 2019
4.53 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Jun 13, 2019
5 by thampel09 from New Jersey on Jun 11, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Vidblain from Minnesota

Very pleasant cocoa. Ancho chiles are not overwhelming - subdued, which is surprising, given how fresh the bottle was. Smokiness was minimal. No discernible barrel notes, but mild bourbon present. Not hot, fairly smooth. Nice nose, lots of chocolate.

Jun 09, 2019
4.12 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on May 21, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Pours a very dark brown with two fingers of mocha-colored foam. Sloppy sheets of lacing.

Huge dessert-like aroma: cake batter, brownie batter, chocolate syrup, maple and a touch of smokey chili pepper.

Loads of chocolate and maple in the taste, along with nuts, cinnamon and more pepper heat than the nose let on — without being extreme. What is borderline extreme is the chocolate and maple syrup combo going on up front. But the nice, light chili heat in the aftertaste helps balance against it.

Normal body for a stout (“imperial porter”), although a touch thin for anyone expecting an imperial stout. A little milky, with just the right amount of fizz.

The coffee and the barrel are pretty much lost behind all that chocolate and maple, but the chili pepper and cinnamon additions are excellent and the feel is quite lovely. The ABV catches up with you quickly. Definitely a dessert beer, but no problems here polishing off the bottle more quickly than I intended.

May 18, 2019
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4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by q33jeff from New Jersey


Bottle to snifter. Side by Side with base Mexican Brunch.

Smoother feel and flavor. Bourbon is mellowing and gives some nice depth of flavor. The bourbon barrel also mutes some of the pepper and cinnamon notes.

Different, but not necessarily better. I think the BBA treatment works better on Sunday Brunch.


2019 bottle to snifter, watching thursday night football. Fantasy playoffs on the line.

Maple cinnamon ciffee cocoa are all still popping nicely after 2+ years and this is very smooth. Pepper is faded. Bourbon is subtle but solid and smooth.

Really nice. Upping #'s a bit.


May 08, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Tony210 from New Jersey

Pours dark and a bit on the thin side for a BA Kane beer. Nice mocha head that slowly recedes. I smell a lot of coffee and cinnamon, some chocolate, which begins to dominate as it warms. Flavor is: noticeable maple syrup, ample coffee and cinnamon, chocolate finish. Barrel aging is not overly noticeable. Maple syrup creates an odd slick feeling on my tongue and an almost artificial aftertaste. Chili is faded in the background. Overall a really good BA offering from Kane.

500 ml bottle released a few weeks ago
4.5 rating

Apr 28, 2019
4.5 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Feb 08, 2019
4.5 by wshinevar from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2019
4.75 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey on Feb 05, 2019
4.5 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Feb 04, 2019
4.44 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Feb 03, 2019
4.5 by cp45 from New Jersey on Feb 02, 2019
Mexican Brunch - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Kane Brewing Company
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