Cake! | Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company

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Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Herb and Spice Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with My Grandma's of New England, brewed with cinnamon coffee cake, cinnamon, vanilla and light roast coffee

Added by rudzud on 11-22-2018

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3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros for hooking me up with a can of this.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a slightly hazy dark chestnut hue with a good two finger off white head that fades to leave little lacing but a nice creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of cinnamon and vanilla, crumb cake topping, vanilla cake batter, some cloy sweetness and little bit of artificial liquor going on oddly enough. Does smell cakey though!

T - Taste is similar tot he nose. Tons of cinnamon coffee cake, fresh ground cinnamon, vanilla, some sweetness. Straight up tastes like someone blended up some coffee cake in a brown ale. Cake batter, gets sweeter and sweeter as it warms though. Coffee is a bit bitter on the finish as well.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, body is on the thinner side. Finish is cloy as well, comes across as watery.

O - Overall this was a decent enough beer. A fun to try gimmick but not much more than that. Becomes incredibly cloy by the end of the glass.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. canned on 11/21/18

Pours brown with a creamy frothy off-white foam head. Real nice aromas of fresh cinnamon, honey, vanilla and coffee cake. Tastes pretty toasted and bready like a brown ale with highlights of roasted coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, some coffee cake, and a hint of dried fruits. Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Overall an interesting coffee cake autumn ale.

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Photo of brureview
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting concept.
If you like cinnamon and coffee cake you’ll like this beer.
It’s a bit over the top but well done.
Cloudy brown color with a 4F head in a Tulip. Initially, the head was more than 4F , but it settled down.

Heavy cinnamon blast, some coffee cake in the aroma.

Medium MF. I think there should have been more weight and a fuller body to the beer.

Cinnamon and coffee cake in the taste.

This isn’t for me. I really like this brewery especially for their IPAs. This is too over the top. I just don’t like cinnamon in my beer. In cookies, coffee cake is fine. Not in beer.

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Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned 11/21/18
Pours a very thick creamy almost nitro like head then it fades semi quickly at first, then slows to a crawl leaving a fizzy 1 finger head with whispy lacing, dark murky chestnut brown color

Nose big cinnamon out front, then fresh roasted coffee, a mild coffee almost like tiramisu dipped in coffee liquor, some artificial vanilla and cake batter, white cake and butter rum notes, even has the cinnamon crumbles on it, a mild sweet brown ale, toasted brown malts and caramel molasses but barely any of that

Taste brings more of all the same, cinnamon and coffee out front, spicy cinnamon, with a bit of fresh coffee, again mild coffee maybe cold extracted, then more cake batter, white cake and vanilla, vanilla cake batter as well, with a little molasses like syrup, candy cinnamon crumble notes, mild toasted brown malt and caramel so there is a touch of beer in it, a sticky sweet finish, bit more cinnamon and touch of bitterness

Mouth is med bod, touch syrupy, decent carb

Overall mixed, it definitely has some coffee cake flavors, the cake batter, cinnamon, vanilla etc, even the coffee which is nice, but there isn't much left of the beer after it all, coffee is mild thankfully but the beer is hard to get much of it at all, and cinnamon really overpowers just about everything else in there. it was a fun beer to try, but not sure I would get it again.

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cake! from Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 5 ratings