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Westbrook Mexican Cake (Apple Brandy Barrel)

Westbrook Mexican Cake (Apple Brandy Barrel)
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 4.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle courtesy of my buddy. Cheers, Zack! Pours a deep stout brown/ black with a dark tan head. Nose is chocolate, chili peppers, cinnamon, vanilla, and lovely oak, vanilla, and barrel notes. Flavor is sweet apple brandy followed by chocolate, vanilla, chilis, cinnamon, vanilla, and more brandy on the finish. This was an awesome beer and I could probably kill a case single-handedly.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (2102) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Pours a motor oil black with a thin off white head. Aroma of apple brandy, chocolate, and roast. Taste is roasty, apple brandy, chocolate, peppers and coffee. So good!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (8959) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle shared by Jake. I need the label for this. If you have an empty of this or any BA mexican cakes, please let me know. I will trade you beer! Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of apple brandy, oak, chili pepper, cinnamon, roast chocolate and vanilla. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Light apple brandy, oak and chocolate aromas. Cinnamon, brandy, apple, chocolate and pepper flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (3885) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Poured a black color with aromas of chocolate fudge with some sweet apple brandy and some light spicy pepper. Flavors were brownies soaked in Apple brandy with some light heat from the peppers. The best of the 3 variants.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (383) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle - Pours dark brown w/ tan head. Sweetness, chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla in the nose. A much sweeter taste plus chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon w/ a slightly less pepper back end. Still good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2014
Sample from bottle @ De Hopduvel .. Thx goes to BoBoChamp … you are the man! :) … It pours pitch black with a small tan head… Roasted malt, vanilla, fruit, wood, spicy, pepper, apple cest, caramel, alcohol… nice!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3624) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle , thnx to Bobochamp ! Pours black as black can be black . Pretty damn black No foam Bit of peppers in the smell Taste is very thick , sweet , some peppers , chocolate . Aftertaste is also very full and thick . Some vanilla tones in the back . Good carbonation ( as it is very low, just the way i like it ) . Peppery in the aftertase . Very nice brew indeed !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricTeusink (703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Mexican Cake Supertrade Series Beer with jrob21, Westmeister, and deadCATAtlanta. This was my least favorite of all the Mexican Cake varietals. Scent is chocolate and apples. Pours a deep dark brown with dark tan head. Spice is brought out further by the aging. Thick with spice having entropic effect on carbonation. Bottle - Westbrook Brewery - Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2014
12/II/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle as "Apple-Brandy barrel" @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - bottled: 6/VI/13 or VI/6/13 (2014-186) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: earthy start, woody notes, caramel, tobacco, some dried fruits, subtle notes of green apple peel, alcohol, "thick" sweet small, can I call it molasses? Also lots of vanilla and caramel, crème brûlée on warming up. MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: sweet and sugary start, then caramel, pretty sour touch, chocolate, hot chillies, sour green apple skin, alcohol burn. Aftertaste: chocolate, caramel ,vanilla, pretty sour in the throat as well, more alcohol, soft bitterness and hot chillies. Good, but I preferred the Jack Daniels version, seemed stronger and more complex as well to me.


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