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Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
19th September 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruce’s palatial pad. Opaque dark black - brown beer with a good pale tan heaThanks to Paulio for this beast. Palate is smooth and light and a little airy. Good dark chocolate here with just a touch of coconut. Spicy apple brandy that blends well with the dark malt and the chilli. Finishes smooth and soft with a light chilli linger. Lovely.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London. Another big thanks to Paul for this one. Pours thick black with a creamy, deep beige head. Nose of dark chocolate, coconut, a bit of vanilla. Medium to big sweet flavor with decent chili pepper heat, more rich chocolate and coconut, soft burnt wood, raisins. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Warming finish, some lingering chili heat, definitely some Mounds bar, a bit of vanilla toffee. Superlative stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (16885) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, huge huge big ups to Paolo for supplying this hat trick of goodness, 19/09/13. Pitch black with a thin dirty tan covering. Nose is rich dark chocolate, roast malt, lightly singed sugars, dark fruit cake mix, light boozey waft. Taste comprises roasted malts, dark toffee, good hint of spice, decadent chocolate, light brandified boozeness, subtle chilli kick, toffee apple. Full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth smooth stuff a treat to behold on the palate. Top draw, balanced, well integrated alcohol, this was the pick of the triumvirate for me !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (14963) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2015 Bottle shared by Jake. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of apple brandy, oak, chili pepper, cinnamon, roast chocolate and vanilla. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (12511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle via trade, shared at Bruce’s. It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is rich roast, spice, sweet calvados, fudge, toffee, treacle, rocky road, jam, toast, apple and pear. The taste is roasted malt, toast, earth, chocolate cake, sweet apple, pear drops, melon, decent bitterness, mild chilli, chocolate, dark fruit and charred wood with a dry, spicy finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Very nice balance indeed. Rich and indulgent, yet somehow very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Mellowed-out version of this beer. IT has a thick brandy sweetness that lingers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (11045) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting, full ’13 set. Black with a ring beige head. Aroma of toasted coconut, cinnamon, chocolate, light fruity chillis. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with a chilli burn developing and soft carbonation. [17-09-2016]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pretty much a black pour with a brown head. Fun to try all three BA versions. The apple brandy is a nice addition to the chili, chocolate, spice. Its sweet but has a nice toasty backbone that stops this from getting too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10612) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks! Pours Hunahpu’s black with a small, fleeting, light brown head. The aromatic highlights are fudge, alcohol, cinnamon and chili pepper. Full-bodied and oily with tingly carbonation. The flavor boasts heaps of graham, cinnamon, chilies and light tartness. There is milk chocolate and cinnamon in the warming finish – also, a nice suggestion of lactic acidity. A complicated and World Class brew! Generously shared by landhoney!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10021) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours black with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong chocolate, wood, cinnamon, vanilla, peppers. Thick mouth, chewy, roasted malt, chocolate, cinnamon, light heat from the peppers, great apple brandy flavor throughout, very nice.

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