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Westbrook Mexican Cake (Cabernet Barrel)

Westbrook Mexican Cake (Cabernet Barrel)
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 4.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - MAR 8, 2014
Sample from bottle @ De Hopduvel .. Thx goes to BoBoChamp … you are the man! :) … It pours pitch black with a very small tan head… Roasted malt, dark fruits, alcohol, raisins, red wine vinous flavors, molasses, wood, oak, chocolate… very nice…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JStax (2664) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
22 ounce bottle poured into a mini snifter. Pours a thick, motor oil black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has peppers, chocolate, wine, and vanilla beans. Tastes like a wine soaked chocolate cake. Fairly sweet, but there is a tingle of heat on the back of the throat. Thick mouthfeel with a low to medium carbonation. There’s a little bit of pepper burn on my lips after several sips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (2439) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle thnx to Bobochamp ! Pours pure black . No foam . Smell is woody, some peppers , but very light . Taste is peppery, Bordeaux barrels . It clashes a bit , doesn’t combine like other varieties, yet still is rediculously yummie , Peppers, sweet, tannines, oak , quite hot , actually . Very nice indeed . Mkes me wanna redrink the regular, non BA version, cause i don’t remember it as that pecial, but all 3 of the BA editions are extremely good !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2014
12/II/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle as "Red Wine barrel" @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - bottled: 6/VI/13 or VI/6/13 (2014-187) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown beer, no head. Aroma: pretty fruity notes, some citrus, bit dusty, alcohol, raisins and other dried fruits, toast, molasses, bit spicy, vanilla touch though very soft compared to the other two versions, bit "chalky". MF: soft to no carbon, full body. Taste: hot chillies, bit sweet and sugary, pretty sour, puckering I dare say, some dark chocolate, caramel. Aftertaste: more cocoa powder and dark chocolate, pretty bitter, sour touch, hot chillies, soft alcohol burn, some red wine tannins but luckily not too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (938) - BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2014
Thanks Bobochamp! Oily black colour, soft carbonation. Well balanced beer. Aroma of roasted malts with hints of vanilla and cocoa. Aftertaste of red wine. Light hint of sourness. Light peppery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TURDFERGUSON (3912) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle generously shared by Will Whitt at Busy Bee ~ 2am post raleigh rare bottle share. Thanks bro! This was really nice and probably my favorite of the two Mex cake treatments he shared, though both were tasty! I really enjoyed the vinous character the Cabernet barrel adds to this already complex and tasty impy. Now if I can only track down that damn apple brandy barrel!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5128) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2014
65cl, as Mexican Cake ’Red Wine Barrel Aged’, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, with cacao, vanilla, cinnamon and chili peppers, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex spicy Stout, roasted/vinous and slightly alcoholic/spicy, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lukaduke (1756) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Wow ! Pours a rich deep burnt umber color with a finger of khaki foam. The nose is big and beautiful with great vinous fruit, fudgy chocolate cake, cinnamon, coconut and vanilla bean. The palate follows the nose but teh coconut presence is unreal. Beautiful round coconut layered chocolate, integrated cinnamon and chili spice... trace of vinous acidity on the back end of the smooth coconut notes. This beer is unbelievable... WOW !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (6530) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Courtesy of JBoan, thanks! The bottle pours with a dark mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma is straight up coconut and chocolate cake as well as a mild degree of earthy chili vegetable meat. Smells of pure yum. The taste is rich and smooth and balanced and yummers. It delivers dark roasted malts, chocolate notes, coconut and then smooth chili meat to go along with a moderate tasty chili pepper spice warming. Wow! Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Mexican Cake Supertrade Series Beer with jrob21, Westmeister, and deadCATAtlanta Beer #6. Spice seems to hold a little longer than the other varietals. Cabernet barrels definitely add a touch of grape to the flavor mix. Bottle - Westbrook Brewery - Mount Pleasant, SC

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