Westbrook Mexican Cake (Cabernet Barrel)
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 4.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lukaduke (2062) - 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 (6782) - 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 (678) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Thanks to deadcatlanta for making the treck down and bringing this set back. This is my second favorite of the three barrel aged beers. Shared on a long Saturday afternoon with the crew. Grape aroma finds its way through the roasty bittersweet coffee. Spice is still working but a little muted from the added treatment. A subtle grape flavor before the rest of the stout comes in. Probably the most subtle barrel treatment but it is still pretty noticeable and also works pretty well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (686) - - DEC 9, 2013
Black, dark brown head. Nose is spices, cinammon, chocolate, wine. Taste is incredibly well blended chocolate, cinammon, dark fruits, vinous barrel notes. Full, sticky body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
orangesol (680) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Big thanks to DocJ007 for sharing this one with us.

A - Pours black with a nice one finger tall tan head, dissipating down to next to nothing, leaving small streaks of lace down the sides of the glass.

S - Smells of lots of vinous wine, oak, peppers, chocolate, vanilla and dark roasted malt. The red wine is pretty strong but it isnít out of control.

T - Starts off with a mix of base flavors like chocolate, vanilla and peppers but that quickly becomes enveloped by the strong vinous wine flavors that never really fade away from then on. Finish is a mix of dark roast, mild sweetness and vinous oak tannins combine to linger on the palate long after the finish.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Sweet, heavy feel with plenty of vinous tannins lurking in its depths.

O - I enjoyed this one, just not as much as the JD version. I have come to like wine BA stouts and this one certainly had plenty to offer. I think it works well but it also overpowers most of the base flavors a bit too much for my liking. Still an awesome beer none the less.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle, 11/17/2013. Pours black, hazy dark tan head, thin ring of lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate, mild cinnamon and spices, red grapes, vanilla, rounding out with sweet vinous notes. Taste is sweet dark chocolate, moderate pepper heat grows, subtle vinous finish. Thick, smooth body. Really nice, wine barrel notes donít overwhelm or turn sour, but accent the base well.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a black color with an off white head. Wow, what a unique smelling and tasting beer all the way around. Chocolate, roast, vanilla, vinous, oak, rum cake, dark fruits, and spices.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5275) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Opaque black with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cocoa, gingerbread, roasted malts, cinnamon, coconut, vanilla wood, chiles, and alcohol. Taste of roasted malts, smoke, char, dark fruits, spicy cinnamon, vanilla, cabernet, a little spicy, with some alcohol as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (2511) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pours dark unclear with a huge dark bright caramel head. Aroma brings cinnamon, fruit cake, and a boat load of coconut with some vanilla. Flavor brings big roasted chocolate and coffee malts with undertones of some juicy Cabernet grapes and vanilla oak. The body is just the right thickness and you get some vanilla and coconut at the end.

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