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Westbrook Mexican Cake (Jack Daniels Barrel)
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 4.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbeatty (949) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle, 08/18/2013. Pours black, medium dark tan head fades to a haze on the surface, thin ring of fine lacing. Aroma is rich, moist dark chocolate cake, cinnamon cracker, chili lending some heat to the roast character, huge coconut notes, vanilla, round whiskey finish. Taste is silky dark chocolate, sweet dark fruits, cinnamon vanilla and coconut, chili heat building with each sip, blending with the whiskey, lingering toffee. Thick body, silky, chewy, almost liqueur-like. Super tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle shared by Samantha. Thanks! Pitch black with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chili pepper, coffee, and tons of chocolate. Really nice spice, whiskey, coconut, and vanilla. The flavor is pure coconut. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and whiskey. A bit of booze, dark fruit, and chili pepper. Like chewing on shredded coconut.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Highly refined, spicy, whiskey smoothness. Smooth, decadent barrel character layers atop the excellent base. Can definitely tell this uses the b1 base and not this yearís batch; itís simply in a different league.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6367) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Donít really like the base beer and donít like the barrels used. But wow they did this particular batch right.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rbrazell (1457) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Bottle shared by Scott at Bryan at the brewery, thanks guys! Pitch black pour with a creamy tan head. Whiskey aroma with lots of coconut and vanilla followed by bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, cinnamon and chili peppers. Flavor contains fudge, vanilla, oaky coconuts, roasted maltiness with the chili heat sneaking around the back end. Silky smooth body, warming alcohol, and relaxed carbonation. Damn tasty beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (9874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle at Bruceís in London - massive thanks to Paul for this guy. Pours black and thick like motor oil with a thick, tight brown cream head. Smells great, lots of rich chocolate, coconut, hints of torched wood. Medium to big sweet flavor with oily dark chocolate, moderate chili pepper, some slick coconut. Full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Mellow warmth on the finish, restrained peppery heat, a bit of toffee and coconut, slightly syrupy chocolate. Rich, dynamic, balanced - wonderful beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (3900) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2013
Pours pitch black with a small tannes head. Aroma is fullbodied cocoa vanilla chocolate roasted malts soy. Flavor fullbodied as well, sweet a bit acidy medium hot nice flavorful finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westmeister (1538) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2013 Thanks to catatlatlanta for hooking us up; jrob21/eriteusink a pleasure; Mex Cake Set. Pours as one would expect thick black, thinner mocha head. Notes that distinguish it from the original and the rest of the set would be that the bourbon sweetness perfectly complements the heat and sweet of the base. I mean vanilla/bourbon sweetness is just super nice. Coffee really takes a back seat in this the barrel aged versions. Highest rating to date and I think I am not getting caught in the hype train at all. Just an awesome and improved version to the original awesome brew. I would rank it the best treatment out of the 3.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Sean. Thanks, dude. Pours a deep blackish hue, opaque and dark with a gentle brownish froithy head. Dies to a filmy ring, laces ok. Aromas are cocoa, cake, and toffee. Some spice, gentle pepper, firmer cinnamon and vanilla. Ancho, cacao. Real rich. Initial is fuller bodied, cocoa and roast, toffee and toast. Some vanilla, gentle pepper, cocoa, and mellow coffee roast. Some richer vanilla, cinnamon, some sweetness. Cacao, and mellow pepper. A touch of oak, spirit. Initial is medium bodied, a bit more full with some toffee, toast, and cocoa. Vanilla, cocoa, and roast. Some toffee. Firm cinnamon and pepper as we move into the middle and backend. Some good barrel, a bit of thinness into the backend. Some toast, toffee, and cocoa. Some vanilla, cinnamon toast. Some really nice elements. Finish is a bit more fruity, some dark fruit, black malts, and spice. More pepper, cinnamon than anticipated. Gentle barrel, spirit, and vanilla. Nice, a touch hot and thinner into the finish but really rich aromas, toast, and front end. Nice.


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