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Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout - Jack Daniels Barrel (2013)

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 4.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Gold label: Jack Daniels Bourbon barrel aged

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
19th September 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruce’s palatial pad. Thanks to Paulio for this treat. Opaque dark black-brown beer, good tan head. Really nice barrel aged - chocolate nose. Palate is smooth, light and slightly airy. Gorgeous ’Bounty Bar’ chocolate and coconut. A mix of both the milk and dark chocolate versions. Dark malt tang and lovely mellow bourbon. Dark malt cream and a light touch of dark fruits that gradually resolve in to mostly cherry and blackcurrant. The chilli is there from the start but slowly builds to a mellow heat. Light finish with a medium chilli linger. Superb!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (14285) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s, huge thanks to Paulo for liberating this baby, 19/09/13. Pitch black with a thin dirty tan head that clears to a swirl atop the glass. Nose is dark roast malts, coconut shavings, brown sugar, dark toffee fudge, earthy cocoa notes, bourbon soaked wood. Taste comprises sweet bourbon notes, light cocoa, molasses, peppery, sugars, light spice, dark toffee fudge. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light booze in the finish. Great BA impy, easy drinking, balanced and the alcohol is well integrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (11784) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Bottle shared by Jake. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of vanilla, cinnamon, whiskey, oak, roast chocolate, chili pepper with touch of alcohol in finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
A nice mean black color with a brown head. I get the Jack flavors right up front, charred wood, vanilla, booze, chili, chocolate, toasted malt. Nice stuff. A bit over the top but nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours pitch-black with a tiny, khaki, creamy head. The bouquet is a luxuriant swirl of dark chocolate, cinnamon, leather, dark berries and clean ethanol. Full-bodied and fatty with pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor is a sweet mug of cafe con leche with a good amount of chili pepper flavor and heat. Lengthy, soul-warming finish. World class beer! Bottle courtesy of Elliesbrown, who stiffed me on the other two barrel-aged versions.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle via trade, shared at Bruce’s place. It pours jet black with a medium tan head. The nose is rich, roasty, tiffin cake, vanilla, spice, wood, mild acidity, green banana, chocolate cake and bounty bar. The taste is rich roast, bounty bar, chilli heat, chocolate, alcohol warmth, mild acidity, coconut, vanilla, fudge and toffee with a roasty, warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Oily, big, rich and indulgent. The balance is incredible. A great melange of flavours. Delicious!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (9979) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Don’t really like the base beer and don’t like the barrels used. But wow they did this particular batch right.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (7113) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Bomber to taster (shared with Dogbones, LitoIPA, the Mrs., and others). Looks good; an opaque dull black with foamy tan head. Smells great! Dark malt, chocolate, oak, bourbon, and a bit of spice. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel that’s a little hot, but likely from the pepper. Fantabulous!!!

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