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100
99
style
RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Westbrook Mexican Cake aged in Red Wine (Cabernet) barrels.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (2586) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of cinnamon, chocolate, oak, vanilla, brown sugar and weak vinous notes. Generally the barrel hides a lot of the original aromas but this smells pretty good anyway. The taste has some vinous barrel notes with lots of tannins. Also some chocolate, roasted malts, weak spice, vanilla and a tad more alcoholic than other versions Ive had. Still a freaking good beer ofc. but also one of my least favorite barrels - this tells you how much I love this beer haha.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2277) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Aromas of chilies, cinnamon, cocoa, dry dark chocolate, subtle wine tartness but a pretty serious grapey and boozy wine character. Taste is cinnamon up front, dry dark chocolate, dry vinous characters, light tartness aswell, oaky sweet, chillies, red grapes, woody dry finish. Obviously a very nice brew but the red wine somehow isnt for me along with the spices. At least not that much.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10903) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks! Pours Zhukov-black and dense with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The aroma is a lovely marriage of hot, melted fudge with some serious red wine booziness. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. This beer is all about deliciousness - graham, dark chocolate, cinnamon, chili pepper and mild warmth with a modest ration of red grape skin acidity. Lightly tart, chocolaty finish with lingering notes of graham and vinous acidity. Thinner than the other Mexican Cake treatments and the base beer itself also a treatment of sorts. So very delicious nonetheless. Kudos to landhoney for sharing this world class brew with the south Florida crew!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (2131) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2015
Thanks to Walt. A bit past prime if I had to guess but a neat beer with slight vineous notes.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (9780) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
22 oz. bottle shared by Mark - thanks again, Mark! Pours a deep, opaque brown with a small dark tan head. Notes of vanilla, cinnamon, oak, dark chocolate, cacao nibs, graham cracker, dark fruits (dried berries, and some vinous character from the wine barrel), and peppers late and at the end. Spicy aftertaste. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, sweet, spicy mouthfeel. As expected, the barrel really smooths out the bitterness and spice of the base and complements it beautifully. I didnt anticipate this much of an improvement. Great job.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15596) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2015 Bottle shared by Jake. Pours black brown head. Nose/taste of cheap red wine, chili pepper, cinnamon, oak, roast chocolate and vanilla. Medium body.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (7127) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle thanks jake. Black pour with tan head. Tons of cinnamon, sweet tones, wine and oak aromas. Chocolate, wine, cinnamon and a touch of pepper warmth.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (5403) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Poured a black color with aromas of chocolate, malt, light spicy pepper and some light wine. Flavors were chocolate brownies with some light pepper finished by some light vnieous qualities. A solid treatment to this solid stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (3041) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Aroma: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Mild Red Wine, Mildly Boozy Appearance: Reddish/Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Cinnamon, Burnt Chocolate, mild Pepper Heat, Mild Red Wine Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mild Sweet, Mildly Boozy

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (615) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle - pours dark brown w/ tan head, low carbonation. Vanilla, oak, cinnamon, and wine in the nose. Sweet chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, and dark fruit w/ pepper back end. Really Good!!!


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