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RATINGS: 52   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2017

Bottle 22fl.oz. shared at [ A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting. ], Brussels, Belgium.

[ As Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout - Red Wine Barrel ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coconut, wine - red wine, vanilla, dark fruity - light spicy - cinnamon - chili. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, coconut, chocolate, sweet malt, dark malt, dark dried fruits, vinous, wood, alcohol. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20160917]
8-4-8-4-17

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
19th September 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruces palatial pad. Opaque dark black - brown beer with a good darkish tan head. Palate is smooth and light and a little airy. Good creamy dark malt with a nice touch of smooth dark chocolate. Melloe red wine tang and fruits. A light touch of coconut (nowhere near as much as the JD BA). Nice red berries on the finish. The chilli dominates more here and slightly outmuscles the red wine. Otherwise very good indeed.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cgarvieuk (23285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Sample Tube in hotel room Copenhagen 2016 ... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Meaty chocolate roast nose. M rich chocolate... Quite coconut.. Dark chocolate roast... Massive chocolate roast.. Big malts.. Rich dark chocolate.. Heavy coconut.. Light alcohol burn... Deep rich complex.. Massive chocolate roast.. Nice

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle at Bruces in London - big thanks to Sr. Paulo. Pours thick and heavy with a large, lasting macchiato cap. The aroma has dark chocolate, dark berries, touches of coconut. Medium sweet flavor with slight pepper sting, a bit of dry wood, milky chocolate, oaky red wine barrel, raspberry. Medium to full bodied with massaging carbonation. Warming finish of both pepper and heat, slight black pepper, a bit of dry wood, light tannic character, oak, dried berries. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theydon_Bois (18734) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruces pad, huge thanks to Paul for liberating this one, 19/09/13. Pitch black with a thin dirty tan head that clears to a swirl atop the glass. Nose is roast malts, sugars, chocolate cake mix, boozey tones, light wood, red grapes. Taste comprises rich chocolate, light chilli kick in a very subtle way, dark toffee, peppery tones, dark toffee fudge, light spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, rich woody spruceness in the finale. Great stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16393) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle shared by Samantha. Black in color with a short lived mocha head. Lots of wine on the nose. Cocoa powder, roasted malt, chili, spice, oak, and a subtle tartness of berries. Nice roasted malt and cocoa flavors. Red wine, oak, spice, and chili, too. Slight berry flavor and tartness on the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (15951) - , 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (14022) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle via trade, shared at Bruces place. It pours opaque black with a medium tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, big red-wine character, chocolate gateaux, red grape skin, tannins, vanilla, fudge, coconut and jam. The taste is rich roast, toast, rich red wine, grape skin, tannins, jammy dark fruit, berry, some acidity, chilli heat, vinous, dull tartness, oak and good alcohol bite with a rich, roasty finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. I am impressed how much wine character comes though in this beer. Very different than the Jack Daniels version, yet also very impressive. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (13707) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2016
Bottle thanks to Minh. Pours black with small tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is chocolate, roast, peppers, vanilla, grape, wood. Medium mouth, vinous, chocolate, roast, dark fruit, light spice in finish, my favorite of the 13 BAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (12497) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2016
Bottle shared at A Day To Sink All Sea Shepards tasting, full 13 set. Black with a tan head. Aroma of malt, woody notes, chocolate, caramel dark fruits and spice. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. [17-09-2016]


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