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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Westbrook Mexican Cake aged in Red Wine (Cabernet) barrels.

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4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (1162) - - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lukaduke (3196) - Gray, 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 !

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle shared with GM
Appearance: Opaque black with a short lasting dark brown head.
Aroma: Intense, dominating cocoa powder aroma
Taste: Cherries, chocolate, cinnamon
Palate: Huge, chewy, mouthfeel. Pepper (and perhaps some alcohol) heat comes in toward the end and lingers through finish. Slightly dry finish
Overall: OMFG... there is no beer that Ive ever had that can be compared to this. Very sweet, raspberry chocolate cream egg in a bottle. The Cab presents itself unlike any other wine barrel aged beers Ive had... no mustiness, just a completely new flavor when combined with the chocolate.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Werckmeister (3040) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 15, 2017
0,05l from tap at mbcc green session shared by / with the crew. As Westbrook 2016 Cabernet BA Mexican Cake (11%). black color, small coffee colored head. smells of cinnamon, berry notes, cocoa, bitter chocolate. very very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of cinnamon, bitter chocolate, berry notes, some chilis, some light sweetness. finishes lightly sweet with notes of cinnamon, bitter chocolate and some berry notes and a light chili burn. very very nice and smooth beer. 9, 4, 9, 5, 19

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Big bold black pour, brown head. Damn this was my favorite of the 3 BA versions. Chili, chocolate, perfect amounts of vinous notes, grapes, vanilla, woody flavors. Smooth and balanced. This is a beauty.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Damico (3146) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6434) - Pennsburg, 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (12208) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (7695) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle thnx to Bobochamp ! Pours pure black . No foam . Smell is woody, some peppers , but very light . Taste is peppery, Bordeaux barrels . It clashes a bit , doesnt combine like other varieties, yet still is rediculously yummie , Peppers, sweet, tannines, oak , quite hot , actually . Very nice indeed . Mkes me wanna redrink the regular, non BA version, cause i dont remember it as that pecial, but all 3 of the BA editions are extremely good !

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JStax (6115) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
22 ounce bottle poured into a mini snifter. Pours a thick, motor oil black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has peppers, chocolate, wine, and vanilla beans. Tastes like a wine soaked chocolate cake. Fairly sweet, but there is a tingle of heat on the back of the throat. Thick mouthfeel with a low to medium carbonation. Theres a little bit of pepper burn on my lips after several sips.


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