Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BlurryVisi0n:
4.74/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Served in a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark midnight black, with more than enough sufficient lighting this brew is still opaque with small bubbles towards the head of the body. The head itself is a quite darker tan rising to maybe 1/4".
Smell: What a deep aroma, sweet coffee with a hit of mocha. You don't smell this beer you inhale it.
Taste: This beer adds something new that you don't see too often, it gives you a hit of pepper with it's strong coffee bean feel. Jesus the molasses and the coffee, some sweet bitterness that is crazy addicting.
Mouth: Paired properly with the right food, the stickiness alone is almost perfect. Medium, and so smooth.
Overall: Borderline perfect, an easy top ten all around beer considering there so many out there and definitely a top five Imperial Stout. Ridiculously complex with a little bit of everything going on. Salud!
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2013 00:13:29 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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4.88/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.
A: Pours pitch black with a finger of thick head that begins the color of burnt sienna but eventually turns tan as it recedes into a light blanket at the meniscus.
S: Vanilla, cinnamon, bakers chocolate, some nutmeg, charred malts. Pepper notes are present towards the tail end, and only after a hefty whiff.
T: Wow, fantastic! Smooth cinnamon hits first, followed by creamy vanilla, then the bite of the dark chocolate, and some nutmeggy flavors to round everything out. I can't really taste the pepper, but I can feel it upon swallowing, and it lingers in the throat. This one is super complex and very, very delicious.
M: Medium carbonation, and on the lighter-side-of-medium in terms of body, which suits the flavor profile of this beer perfectly, allowing the sweeter notes to dominate up front and the spiciness of the peppers to establish themselves in the finish. The mouthfeel is where I feel this one really shines, and while many would disagree with me, the lighter, but still-full-bodied mouthfeel is what makes Mexican Cake, for me, stand a pedestal higher than Huna.
O: This one is worth the hype and worth seeking out. This is my first Westbrook beer, and has established them as a brewery I will seek more offerings from... this is a total knockout!
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 02:50:59 | More by Halfbrother83
Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,143 ratings.