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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,232
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 952
Gots: 270 | FT: 27
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Happy birthday to us! To celebrate our first year as a brewery we brewed a serious imperial stout and aged it on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers. This is the first offering in our annual Anniversary series. Here’s to many more!

50 IBU

(Beer added by: Netdigger2 on 02-01-2012)
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I know this says do not age ... but I did.

Aged in the beer fridge for a year.

Oily, thick pour with 1 finger of dark cream head. Decent lace on a tulip and a thin sheen of retention.

Nose is just wonderful. Chocolate, a bit of dark fruit, coffee/toffee touch, and then light pepper. Even after a year.

The pepper mutes out after a year, but that is not a bad thing. Becomes more complimentary. Lots of chocolate/toffee up front with a dose of dark coffee. Then the pepper kicks in, ever so respectful of the remaining tastes. This is really well done.

Feel is just about right. Not nearly as thick as expected.

Overall, a homerun.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 01:18:22 | More by beer2day
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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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