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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,143
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 935
Gots: 256 | FT: 28
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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craytonic

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3.68/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Dan the Man

Appearance: Chocolate pour, decent head and retention
Smell: milk chocolate, roasted malt, a bit of bitterness
Taste: Malt, spices, brown sugar
Mouthfeel: A bit thin, good carbonation
Overall: Decent beer but not up there with the big dogs.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 20:18:16 | More by craytonic
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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.

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,143 ratings.