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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,130
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 932
Gots: 254 | 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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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

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,130 ratings.