Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mattkoon:
4.76/5 rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
westbrook is made here in my state- so i have been excited to try their beers since they have started showing up. the first few i tried werent that great to me but i kept trying them and over the past years their beers have gotten better and the last few i have tried have been really good- and i even keep some of their "white thai" around almost all of the time.
this mexican cake is pretty great. its an imperial stout and pour opaque, just like i like my stouts. the head is a nice chocolate brown. the smell is sweet and spicy. the taste is chocolate which a slight burn at the back end due to the habenero peppers and the 10.5% abv. this is a great beer and i will look forward to picking up every year when the release a batch. i also look forward to other beer from westbrook- they seem to get better and better.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2013 00:42:03 | More by mattkoon
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4.49/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle into Founders KBS goblet. Date of review is 7/23/14.
Appearance- One of the best looking beers I have ever seen. A vigorous pour results in a 3/4 inch SUPER creamy cardboard brown head. Lacing seems to be spectacular right out of the fridge.
Smell- I get roasted malt right away. I would argue cinnamon is the next scent followed by vanilla, hot peppers and chocolate. This is quite a unique smelling beer.
Taste- Wow, chocolate and coconut almost knock me out in a fantastic kind of way. I also get smooth creamy vanilla and the heat from the peppers. Cinnamon is taking a backseat in the flavor for sure.
Mouthfeel- Just about as close to perfect as a beer can get. Super creamy vanilla makes you think this is a milk stout, then BAM, hot peppers. Makes your throat tingle long after you swallow and I LOVE it.
Overall- Such a great beer! I am usually a barrel-aged snob, but this beer is perfect how it is. I cannot even imagine trying the apple brandy version, I just might die.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2014 22:50:42 | More by frenchblood21
Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,209 ratings.