Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.24/5 rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours black and viscous, as an Imperial Stout should. A head never really gets going and what little remnants of what tried to be one collared quickly.
Smell: Vanilla, dark fruit, roasted malt, dark chocolate. There is definitely an underlying aroma of the habanero...I wonder if I would have been able to sniff it out blind?
Taste: Begins with dark chocolate, followed by a splash of vanilla and then as the aforementioned subside, you're left with some roast. Soon after the roast creeps in, the habaneros rear their heads, making themselves present with a bit of a burn in the back of the throat, under everything that had established itself beforehand. If you don't like hot wings, peppers and the like, I could see the burn at the end being off-putting, but it's right up my alley...I actually offered a sip to my gf just to see her cringe, but unfortunately, she declined.
Mouthfeel: Pretty velvety and smooth. The viscosity is nowhere near BCBS/Hunahpu. I feel like any less body and people would complain that it's thin, but it's just thick enough to enjoy and be able to down a whole bomber without it becoming fatiguing.
Overall: A solid beer that I'm glad I got to try...I definitely need to get a fresh one the next time around. I've heard people say that the peppers drop out with age, and this bottle is almost a year old, but there is definite heat at the end that doesn't go unnoticed.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 04:23:47 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
4.64/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
2013 bottle from Hop City in Atlanta. Pours a pitch black with milk chocolate head that held pretty well. Medium collar and fair lacing. Aroma is deeply roasted malt, slight spice, slight vanilla. Taste has a warmth from the habenero, very dark earthy-sweet malt, slight vanilla. Rich body and mouthfeel, low carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2014 03:58:49 | More by mverity
Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 725 ratings.