Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Reviews by tewaris:
3.53/5 rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks dc55110 for this rarish tick, thought I will never get to try it but I got lucky.
Looks the part, black and thick. Hints of spice and chocolate... the spice is obscure to my palate though and I wouldn't know about the pepper part if I didn't know. I don't feel any heat :-/
Slight stout tartness that puts me off in almost every stout I drink, but there's a good presence of roast. Medium body, full carbonation. It's certainly a well made, above average imperial stout. However, I don't get the hype behind this one. Or I just had my hate on this particular evening.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2012 06:25:40 | More by tewaris
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4.2/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 5/22/14, poured into a teku glass
A- pours a thick & oily pitch black color with a small creamy dark tan head that reduces to a ring around the glass, short lasting lace left behind
S- the base stout consists of some smoky/charred malt with sweet dark chocolate. As it warms, some of the spices come out; cinnamon & nutmeg, cocoa powder, burnt brown sugar, coffee, a hint of vanilla and a slight singe of habanero
T- sweet and chocolaty cocoa up front that actually tastes very similar to chocolate icing, perhaps enhanced by the addition of the vanilla. Mid-palate, the cinnamon kicks in, which seems to also enhance the chocolate flavor, giving it a very fudge-like flavor. The heat of the habanero can be felt throughout, but it doesn't overpower the other spices.
M- heavy and thick body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel with a creamy smooth finish, lingering habanero burn lasts on the throat long after drinking
O- this had much more heat than expected, especially on the linger. It worked well with the other flavors though. Really liked the chocolaty fudge icing flavor as well. Compared to Hunaphu, this one is hotter and more chocolaty, Hunaphu has more emphasis on the other spices. Slight edge in flavor to Hunaphu, but overall this was a unique beer that I really enjoyed
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2014 00:56:08 | More by Treyliff
Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,233 ratings.