Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.99/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I had two of these at a bar (Lancero Lounge - Newberry, SC) and It was absolutely a amazing and wonderful experience. The smell was sweet with hints of Nutmeg, and Cinnamon. Initially you taste the sweet Nutmeg and Cinnamon. Then it finishes with a slight heat which all together is AMAZING.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 16:08:59 | More by WadeKneece
5/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Look: Poured pitch black with a 1 cm head, light tan, almost greyish in appearance. It quickly receded to thin, tan lacing around the edges. The lacing got a little darker as the beer sat. This is not the typical light-brown head on an imperial stout. However, the greyish-color goes well with the cinnamon and vanilla flavors in the beer.
Smell: Dominated by cinnamon, with some hops, a little chocolate, some vanilla, and then the habanero peppers in the background. The chocolate aroma became much stronger towards the end, when the beer had warmed up a good bit.
Taste: The first thing that hits the palate is a heavy dose of cinnamon, followed by some vanilla and chocolate, a little coffee, and then ending with a strong aftertaste of peppers. As the beer warmed up, the vanilla taste grew somewhat stronger, with the chocolate and coffee receding. Towards the end, the chocolate became much stronger. The cinnamon taste is predominant for most of the beer, but towards the very end, the peppers assert themselves and are of similar potency, blending brilliantly into the vanilla and chocolate. The spiciness wonderfully complements the hoppiness of the imperial stout, blending together into an explosive, delicious flavor.
Mouthfeel: Decent carbonation, and a huge, explosive surge of spiciness that makes it very thick and intense, but easy enough to drink anyway. It has a sort of heat to it that goes very well with a high ABV, heavily-hopped beer like an imperial stout.
Overall: This is an absolutely spectacular beer, perhaps the best imperial stout I've ever drank, up there with Oskar Blues's Ten FIDY or Great Divide's Yeti. It really does taste like you're drinking some sort of spicy cake. Also, I am not a fan of spicy food, but I loved this beer, so anyone who likewise prefers mild food should not be turned away simply by the habanero peppers. Great Divide's Chocolate Oak-Aged Yeti is somewhat similar, but this is far spicier and more explosive. I would highly, highly recommend this to anyone.
Serving type: on-tap
07-08-2014 04:46:18 | More by DanielMB
4.75/5 rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Oily and syrupy jet black. Deep burnt tan one finger head, which could have been more persistent-lasting maybe 3-4 minute tops.
S: Lots of cinnamon which carries the habanero peppers well. Smells like a boozy chocolate cake. More sweet vanilla bean as it warms. Some dark fruits as well, probably because of the peppers. On they're on each is great, but they blend very nicely too.
M: Velvety smooth, thick, full body. A little 'thin' if you don't let it sit for just a sec at which point it fills out.
T: I think they named this one perfectly. Sweet chocolately and roasty malt layers with some vanilla frosting dusted with cinnamon. Some rising heat, but nothing overdone-almost perfect in how much habanero flavor you get. Some nice bitterness at the end contributed to by the cocoa nibs along with their mouth-cooling properties. Sweet and savory finish, very rich and decadent.
O: This makes me feel like the fat kid in Matilda who had to eat the whole chocolate cake. I drank this whole btl with pleasure.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 00:10:41 | More by orcrist_cleaver
Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,118 ratings.