Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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2.98/5 rDev -31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Had at a chili beer tasting including Hunahpu's, Chocolate Sombrero, Theobroma, Cocoa Mole, and Ghost Face Killah.
This pours a viscous black with a small dark head. On the nose there are chocolate and chili intermixing in a similar way to the other two chili stouts, though here perhaps there is heavier chili. To me that flavor just doesn't tend to sit well with chocolate, though at least with Huna the quality is more evident. In the mouth the roast intermixed with chocolate and chili, with the chili making for a long finish. The body is medium full.
Overall, like the others, I just didn't care for this beer that much. It's closer to Huna in quality than Chocolate Sombrero. If you like chocolate chili stouts, check this out. I won't be again.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2012 18:28:10 | More by EricCioe
3.05/5 rDev -30%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
22oz bottle poured into a tasting glass. Black in color with a thin frothy head to it. Nice lacing and head retention to it.
The aroma is very sugary and sweet. It's got some slightly spicy notes with the hot peppers being noticeable. Chocolate and vanilla play a pretty big role as well. I like the flavors, but the sugary sweetness just dominates it too much.
I'm finding the taste cloyingly sweet and sugary as well. I'm liking the underlying pepper and chocolate notes but it's just too over the top sweet for me and overwhelms the other flavors unfortunately.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with higher carbonation, which doesn't fit the style well for me. Overall, it was an interesting beer to try but a tough one to drink more then a sample of. The overdone sugary sweetness and the higher carbonation really took away from some of the really nice underlying flavors in it for me unfortunately. Given all the other positive reviews it makes me wonder if this was just an off bottle or something. I'd love to try it again sometime to see.
Serving type: bottle
12-21-2012 17:44:25 | More by billab914
Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,250 ratings.