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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,250 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,250
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 960
Gots: 273 | FT: 30
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Happy birthday to us! To celebrate our first year as a brewery we brewed a serious imperial stout and aged it on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers. This is the first offering in our annual Anniversary series. Here’s to many more!

50 IBU

(Beer added by: Netdigger2 on 02-01-2012)
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StoutSlut

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -77.1%

08-20-2013 00:08:12 | More by StoutSlut
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ddub28

Illinois

2/5  rDev -54.1%

06-19-2014 00:29:43 | More by ddub28
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adam5454

Alabama

2/5  rDev -54.1%

07-13-2014 15:21:18 | More by adam5454
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -48.4%

07-17-2013 06:32:17 | More by TheBigBoy
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Daniel101

California

2.5/5  rDev -42.7%

06-21-2014 05:10:51 | More by Daniel101
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NoCurse2012

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -42.7%

07-12-2013 23:20:02 | More by NoCurse2012
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

05-17-2014 18:06:23 | More by lonewolfcry
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pittpsu


2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

07-22-2014 01:12:30 | More by pittpsu
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marshmeli

New York

2.75/5  rDev -36.9%

09-16-2013 19:31:08 | More by marshmeli
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EricCioe

Montana

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
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huskermike12

Iowa

3/5  rDev -31.2%

05-22-2013 19:48:09 | More by huskermike12
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Dmkaz

Indiana

3/5  rDev -31.2%

07-30-2013 17:26:27 | More by Dmkaz
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calivessel

California

3/5  rDev -31.2%

06-26-2014 08:45:55 | More by calivessel
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jplopez21

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.2%

09-08-2013 18:49:42 | More by jplopez21
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rspauldi

Texas

3/5  rDev -31.2%

06-22-2014 19:49:44 | More by rspauldi
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Rubalaca

California

3/5  rDev -31.2%

07-21-2014 23:28:14 | More by Rubalaca
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fugazidps

New York

3/5  rDev -31.2%

06-25-2013 14:05:29 | More by fugazidps
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TobiasG

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -31.2%

06-22-2013 19:22:08 | More by TobiasG
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aapp

Vermont

3/5  rDev -31.2%

08-25-2013 23:29:56 | More by aapp
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pintofparadise

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -31.2%

07-19-2013 01:03:55 | More by pintofparadise
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QuentinCall

Georgia

3/5  rDev -31.2%

07-04-2014 13:31:22 | More by QuentinCall
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billab914

Virginia

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
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

11-10-2012 03:14:53 | More by Rhettroactive
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craftbeerasian

Florida

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10-01-2013 04:23:21 | More by craftbeerasian
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Bluecane

New York

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

09-21-2013 21:21:25 | More by Bluecane
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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,250 ratings.