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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.28%


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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler pour sampled at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark malt, cocoa, and some subtle chile aromas. Taste is the same but the chile presence is very subtle flavor-wise. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good stout but nothing all that special in my opinion.

Serving type: growler

04-09-2012 04:42:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives pitch black with a cap of espresso foam that curtains lace

Smell: Smoky chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon with a roasted chile undertone

Taste: Smoky chocolate and vanilla, up front, with the cinnamon flavors arriving just ahead of the habanero pepper; gets rather hot, after the swallow, when the brown sugar flavors arrive to moderate the heat

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a really unique beer and another extraordinary ale from Westbrook

Serving type: on-tap

03-05-2012 01:26:49 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What better way to celebrate a birthday than with cake? When you are a brewery, it's done with a birthday cake-flavored beer! At least that's the intent of Westbrook as they turn a ripe old age of 1 earlier this year.

With a bold chocolaty appearance, the dark brown (almost black) ale settles with a viscous and creamy pour that causes for a slow separation of beer from foam. The moussey froth takes on a medium brown hue, shows sturdy retention, and laces well. A gentle swirl of the glass leaves inky legging on the glass that's reminiscent of brandy.

Strong chocolate notes sooth the sense of smell with a very dessert-like reaction. Met with background note of dark fruit, espresso, fudge, and rum, the malty rich beer pulls complexities from yeast, hops, and rich toffee-ish malt.

Strong chocolate and roast flavors begin with a heavy coat across the palate. Fudge-like sweetness is propelled by bittersweet chocolate, burnt toffee, espresso, and walnut oils. Secondary notes of vinous sherry wines offer a more succulent and fruity note that opens up a bready, savory taste. Rum-like alcohols offer a spicy sweetness that cuts through the malts and balances the sweetness in finish.

Certainly full bodied, the larger-than-life ale continues the fudge-like character with it thick and marshmallowy textures. Alcohol burn acts as a thinning agent and lessens the rich body just enough to savor the silky complexities to finish the beer. Shy of cloying, the roast of bitterness and heat signal closure, but allow the dessert-like nuances to linger indefinately.

Although it's Westbrook's birthday, I feel like I had gotten a gift in being able to try this luscious ale. The only thing that's missing is the candle.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 23:10:44 | More by BEERchitect
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of mdfb79. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.

Pours near black with a tan head. Pretty good retention and some spotty lacing on the way down.

The nose carries a nice mix of chocolate, light spice, roasted malt, sweetness, and a touch of vanilla. Nice blend, for sure. The nose doesn't quite carry all the way over to the flavor and everything isn't quite as integrated as I'd like, though the components are still quite nice.

Body is medium-full with low-medium carbonation and a good chewiness. No real noticeable alcohol.

This was a really nice beer I was glad to finally try. Thanks, Dan.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 10:51:45 | More by Thorpe429
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 5/15/13.

Appearance: Very dark brown, near black body with a near lofty, medium tan-hued head.

Smell: Fairly roasty nose with an agreeable aroma of bittersweet chocolate flecked with a bit of vanilla and given a pinch of cinnamon atop the underlying vein of earthy, spice-evoking chile peppers.

Taste: Dark chocolate atop a firmly roasted, faintly ashen maltiness yielding a light astringency. Subtle vanilla. A little singe of cinnamon mingled amongst the sweetness. Showing some chile heat lumped in with the mild hop, sustained charred grain element, and the warming alcohol. The chile quality lasts into the warm, chocolaty finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation. Fairly smooth, creamy on the tongue.

Overall: While it is another in what is a fairly long line of loud, big, brash imperial stouts, your heart has fucking died if you didn't enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 16:33:12 | More by ChainGangGuy
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MasterSki

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Mike (Thorpe429). Served in a tulip.

A - Medium brown foam settles to a wispy partial cap, thick collar, and spotty lace. Very dark brown body that displays some transparency at the fringes.

S - A mixture of chocolate cake, chiles, cinnamon, and a bit of tar and smoke. Alcohol is quite well-hidden - didn't realize this was in the doube digits.

T - Taste as more cocoa nib and vanilla bean presence, with some light roastiness as well. Less overt cinnamon, and surprisingly little chile heat for a beer made with habanero. Again, minimal booze presence.

M - Smooth medium-full body, pleasant moderate carbonation, lightly sticky finish, and a hint of warmth that could either be from the peppers or the alcohol.

D - Solid brew - reminds me a little bit of Abraxas but isn't quite as intense, although they have similarly well-disguised booze. Worth checking out if you like chile pepper stouts.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 23:40:36 | More by MasterSki
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Dan! Poor man's Hunahpu's a pretty nice beer.

Beer is black with a tan head of small and medium bubbles, some lacing, nice retention, high carbonation, a little too carbonated perhaps.

Aroma is nice with cinnamon and allspice.

Beer is light in body and sweet with this nice brown sugar and spice flavor that carries through to the end, the body is nice but perhaps a little thin, overall an interesting beer and I enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 19:00:45 | More by drabmuh
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to... I think Andy, at my 30th birthday whale tasting.

Pours a big fizzy fluffy dark head, decent lacing and nice legs.

Nose has cocoa nibs, dusty oak barrel and wooden shelf, light cinnamon, woody esters, hint of dark chocolate and vanilla.

Taste brings sweet chocolate, caramel, dusty oak and wooden shelf, nice light chili pepper heat, little cinnamon again, little soy though too, light bready malts, thick and lush, hot pepper and booze there, syrupy.

Mouth is thick and syrupy, decent carb, some booze and pepper heat.

Overall not bad, decent characters, nice pepper and chocolate, bit of soy though.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 02:30:48 | More by jlindros
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a very thick looking black color with a very dense brown head on top. The retention is long lasting and the lacing is pretty impressive also. The smell of the beer is chocolaty and roasted, not much pepper on there nose though. The taste is very rich, it's very roasted and had a good amount of chocolate in there. The vanilla is hidden and the peppers come out subtly in the finish. The mouthfeel is oily, very thick and smooth. There is a light carbonation to it this also. Overall it's a very good beer, well worth the time and money in my opinion to get this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 03:55:16 | More by Knapp85
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mdfb79

New York

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 03/30/12 notes. Bottle sent to me by Mikesgroove and shared with some friends at our mini-Westbrook tasting. Thanks Mike! Poured into a tulip.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and low to moderate carbonation. Looks good.

s - Smells of peppers, sweet chocolate, roasted notes, dark chocolate, spice, and toasted malts. Very nice, some nice hot pepper up front though it doesn't dominate.

t - Tastes of sweet chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, roasted malts, light bitter dark chocolate, cream, toasted malts, peppers, spices. Less spice and pepper then the nose and more sweet chocolate, which I like a lot. A step up from the nose for me.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Smooth and creamy, and easy to drink. No alcohol heat at all; was surprised this one was 10.5% ABV.

o - Overall I thought this was a really good stout. Some nice pepper in the nose, and sweet chocolate in the taste which I loved. Great body and easy to drink as well. Would definitely pick this one up if I saw it on the shelf, and by far the best of the four Westbrook beers we tasted. A good non-BA stout.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 16:02:59 | More by mdfb79
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Westbrook goblet. Thick and viscous, opaque black, with a well-retaining half-inch cap of mocha head that left a few streaks of lacing on the glass when swirled. That's what I like to see. Aroma was a bit muted at first, but came out more as the beer warmed a bit, as expected. Dark roasty malts, cocoa, coffee, not much of the other elements of the beer, though again, the peppery spice was more apparent as the beer warmed. In the taste, earthy cocoa, dark chocolate and roasty dark malts up front, with the habaneros making themselves quite obvious mid-palate, a strong, spicy sensation prickling the taste buds, roasty aftertaste with a bit of coffee, and just a hint of vegetal vanilla bean; didn't get any cinnamon whatsoever. About halfway through the beer, the palate adjusted and the pepper heat mellowed quite a bit, turning this into quite a nice sipper. I'd say the body was nearly full, mouthfeel was pretty smooth for a habanero beer. Overall quite good. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 00:42:32 | More by Rifugium
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to BA Shilt for hooking me up with a bomber of this. Poured into a snifter, the brew appears black in color with 2 fingers worth of dark brown froth that slowly fades leaving patches of lace on the glass. A swirl revives a dark brown finger of silk back to the surface that holds with solid retaining powers.

The aroma is quite cake-like. Sweet milk chocolate mixed with a deeper more earthen baker's cocoa. Hints of vanilla really accent the chocolate appeal. There is a hint of citrus present I assume to be from the chili inclusion because it also includes that peppery spice blending at the same time the citrus notes are evident. A little bit of roasted coffee comes out as it warms up as well as some notes of cinnamon bark.

The taste is quite roasted and earthen. Right upfront is an immediate indication of the spicy pepper inclusion. The peppers bring a spicy tingle of heat as well as citrus element. The spice blends well with notes of chocolate and vanilla. The chocolate taste is more earthen and bitter like baker's cocoa but as more sips are taken, more vanilla comes out and it starts to get a bit sweet like milk chocolate. The aftertaste has roasty coffee and a hint of cinnamon.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is smooth in the feel yet spicy and complex. This was an enjoyable sipper but admittedly, I think the spice got to me before the alcohol did. That would be my only gripe about this beer, while chiliheads im sure scream for more, I would prefer it tamed back a bit to increase its overall drinkability. Regardless, this is an enjoyable brew that is worth seeking out. I wouldnt mind having it again sometime.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 18:07:40 | More by stakem
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. 2013 Edition. Big thanks go to Stakem for the share on this. Pours black with a frothy dark mocha head. Retains well, leaving rich and robust ringing along the sides of the glass. The aroma smells like chocolate cake, coffee, cinnamon sticks and chilies, with a smidge of green citrus and vanilla sweetness thrown in. I’m liking this. The taste is pretty similar. Baker’s chocolate, dense roasted coffee, a firm citric bitterness, slight alcohol sweetness, a touch of vanilla which bonds to the chocolate and finally, spices throughout, which really heat up the finish. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a lively and sharp feel to the carbonation. The alcohol here does a little stinging in spots and it working with the peppers comes on a bit strong at times on the palate. While I found the first release of this to be an overall smoother beer, this latest go-around still has a lot to offer with plenty of rich flavors and a spicy kick! This is well worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 20:51:49 | More by Kegatron
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Shared by mdfb79. Thanks Dan.

The beer is dark brown, nearing black, with a quarter inch of oily, beige head. The aroma offers roast, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla. The flavor brings notes of Kahlua, booze, chocolate, burned roasted malt. Nice flavor, but I like the aroma even better. Even without the title, I definitely get notes of flan. Sweet, but not too. Overall, very enjoyable. I would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 23:44:36 | More by Huhzubendah
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured pitch black with a one finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, habanero, dark chocolate, and spices. The flavor was of sweet malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, spices, wood, and subtle habanero. It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation, almost creamy. Overall this was a very good brew. Somehow this monster was quite easy to drink. All of the flavors and aromas were quite complex and hit on all cylinders with the proper intensities. The pepper heat was very nice on this one on the followthrough and definitely built the heat similar to the pepper. One of my favorites to come out of Westbrook so far!

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2012 03:50:54 | More by thagr81us
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.9/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: large dark head on a jet black. No light getting through. some lacing.

S: sour lemon, espresso, dark chocolate, roasted malts, flour and dough.

T: very sweet with sour notes which dominate up front. Spicey, cinnamon, roasted malts, milk chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit, mostly cherries. a touch alcoholic. The pepper and spiciness dominates the finish.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: A very interesting and memorable beer. A little too sour and alcohol dominant but still very much worth experiencing.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 02:49:51 | More by kylehay2004
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a black color and a thick, impenetrable consistency. There was a big, tan-colored, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing. A great-looking stout.

S: A sharp aroma, with spices, chocolate and peppers coming through.

T: Tasted of malt, chocolate, some cinnamon, a little coffee, a burnt quality, and chili peppers in the finish. This final ingredient will probably polarize a lot of people who drink this beer, but I think it somehow works. A complex and interesting flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a slick finish. Full-bodied.

O: Not your typical stout, that's for sure, but bold, unusual and certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 13:47:55 | More by avalon07
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with a big, four finger head of medium tan foam on top of a black body. The head settles down slowly and leaves thick smears of lace on the walls of the glass as it goes.

S - A slightly acidic aroma of coffee and chocolate with notes of cinnamon, clove, and anise as well as some plum and orange fruity notes.

T - Plum and dark bread up front with some pine and citrus in the middle. Spicy notes of chili and cinnamon in the middle and a chocolate note with pomegranate

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Very nicely done, though the draft version that I had a few months ago was more enjoyable and complex. This works well but seems to have soured just a touch and lost the best of what it was when first brewed.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2012 02:46:13 | More by nickfl
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Black almost inky. Nice khaki head and nice lace.

Smell - Chocolate. That's kinda all I smell. Some caramel and a faint hint of cinnamon. Actually, the more I sniff it I realize there's lots of vanilla.

Taste - Oh man that's good. Lots of chocolate. Lots of vanilla. The pepper comes through sudden and strong, but doesn't seem spicy. Just a good pepper flavor. Finishes with more chocolate and pepper.

Mouthfeel - The spice builds. Medium heavy body. Not quite the thickness that could withstand the spice, but good.

Overall - So every beer like this begs the Hunahpu comparison. This one is a different focus. More of the habanero pepper and cinnamon. Less blended, but really nice.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2013 17:01:17 | More by Alieniloquium
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chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32 oz growler from The Community Tap (SC) served in a snifter.

Pours black with only hints of dark brown at the edges. A light brown head has limited duration.

The aroma features coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, a modicum of spicy hops and some dark malt. Some alcohol comes out with warming. The taste features these flavors, but has a very dynamic nature: A vanilla-tinged sweet spike up front fades into a sweet/bitter/sour finish, with the bitter component, although mild, winning out. A peppery/spicy/cinnamon aspect appears mid-taste and becomes far more noticeable with repeated sipping. Although made with fresh habanero peppers, this beer only produces a very mild burn. Dark fruit in the aroma re-emerge towards the finish.

M: full body; light carbonation; alcohol warming.

O: A rich, complex and unusual stout worth seeking out, although not so great as to make me lust for more.
(lightly tweeked, mainly confirmed, with on-tap tasting of 2013 vintage in July 2013)

Serving type: growler

07-17-2012 01:03:29 | More by chinchill
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Many thanks to AtlCarl, who send me this bottle for the equivalent of a 47th round draft pick. 22 oz. big boy split with my wife, bottled 5/15/13.

Pour is dead black with quick-disappear ring of minimal carbonation. Nose is remarkable, like the thickest, most chocolatey chocolate milk you've ever had (I recently witnessed this!) & a touch of vanilla. But the liquid fudge is uniquely pudge-inducing.

Mexican Cake is probably an apt metaphor for Mexican cake, I'm guessing. The peppers bound out of the gate & sting the palate with heat & light, just the right amount to keep the taste bud choir in good pitch. Playing hide and seek under the moderate inferno is that lovely chocolate flavoring. Faint vanilla, maybe roast, probably cinnamon, but I wouldn't have IDed that if it hadn't been on the label. Pepper heat slaughters all comers on the downslide: it's all peppers, all the time in the aftertaste. Still, I could drink some more of this.

Overall this is a very good beer that, despite the label, I think could use some time. Right now the peppers are so dominant that I can barely peek under the heat shield to discern a few of the other flavors. I'm going to sit on my other bottle for six months & I'll wager it's going to be in the excellent range once the chiles calm a bit.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 03:08:42 | More by maximum12
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Gmann

New York

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color with a smallish brown head that settles into no cap no ring nada.

The aroma is of a moderate roast with some dark chocolate undertones. Light vanilla and a subtle cinnamon sweetness. Very subtle hint of hot pepper.

Moderate roast with a nice blend of milk and dark chocolate. Some lactose presence that help smooths the brew. A dark berry sweet and tart note. Good building heat from the chilies. Not much from the cinnamon. Vanilla and dark caramel sweetness. Toasted pumpernickel malt.

The feel is well bodied with tingly carbonation. Sweet and bitter on the palate and sticky in the finish. Good pepper burn.

A very good chocolate pepper brew. Some smoke would be excellent with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 05:59:19 | More by Gmann
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared by I think Andy at the JLindros Birthday Whale Tasting. Reviewed from notes. Pretty amped I got to try this one. So many trades for one of these have fallen through.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark brownish black hue with a one finger khaki head that fades to leave light lacing. Pretty solid.

S - Nice vanilla, chocolate, super light heat. Very, very faint cinnamon and sweeter malts.

T - Taste is more of the light faint head, tons of chocolate. Very nice vanilla, slight chipotle smoke. Fairly malty and sweet. Not getting much cinnamon.

M - Super carbonated, almost distractingly so. Yet some how it is thick and chewy...makes no sense, but it is what it is.

O - Overall glad I got to try this one, finally. Its a damn solid mexican style stout. Would like a bit more spice and cinnamon though.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 21:06:18 | More by rudzud
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.3/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 11.13.12
Bottled Jan 25, 2012

A - Pours a deep burgundy brown with a huge medium brown head that fades pretty quickly.

S - Lots of vanilla and some coccoa, subtle cinnamin.

T - Same as the nose, but more layered and a little burn in the finish.

D - Good carbonation with medium body.

O - Good flavors and heat, delicous.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 07:06:40 | More by HuskyinPDX
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is motor oil with tight mocha head. Nose is light chocolate fudge and vanilla, roasted malt, and faint soy sauce and spice. Taste has a ton of spice to it, a bit richer in a good way. Some fudge notes, light vanilla. Some roasted malts mid palate with the spice taking over in the back and lingering on a long finish. Full body, thins in back, smooth and creamy feel. The beer is decent but it's super spicy so it's hard to really drink, not sure how much I can handle.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 00:34:25 | More by cpetrone84
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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 723 ratings.