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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,766
Reviews: 194
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 1,282
Gots: 300 | FT: 25
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:
Beer added by: Netdigger2 on 02-01-2012

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
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I enjoyed this beer from a stone snifter last night. It poured black with a head that was a lighter tint than what I expected. The smell gave away the roast, vanilla, cocoa nibs and even a hint of spice. The taste was fantastic though. All previous smells that I stated were prevolent in the taste, plus a huge amount of habanero peppers. Overall it's one of the best beers I've ever had and would trade for it again in a heart beat!

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From bottle..

Appearance - Opaque deep brown with a thin lingering dark latte head. Sticky lacing was left on my taster glass.

Aroma - Oak and chocolate...

Taste - Oh man. Chocolate, buttered biscuit, oak, slight vanilla, and true pepper burn.

Mouthfeel - Sticky, full bodied, spicy dessert sipper.

Overall - In the same realm as Hunahpu, but still not quite as balanced. I'd like to do a side by side. and I'd also like to try a barrel aged version..

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Bomber poured into snifter glass.

A: Pours a rich black with 1 finger of khaki colored head that reduces quickly and leaves no lacing.
S: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Then peppers.
T: Strong chocolate up front with hints of vanilla and spices. The pepper is very strong on the back end, yet remains pleasant. Very complex and balanced.
M: Not as thick as I anticipated, but still fitting for the style.
O: What an incredible beer! The flavor takes on a new shape as it warms up. I kept expecting the pepper to over power but it never did. Worth seeking out for sure!

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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