Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 1,215 | Reviews: 155 | Display Reviews Only:
5/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Growler filled July 3, 2014.
a - Pours a silky black with the slightest hue of dark brown dispersed throughout. A half of finger of brown head sits on top and dissipates rather quickly. Small bubbles sit atop along the outside of the glass after the head disappears. When swirled in the glass it is viscous and thick, sticking to the sides of the glass like an outstanding stout should.
s - Dark chocolate on the front followed by the spice of the cinnamon. As you swirl the habanero awakens and makes itself present. The sweet spice of habanero. Nothing overpowering about it, subtle in all the right ways.
t - The chocolate is first and foremost. Dark chocolate with a slight bitterness to it. The cinnamon and habanero follow but the spices blend very nicely. The cinnamon is a bit more pronounced than the habanero. The sweetness of the habanero comes through a little but the spice disperses throughout your mouth and you feel it in the back of your throat as you swallow. Think the burn of booze not the heat of a hot pepper. Very balanced.
m - Smooth. Silky. Pleasant. It feels like a heavy hitter should.
o - This stout is nothing short of amazing. Easily one of the best that I have ever had. It's very well balanced and would recommend it to anyone. It's similar in flavor to GD's Yeti but with a touch of heat and spice to it. Good luck in the hunt!
Serving type: growler
07-05-2014 02:59:13 | More by zoober911
4.53/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2014 bomber in trade from Homer321. Thanks buddy! Pours pitch black and viscous with a super creamy one finger mocha head that sticks around a good bit. Aroma of chocolate and roast with light spices and a definite cinnamon note. Flavor is big chocolate notes, more roast than others in the style, with beautiful use of cinnamon and vanilla. Chili pepper heat is subtle just like it should be. Nice heavy mouthfeel but not near syrupy, with medium to lower carbonation (right on for the style). Man this is good. Better than Bomb, not as good as Hunahpu 2014, and maybe better than Abraxas. Now to get my hands on the Apple Brandy version!
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 23:20:51 | More by BMMillsy
Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,215 ratings.