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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,215 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,215
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.43%
Wants: 949
Gots: 266 | FT: 27
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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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.

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 1,215 ratings.