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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,509 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,509
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,065
Gots: 306 | FT: 26
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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4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

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Poured into snifter, about 1 thin finger of head. Allows a small amount of light penetrate at the edges. Looks nice enough.

Smells of cocoa, slight earthy peppers. Layered beneath that, there is a vanilla bean sweetness and cinnamon.

Follows the nose with chocolates, vanilla sweetness and a pleasant smoldering heat that rests on your palate long after the swallow. Fairly sweet on the finish, but it does have the word cake in its name.

Appropriate mouth feel but perhaps a tiny amount thinner than I might want. Moderate to low carbonation.

Excellent mexican style stout.

Edit: I enjoyed the the 2014 version of this beer a fair amount more than the 2013.

Powderhornphil, Jun 22, 2013
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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,509 ratings.