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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,620 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,620
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 1,108
Gots: 314 | FT: 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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Ratings: 1,620 | Reviews: 174 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was a great beer from my home state of South Carolina and seems to be popular for trades as well. The heat from the habanero peppers was perfect on this creating a complex tasting stout that couldn't be mistaken for anything else. You don't feel the heat from the peppers until a few seconds after it washes down and your mouth has already been coated with those classic imperial stout characteristics. I highly recommend trying this beer and I hope to pick up some of the barrel aged versions of this as well. Cheers!

Apom, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

scotv, Jul 20, 2013
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4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wasn't sure what I'd think about the spicy end of this beer as I'm a 'mild wings' kind of guy....But wow! What an an amazing beer! Poured half the bomber and felt I'd have to save the other half til tomorrow. But besides the fact that I have a drinking problem, this was just too damn good to save til tomorrow. Grab one of these and drink it now or tomorrow, but drink it.

twizzard, Jul 19, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thank you drbenzo for sharing.

Appearance - dark, dark, dark. Nice! Mild lacing on this one, and it is tannish.

Smell - You can smell the hint of spice, the vanilla and the cacao.

Taste - is a great stout with vanilla, chocolate, and the spice gets you on the back palate, after a few sips. Very subtle spice to me, but it was just right.

Mouthfeel - nice on the carbonation and the over all feeling was full and sleek. Really well put together.

Overall - Solid from top to bottom, great mix of flavors, not one is overbearing. Yesiree!

Zbeetleman, Jul 16, 2013
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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,620 ratings.