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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,406 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,406
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 1,013
Gots: 293 | FT: 29
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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Poured from a bomber into my Bruery snifter

Appearance: Midnight black body with a lighter brown/mocha head. Very creamy looking and kind of frothy. Nice lacing as I drink it.

Smell: I'm mainly picking up cinnamon and vanilla, and damn this smells good. Very aromatic beer. Some boozy, malty cocoa notes on the back end. I'm not sure if I'm confusing the strong booze notes with habaneros.

Taste: Slight cinnamon and more semi sweet chocolate notes. Slightest vanilla and sweet malts. Heat starts mid taste and gradually builds, but rescinds in a nice way after a few seconds. Almost like a palate cleanser (like eating a fresh, raw hot pepper). Wow. Heat kind of gets more intense as this beer has opened up after an hour.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. The booziness and heat is kind of a chore to drink in Jawja summer heat, but someone has to drink this bomber.

Overall: I think this beer is fantastic on its own, and with the prominence of habaneros, I don't see the point of barrel aging it in bourbon or whatever barrels (though I'd be interested to see what red wine would do). Regardless, I think this is a fantastic beer and I'm happy I got to try it.

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Had this next to AB Mexi, and the five of us all liked the regular version more.

A- Pitch black, minimal lacing vanilla in color. Medium gumming of the glass when swirled around.

S- Very nice spice and chocolate upfront.

T- Awesome chocolate, vanilla and spice mix. Perfectly balanced.

M- Pretty smooth, nice spice bite around the mouth and back of throat. Creamy, smooth.

O- We all enjoyed this better then Apple Brandy (not worth going after)

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,406 ratings.