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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,711
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 9.36%
Wants: 1,191
Gots: 305 | 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:
Beer added by: Netdigger2 on 02-01-2012

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
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured pitch black, with a nice auburn, thick head
S: Strong scent of spices, especially chiles and cinnamon
T: Spicy as heck! Wasn't as sweet as I thought it would be.
M: Kind of thin, not heavy at all. Good sipable brew nonetheless.
O: Would I trade for it again? Probably not. It is unique, especially with the spice factor. B+

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle opened and domed after getting my first certification done. Poured into a Hunahpu's snifter

A - Dark as night with actually a solid two to three finger mocha foam head. Some decent lacing on this one. Looks decently thick and viscous

S - Smell is of mostly cinnamon and pepper heat which dominate the front of the nose but as you let this one air out and warm up, the chocolate and vanilla subtities start coming through. Smells really nice, on par with Abraxas & Hunahpu etc

T - This is where this steps a bit ahead of reg Abraxas. First of all, I am a pepper and spice nut, and this delivers on all aspects. The front of the tongue is all cinnamon chocolate with very subtle hints of Vanilla, while the back end is dominated by the nice fruity profile that Habanero's have. If you have ever eaten one, they are sweet but very very hot. This is 10x the heat of Abraxas and I love it.

M - Mouthfeel is almost full bodied with a chewy smooth velvety mouthfeel. It's not as thick as some other beers, but it's nice in it's own regard.

O - I drank the whole bottle in one sitting. Something about that combo paired with the heat of the finish makes it an addicting beer to drink. Will seek out more to compare side by side with my JD Cake :)

Oh, and I liked this better than bomb! hunahpu, and Abraxas for sure.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The beer comes in a black color with a large rich coffee brown head.

The aroma has big robust imperial stout with thick roasted malt, rich roasted coffee and dark chocolate, even some cacao nib. Then there's an underlying aroma of cinnamon, vanilla, and general spicy pepper. Nothing too intense like capsaicin or fresh jalapeno.

The flavor is just uncalled for excitement, integration of flavor, and restraint. In the front, there's a roasted malt and coffee, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. There's immediately a rush and explosion of bright pepper flavor. A medium plus spiciness and not too intense, but surely surprising.

The beer follows with a dance of cinnamon and the spice. Then onto vanilla on the back with a drying of roasted malt and coffee, lingering spice, and smooth chocolate.

This is easily one of my favorite beers ever and beats the other spicy stouts like Huna, Bomb!, and Abraxas.

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,711 ratings.