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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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world-class

1,326 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,326
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 972
Gots: 278 | 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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Ratings: 1,326 | Reviews: 161 | Display Reviews Only:
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rudabegga9

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-09-2014 04:45:01 | More by rudabegga9
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-09-2014 01:04:54 | More by qcbrewer
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TheDoak

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-08-2014 21:51:26 | More by TheDoak
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jondavidsson

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-07-2014 11:00:37 | More by jondavidsson
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mariacha

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

03-07-2014 04:44:47 | More by mariacha
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Mersh

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-07-2014 00:28:28 | More by Mersh
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jeastman

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-06-2014 21:50:15 | More by jeastman
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wcu80

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-05-2014 15:39:22 | More by wcu80
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-05-2014 09:12:41 | More by DRBiser
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-02-2014 15:04:27 | More by TriageStat
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-26-2014 02:21:58 | More by VeganUndead
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Abbbp

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -14%

02-24-2014 05:31:04 | More by Abbbp
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-18-2014 03:33:21 | More by ElGallo
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RedNeckGurl

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-16-2014 15:53:40 | More by RedNeckGurl
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +2.8%

I know this says do not age ... but I did.

Aged in the beer fridge for a year.

Oily, thick pour with 1 finger of dark cream head. Decent lace on a tulip and a thin sheen of retention.

Nose is just wonderful. Chocolate, a bit of dark fruit, coffee/toffee touch, and then light pepper. Even after a year.

The pepper mutes out after a year, but that is not a bad thing. Becomes more complimentary. Lots of chocolate/toffee up front with a dose of dark coffee. Then the pepper kicks in, ever so respectful of the remaining tastes. This is really well done.

Feel is just about right. Not nearly as thick as expected.

Overall, a homerun.

02-13-2014 01:18:22 | More by beer2day
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -16.7%

Pour is motor oil with tight mocha head. Nose is light chocolate fudge and vanilla, roasted malt, and faint soy sauce and spice. Taste has a ton of spice to it, a bit richer in a good way. Some fudge notes, light vanilla. Some roasted malts mid palate with the spice taking over in the back and lingering on a long finish. Full body, thins in back, smooth and creamy feel. The beer is decent but it's super spicy so it's hard to really drink, not sure how much I can handle.

02-12-2014 00:34:25 | More by cpetrone84
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Eric15

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

02-10-2014 03:51:39 | More by Eric15
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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ncelauro

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.3%

02-08-2014 06:57:26 | More by eawolff99
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johnyb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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djhowell

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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IPAdams

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.3%

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mmulebarn

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-01-2014 04:02:59 | More by mmulebarn
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Thehuntmaster

South Africa

4.29/5  rDev -1.6%

650ml bottle 10,5% Abv.
Served chilled in a snifter.
Bottled: 07/03/2013

Appearance: The beer appears pitch black in the glass, with a back light showing fairly thick strips of deep red along the edge of the glass. A rough pour results in a large dark tan coloured head that lasts pretty well, but doesn’t leave anything in the way of lacing. Swirling the beer leaves light yellow tinted alcohol legs clinging to the glass.

Smell: While this still smells fantastic, there is certainly a big chunk missing when compared to the barrel aged (JD) version. The nose is a lot less sweet than I was expecting with a large roasted malt character as well as a fair amount of bitter cocoa dominating the first few sniffs. After a few minutes a solid habanero character emerges alongside brown sugar, toasty notes, a touch of cinnamon, chocolate and more roast.

Taste: The flavor is quite bitter with a lot of roasted malt, dark chocolate and cocoa present alongside a fantastic habanero flavor and a nice warming in the finish. Other notes include: An underlying sweetness, a little dark fruitiness, an odd yeasty note and the faintest hint of cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: The body doesn’t seem to have the heft that the BA version did (medium bodied with a touch of stickiness) and is a little over carbonated (medium-high level).

Overall: Mexican Cake is a solid spiced stout, but just a million miles away from the perfection that is the JD BA version. I think Westbrook shouldn’t bottle the regular version and simply stick it all in JD barrels!

01-28-2014 20:02:19 | More by Thehuntmaster
Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,326 ratings.