Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,667
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 1,129
Gots: 309 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

After having several other chili stouts and hearing so much about this one, I can honestly say it does not live up to the hype. What a let down!
A - pours nice, dark, seemed a bit thin
S - a bit of roastiness, very little pepper, hint of chocolate
T - Meh, not much chocolate or pepper. No way they use habanero peppers
M - much thinner than you would expect. Nothing compared to Huna, Abraxas or Bomb!
O - just ok, definitely way better Chili Stouts out there. Not worth the price of admission. What a let down

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

As good as advertised. Had this on-tap at Barley's in Greenville. Pours black as pitch with a coffee and cream head. Lovely aromas of chiles, vanilla and cinnamon with some roasty notes in the background. Really excellent taste- enough spice to heat things up and give you a constant tingle, but not enough to hit you over the head and make things unpleasant (like Stone's Crime and Punishment). Also, since the heat comes from habaneros , you get a nice fruitiness from the peppers that blends well with the cinammon, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate notes. Really nice. Not as deeply flavored as Huanapu, nor as much body, but there is a silkiness in the finish that's nice. Very well done.

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,667 ratings.