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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,415 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,415
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.38%
Wants: 1,018
Gots: 296 | 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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22 oz bomber poured selfishly into a Duvel tulip style glass. Liquid comes out the color of dark french roast coffee, but fudgier looking because it looks thick coming out of the bottle. As it rises in the glass it's completely opaque covering the glass, no highlights. Tan head, small bubbles, frothy looking with better than average lacing.

Smells good. Has aromas of sweet after dinner chocolate fudgeiness that's prominent. Some slight hints of a vanilla flavored dark roasted coffee as well, more coffee than vanilla though, almost like an espresso. Dark sweet bread aromas come out with almost like a sweet chili undertone that tickles your nose, like a chili based jam.

Wow does this beer taste great. Everything above is expanded upon. In addition to the sweet chocolate fudge there are also bitter-sweet chocolate tones, like a bittersweet coco powder. Burned almost charred caramel and a nice bready sweetness again. Vanilla is much stronger in the flavor than aroma and it's very pleasant. Slight hop flavor detected, but masked from the habaneros which aren't really very flavorful, but provide that sweet heat. Really unique great tasting beer with a lot going on.

Mouthfeel has a lot going on too. In fact my wife actually tried it and said the same thing "boy that has a lot going on." Full bodied with a nice lingering flavor. Moderate carbonation level that is smooth with a nice dry, earthy, bitter and slightly hot finish. The heat from the habenaros almost provide a bourbon barrel like heat, but not quite. Crazy drinkablility, I expected to be sipping on this all night, but I'm about 2/3's of the way through and haven't even started dinner yet. I know I should have shared this, but it really can be consumed by one's self if they are a beer/stout lover. Love to try this one again, great beer. Thanks Paschal for an awesome trade, you're the man!!

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,415 ratings.