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Mexican Cake - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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1,503 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,503
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 1,063
Gots: 307 | 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: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into my favorite Jester King tulip.

A: Pours a deep black with a hint of caramel colored lacing.

S: The initial smell reminds me of a gourmet doughnut shop. The vanilla and cinnamon really make a strong impression. The chocolate also comes through, though not as strongly to me as the first two. There is a hint of pepper also, but not nearly as strong as the glorious doughnut shop smell (Yes, I love doughnuts)

T: At first the taste follows the bakery smell, with a wonderful mix of chocolate, cinnamon and hints of vanilla. Just as you wrap your arms (and mouth) around the sweet start, the peppers kick in. Of the few beers I've had made with peppers, Mexican Cake definitely brings the strongest heat punch, but its not overpowering.

M: The mouthfeel is relatively smooth but dominated by the peppers when you let it linger in the mouth. As the beer warms the peppers really start to bring the heat. Don't let it linger on your throat too long, you'll feel it.

O: A fantastic beer. I recently enjoyed my first Prairie Artisan/Evil Twin "Bible Belt" and was interested to compare the two. Mexican Cake both brings more pepper heat, and also has a sweeter side. Both beers are great, but I'm really loving this one.

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 1,503 ratings.