Mexican Cake - Willett Barrel-Aged | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
westbrookbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mothman on 10-31-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
112
pDev:
3.97%
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
19
Trade:
2
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Slappy stark black with a thin dark mocha fizz settling to a surprisingly persistent creamy collar.

Right off the bat the aroma is very chocolatey, much more rich and luscious than I remember the base being. There's so much brownie batter I can't stand it, because I know what kind of heat this is about to deliver on the palate. There's a really delectable, waxy, deep and rich nutty oak on the nose that delightfully combines with that ultra smooth dark chocolate character, as well as a hint of coffee. It is totally deceiving of what this beer is supposed to be, but so good I can forgive it. Cinnamon and bright chili pepper bloom as it warms.

Ultra deep and luscious dark chocolate continues on the palate, but a biting kick of habanero quickly comes in after. The pepper is surprisingly short-lived compared to the base, parting the way to a very unique accent of raisin and other dark fruits with charred oak, nougat and walnut. Heat pops back in on the swallow with a substantial sting that is thankfully fleeting. All of this happens in such quick succession I can't help but be impressed more and more with each sip.

The body is moderate and surprisingly fluffy with a soft carbonation leading into stinging, semi-dry finish.

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Mexican Cake - Willett Barrel-Aged from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 112 ratings