Mexican Cake | 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: 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

Added by Netdigger2 on 02-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#375
Reviews:
364
Ratings:
2,906
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
Wants:
1,581
Gots:
654
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,906 |  Reviews: 364
Photo of ppavlick
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a snifter

Two finger dense brown foam cap , Jet black liquid, rentention is about 5 minutes, settles to a solid brown foam layer, some lacings

Aroma is cocoa, peppers, whiff of vanilla, whiff of cinnamon, i am not getting roasted malts

Taste of chocolate, spiciness from the habaneros. Cinnamon, hint of vanilla

Warms on the on the roof of the mouth , low sudsing, the mouthfeel is smooth

Good beer, repeatable

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Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RollTide7
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Opaque brown with a thin tan head. Roasty aroma along with vanilla and subtle cinnamon. Taste was complex as expected. The pepper and cinnamon came first and set the tone for the experience. Underneath was smooth chocolate and toasty malt. The vanilla sweetness balanced out the spice. Slightly hot on the finish. Awesome.

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Photo of Mattyaces
4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of beersgud
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bum4ever
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On draft at The Brass Tap, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Pitch black pour, filled to the brim but with a tan head of foam that bubble and fizzle out into the pitch black abyss.

Served very cold, initially just getting roasty coffee and toasty malts on the nose. As it warms, nuttiness emerges, hand in hand with a bittersweet chocolate aroma. Sweet, bitter, balanced.

Roasty coffee and a combination of milk chocolate and vanilla foreplay on your tongue right off the bat, creamy and sweet. A touch of bitterness lingers, bringing out a nice subtle nuttiness, complimenting the clear introduction of chilis to the mix. A very present heat rounds this flavor profile out.

Medium bodied, creamy, smooth. Sticky finish, warm spice in the finish. Very well rounded beer.

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Photo of ajramirez1
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Rothobinide
4.22/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wellsnb
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rooster1970
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msscott1973
4.06/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mando31
3.32/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sludgeman
3.84/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottles on 5/9/18. Enjoyable but this Mexican style is not my favorite.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lebriarjr
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DudMan
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjones5045
4.16/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mntlover
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours midnight black small bar pour milk chocolate head dissappears quickly but leaves since lace behind. Aroma is lots roasted malts, big chocolate notes and dried coco also, spicey peppers and cinnamon but hints of vanilla sweetness underneath. Taste is big lots of roasted malts and chocolate is soon covered up by habanaro pepper burn with touches of cinnamon sweetness. Finish is pepper burn and hops that try to impart some bitterness guess they do or they peppers balance the sweetness out. Mouhfeel big almost chewy can peppers lighten the feel any? Overall pretty tasty with a good pepper kick.

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 2,906 ratings