Mexican Cake | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#253
Reviews:
360
Ratings:
2,881
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 2,881 |  Reviews: 360
Photo of jtdowns64
3.88/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer tastes amazing and it's a good thing because it smells like wet dog

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Photo of Slarson7
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of oberon
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 4/26/18.Finally...finally get a chance to have this beer!Pours jet black with no light getting thru,a billowing mocha colored head atop.Bitter chocolate,vanilla,cinnamon stick and spicy habanero in the nose all come together nicely.Flavors of bitter chocolate,raisin,vanilla,and a smoldering finish of habanero and cinnamon that lingers for awhile in the finish.It's rich,it's complex,but it never becomes a problem drinkability-wise.A complex 'spicy' stout,alot of people don't realize how spicy cinnamon can be,mixed with habanero and chocolate/vanilla it really shines.

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

Pours out jet black like used motor oil. Very little super dark caramel colored head that goes away very quickly. Smell is of roasted malts and chocolate. Can taste chocolate cinnamon and peppers at the finish.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of woodchip
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jprince3470
4.87/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wonderful beer. Flavors were balanced and the heat from the peppers at the end complimented it perfectly. Would get this again in a heartbeat

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Photo of Scott70
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Kwright
4.92/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RAKeeler
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Benish
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 bottle.

Appearance: poured jet black with a bright brown head. Nicely thick and viscous appearing.

Aroma: when chilled, picked of malted milk chocolate, fragrant chili pepper, and vanilla beens. Very sweet and spicy. Some mild cinnamon did develop once beer is at at room temperature.

Taste: sweet with notes of malty chocolate and vanilla beans. The heat comes in without aggression. Really balances out the sweetness and not leaving a lingering heat after a sip. The cinnamon unfortunately seems to be missing. Likely due age of bottle. Overall not too multidimensional but can really appreciate the vanilla beans and habanero peppers.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, very smooth and creamy with mild heat.

Overall: its has been one of my top want and am sure glad to try it. Sadly this had 2 years of age which I had no idea when I acquired the bottle. But I still enjoyed it for what it is and I imagine it would have been much better fresh. Cinnamon is kind of muted.

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Photo of poppopintheattic11
3.94/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Foamy, short, brown head fades slowly with a lasting ring.

Smells vanilla, chocolate, roast malt, light cinnamon and dark fruit.

Tastes roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, light cinnamon and vanilla. Followed by earthy bitterness and light alcohol. Finish is semi sweet with a light pepper burn and roasted linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of jallen5076
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tscanlon51
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sonray61
4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of samEBC
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knickfan3
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MasterRigger
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jimbailey
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite beers. Looking forward to the next version.

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 2,881 ratings