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
Ratings:
2,767
Reviews:
341
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
Wants:
1,598
Gots:
621
For Trade:
62
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4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brother Arizcards shared a bottle dated 6-8-17 ... Thanks Bro!

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4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle from the brewery while staying at Hilton Head Island 6-21-17 for $15.99. Bottle dated 6-8-17. Shared with my bro Sunsjammer 8-19-17.

Beer poured black as night with a decent tan head with the initial pour. 3.75

Nose was roasted malts with hints of vanilla and cocoa. 4.0

Taste was an interesting layering of vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon, and habanero over a hefty roasted malt base. Finish was hot habanero in the back of the throat and esophagus. 4.5

Mouthfeel was full and very smooth and satisfying. 4.5

Overall the first 6 ounces was nothing but hot pepper in the back of the throat after having several IPA's ahead of this. The second serving provided a better glimpse of the layering going on. Glad i have another bottle to re-evaluate! 4.5

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4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle dated 6/8/17, poured into Behind the Veil glass.

L: 2F tan head, retention moderate, but ends up leaving nothing. Beer is dark black even on edges when held up to light.

S: Roasted malts, cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla. A little bit of chili heat, no alcohol note.

T: Cocoa and cinnamon up front, vanilla, roasted malts. Chili comes in strong, but not overpowering. Heat is all chili, not alcohol.

F: Medium bodied, a little bit of carbonation. Good construction and balance, though some maybe might find the heat a bit much.

O: Aggressive, but tasty chili stout.

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4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottled on 5/9/17

Pours dark black with a frothy brown foam head. Smells like deep rich chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, spicy habanero peppers, caramel, dark molasses, toffee, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like cinnamon, habanero, deep rich chocolate, vanilla, caramel, dark molasses, toffee, with herbal floral earthy grassy pine. Feels smooth, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice imperial stout with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks and habanero peppers.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.46/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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