Mexican Cake | Westbrook Brewing Co.

Mexican CakeMexican Cake
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Liked This Beer
4.4 w/ 2,786 ratings
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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:
#246
Reviews:
342
Ratings:
2,786
Liked:
2,696
Avg:
4.4/5
pDev:
8.41%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,596
Gots:
627
Trade:
63
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,786 |  Reviews: 342
Photo of RealDeal
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrederickTatum
3.85/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of FCal79
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
4.72/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of goblue30
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May have just been my bottle, but was definitely below the other similar beers in my opinion (i.e. abraxas, huna)

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3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sanitarium16
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reef
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2017 edition.
Deep ebony color with a skinny beige head, even with a vigorous pour. Scattered lacing and a few specks of surface carbonation.
Rich cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, stone fruit scents, light alcohol burn.
Taste has the chocolate and cinnamon up front, dark malt, pepper sliding across the tongue, and habanero heat as it hits the back of the throat. Bitter aftertaste as the glass warms. Alcohol is noticeable but not disruptive.
Substantial smooth mouthfeel. Heat is at an enjoyable level for me.
The pepper strength is potent after three months. This release is still a significant beer event in these parts.

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4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jps715
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ruzzal
4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cshaffer
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Copperstripes
4.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sunsjammer
4.27/5  rDev -3%
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 -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
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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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96.8% out of 100 with 2,786 ratings
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