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:
#251
Reviews:
357
Ratings:
2,869
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
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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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Photo of Futbolmanby
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpwiemann
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigZ2214
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tourdot
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curtis6290
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Very nice caramel foam that lingers and laces. Jet black, nicely blended, no separation.
Smell: Clean, Water, fresh air, chocolate, bourbon, coconut, hint of pepper.
Taste: Coffe, Chocolate, tang, pepper aftertaste, heat on the tail end.
Feel: Harsh bite at first that lingers into a pleasant, fresh and clean feel. Heat at the tail end with salt that makes you wanting more, like a spicy salsa. No hint of the 10.5.
Overall: This is a very solid stout that looks and feels like a stout but finishes like an imperial stout. A very solid brew that is probably worth the hype/price point. A must try for any stout lover and a high contender for local East coast stouts.

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Photo of cmukid87
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ivan52
4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KeyWestGator
3.57/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of dmk82
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fx20736
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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