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:
2,734
Reviews:
335
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
8.66%
 
 
Wants:
1,598
Gots:
614
For Trade:
64
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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

Photo of impending
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MatthewHopHead
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of njcraftguy
4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent brew that lives up to the hype. Pours a beautiful dark color and great aroma. Thick n chewy like a stout should be. Really tasty as well. Fantastic beer

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Photo of BWood
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Has a nice head production that lasts a while.

Cinnamon nose with with some peppers.

Taste is very cinnamon front with peppers at the end. Very good. Having recently had abraxas, huna, and now this. I would consider this a tie for second with huna. Nothing is touching abraxas imo. But a great beer. It stacks up with the giants.

A little thin. But nice and smooth.

Great beer.

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Photo of Bugsmcl
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle dated 3/5/17 poured into a DFH Signature Glass. Black body with a super creamy mocha head that disappated to a slight ring around the edge of the glass and small islands on the surface of the beer. Aroma is milk chocolate, cinnamon, peppers, and a slight soy sauce. Up front on the tongue is big chocolate and cinnamon flavors followed by spicy habanero peppers that linger, and a slight soy sauce taste that is to be expected with these double digit ABV stouts. The mouthfeel is heavy, creamy, and decadent. Finally completed the trilogy of Hunahpu's, Abraxas, and Mexican Cake. Didn't think anything would top Hunahpu's, but I think the habanero peppers push this one over the top. I can see why this scores lower though, as some people may find the peppers overpowering. It's just the right amount of heat for me though.

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Photo of brunsojw
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty. Nose is fantastic

Lots of chocolate and vanilla up front

Not quite as full as I would have expected

Nice pepper burn at the end. It could stand more.

Solid beer

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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

Photo of ovaltine
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I've been trying to acquire this for awhile, so when an opportunity to get a couple of bombers presented itself, I leapt at it. I'm SOOOOO glad that I did.

When I am confronting a big stout, the first thing I look at is the head - is it dense enough and brawny enough to warrant sitting atop a majestic stout?

A resounding "Yes!!!" in this case. Dark tan head, perched atop an inky black body. All the specified (on the bottle label) aromas are present - cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon, habanero peppers, and they blend together perfectly.

The taste ..... the taste follows the aromas, but the habanero takes a front seat - or actually, a back seat, because the habanero shows up at the back of the taste, and does not relinquish control.

I would compare this very favorably with Abraxas. I don't say that lightly.

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Photo of Notninja
4.64/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of toti1972
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AleHunter805
4.02/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LloydDobler
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of user785335
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chaseclary
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwalters
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
4.39 out of 5 based on 2,734 ratings.
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