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:
0
 
 
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1,581
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Ratings: 2,869 |  Reviews: 357
Photo of BColton1
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

August 2015 - nice peppery finish

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

Poured a dark brown/borderline black with a finger of creamy brown head.
Smells of dark chocolate, dark roasted malt, vanilla, cinnamon.
Taste follows for me, loads of chocolate flavor, roasted malt, cinnamon, and vanilla. Getting a little heat but milder than expected when I read habañero, very tasty!
Full bodied, creamy feel with medium carbonation.
Overall a great beer that I'm grateful to have tried.

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

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

Photo of Tony210
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black, very thick and syrupy. Beautiful dark mocha head. Very aromatic, lots of vanilla, kind of perfume smelling. Faint cinnamon. Quite sweet, great thick mouthfeel, coats the tongue. Cinnamon and chocolate up front, loads of sweet vanilla, moderate heat upon swallowing. Overall s neat beer, a little artificial tasting, but worth buying a few. Excellent dessert beer.

12/23/17
Bomber - bottle date 5/5/17
4.25 rating

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Photo of JJH1018
4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AndrewCataldo23
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bpa112
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of colts9016
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thank you goes out to FFFJunkie and Dragginballs76, for getting this bottle to me. Poured into my Surly glass at 50 degrees. The beer has a 2 finger dark brown head with okay retention. The head is billowy and creamy, as it dissipates it does not leave any lacing on the glass. The beer is dark brown like used motor oil and opaque. Every now and then I can a couple carbonation bubbles popping up on the side of the glass.

The first initial aroma of the beer is dark roasted chocolate, dark roasted malt, and vanilla. Additional aromas I smell is coffee, earth, molasses, bread/yeast, cinnamon, brown sugar, pepper, and pastries.

The beer has a very pleasant dark roasted malt, rich dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, molasses, brown sugar, wood, earthy, the peppery note is on the tail of end of the beer. Other flavors I get is bread/yeast, floral, and a touch of citrus.

The mouthfeel of the beer is full body, chewy, medium carbonation, a touch astringent, a little bit dry, and full finish.

I was a bit apprehensive about trying this beer. I read there were habaneros brewed in this beer; however, I think the pepper really makes this beer unique and flavorful. The pepper note comes on the back end for me. The beer has an incredible balance to it; furthermore, the beer is velvety smooth and deceptive. I am very grateful to get this beer, thank you so much.

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Photo of sd123
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jw1978
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rammed96
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kitch
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 22 fl. oz. bomber bottled on 23rd May 2016. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Black in colour with only a thin brown head that doesn’t stick around for long and sparse lacing.

Aroma: Cocoa, chocolate and cinnamon with touches of liquorice and char.

Taste: Sweet-ish chocolate, cinnamon, liquorice, cocoa powder with hints of vanilla and nice light pepper heat on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall: Very nice relaxing sipper. Just so easy to drink with the flavours so balanced.

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Photo of nvbrew
3.87/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Umdrunner
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HarryLogic
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwvman
4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aoampm
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a Teku glass. Not sure the vintage.

Pours motor oil black with a chocolate brown colored head that is over a finger high. Head disappears quickly leaving a small ring around the inside of the glass. No lacing at all.

Aromas of vanilla bean, chocolate, cinnamon, and a hint of pepper in the background.

Flavors of cinnamon, vanilla, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate. The habanero heat is quite noticeable and lingers on the tongue.

Feel isn't overly thick or viscous but certainly isn't thin. Very little carbonation.

Overall an excellent offering! I've been drinking a good amount of Xocoveza recently and I think I prefer this beer to Xocoveza. Seems to have a little more heat to it.

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

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Very thin body for being a double IS. The best part of this was the peppers. Had a nice burn and lingering spice in the back which was nice.

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Mexican Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 2,869 ratings