Mexican Coffee Cake | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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4.44/5
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Mexican Coffee CakeMexican Coffee Cake
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

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Added by thagr81us on 02-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#322
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
297
pDev:
6.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of brentk56
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours jet black with a two-finger tan head that has great retention and leaves strands of lacing behind

Smell: Mocha aroma, with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg and a hint of vanilla

Taste: Mocha and chocolate forward, with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla developing; after the swallow, coffee tones emerge and, finally, the hot pepper brings some heat to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation; the heat lingers quite a while

Overall: A lot going on here beyond the base version; very enjoyable

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of codytwo
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lewith
4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Vicirus
3.92/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was quite surprised by how little of the spice of Mexican Cake has survived in Coffee Cake - the overriding adjunct is very much so the coffee.

But then, in the very last tiny pour from the bottle, there's a whoooooole lot of savory heat and spice.

My pour, however, was quite sedate with just a bit of spicy edge and lots of rich, acidic coffee. It's certainly no dessert stout, and definitely not on a level with bourbon barrel-aged Mexican cake - but this is a very worthy bottle with a lot going for it.

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Photo of Rristow
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from bottle. Pours Black with dark brown head. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, chilies. Flavors up front of cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Finishes with a nice pepper burn. Very well done beer. Would love to have the BA version.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zekenyce
4.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 6/7/2017. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark brown bread with good retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, cinnamon, chili pepper, fudge, marshmallow, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, cocoa, and spice notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, cinnamon, chili pepper, fudge, marshmallow, and toasted dark/brown bread; with light notes of molasses, raisin, plum, fig, cherry, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light roast/char bitterness and cinnamon/pepper spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, cream, cinnamon, chili pepper, fudge, marshmallow, toasted dark/brown bread, molasses, dark fruit, light smoke/char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, cocoa, and spice flavors; with an amazing roasted bitter/sweet and spice balance; with zero acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from roast bitterness and cinnamon/pepper spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, and velvety mouthfeel that is fantastic. Light chalky roast and spice stickiness. Minimal warming alcohol for 10.5%, with slightly increasing pepper heat after the finish. Overall this is an insane spiced coffee imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, cocoa, and spice flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. One par with the best Mexican stouts out there. Very rich and complex, but never cloying; with perfectly balanced stout/spice flavors. Great pepper flavor with minimal associated heat. A highly amazing offering.

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Photo of cmsfish
4.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of RealDeal
4.39/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pmarlowe
4.64/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2017 vintage.

A: Pours black with a thin cap of medium brown head that fizzles out to a ring immediately.

S: Dark coffee and a lot of cinnamon (but not too much), rich dark chocolate and vanilla, light roast, and a little sweetish pepper.

T: Dark chocolate and cinnamon, followed up by a bit of black coffee, earthy vanilla and a tinge of roast, very mild heat provides some nice complexity without asserting itself too much. Fairly dry, actually, though a mild sweetness supports the flavors nicely. Nice balance and complexity.

M: Medium-full body and medium carbonation, sharp enough to cut through some of the heft.

O: Really tasty and well executed adjunct stout. Flavors are almost perfectly balanced. Coffee is lighter than expected given this is a coffee stout.

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Photo of Jmonah3
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imyourhero21
4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eternal218
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wulfie85
4.29/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The only way to make Mexican Cake better is to add coffee. The cinnamon, habanero, and other flavors pair so well with the coffee and the mouthfeel is great

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Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrtomatohead49
3.86/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambyt20
4.37/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OleDixie
4.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed the most recent batch with a few friends at a bachelor party share. Solid variation of Mexican cake which I love. Could be a little thicker but overall solid!

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Mexican Coffee Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 297 ratings