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Mexican Coffee 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:
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Added by thagr81us on 02-29-2012

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Reviews:
32
Ratings:
224
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
5.99%
 
 
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Photo of Ant4711
4.18/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I just wanted to clarify for others that this was never bottled. Rumor is that it will be bottled in July of 2014 but that is rumor. Very solid at the brewery, enjoyed this. Just wanted to clarify for those who were trying to trade for it.

Overall an excellent brew.

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Photo of icehawk
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Tap @ Westbrook 

 Appearance: Pitch black with off-white creamy head 

 Aroma: Coffee, chocolate 

 Taste: Big time coffee that transitions into dark bittersweet chocolate 

 Palate: Big, smooth mouthfeel 

 Overall: Impressive that the coffee can push through this big beer. Really good coffee flavor without acidity.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.57/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8 oz pour into a pint glass on tap at Westbrook at the BA Mexican Cake release. I’ve had this one once before at Closed For Business about 2 years ago before I knew how incredible beer was. I’m so pumped that I got to have it again.

L – Jet black color with a 1-finger brown, frothy head that fades relatively quickly. Not much lacing except for a few wisps of bubbly foam on the side of the glass. Very viscous.

S – The first thing that hits my nose is a huge blast of beautiful roasted coffee. Some chocolate malt and vanilla aromas are there, too, but not as much of the spices as the original. That’s alright with me, though. This is Mexican COFFEE Cake after all.

T – It starts off sweet with chocolate and vanilla but then the coffee blows in with a wonderful bitter, roasted blast. More peppers and cinnamon are prevalent here in the taste, but not as much as the original. I actually prefer this taste to the original as the spices serve as a complement to the bitter coffee rather than an almost overbearing aspect. Very, very tasty.

F – Full-bodied, good carbonation, a velvety smooth mouthfeel, and a bitter, slightly spicy, and slightly dry finish. Bitter roasted coffee lingers for a nice amount of time.

O – This is a phenomenal beer and one that I am very glad that I got to try again. The coffee may be overpowering and may mask some aspects that make the original version great, but I love coffee. All of the other parts of Mexican Cake are still there, but the coffee takes front and center – exactly what should happen in a coffee variant of this beer. I really hope Westbrook bottles this eventually so the love can be spread around to those outside of South Carolina. Great beer and great event from Westbrook!

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Photo of zac16125
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On draft at the BA Mexican Cake Release
approximately 8 oz pour into a pint glass

A: Jet black, 1 fingers width of mocha colored head that dissipates fairly quickly. Small amount of lacing.

S: Huge fresh black coffee aroma. Smells great, but the coffee really dominates and the other aromas don't come out as well.

T: Again, coffee prominent, but more of the base beer flavors come out in the taste. A good amount of chocolate, and pepper (although the pepper does not seem as prominent as the regular MC,I think the coffee flavors mellow it out).

M/D: Exceptional mouthfeel, very smooth, and a great drinkability.

O: Overall, an excellent beer. I think I prefer the traditional Mexican Cake to this one as the coffee somewhat mutes the awesome flavor subtlties of the base beer. Still great though, for sure.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - pours very near black, nearly no head, chocolate color dissipates immediately. Next to no lacing

S - tons of bitter chocolates dark roast coffee and alcohol warming

T - tons of cocoa nibs and rich espresso. Mild heat noticeable but that's about it. Slightly boozy. Delicious cold pressed coffee

M - full bodied smooth deliciousness. Sticky on the palate. Meal-like

O - fantastic

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Photo of jsanford
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Brewvival 2012

Looks beautiful. Big and inky black, with a creamy mocha head. Intense aromas of chocolate truffle, high-quality coffee, and chilies. Definitely lives up to it's name. "Roasty" and sweet flavors of chocolate, dark malt, caramel, coffee, cinnamon, and chilies. So good. Mouthfeel is full and creamy, with good carbonation. Such a phenomenal beer, didn't think it'd be possible to improve on the "regular" version!

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Photo of thagr81us
4.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had during Brewvival 2012! Served from tap into a Brewvival sampler imperial pint. Poured pitch black with a minimal brown head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, coffee, pepper, and vanilla. The flavor was of roasted malt, sweet malt, coffee, and pepper. It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I was actually a little disappointed in this one as I was expecting to give it at least all 4.5's going into it, but it just fell a little short of what I was expecting. However, this was still a solid brew without a doubt. It was served ice-cold which masked quite a few of the flavors and aromas so I used that time to catch up on notes while it warmed up some. This was a good call as the pepper made itself known after warming up and made the brew much more enjoyable. Really glad I got the chance to try this one a few days after having the regular version. A definite must try if you get the chance. Tick.

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Mexican Coffee Cake from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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