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Westbrook Mexican Cake Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2178) - Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle (’14 vintage). Dark brown pour with a chocolate head. Cinnamon, peppers, and cacao bouquet. Lots of cinnamon up front with smooth caramel and chocolate notes that give way to the heat from the chills. Dark roasted malt undercurrents. Good body and mouthfeel. One of the better Huny clones.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a thick brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, pepper and berry. Malty and chocolatey flavor with cinnamon and chilies before a vanilla and chocolate finish. Had lots of peppered and spiced stouts before, but this one was just different. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (2940) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, spices, chilli.
Body: Full body, oily mouhtfeel, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, caramel, chilli, roasted malt, vanilla, alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2091) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Taster at Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a good sized creamy head, thick too, dark brown in colour. Good retention on my taster. Light lacing on the glass. Aroma has plenty of coffee, chilli peppers, a bit of alcohol after a deep sniffing.Not very complex, but surely pleasant. On the taste there is light chocolate and coffee, quickly being replaced by the chili peppers and their light burning, not so much on the tongue as on the back of the throat. Moderate sweet all in all, with the chocolate returning on the aftertaste to accompany the chillies.well hidden alcohol. Full body, low carbonation but it really doesn’t need more. Smooth on the palate. Overall quite good, nice sipper mainly because of the chillies.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2014
22 oz. bottle shared by jmborggren. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, dark chocolate, cinnamon, peppery spice, vanilla, caramel, this is up to the same standards as the other beers out there with cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa, etc. Good mouthfeel and body, I would love to try the variations.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pete4999 (1005) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Wow, very exceptional beer. Strong on the cinnamon and a little bit of chocolate. Very pronounced when cold, beer seems to mellow a lot when it warms. Tons of chocolate in the finish and really well-balanced despite the myriad of flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (655) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Wow, tasty stuff. Deep brown pour. Cocoa and coffee dominate nose. Vanilla, cinnamon, and some Chile heat are added in taste. Doughty chest feel, but nice for a big beer. Tasty!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3295) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
22 oz bottle. Enjoyed the morning of our house settlement selling with a chunk of brie, one last beautiful morning on our deck. Dark brown with a puffed tan head. Smell is cocoa, cinnamon, chili, molasses, coffee bean and smoky raisin. Quite the nosefull. Medium to full body with a fuzzy tang; the spicy heat hits mid-tongue and then the back of the throat. Taste is dark chocolate, mexican espresso, cinnamon and green chilis. Finishes with toasted marshmallow. Perhaps not quite the richness of Hunahpu. Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6033) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014
22oz bottle, tasted at GreatMoloko’s place. Black color. Thin brown head. Some loose bits of lace. Good chocolate, coffee in the nose. In the flavor, some vanilla comes out. Nice pepper kick at the end. Good chewy thicker texture, nice chewiness. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter taste - some earthy hop. Good light pepper kick. Solid, interesting, tasty well done pepper stout. 8/4/7/4/15

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5210) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bomber to snifter (2014 vintage; shared by jmborggren). Looks good; an opaque dull black with foamy beige head. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla with a nice pepper balance. Tastes like it smells with a smooth but peppery mouthfeel. Awesome balance. Great beer!


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