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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Mexican Cake is Westbrook’s first anniversary beer, a deadly imperial stout brewed with vanilla, cinnamon, Ecuadorian and Ghanaian cocoa nibs, and habanero chilis. This special edition has also been further-infused with coffee beans. Drool now, so you can drink later.

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4.1
StoutHead (966) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
On tap. Pours black with a dark-ish brown head. Aroma of malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste is like the aroma but also has a good peppery chilli flavour. Habanero peppers in beers can go either way, but feels balanced here. Starts out sweet but has an intense chili aftertaste...but it works. Full bodied. Great imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Chocolate fudge and caramel dominated by roasty coffee. Another great beer from my backlog.

4.7
DocJitsu (1979) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2013
This is a gorgeous beer. Opaque, very dark brown, with a dark mocha, perfectly formed head. Strong aromas of milk chocolate and coffee. The mouthfeel is viscous and very pleasant. The flavors are comprised of chocolate milkshake and coffee. A bit of smokiness too. There’s some nice capsaicin burn at the finish. Man, this is an amazing creation.

4.4
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 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.

3.5
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Intriguing aroma, perfect dark pour, hot but balanced taste and slightly warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
kappldav123 (6100) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
On tap at CBC 2012. Deep black in the glass, almost no head. Malty aroma with coffee hints. Starts intense malty, modest sweet, again some coffee. Soft-malty finish, well balanced. Nice!

3.8
tgncc (3132) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Via trade with zombi3brainz. The aroma is chocolate. cocoa, vanilla.The appearance is a lovely black, big tan head. The flavor is chocolate, vanilla, hot pepper. The pepper really scorches on the finish. Nice thick creamy body. Honestly, the only drawback to this is the peppers. A little would have done this beer good. But as you drink more of this, the peppers dominate. Probably this wouldn’t occur in a small serving. Nice beer, with this one drawback.

4.5
joes (92) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
Another gem from Westbrook, tasted at CBC 2013. Very nice complex aroma of roasted malts, sweet coffee, chocolate/mocha, some spices or red peppers. Most of those come back in the taste, were the spices give it an extra bite. Nice desert!

4
BeerViking (4796) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2013
On tap at CBC 2013, Saturday evening, looks like a fine espresso, nose is coffee with faint chilli and liquorice, body is burnt caramel, coffee, more liquorice, chilli, and cinder toffee, the only downside is a cloying demerara sweetness in the aftertaste.

4
Nisse666 (7433) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013, cons 2013-05-04 Cophenhagen AR: wee chocolate, coffee AP: dark brown, high frothy brownish head F: fizzy, rich chocolate truffel, chilli, ooo this was a great one from the Brewery with higest average (acc to me at CBC)


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