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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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
BeerViking (4980) - 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 (7772) - 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)

4
ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Black, dark rich beige head. Fudgy, caramelly chocolate/cocoa aroma in a surprisingly well balanced mix. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Sweet with medium bitterness.

4
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - DEC 4, 2012
Tasted on tap &Craft beer co, London, 30/06/2012. Look is amazing, with dark brown foam, totally opaque. Aroma - smells of everything at the same time! Cacao beans, coffee, roasted malt, black pepper, vanilla far away - a demented mix! Taste - wow, it is the strangest stout I've ever tasted! definitely could drink it on a constant basis, but the taste is well balanced, number of different notes is incredible. Aftertaste - moderate bitter with pepper spiciness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Looking at the beer, it’s very promising, the first sniff makes me even more hopeful, and when I finally taste it, I’m completely lost. First of all, it looks gorgeous, jet black and with a finger-thick tan head. The aroma is wonderful, but not superb, with lots of coffee and chocolate, some spiced hints and roasted malts. Maybe a faint hint of prunes in the back. The flavor takes me to heaven, it’s so complex and wonderful, with lots of delicious coffee, roasted malt and chocolate. A nice chili flavor blends in, giving a certain warmth in the mouth, coming stronger after a while, but never at too high levels. There’s also dried fruits and cola in the flavor, but not much. It’s full-bodied and warming in the palate, finishing with lots of dark flavors and a pleasant chili burn. Damn, damn, damn, this was just f’in wonderful. Best beer on the festival I say. 120511

4.3
Leighton (22019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours thick black, oily, with a heavy, brown-red head. Extremely heavy dark chocolate nose, deep coffee. Big sweet flavor, light booze, plenty of coffee, dark chocolate, light spice, thick brownies. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, light boozy sting, some coffee bitterness, oodles of mocha character. Very, very rich beer. Intense, though still nicely balanced. Great.

3.9
Ungstrup (38215) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Draft. A black beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of coffee beans, cappuchino, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, roasted malt, soy sauce, and bread, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

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oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
[email protected] Pub & Kitchen, London. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, some smoked wooden notes as well as mild vanilla and chocolate. Flavour is chocolate, roasted coffee and some roasted malts along with raisins and ripe fruit. Very nice and balanced.

3.9
fonefan (50489) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012

Draught @ [ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012 ] @ Spartas Lokaler, Faelledparken in Osterbro, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Clear dark black brown colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully to mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, coffee, plum and tart sour plum notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light light acidic and moderate bitter with a long duration, plum, coffee and coffee. Body is medium, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is soft. [20120511]

4.5
Theydon_Bois (20425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2012
On tap at the Cask, Pimlico - 07/08/12. Pours a rich black with a filthy brown head! Strong coffee, chilli and aniseed on the nose allied to rich dark malts. Full on coffee in yer face with bitter dark chocolate, spice, chilli and a lovely all round roasted flavour a pinch of vanaill pod. A modicum of carbonation, fullish bodied with a great aftertaste of coffee and warming chilli. Head retained well to the end - the dirty beast! Top draw !!!


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