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Evil Twin x Westbrook Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing x Westbrook Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 10.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale with coffee, cinnamon, almonds, cocoa nibs, vanilla and habanero peppers added.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.47
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no bottled on or best before date. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: It was a slick motor oil black colour with pretty much no head or lacing.
Aroma: Cocoa, chocolate, coffee, nutty, liquorice (maybe), spicy pepper with hints of cinnamon.
Taste: Rich milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon with habanero pepper lightly lingering on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Really nice, a great sipper with very nice creaminess and lingering but not overpowering spiciness.

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Westbrook Mexican Cake

Brewery: Westbrook Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 10.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Malt beverage with cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon, and habanero peppers added

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Way back in December 2011, we brewed our 1st Anniversary beer – a serious imperial stout aged on cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and fresh habanero peppers. It was so delicious we decided to bring it back once each year. Salud!

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 22 fl. oz. bomber bottled on 23rd May 2016. Poured into a snifter.
Appearance: Black in colour with only a thin brown head that doesn’t stick around for long and sparse lacing.
Aroma: Cocoa, chocolate and cinnamon with touches of liquorice and char.
Taste: Sweet-ish chocolate, cinnamon, liquorice, cocoa powder with hints of vanilla and nice light pepper heat on the back end.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Very nice relaxing sipper. Just so easy to drink with the flavours so balanced.

Westbrook Gose

Brewery: Westbrook Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 4%
Style: German Gose
Other Notes: 5 IBUs

Brewer Description: (from website) This is our interpretation of Gose (pronounced “Gose-uh”), a traditional German-style sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt. Once nearly extinct, this very refreshing style is making a comeback.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.04
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: On tap at Fermentoren, Copenhagen, into a Fermentoren wine glass.
Appearance: It was a clear golden colour with a one finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly leaving only sparse light lacing.
Aroma: Sour, tart, grape and white wine.
Taste: What you smell is what you taste. Salty, sour, tart, grape and white wine.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: It was very refreshing and great to drink outdoors on a hot summer day.

(picture below) Westbrook Gose is obviously the glass on the left. On the right is the Verzet Oud Bruin.

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Westbrook Anfernee Whiskey Barrel Aged

Brewery: Westbrook Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: English Barleywine

Brewer Description: I could not find much information about this beer.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.41
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 250ml pour on tap at BeerTemple into a BeerTemple mini pint glass.
Appearance: It poured a hazy dark brown colour with a half finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly but left nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Wood, oak, Tennessee whisky, sherry and dried plum.
Taste: Very similar to the aroma with Tennessee whisky, oak, sherry and dried plum along with hints of vanilla, caramel and cocoa bean.
Mouthfeel: Full to medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: This was a very nice sipper that is well balanced.

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