Year of New Beer: Mexican Mocha Imperial Coffee Stout, West 6th Brewing Co (Lexington)

Written By: Dion on 04/05/2020

With social distancing putting the W6th birthday party on hold, the crew at the Bread Box pushed out this delicious treat so we could celebrate at home. Absolutely outstanding nose on this beer. Coffee is undoubtedly the star of the show, but the supporting cast is pretty awesome as well. Cocoa powder, cinnamon, and a very subtle pepper come on with warmth. Equally impressive on the tongue. Very complex, but at the same time, silky smooth. The coffee and chocolate work in concert to produce a robust, moderately bitter char. Gentle heat arrives with traces of cinnamon and pepper, but both are rounded off by the vanilla and lactose sweetness. Coffee and baker's chocolate linger through the finish. This is just ridiculously good. Glad I got over to buy a 4 pack yesterday! Great stuff.