Caribbean Chocolate Cake


A beer that has caused much debate in the brewery over the last few weeks is our collaborative brew with Cigar City – Caribbean Chocolate Cake… mainly over the correct pronunciation of Caribbean between the English speakers and Ryan – who is American and therefore doesn’t speak English.

We can’t write about this beer without first talking about Cigar City and their brew master, Wayne Wambles.

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Cigar City are an award winning brewery based in Tampa, Florida and have consistently been producing great beers since first opening their doors in 2008. 

They particularly specialise in the use of wood in their beers and we wanted to capture this in our brew. Cue Wayne a quiet, unassuming brewer who has similar home brewing beginnings to Ryan. Wayne worked with us on an indulgent recipe that would be like nothing we’ve done before – instead of putting the beer in wood, we’d be putting wood in the beer.

Billed by Darron as “the most expensive beer in the world… ever” this Tropical Stout is packed with experimental hop varieties, specially imported Dominican Cacao nibs and about a forest worth of Cyprus wood. This beer is a true example of what can happen if you leave two hugely creative brewers with complete free reign – it’s the ultimate anti-recession blockbuster!

With an impressive roster of favours such as orange, dark chocolate, coconut, tamarind, lemon, coffee and even vanilla wafers this beer is one of our most complex and interesting creations to date and we can’t wait for you to try it.

Carribean Chocolate Cake


Ryan’s even talking about a special Jerk spiced edition now… Somebody stop him!



  1. Rachel says:

    Oh, this is lovely, just lovely. No, I don’t mean that. It’s not “just” lovely, it’s “almost perfectly” lovely, which is kinduv further up the scale of loveliness in a good way. Waffling in an attempt to make my half share of the bottle last longer…

    Thanks to Beer Gonzo for stocking this and thus giving us the opportunity to sample such almost perfect loveliness.

  2. Dave says:

    Incredible stuff. In love with this beer.

  3. RG says:

    Keep the collaborations coming!!

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  5. James G says:

    Can you tell me anywhere on earth that I can buy this Caribbean Chocolate Cake beer please thank you?!

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  7. Tom says:

    I have been looking for this beer for months and months and still can’t find a bottle, will it ever be brewed again?

  8. Leanne says:

    Holy moly. This is a JOY! You’ve knocked Milton Brewery’s Marcus Aurelius off its pedestal. I never thought that would happen.

  9. Albina says:

    You know what? This is the best beer I’ve tried ever. And I’ve tried a few. Please make more of it, please make it available, please, please!!!

  10. Craven Arms says:

    #nom #nom #nom Cask at The Craven Arms Birmingham:-)

  11. Barry says:

    Just tried this beer on Christmas Eve. My friend and I thought it stood up very very well to the Founders Breakfast Stout we had alongside it. Well done, I will be looking to get my hands on more of this.

  12. Simon says:

    Just sat drinking one now. Lovely stuff : )

  13. Simon Gates says:

    Ah this is one heck of a great beer. Just come away from a local pub beer festival this was the star of the show. K it coming!

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