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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Hot blooded stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (1987) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2012
on tap at hunahpu day. Pours jet black with no head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Taste follows, booze up front smooth on the finish. very nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
Very dark brown. Deep vanilla character with a rich milk chocolate character. The wood really bursts through the finish. Good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Draft… CCB’s Hunahpu’s Day 2012This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, well-tanned head that doesn’t even consider dissipation as an option. The interplay of the base beer and the Heaven Hill barrel magically transforms the aroma of this potion into something resembling a fantastically luscious chocolate crčme. Full-bodied and ultra-velvety with pillow-soft carbonation. The flavor delivers excellent balance and is the perfect assimilation of bourbon, black malts and bittersweet dark chocolate. Lengthy, deeply roasted, dark chocolate and whiskey finish. Quite possibly the highlight of my Hunahpu’s Day 2012! Certainly one of the better beers I’ve ever tried.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
On draft at Hunahpu Day 2012. Pours a medium stout brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, cocoa, roast, some vanilla, and some earth. Flavor is similar- the bourbon and chocolate combo really work out well together here. This was a great idea- this beer is a prime candidate for barrel aging. Medium in body and very good overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Black pour, brown head. Bourbon, vanilla, peat, light espresso and chocolate. Flavor follows suit, the bourbon is nice, good vanilla, some ashpalt, coffee...yeah its great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Poured a dark brown, almost black color, aromas of chocolate, smoke, roast, and some bourbon. Flavor is a tantalizing creamy chocolate, roast, and smooth bourbon. A real nice beer overall, glad I was in the right place at the right time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
On tap at Hunahpu’s Day. Pours black. Nose is soft whiskey, hints of smoke, coffee notes. Flavor is smooth booze, smoke, roasted malt, coffee. Really enjoyed this one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
With the deep brown body and head, this beer looked much more heavy than it actually was. The nose was mellow with hints of roast, raisins and vanilla. The was light and earthy, also not too strong before the chocolate and wood finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
This was a nice surprise at Hunahpu day 2012. Draft. This one gave off aromas of nice chocolate and some slight roasty earthiness. Bourbon notes were quite prevalent but didn’t drown out the chocolatey malty goodness. This one poured nice and dark with an off white head. Taste is rich bourbon and chocolate. This one was on the sweet side, with an almost vanilla quality from the bourbon. Slightly earthy too. I love Hot Blooded but the bourbon barrels took this one to a new level. Cheers!!


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