djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out black with brown head. Lots of spicey chocolate flavor. The brandy barrel treatment is not as good as the bourbon in my opinion. As it warms the brandy really comes through. Adds a apple flavor that doesnt go with the brew.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2010 Pours pitch black, no head. Nose is big wood and brandy, chocolate, some spice, vanilla, dark fruits, cinnamon. Flavor is crazy good. Huge chocolate, vanilla, oak, perfect amount of brandy, cinnamon, mild spice from the peppers. Ridiculously good. Huge full mouthfeel. Creamy. Stupid.
MeadMe (1453) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at the Hunahpus release.
A: Pours black dark and evil, like all CCB Stouts. Very dark head, excellent retention and a crazy amount of lace.
S: Loads of barrel, woody, with a huge blast of brandy. The roast, earth, chocolate, and spice of the base Hunahpu’s remains as well. It is hard to describe.
T: Pure flavor explosion in your mouth. I really didn’t think you can improve on the base beer but they have. The brandy barrel just puts this one in another class. Huge brandy barrel without being over the top. Tons of charred malt, earthy chocolate, light chili’s and hints of vanilla. Rich chocolate, light molasses, and a dash of unicorn horn.
M: Very full in body, bold, rich, perfect.
D: Not really nor is it made to be. One I could sip on for days though.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Pours pitch black and completely opaque without even a trace of lighter color when held to a light source with a half finger dark chocolate mocha head that quickly fades into a thick lasting ring.
Amazingly complex aroma with a huge chocolate malt presence which is only slightly roasty with hints of toffee and caramel. Sweet brandy alcohol heat that adds amazing complexity. Subtle oak and vanilla blending in with the vinous dark fruit notes.
Chewy viscous body with lots of silky chocolate maltiness that is balanced out by the vinous apple brandy barrel notes. Slightly earthy oak that is very vinous with hints of dark fruit and vanilla balancing out the chilli and roasted malt perfectly. The spicy cinnamon chilli flavor is prominent in the dry finish. Excellent! I don’t see any way in which it could he improved with the exception of head retention.
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
beautiful syrupy black, with a dark brown head. great roasted aroma with a hint of sweet in the background. creamy texture with a definate barrel feel. sweet and hoppy. really thick, great beer!