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Cigar City Hunahpuís Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged

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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in Apple Brandy barrels.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3540) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
THX! for the sample of this gorgeous rarity. 75 cl. bottle, yellow wax, no idea of the bottle nr. Black with a mocha rim. Nose is sweet molasses, light spices, chocolate, vanilla, touch pepper & warming what I assume is apple brandy. Taste is sweet molasses, huge vanilla, wood, I am even getting even coconut, sweet berries, caramel, very creamy chocolate, cocoa, warming. Creamy rich & decadent. Very good & completely different from the Stranahan which I have also had, Stranahan was a touch better even if this is still an incredible beer, so good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Original review (2012-07-16): Gloops from the bottle as any Zhukov-based brew should. Tremendous roast in the nose with brandy and caramely notes. Lots of complexity here, though I wish it were more pungent.

Taste is marvelously complex with brandy, booze, vanilla, spice, and plenty more that end up dancing atop the delicious stout base. Chiles are mild, where they belong. The trademark Hunahpuís chocolate, vanilla, and chile aftertaste gets a boost from the brandy as it tickles the back of my throat upon swallowing. Ultra-viscous body, as expected, and just amazing.

Ranks among the best stouts Iíve tasted. I could drink the whole growler!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6927) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Yellow wax. A very sweet stout, appley, the cocoa and spice mellow out substatially.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
July 3, 2013 - bottle shared by Joe. Another whale came swimming out of Joeís cellar. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma and taste of chocolate, spice and brandy. Thick and smooth on the palate. This lived up to the hype.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
bottle 36/68 dont know what happen here i was poured maybe an oz so i will factor that so i was late getting to the tasting it was now room temp which in this beers case shouldnt be a problem so poured a silky jet black dark tan lacing nose was cigarette butts and some boozyness thats it taste was an ashtray i somewhat can say either this wasnt keep right or someone is messing with me

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (684) - - JUN 23, 2013
Growler pour at a tasting. Black pour, tan head that disappears immediately. Alcohol legs, glass-staining lace. Nose is big apple brandy, spices, dark fruits. Taste is apple brandy barrel, sweet milk chocolate, dark fruits. Syrupy viscousy mouthfeel. Held up incredibly well. Easily the best CCB brew Iíve tried & very happy to have gotten a pour of this.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dbree22 (11) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle from Jay the Welder from Cigar City. This could be the best Stout in the World right now. Amazing Chocolate taste. Alcohol is very well hidden. Donít get any better than this

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Backlogged. Small sample at Capones during the 1st CC event in 2011. this was the first time they sent their beers to our area. Poured deep black with medium sized mocha colored head. Aromas were rich chocolate, vanilla, apple brandy, wood, cinnamon, and light pepper. Flavor was more layered with soft wood, brandy booze, sweet malt, spices, and cocoa. MEdium to fuller bodied with light to med carbonation. Barely any booze present. This was another gem at an awesome CC event before they over-extended themselves.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
22nd May 2011
Bottle 57/84. Opaque black beer, thick dark brown head that dies away quickly. Softish semi dry palate. When cold itís all about the soft creamy chocolate with dashes of coffee and molasses. As it warms up other flavours appear - wood and vanilla sweetness. The apple brandy is quite subtle but provides a fruity sour undertone. Gets a little stronger towards the finish and is in balance with the chocolate and coffee. This is a lovely beer but Iím surprised how high in the top 50 it is.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baggio (319) - norrtšlje, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
Thanks to RB Dsgolovin for hooking me up with a growler of this nectar of the gods... Apperance: Pitch black with a dark, dark, brown head. Aroma: Chocolate, Spices, Barrel, Coffee, Roasted malts. Taste: Cinnamon, Chili, Chocolate, Brandy, Coffee. Palate: Supersmooth and perfectly balanced. Medium carbonation. Goes down way to easy considering the abv. One of the best stouts iíve yet to try. World class.


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