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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Growler at Woodshop 5.0, courtesy of cquiroga. Thanks, Chris! Pours a dense, dark black color at the core; oily brown edges; thin, medium-brown head with patchy, fine-bubbled lacing. Gorgeous notes of cinnamon, roasted / charred malts, and softly bitter chocolate in the aroma; excellent, tempered nose. Medium-to-full body: loads of coffee, roasted and charred malts, and bitter chocolate; again, the cinnamon note is persistent and lovely, but the barrel character actually slightly muddle the overall character of the (phenomenal) original beer; lovely still, hugely drinkable and pleasant, with that characteristic peppery spiciness; awesome beer. Love the peppers and cinnamon; light barrel notes. Lasting finish of dark chocolate, roasted malts; great cinnamon spicing. My final new beer of Woodshop 5.0. Thanks so much, Chris.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Damn, I fell lucky to have tried this. Woodshop 5.0 Pours black with no head. Nose is sweet with notes of bourbon. Taste is sweet, rich with a nice chocolate vibe, and a lot wonderful bourbon notes. Last beer I needed to get to all of the top 50 beers in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
draft at RnH - insane beer. Heady, smokey and weird. Smoke and bitter boozy - burning liquor brandy like. Spice and pepper burns the throat. thick, molasses, bourbon and bean. delicious and unique. Wouldn’t want to have too much of this though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Draft at RnH. Pours near black with a tan head. Huge bourbon and roasty aroma with some lighter notes of vanilla. The flavor starts with sweet bourbon and vanilla, follows with a little bit of chili pepper heat, and finishes with roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Thanks to whomever brought this growler to the Woodshop 5.0 tasting. black with vanilla, oak, and boozy flavors, this was a nicely done beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2010
On tap at the Rattle n’ Hum Cigar City Event. Pours virtually black with a thin dark tan head. The aroma is intense of oak, vanilla, cacao, and cigar box. Where to begin with the flavor? Lots of spices coming from the chiles with some wood spice (cedar, pine) and sweet spice (cinnamon) as well. Also notes of toasted almonds, bourbon, and vanilla. Medium body with a spicy finish. There’s more wood spice than pepper spice, but it’s always complementing the dark flavors and doesn’t overpower. An amazingly complex beer without going overboard. I’m not normally a huge fan of what bourbon barrel aging does to stouts, but this was just too damn delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Draft at Rattle N Hum for the Cigar City event. Poured pitch black body sitting unerneath just the slightest touch of deep beige head. Aroma had lots of vanilla and bourbon upon warming. Chocolate, deep roasted malts, lots of pepper and spice round this one out. Medium bodied that the carbonation had dropped out of during the barrel aging and a finish with lots of heat from the ancho peppers. The flavor is a perfect blend of vanilla bourbon, chocolate malts, wood and peppers. The pepper flavor and heat really sets this one apart from all the other BB Impy Stouts out there and this is a definite must try if you ever get the chance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (10019) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
Cigar City Takes NYC event at Rattle ’N’ Hum. A great start. Aroma of pepper and bourbon come through. This is black with no head, understated carbonation. Above average mouthfeel. The peppers come through giving the whole RIS an interesting and complex taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2010
On tap at Rattle N Hum for their Cigar City event. Made sure to get this early to insure no palate contamination. Pours a deathly black with a thin tan head. Spicy, rich chocolate, cinnamon, wood, vanilla, bourbon. Great aromas. Light spiciness, tastes of chocolate pudding, rich and woody bourbon, vanilla, nice spicy character. Finishes with some spicy wood, lingering cocoa, faint heat, lingering roast. Definitely delicious. Really like the chiles in here. Sort of like a good Mexican hot cocoa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3036) - Bellmore, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2010
Draught at RHN. You must like bourbon to like this.Select oneu The aroma is p;ure bourbon, some dark chocolate malts. The appearance is black, tan head. The flavor is strong bourbion, and drk chocolate malts. The finish is biurbon, booze burfn, pepper. The mouthfeel is thick, oily. This is very good, especially if you like bourbon.

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