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Cigar City Hunahpuís Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged

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


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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6241) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
750ml .. had in the lineup of big spenders .. . pours a deep brown black .. mild foam .. . light whiskey, charcoal, ash, and barrel .. . mild mouthfeel .. . good all around but the original is still stops .. . . colonneh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3988) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle "shared" at RBWG. Danish Pour. Black with a small tan head. Nose is sweet, chocolate, bourbon is a little toned down from what I Imagine it once was, vanilla, not much pepper/spice. Flavor is similar. I kinda feel like the heat from Hunahpu is what really makes it unique and its all but lost when its put in these potent liquor barrels. I liked this more than the whiskey barrel, but I still havenít found one I like more than the original.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbruner (2692) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 Bottle shared at RBWG! Pours an opaque black with fluffy brown head that dissipates to leave light lacing and a nice brown film on the glass. Aroma of sweet vanilla, dark chocolate, hint of bourbon booziness, roasted malts, and slight dark fruity esters. Taste follows, just a hint of spice, not as much as I was expecting, but the barrel aging probably allowed it to fall out. Thick and dense on the mouth, sticks to the back of your tongue. This was probably the best beer of RBWG, in my opinion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aracauna (3162) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Really balanced bourbon aging. Sweet chocolate and anise. Mild bourbon. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (12600) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours oily black with a creamy, brown head. Lots of sugary dark malts on the nose. Dense chocolate. Big sweet flavor, lots of dark fruits, mellow alcohol, slight tang, cherries, raisins. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with hefty cocoa, light roast, light earthy bitterness, chocolate cake. Incredibly rich, nicely nuanced.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevencon (487) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Rbwg! Ultra black pour dark tan head. Big bourbon aroma and taste. Coconut chocolate but not much of the chili and cinnamon I love about regular hunahpu. Great beer but I want more pepper spice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG. The barrel aging does not overpower the base beer. Chiliís and vanilla with a hint if oak and char. Exceptional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (958) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Half snifter pour of motor oil... deep dark murky motor oil... Jesus... half finger dark tan-red head. Super heavy nose... I can literally smell the weight... Healthy bourbon nose, but it may have been healthier while younger. Dark roasted malts mixed with light vanilla, dark chocolate, milk chocolate.... boozy alcohol. Flavor is.... I dunno... I just keep smelling it. Seriously, this nose is killer. I donít want it to end. Unfortunately it seems like the mouth and body have kinda fallen off a bit.. could be from the age of the bottle, but barrel presence isnít so much there. Definitely getting dark chocolate and rich roasted malts full of dark and light coffee, but not much chili of course. Anyway, I kinda wish I wouldíve opened this one a bit earlier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle poured into glass. Big thanks to DosBeerigos for sharing this gem! Opened right after the Whiskey Barrel treatment. Another stellar showing from the Cigar City crew. A good amount of bourbon still lingered both in the flavor and aroma. Hasnít seemed to mellow out at all. Another one that Iím super glad I was able to try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Review #350 750 ml waxed bottle courtesy of Andrew (nasty31). Huge thanks and props go to him!! A: Pours just like the regular Hunahpu. Dark black body, thick in nature, with a thin khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes to a nice ring that follow down the glass leaving some splotchy lace here and there. S: Smooth bourbon right away in the nose. Mild oak, some dark fruits and unsweetened chocolate are meshing well with the bourbon. Iím not really getting any of the spices, but there is a mild touch chilies. T: Those nose was so balanced that I knew how good this was going to be even before it hit my lips. I was not disappointed. The bourbon is upfront but quickly smooths out some light roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of oak. The dark fruit flavor is back as well and is combined with the hint of chili spice to give the beer another layer of complexity. The finish is a sweet, decadent caramel and vanilla. M: Thick and delicious. Itís very silky and smooth. The carbonation is on the lower end of the spectrum, but it works great with this beer. O: Incredibly smooth and delicious. The base beer really stood up to the barrel and it didnít lose that typical thickness that comes with regular Hunahpu. Very complex and delicious. Huge thanks again to Nasty31 for the share. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-29-2012

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