jbruner (1882) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really balanced bourbon aging. Sweet chocolate and anise. Mild bourbon. Delicious.
Leighton (9622) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
stevencon (384) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at RBWG. The barrel aging does not overpower the base beer. Chiliís and vanilla with a hint if oak and char. Exceptional.
tricyclist (520) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
jcartamdg (1592) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours jet black with a paperthin dark brown head. Aroma of bourbon, really up front. Taste is mostly bourbon and oak, not much else can come thru. This is the most dominant spirit in the variants. still really good just not rum
phaleslu (5714) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle obtained by the STL tasting group. Excellent work, fellas. Pours an opaque dark cocoa brown with a small brown head that settles into a small ring that lasts all the way down. The aroma has great bourbon character, with vanilla, molasses, chocolate, oak, brown sugar, coconut, dark fruits, and chili pepper. The flavor hits all the same notes. The body is just a little bigger than what Iíd call medium- thinner than the others, but not by much- with a sweet, smooth mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. I canít lie, I love bourbon, I love bourbon barrel beers, and I love this one just as much as regular Hunahpuís.