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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Bourbon 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: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (3255) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 Bottle. Thanks to Matlzilla for sharing this one. Boozy/bourbon nose. Joan Jett black pour with a chocolate head. Thick, chewy, robust, lots of mellow bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, and heat from the peppers. Fan-freakin-tastic.......

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Thanks GT! Uber black pour with a dark brown head- darker than most beer in fact. Lots of spicy pepper notes, vanilla bourbon, peppery chocolate, cayenne, and cocoa nib. Super smooth and supple palate with silky carbonation, epic viscosity, and capsaicin spiciness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours opaque with a medium, fizzy dark brown head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, light spicy peppers, prunes, raisins, and dates, light bourbon and oak. Flavor is moderate roast malt, spicy peppers, bourbon, vanilla, and oak, caramel and cookie malt, coffee notes, light alcohol, and a dry finish. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gn0sis (62) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2011
From the 2011 release.. Extremely chocolatey, robust and bourbony..nice subtle dissipating tartness with a tinge of vanilla. Rich, dark fruitiness reminiscent of date and plum resonate. The Chile peppers are all but gone from the profile but there is an ever so slight hint of their remnants. Very tasty stuff, overall very pleased to have tried this one fresh.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Awefuckinsome! Pour dark syrup with thin still black head. Smell wow?! Alright sorry this just a bunch of words. Vanilla green peppers chocolate cream lactose. Taste is sweet Cayman dark sweet chocolate vanilla on the top part of the mouth some light Caribbean fruits coconut pineapple. awesome thank you soooo.... much ccb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4066) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Old note from the first Hunahpu release. Mainly just have scores for all of the stout variations I tried (it was a long day of drinking). I thought this one gets overshadowed by the bourbon quite a bit - which isn’t my thing to begin with. Prefer the regular Hunahpu to this by some margin.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (5236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Lucky enough to try this and the reg version at Capones with head brewer. What a beer. Soft as silk mouth feel. Aroma is chocolate, wood, bourbon. Nose is rich vanilla bourbon. Thanks for sharing Wayne. Another beastly brew from CC

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Had on tap at Hunahpus Release in Tampa. Hopefully they will have it again this year. Poured into a CC snifter. Motor oil dark with a creamy sticky head. The nose is all bourbon with a bit of vanilla. Deep rich base beer flavors of cocoa and dark malts, with plenty of hot bourbon character. The chili pepper doesn’t kick in here like the regular, as I think it was somewhat overwhelmed by the barrel treatment. Chewy mouthfeel that really warms up as you go. Sticky sweet with a lingering bitter chocolate aftertaste on the finish. Needs a bit more time in the barrel IMHO, but still nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 On tap at the CCB Hunahpu’s release. A: Poured a dark, deep black with a deep tan head and some decent lacing for a beer of this magnitude. S: Bourbon comes through in the initial nose, and serves wonderfully to complement the spicier notes in the original from the cinnamon and chili peppers. Beautiful all around. T: Very, very enjoyable. Not a perfect 5.0, as while the bourbon does go quite well with all of the flavors in the original version, I though it masked some of the finer touches in the original version. Maybe it was just the bourbon, or maybe the additional heat from the barrel-aging, but I didn’t find it quite as outstanding as the original. M: Very full bodied and creamy with only a little bit of heat, which went well with what this was going after. D: Again, superb. Slightly different from the brandy and the regular, but they all packed something a bit different, and each one was in the top echelon of stouts that I’ve had. Marvelous job by Joey, Wayne, and the rest of the CCB crew. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-14-2010

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
The regular Hunaphu’s is a great beer, strange and tasty. This version reminds me very much of the original but slightly subdued, not so hot and a little more ’well put together’. I like it better, but just a bit. And mostly because I feel as though it has a bit more drinkability than the original, but it does lose some of the original version’s boldness. Hard to call....I think I could drink more of this and therefore it gets a slight edge overall.


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