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Cigar City Hunahpuís 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: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2012
18/II/2012 1Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel @ De Hopduvel - BB: n/a (2012-137) Thanks to BoBoChamp for sharing the bottle!

Dark brown soy sauce like fluid, no head, 2 or 3 bubbles, thick and oily. Aroma: vanilla, caramel, whiskey, alcohol, mocha to coffee, very powerful and overwhelming. MF: no carbon, full body, thick almost cloying texture. Taste: sweet caramel, vanilla, some tobacco, dark chocolate, mocha, little spicy. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, sweet caramel, alcohol burning in the back of the throat. Pretty impressive stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2009
UPDATED: APR 9, 2010 Pours deep darkness with full mocha looking head. The aroma is amazing and comes up just shy of knee buckling. I get thick rich fudge chocolate rum cake, a thicket of vanilla, some oak, roasty malts and then a light amount of bourbon way in the back. I would be just fine tugging on this aroma all day. The taste begins with thick velvety dark chocolate and roasty to nearly burnt malts. It then quickly picks up fudge brownie, vanilla, some modest oak and a touch of earthiness to mingle with dark chocolate and roastiness. It ends with bourbon building to just beyond a noticeable level allowing for only a barely detectable sliver of chili heat (if I didnít know it was in there I doubt I would have noticed it). Great mouth feel and lots and lots of yum.

Some samples Iíve had were in the barrel too long. As a consequence some of the tasty goodness of Hunaphu was over-run by boozy sweetness.4.7 goes to a 4.4

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (8049) - Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle to oversized snifter (thanks hubsluvsbeer). Looks good; pitch black with thin lacing. Smells great; malty and boozy. Tastes great too; much like it smells. Nice on the palate too. Excellent stuff!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Some hype, but this really is a damn solid beer. Pours with a large tan head that stays over a deep, inky black body. Glass coating. Aroma is minerally, chocolaty, raisins, a nice burn (both alcohol and pepper heat), vanilla and some bourbon. Taste is vanilla, cinnamon, mexican mole, chocolate, dry bourbon and wood notes, mexican coffee, pepper burn, but the alcohol is well hidden on the flavor. Syrupy mouthfeel. Would go well with a chocolate chip cookie!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drowland (7881) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Had at the Hunahpu release party as a part of RBWG 2010. The pour is pure black with a nice and really dark brown head. The aroma is basically all wood, lots of oak, some bourbon characteristic, but not as much as I had hoped. The flavor is awesome, though, with plenty of bourbon and wood mixed with awesome stout characteristics including chocolate and coffee and a wonderful spicy finish as well. Love this stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nimbleprop (7351) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Sampled at the DC Ratebeer Gathering. 750ml bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some red, fading head. Big spicy, chili aroma, raisins, ancho chili, cherries, dark mexican chocolate, black pepper, vanilla, coconut. Flavor of brown sugar, molasses, raisins, chili peppers, tons of chocolate, dried cherries, malts, light coffee, cracked peppercorns. Full bodied finish although extremely smooth. I was very skeptical of this but it lived up to the hype.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Growler at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours an oily opaque black with a thin ring of khaki-colored head. Has a sweet, rich dark caramel malty nose with some smooth vanilla oaky bourbon and rum raisins. Starts with good fullness and rich dark caramel sweetness with some peppery spice and black licorice complexity before a warming sweet rich dark chocolate finish. Could use a little more body and sweetness to balance the warmth of the spice, but a nice beer regardless.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Draft. Black pour with some brown head. Bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, pepper, and hints of different spices. This beer smoothed out a bit with the barreling and is outstanding without it. Heard there were some problems with the recent batch...


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