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Cigar City Hunahpuís Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy Barrel Aged

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in Apple Brandy barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2012
What just happened? Thanks Brad for this share, completing my Huhaphus journey. Beer served in a cervoise. Beer is black with a nice tan head, small bubbles, lacing, low carbonation, decent retention. Aroma is hunahpuís base, chocolate, sweet, mild spice, with this incredibly layered liquor, this smells perfect. Iím cautioning myself from giving this a perfect 5 but it is damn close. Nice body, medium, creamy, coats the mouth almost completely, mildly roasty, sweet liquor up front, mild fruitiness, chocolate and fudge on the palate. An awesome beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Shared by who else but ygtbsm94. Wow man, thanks for sharing another one of my most highly coveted beers. Bottle 61 / 84 The beer is black. The appearance is oily and viscous. Atop the beer rests an inch of dense, beige head that hangs out for the duration. Cigar City sure makes some good looking stouts. The aroma offers less cinnamon and spice than the standard Hunahpuís. Beautiful dark roast and chocolate aromas, along with oak, vanilla, and a light boozy sweetness. The flavor is fantastic. The brandy character gains momentum as the beer is allowed to warm. Well balanced, teeming with flavor, complex, unique. Yeah man. Another amazing stout from Cigar City. What a treat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
On draft at Cigar City, poured a thick dark black color with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, light chillies, and brandy. Flavors are fudge, chocolate, apple brandy throughout, light cinnamon, and some vanilla. Really great beer, glad I got to have this beer multiple times this week, I really hope they do this beer again, the best variant of Hunahpu in my book so far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricyclist (774) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Big thanks to Nate at World of Beer for sharing! Heaven in a glass! Nectar of the gods. Pours a thick, viscous black with a red thin head. Aroma is rich booze, sweetness of caramel and toffee, roasted malts and mild spice. Flavor is boozy, chocolate, rich malts, caramel, spice, vanilla, heaven. Palate is huge thick, rich and healthy. Overall, one of my top five to date, easily!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2012
on tap-pours black that sheets with a thin dark brown head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits, brandy/wood, spice, dark malt-molasses. Taste is sweet dark malt/oat-roasty/molasses, wood,brandy, dark fruit, then a slight alcohol burn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (2001) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Pours a dark black with a thick mocha head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, oak and brandy. Taste follows, so thick, so chewy. Really freakin amazing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lhharris (25) - Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Picked up today at CCB in growler. Poured pitch black with small brown head. Tasted chocolate some chilies cinnamon and a bit of the apple. Full bodied very little carbonation. Very happy and surprised that I was able to get this today as expected I really enjoyed this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OmegaX (1256) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2012
What a fantastic brew. Tap. Pour is jet black with the thinnest chocolate colored lacing. Aromas are thick. Tons of brandy, some apple, raspberry, chocolate, vanilla, more chocolate, molasses, some brown sugar, and piloncillo. This is one rich mother. There is a nice booziness in this one still. Plenty of cinnamon and vanilla, with brandy tones all throughout. Also, figs and berries play around nicely with the dark chocolate. Some rich brown sugar, vanilla, and molasses round this one out. Incredible.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 Damn... This beer was better than I expected - and I had high expectations! So out pours this motor-oil thick black body with somewhat of a thin black head. Aromas were complex and boozy - LOTS of wet oak, cinnamon, chocolate, coffee and molasses. The body was thick as well, and with the PERFECT touch of bitterness among; cocoa, stale coffee, vanilla, dirt, caramel, spices, cinnamon, candy apples, wood and alcohol... and may just be the best damn barrel-aged beer Iíve encountered. On a second note, after all the beers Iíve tried - I donít think Iíll ever get the chance to try a beer that tops this one. This beer is the perfect combination of stout and barrel. Art in a glass... Cheers!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle 56/84, huge whale thanks to ygtbsm94. Gorgeous ultra-dark brown head. Nose holds that base spiciness but mellowed from the barrel, along with sweet liqueur, cacao nib, and the slightest bit of apple and vinous notes. Flavor is much like the regular Hunahpu, with nice spice and bakerís chocolate. Damn good, but not all that much different.

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