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Cigar City Hunahpu’s 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: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Aged in Apple Brandy barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2010

Bottle 750ml. @ Halloween Tasting by cgarvieuk.

[ Bottle 62/89 ]. Clear dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, burnt, wood, moderate coffee, alcohol - brandy. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, woody, dark roasted, alcohol - brandy. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101030]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2010
From 75 cL bottl, courtesy of cgarvieuk. Pours pitch black with no head. Aroma is roasted malt, liqourice and mild brandy fruity. Dark roasted and breadish flavoured. Oily. Thick roasted malt and mild bitterness just lurking through. Thick, rich and lovely dark malty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2012
Growler. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate brandy aroma with weak hints of vanilla and coffee. Roasted malty thick chocolate and coffee flavor with nice woody brandy hints. Has a smooth roasted malty thick chocolate and coffee finish with brandy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
22nd May 2011
Bottle 57/84. Opaque black beer, thick dark brown head that dies away quickly. Softish semi dry palate. When cold it’s all about the soft creamy chocolate with dashes of coffee and molasses. As it warms up other flavours appear - wood and vanilla sweetness. The apple brandy is quite subtle but provides a fruity sour undertone. Gets a little stronger towards the finish and is in balance with the chocolate and coffee. This is a lovely beer but I’m surprised how high in the top 50 it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21833) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2010
bottle at halloweeen tasting ... HUGE HUGE thanks to my BIG Florida friend for this ... Bottle 62 of 89 ... dark black ... thin tan lacing ... huge chocolate nose ... warming alcohol front ... maybe a bit too much brandy in the front for me ... but then the beautiful chocolate shines through ... lots of toffee malts ... little vanilla ... really nice but heavy.... i think i want to score a little lower as its very heavy.. but its just way to nice ... A bottle to share. but a bottle to savour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle 56/84 courtesy of ygtbsm94, holy cow! Almost completely black, large dark brown head, decent retention. Aroma of perfume, subtle port. Taste is plums, dates, raisins, port. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 2, 2011
A: The pour is almost black with a nice viscosity and almost no head. S: There’s a slightly metallic note at first, but it seems to diminish as the beer sits in the glass. I get a lot of chocolate to begin with. The chili note is there, too, but is sort of overwhelmed by the oak, brandy, roast, and coffee. T: Surprisingly oaky at the first sip. There’s some nice brandy flavor here and the barrel provides some spicy notes and tannins. Quite a bit of milk chocolate and a nice chili flavor in the background. M: The body is medium to full with a low, but smooth carbonation. D: I think I actually still like the regular Hunahpu’s the best, but this was quite good. I wouldn’t turn down another glass of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
Very dark brown and inky. The aroma is rich, with lots of imperial stout malty goodness, lots of sugar but maybe not as much barrel. The distinctive Huny notes don’t really show through here. Very sweet and candyish, with subtle apple and rich caramel. I like it. Very sugary and rich, the chile is I think totally lost, however. The apple brandy barrel doesn’t show through as distinctively as the bourbon or Palm Ridge barrels do. But you can’t say it’s not serious business.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
Bottle @ Odense September 2012 Tasting. Thanks Hallinghansen for sharing. Pours black with a small creamy beige head. Coconut, pancakes, maple syrup, roasr, coffee, vanilla and oak. Smooth, oily and slick. DOPE.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle 23 of 84. Pours black with milk chocolate brown head. Nose of brandy, vanilla bean, assorted chilis and cocoa powder. Taste is simply divine and can best be described as assorted chili peppers wrapped in cocoa leaves resting on a bed of vanilla beans. Some oak and brandy are present giving a deeper character to the beer. Short and to the point, it tastes like a rich, chili-infused milkshake. Simply amazing!

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