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Cigar City Hunahpuís Imperial Stout - California 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: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Aged in California brandy barrels

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3145) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
bottle in a trade thanks a lot to kyle!! one of my top wants. couldnít wait anymore to crack this bad boy! poured motor oil black leaving a caramel coloured ring on top. thick lacing on the side. all the hunahpu goodness jumps right in your face. big notice of the brandy! cinnamon, apples, spirit, vanilla, dark bitter chocolate, roasted malts, dark coffe notice, small pepper hint under the tongue. milk chocolate, oak, the barrel adds some more complexity and even more smoothness to the beer. but i think there are some spices left during it.. but the barrel notice is really amazing! apple brandy is top notch for this beer! to bad we never get to try it! wondering how the double barrel is compared to this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (9417) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 1 pt 9.4 fl oz at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to GŲteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to _angst_!
Black color, small very dark brown head. Sweet, malty, grainy, cherry scent, also alcohol and wet tobacco. Sweet, dark fruits, bitter, cocoa, chocolate, alcohol taste. Roasted, bitter, cocoa aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6441) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Sinful dark black color with a thick beige head that soon vanish. Holy Maria what a powerful aroma. Rich oak, rich vanilla, fruity and chocolate. Problems with getting my nose out of the glass. Thick oily body. A bit sweet and a rich bitterness. All night long impy. Oak, rich cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, fruity and some spices. Warming well hidden alcohol.Yes man. Recomendable.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4261)
- GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle received in trade. Thank you biggsbowler! Pours viscous oily pitch black with a small dark chocolate brown head that doesnít leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, dark roast coffee, charred wood, apple brandy, toasted coconut and vanilla fudge. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, salty, slightly sour and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, cinnamon, moist soil, minerals, soy sauce, apple brandy and soot. Mouthfeel is round, velvety, slightly roasted astringent and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, charred wood, caramelized apples, toasted coconut, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, soot, minerals and hay. Really really good but I suspect itís slightly past its prime with a roasty sourness having developed in the bottle. This actually suits the beer in some ways adding some balance to the sweetness but at this point itís slightly too prominent and I suspect itíll get even more prominent with time so drink your bottles now!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (896) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Cinnamon raisin smell. Taste is cinnamon raisin dough covered in chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Heavy darkness of motor oil pour. Little to no head, nose is booze and heavy, lots of caramel graham crackers and sweet chocolate. Flavor is heavy booze again, more caramel but little to no spice. Smooth chocolate and bitterness. Caramel and sweetness added from brandy. Wow, itís worth it completely.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RussianDragon (574) - - AUG 9, 2014
750 ml bottle, thanks Huhzubendah for setting this up! Pours a nearly still dark black with light barely passing. A dark tan layer of bubbles lines the glass at the rim. Aroma is bitter roasted malts and sweet brandy with coconut notes, also cinnamon and slight muted pepper heat. Flavor is complex - in no particular order: vanilla, oak, pepper, spice, coconut, malt, chocolate, cacao. Quite possibly, its own food group. This is an amazing beer with all flavor characteristics upfront and aggressive. Wow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Huhzubendah (3327) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Served alongside Hunahpuís 2014. The beer appears dark brown, near black, with a thin, oily beige collar. The aroma brings typical Hunahpuís quality: cinnamon, chilis, roast, chocolate. The aroma of the standard Hunahpuís is a bit more forward and edgy. Chili heat, booze, chocolate. Delicious. A bit smoother than the standard version, but perhaps lacking the aggressive onslaught of flavor found in the original. Splitting hairs. This is world class.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1992) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle share in Orland Park. Pour is black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee, spice, dark chocolate, and booze. Flavor is similar with added notes of chili pepper, molasses, oak, and vanilla. Finish is well balanced and not too spicy or sweet. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Dark black pour with a reddish tinted head. Aroma of cinnamon, apples, vanilla, and spices. Taste is apple brandy, cinnamon, vanilla, and a nice warming heat from the peppers. Better than the original, not as good as double barrel hunah. Itís still killer.

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