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Cigar City Hunahpu’s 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: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Aged in California brandy barrels

   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 (3472) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Served alongside Hunahpu’s 2014. The beer appears dark brown, near black, with a thin, oily beige collar. The aroma brings typical Hunahpu’s quality: cinnamon, chilis, roast, chocolate. The aroma of the standard Hunahpu’s 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 (2039) - 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. It’s still killer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (596) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle - pour thick dark black. The nose is some spice, dark chocolate, and brandy. Rich chocolate taste, cinnamon, a tad sweet, and nice blend of the ancho chillies. Quite good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Indecipherable (14) - - JUN 4, 2014
Thanks for sharing Bytemesis, this is a fantastic beer. Nice cinnamon chocolate aroma, with an even better flavour!! Cinnamon flavour, with a small amount of chilli, and a bit of sweetness...really fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Draft at Bainbridge last year and Resurrection this year. I mistakenly rated this one again under the apple brandy original but Bainbridge was also the Cali version. Nice but nowhere near the original. Ultra fucking sticky body with lots of cinnamon like recent batches od regular hunah, dark fruit, chocolate, roast, and more cinnamon. Not as balanced as the old jawn. Still nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (751) - Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2014
draft offering at resurrection for PBW..this easily kicked first and seemed to be what the masses wanted first..black color..mocha head..nose is barrel aged goodness with obvious spiced french toast spiked cinnamon easily detected..mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fruit warming sensation that one gets from brandy if letting this sit a bit.excellent lacing all around and hides the 11 percent well on the initial sip but lets you know on the back end.this was a great start to the day and highly enjoyable but the sweet apple and rum cinnamon kind of seemed a bit odd for the imperial stout style..happy to get a crack at any hunahpu in these parts..probably would have enjoyed this more if able to let linger for a while..after talking with some CCB guys at the bar they confirmed this was the california brandy barrel not the apple brandy barrel as many thought...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (6723) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle with thanks to Cleg! Pours inky black with a small creamy dark dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves nice lacing and a cool wispy bit of retention on the beer. Aroma is dark roasted malts, chocolate, cinnamon, some spirit, but not necessarily brandy. Flavor is medium sweet, lots of mocha cinnamon, just a touch of chili flavor and heat, light bitterness; not a lot of barrel influence apparent in the flavor profile. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle shared with bytemesis, thanks! Black with slight brown head. Chocolate and cinnamon aroma. Awesome flavor: chocolate, cinnamon, a winey sweetness that is perhaps due to the brandy aging, coffee, ash/cigarette. Ah, so good.

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