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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: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Aged in California brandy barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biggsbowler (580) - 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 (4757) - 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 (658) - 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 (5543) - 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 (534) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Bottle from Dr. Owl, thanks. Black without much in the way of a head. Spicy, earthy ancho chile pepper all the way on this one. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a touch of marshmallow. Slight brandy fruitiness. Sweet dark chocolate, vanilla, and graham cracker on the palate. A decent note of brandy, lots of smokey, earthy, spicy chile pepper. Slight bitterness. Good coffee note as well. Not as good as the double barrel, but well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
> A smokey, savory version of this cult classic

[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ Size ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Pours ink with red foam. Nose is marmite, steak, smoke, cjaun spice rub. Quite savory. Taste is lemon (albeit less than previous Hunahpu variants), cinnamon, ancho chili, dark cherry pith, mild chili pepper heat is more akin to previous Hunahpu’s. Palate is denser, still lightly tart, bitter. Finish is much too dry. A major step down from the newer DB Hunahpu that incorporates a complete recipe change.

>!< similar to previous lemony Hunahpu’s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
This one poured a dark dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was if cinnamon, light barrel and fudge. Flavor was pretty much the same heat is pretty much gone but some good cinnamon and fudge still there. Still some barrel. Side by side with the double barrel, it lacked a bit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
This is an awesome friggin beer. There is so much good going on with this beer that its hard to describe. If u get the opportinity drink it. All i can say.

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