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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged

 (RETIRED)
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100
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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in California brandy barrels


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bytemesis (4468) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (501) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (12899) - Orange County, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5281) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (482) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2209) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Pours a dark brown black like thick motor oil. Medium dark brown head. Aroma of slight pennies and cinammon. Soma alcohol. Sweet cinammon taste with alcohol heat. Some pepper heat but mostly faded. Thick mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1556) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Poured black with thinning dark tan head. Aroma of pretzel and brandy oak. Very light carb med bod. Light spice creamy choc barrel taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (6866) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle shared at the 2014 tasting in the Cellar of Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of vanilla, veggy chilli peppers, big roast, dark chocolate and molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter. Fairly thick mouthfeel with the chillis warming but not overpowering as you drink. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
28/III/14 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-317) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Very dark brown to black beer, no head. Aroma: rich molasses, sugary, caramel, bit bready, cinnamon, spices, chocolate coated speculoos and Dinosaurus cookies (yes, those are Belgian taste references). MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sour start, lots of caramel, fruity, dried fruits, molasses, spices, sugary, cinnamon, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: soft chillies, chocolate, little bitter, spicy, caramel, mocha, cocoa powder.


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