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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6631) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (2798) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
75cl bottle, shared by BoBoChamp. Many thanks for all the beers shared today! Yellow wax. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no foam. NOSE: alcohol, what I think is brandy (don’t think I ever drank pure brandy), some faint hops there, quite sweet and already smells ’sticky’ in a way. TASTE: Smooth, alcohol, oh, this is brandy. Subtle coffee taste, almost like real coffee beans being there, love it! Coffee aftertaste with hints of vanilla, keeps on lasting. This is beer! But where are the spices? Maybe very subtle, but didn’t notice them too much. Unfortunately, brandy is somewhat too strong for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Experiment_Ale (1090) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
At Stephen’s house, it is pronounced Steven though, during GABF 2013. Pours Black with grey coffee colored cream head. Aroma is a big fuck yeah, fine brandy, big smooth roasted malt, booze, dark caramelized apple, apple pie, cinnamon, vanilla. Taste is amazing, silky smooth, incredible caramelized dark fruits, caramelized apples, dehydrated plum, burnt marshmallow. Finish is long, beautiful and savory.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 75cl, Vintage 2013 (yellow wax), no mention of ABV, as Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (aged in Brandy Barrels), new exclusive American brew, with cinnamon and chili peppers, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex Stout, roasted/woody/spicy and slightly alcoholic/fruity, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, top class!, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SHIG (4013) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle thanks to GodofThunder: Poured a pitch black thick sludge with a light brown head. Aroma was dark malts, chocolate, light vanilla, and woodsy. Taste is sweet with rich dark chocolate and malt, very faint chili unlike the original; however the heat followed all the way down. There was light vanilla in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle as shown thanks to Will. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is roast, peppers, chocolate, and oak. Medium mouthfeel with strong roast, chocolate, and booze. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olr1984 (1366) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 1, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to my man Tim. pours a dark black with a thin tan head. same as the regular huna just with more vanilla and brandy barrel taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2069) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle @ home… from Pandableh .. Thx my friend! I pours pitch black with a small brown head….wood, oak, molasses, coconut, chocolate, coffee, spicy, hot pepper….this is awesome! love it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1580) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Big thanks to Dice for sharing this one. Pours like oil - dark, thick, viscious and chewy. Aroma is soy, cinnamon bark, chili at the back of the throat but somewhat restrained. Slick and oily. Alcohol is obviously present, but the "brandy" aspect is surprisingly well-integrated. Very smooth, with some smokey, beef jerky there in the aftertaste. Drier than expected. Probably my favorite of the CCB beers I’ve had to date.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3063) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
Pours black with a dark brown head. The aroma holds heavy but clean roast, balanced spices and balanced barrel. Really chocolaty and vanilla driven. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium bitter and light to medium acidic. Spices, roast and a light barrel profile. The mouthfeel is fat, clean, light tart and somewhat smooth with a light to medium carbonation. Roast and spices on the finish. Near full bodied.

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