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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex4r (82) - - FEB 9, 2014
That typical CCB imperial stout pour, heavy and black almost inky. Deep brown head, as usual the viscosity stains the glass. Chocolate fudge, cinnamon, oaky and spice aroma. Liquid chocolate syrup mouthfeel. Same tasted interwoven through the sips, the heat from the peppers is actually a little bit more prominent than the regular 2013 release. Not boozy at all and just plain delicious,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7511) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Big thanks to dak for sharing this beauty. The 750mL bottle pours with an inky black void of a body that leaves dark brown stains on the inside of the glass when swirled and at the edges it seems to have an infrared deepness to it. This classic Huni body supports a thin dark mocha colored head. The aroma offers up dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, a dash of chili pepper, a thin vanilla note, cinnamon and then more yummy dark chocolate at the end of the draw. This has a surprising lack of booziness for such a big beer and barrel aged. The taste starts smooth with rich velvety dark chocolate (love that!), dark roasted malt, smooth sweet mild bourbon notes and some vanilla. It moves into cinnamon and faint chili heat to midway with a thin ring of woody notes and a lingering mild bourbon sweetness. This is typical greatness here: smooth, velvety, rich and pure yum. WoW!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DesertDevil (655) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2013 bottle. Thank you, daknole, for opening this bucket list brew. Decadent yet muted aroma of dark chocolate, tobacco, tootsie roll, light leather, slight sweet brandy, candied almonds, and a hint of oak. Pours dark brown with maroon highlights. Holy smokes! The taste is a smorgasbord of smoky wood, cinnamon, old oak, sweet brandy, pecans, cocoa, vanilla, burnt marshmallow. Extremely dry, woody palate with a lingering chili spice aftertaste. An amazing beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDurden24 (1661) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2014
From the bottle, shared by daknole. Thick black pour with a tan head. Aroma of chili peppers, vanilla, and cinnamon. Taste I’d sweet, brandy, cinnamon and a faint chili pepper note. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vestergaard (948) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
Flippin’ black, flippin’ head in a matching brown color and shit! Aroma of brown sugar, cinnamon, cocoa beans, coconut, cigar or tobacco, nuts and something dark fruity. Not as much chili as in the original, but more cinnamon and herbs. Lovely, well balanced brandy, that gives a nice fruityness along with the fruity notes from the rather light roasted coffee. Man! The glass gets all opaque when whirling. And the palate is sooo massive. A bomb of taste and stickyness! *gets hotter from the chili later on.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RasmusOtt (1595) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
Shout out to Motherbrother for getting this Motherbrother! .Pours like a mofo imp stout. Pitch pitch black with a unusual dark brown head! Aaarrh this smells BOSS! Raw cocoa beans, brown sugar, alot of nutty notes, nice exclusive tobacco (cigar), dark dried fruits, vanilla, coconut, cinnamon, weak herby notes, dark raw chocolate, very light roasted which gives it a more fruity expression in a way. The barrel compliments the beer with subtle sweet and round notes. What a balance! It’s hard to pick things out because it blends so well. Taste has dark rich chocolate, cinnamon, roasted malts, dark dried fruits, brown sugar, herby note, weak roasted fruity coffee, chili is much more subtle than in the original one. a little bit savory, vanilla, liquorice, sweet brandy notes, nuts, raw cocoa beans and with a very smooth palate. Very drinkable and very balanced. This is the shizz!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (817) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2014
Yep Yep Yep. This pours motor oil/pitch/death/what - black, with a small mocha brown head. Goddamned beautiful you’ve got that right son!!! Aroma is so fucking packed with all that is good. Cocoa powder, lightly roasted coffee beans, dark n’ bitter chocolate, plenty of cinnamon, slight parsley, slight tobacco, slight herbal notes, coconut? Hazelnut? The barrel compliments this pretty darn well, with just a little bit of sweetness to it, along with ever so slightly alcohol feel. The chili-thing shines through in the very back. AAAHH, this shit is smells gooood, and I could go on for ages… Ages Bro…! This tastes pretty sweet, with slight bitter notes, and slightly heat from the chili in the far back. So tricking complex and well made!! You know the mouthfeel and the body of a Huna… C’mon, don’t lie boy, you know this is full bodied with a semi-flat carbonation!! This barrel really suits this beer, making it slightly more complex, (at least to me that is) Well Made CCB!!! Thanks a big bunch to Mr. (D)oodles for sending this one out my way!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dbree22 (11) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2014
The best barrel aged stout I have ever had. Smooth and delicious. One of the most hard to get Cigar City bottles to get. Can’t wait to try it again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
reggiedunlop (3469) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Pours pitch black with a thin mocha head. aroma has sweet dark chocolate...like a hershey’s special dark...sweetness fades...a bit of chipotle creeps in. flavor has dark chocolate and mild cinnamon notes...light oak...espresso and bakers chocolate play well with oak and chipotle notes. mouthfeel is medium and the finish is like a churro that turns to oaky dark bakers chocolate. awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Robust aroma of dark chocolate, alcohol, cinnamon. Big chewy mouthfeel with a bitter and dry cocoa powder taste and finish. Nice pepper heat that builds. Complex with hints of raisins, tobacco, and dark fruit.

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