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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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 (4670) - 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 (10021) - 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 (1500) - 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 (2081) - 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 (1982) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (3076) - 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.

   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 (8159) - 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 (685) - 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.

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