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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in California brandy barrels


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2013
750ml, yellow wax bottle, via some awesome traders. pours as remarkably imposing, rich, oily, and dense as the marvel that is Hunahpu’s and is topped off by a dark, rusty head that leaves thick sheets of oily lace that stains the sides of my Hunahpu’s snifter. aroma is absolutely stunning with huge notes of cocoa, Mexican coffee, cinnamon rolls, vanilla oils, and smoked peppers backed by elaborate touches of oak, dark fruits, brandy spirits, spices, toasted coconut, and subtle touches of cedar. flavor is nothing short of perfection with huge roasted malts, cinnamon icing, spiced chocolate cake, toasted coconut, vanilla, and hints of toffee backed by perfectly integrated notes of black cherry, dates, figs, and spiced brandy with that unmistakable Hunahpu’s finish of smoky, spicy peppers. palate is magnificently rich, smooth, oily, and dense with light carbonation and a lingering finish of spices, roast, and brandy. overall, could this really be as good as the Apple Brandy version? honestly, yes. it’s just another remarkable variation of this perfect beer.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours black, rich tan head, still always impressed with this color, dark as can be. Amazing sticky lacing left. Smell rich roasty and fruit, coco, nutty, and huge coffee, light brandy. Taste is a perfect balance of chocolate syrup, chili, graham cracker, cinnamon, vanilla and red fruit. Still obviously the base beer, but the barrel treatment enhances it without overpowering it. Fuller bodied, rich creamy mouthfeel. Chewy. This beer is worth the hype, and I can’t imagine anything being much better. This is the pinnacle.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rbrazell (1445) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Draft at CCB Christmas Day. Thick ink black pour with a small ruby brown head. Amazing aroma of sweet brandy wood, licorice, dark chocolate, subtle chili pepper heat, tobacco, light coffee and ash. Mouth coating viscous body with chewy chocolate malts, licorice, tobacco leaf, brandy wood, vanilla and wonderful balance of chili heat at the end. Silky body and mild booze. Goddamn beautiful.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Dbree22 (10) - 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

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Experiment_Ale (650) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Bottle shared at Laser Wolf. Joan Jett black pour with a dark brown head. Great lacing. Über enticing chocolate and brandy aromas. Outstanding mouthfeel with megalithic chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and dark roasted malt notes. The finish is sublime with with heat from the chilies lingering in the back of the mouth. The booze is not overpowering and gives way to the wonderful characteristics of the base beer while only subtlety lending to the complex sweetness and woody aspects of this stunner. CCB sets the high water mark with the magnificent body of this imperial stout. A true show stopper and certainly on it’s way to cracking the top 50........

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Huge glass staining pour...black with a reddish hued head. You know whats next. Tons of chocolate, spices, chili peppers, brandy notes, vanilla, toffee, oak....fucking yes.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
Big bottle, courtesy of staffan47, thanks! Pitch black with tan head. Aroma of cocoa, green apples, light acidity and vague chili notes. Taste is rich, full with massive cocoa, chilies, dried fruits, berries, creeping chili heat and lingering sweetness. Wonderful beer

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Staffan47 (803) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2013
Svĺrslaget. Helt sanslöst bra. En trade. (Thanks biggsbowler). Underbar balans mellan allt dom har lastat i. Härliga smaker av lyxig mörk choklad. Tung och lite komplex. Chilin kommer elegant mot slutet. Ren njutning

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mverity (249) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2014
I got this bottle at the brewery from winning a raffle at Proof Brewing Co. I drove to and went with the guy who I’m sharing this bottle with. Pours an oily, inky black. A healthy amount of thick, slightly creamy, dark chocolate colored head. Head lasted well, and faded into a 1/8 inch collar that has held really well. I get a lot of vanilla in the aroma. Some sweet, earthy, woody brandy too. A nice backbone of roasted malt and dark chocolate. Really creamy and thick boys, very low carbonation. Taste is the sweet brandy up front, nice dark chocolate and vanilla in he aftertaste. The mid-palate is a touch of vegetal chile, and mostly the deep malt.


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