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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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50% aged in Rum barrels, 50% aged in Apple Brandy barrels

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dodgrblu (601) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
22 ounce bottle from Timfoolery, cherry aroma, big chocolate, with a barrel aged finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Clownoisseur (210) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2014
**Warning** -- This beer may cause a side effect of Tourette Syndrome...because I found myself blurting uncontrollable profanities as I drank this! "Holy sh*t!" "Son of a b@$&h!" and "Motherf^*%$!" spewed from my inner dialogue, out of my mouth and into the ears of those at the tasting. The appearance was of a very dark, thin tan-headed monster that had legs creeping up the glass for days. The nose was loaded with an arsenal of spice (cinnamon and pepper), loads of chocolate, dash of vanilla along with an ever so delicate brandy sweetness. A head-snap jerking motion triggered yet a few more profanities. "No f*&^%@$g way!". The first sip was even better than I could have imagined. Such balance between this cornucopia of ingredients. Loads and loads of dry chocolate coats the palate, allowing the cinnamon, tobacco and vanilla to leave their impressions. Soon, I found that I was not alone in experiencing this side effect. Our whole group began to curse in unison....as an outsider looking in, I am sure it was a horrendous site. Apologies to any witnesses that may have been harmed or offended by these outbursts! The finish brought forth more of the Brandy Barrel than the Rum, according to my palate.....with just enough heat from the peppers to cut the very present sweetness that lingers throughout. All in all, a very outstanding beer that pushes the boundaries of flavor and delicacy. Was there any booze in this? ...because I sure didn’t taste any.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle shared at Natifest ’14. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate, fruit and wood aroma. Heavy toasted chocolate malt and complex alcohol flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is another standout beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JBPortland (734) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 3, 2014
750ml bottle pours dark oil black brown with small thin layer of foam. The nose is spectacular with interwoven notes of spicy apple brandy, chili, rich roasty cocoa, rum cola spice, cinnamon, and vanilla. Taste is equally as complex, silky mouthfeel bursting with chocolate, spices, subtle chili, cinnamon, apple brandy, vanilla, fruity rum, the various flavors swirl and dance around always revealing new layers and flipping your ideas of what you are tasting. The finish is mouth-coating rich bittersweet chocolate, vanilla cream, spicy rum, apple cinnamon, cocoa. Truly awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (8183) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Goulet’s Pours black oil brown head. Nose/taste of prune, chili pepper, brandy, rum, vanilla, dark fruit, vanilla bean and cinnamon. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
8/02/2014: Hunahpa’s Couble Barrel Imperial Stout... Andy is spot on, this beer smells like "oatmeal cookies with apple" cider and a hint of cinammon. I would take it a bit further and cay that there’s also some really deep black cherry with a splash of vanilla. Just tasted it... H-O-L-Y shit! This beer is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Dried cherry, hints of cinammon, chocolate, and even a hint of pepperiness in the back end. I’m really speachless when it comes to this beer. It’s truly phenomenal. Best beer of the day by a mile!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AndyReynolds (879) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Natifest 2014. Oatmeal cookies and apples in the aroma, Craig best be giving credit. I also get some vanill/candied sugar...Craig says dark cherries. I like his sarcastic bitching. Eat it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chudwick (2072) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to a generous soul at NF14 - nose is barrel wood and general dark malts. Sweet. Complex flavors to say the least. Not a beer to take lightly but there are many more to be had soon. Smooth and slight berry notes. Coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (5304) - Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster at NatiFest (BIG thanks to jstax!). Looks good; a viscous very dark cola with thin mocha head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells great; dark malt, molasses, and brandy with a bit of rum in the background. Tastes like it smells with even more of a cocoa presence. The expensive kind of cocoa that you’d expect to find in a gourmet chocolate store. A touch of dark coffee woven in. Exceptionally smooth. Fantastic stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (6279) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2014
750ml bottle, thanks to jstax for sharing this at Natifest! Black color. Minimal ring of brown head. Wonderful nose... Apple brandy comes through nicely, plays well with the rest of the hunahpu flavors. Dark chocolate, cinnamon in the nose. I spent several minutes just smelling this. Bigger body. Good chewy thicker texture to this, slightly syrupy. Just a very light peppery kick in the finish. Moderate to bigger bitter taste. Some light heat to it. Moderate sweet. Fantastic tasty complex imperial stout. Great coffee in the aftertaste, and light pepper finish. Thanks for sharing this one Jeremy!

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