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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 202   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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50% aged in Rum barrels, 50% aged in Apple Brandy barrels


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to Göteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to tkrjukoff!
Black color, no head. Sweet, alcohol, roasted, raisin scent. Roasted, chili, chocolate, cocoa taste. Chocolate aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Some chocolate and apple brandy scent as well when warming up some, also wet tobacco and X-mas spices. Scent goes from 8 to 9 when warming up, but alcohol a bit too much.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4632) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Sinful deep black color with a beige head. Holy Moses what a cracy aroma. Powerful oak, vanilla fruity and chocolate. Problems with getting my nose out of the glass. Thick oily body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. Well it probably drowns in the sweetness. Not over the top sweet. All night long impy. Oak, bourbon, vanilla, raisins, fruity and some spices. Dangerously well masked alcohol.Yes man. Recomendable.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2854)
- Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Pours viscous motor oil black with a small fizzy dark mocha head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small spotty trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, caramel, dense dark chocolate cake, dark roast coffee, smoked chili, charred wood, raisins in rum, caramelized apples, alcohol and ketjap manis. Taste is heavy sweet, salty, tiny bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramelized apples, toffee, ketjap manis, cocoa nibs, figs, raisins in rum, minerals and hints of cinnamon. mouthfeel is round, viscous, sticky sweet, slightly boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet, tiny salty, tiny bitter and malty with roasted malts, caramel, toffee, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, smoked chilis, figs, raisins in rum, hay, minerals and hints of ketjap manis. Over the top sweet and sticky. There is a good beer here that comes out in the far finish but the initial sweetness smacks your senses unconscious and ruins the experience. Good but inferior to regular the regular 2012 vintage Hunahpu we tried during the summer of 2012…

We did some 50/50 blends with this and California Brandy Hunahpu later on in the tasting which was very very tasty. Just add some more bitterness and some less knock out sweetness to this beer and it’s truly as great as its weighted average indicates.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
(Bottle) Pours black with a small dark brown head. The aroma holds heavy malt, chocolate, vanilla alongside well integrated tones from the the barrels. All spices are balanced as well. Quite meaty nose. The flavour is near heavily sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic. Well balanced. The mouthfeel is fat and oily with a light carbonation. Meaty, vanilla-ish, chocolaty and barrel-drown finish. Full bodied.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Yoachim (44) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Flaska på provningen USA comes to Göteborg 2014. Luktar choklad, rök, sött, fruktor, kanel, chilli. Väldigt fin svart färg. Smakar Vanilj, choklad, syrlig, alkohol, chilli, kanel, fikon, mass frukt. Tjock, fyllig, explosiv mun känsla.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
For me, it’s hard to say whether I would choose this over the regular treatment (and can’t compare to the Brandy Barrel Aged treatment since I’ve never had it). It’s a similar taste and mouthfeel compared to the Goose Island Bourbon County Bourbon Stout and it had no lacing on the glass, but was good and sticky sweet. I would definitely put this on the list for Hunahpu’s Day this year as one of the beers you need to try if you haven’t had it yet.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle shared courtesy of IBrew2or3. Cheers, Dave! Pours a deep inky obsidian color with a dark tan head. Nose is roast, earth, spice, some peppers, some chocolate, some oak, some booze, some vanilla, and some awesomeness. Flavor is equally as awesome: chocolate, earth, roast, cinnamon, booze, brandy, peppers, spice, cinnamon, and some oaky vanilla. Flavor is as black as anything and all matter of dark goodness. Medium to full in body and an ass-kicking sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nuplastikk (4566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2014
750ml shared by Ben at tasting. The apple brandy really works here. Sugary barrel aroma. Interesting pepper tones, not really spicy though. Lots of depth. The best beer of the night so far. I’m not really a big fan of massive barrel beers, but this is pretty unique and special. The deep pepper tastes grow the more you sip at it. Quite a treat. World Class.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Out of 22oz bottle. Great aroma, right away can smell the barrel aging. Taste is complex with a layers. A great treatment of an amazing beer, but I’m not sure I prefer this over the straight apple brandy barrel aged.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Out of 22oz bottle. Great aroma, right away can smell the barrel aging. Taste is complex with a layers. A great treatment of an amazing beer, but I’m not sure I prefer this over the straight apple brandy barrel aged.


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