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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Rum Barrel Aged

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2012
Vertical tasting of the straight Hunahpu - rum, whisky and bourbon barrel aged. Hunahpu vintage 2011: pours pitch black with no head. Aromas of liquorice, vanilla, drop/anice and cinnamon on top of intense roaste malt and dark bittersweet choclate. Full full body, leaving a thick cover over the palate, all aromas coming back in the taste, finishing quite spicy and peppery, softly tinkling the back throat. A real treat. Certainly worth it’s money. 4.6/5 Hunahpu Rum Barrel Aged 2011: much more peppery in the mouthfeel (added with the alcohol warmt of the rum). Nose has more berries and raisins. 3.9/5 Hunahpu Whisky Barrel Aged 2011: nose has almond and shoe polish, intensity is more subtle than the straigt one and rum one. Actually, I liked this the best when it comes to aroma. 4.5/5 Hunahpu Bourbon Barrel Aged 2011: (from notes): biggest wauw is the salty finish. 4.1/5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours motor oil black with dark brown head. Nose of rum, oak, chili peppers, rich dark chocolate, mocha pie, vanilla and cinnamon. Thick mouth feel. Taste is the same. Oily, dark and decadent. The chili pepper is a bit less prominent due to the barrel aging, but the heat is there on the back of the palate. The rum barrel may my favorite treatment thus far, though I still slightly favor the untreated Hunahpu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2306) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Thanks to GT2! Much like the others, with that great pepper, dry roast, mocha and espresso, and a touch more molasses sweetness from the rum barrel. Decent amount of boozy burn to it, but I like that in a big imperial stout. Like the Brandy I don’t think the barrel did a ton to this one, but it’s still a wonderful brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2778) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
[bottle--thanks, fonefan and cgarvieuk!] Sweet pumpernickel aroma with lots of dried fruit and some ethanol. Sort of like a fruitcake. Oily black appearance with a dark, red-brown ring. Liquid chocolate fruitcake flavour that is very complex. Spices and dried fruits offset by a woody bitterness that is also dark chocolate. Full body, low carbonation, chocolate bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerCast_Rich (1905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2012
[bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Flat and black in the glass. The predominant aroma is that of sweet, raisiny wood. Rich, thick chocolate flavour. Rum is there, but muted. No real alcohol presence, other than a bitter warming finish. Some vanilla. Dark chocolate and coconut – each sip gives different flavours. Works very well though, fabulous balance [22042012]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
In bottle, thanks Craig! Pours a black colour with a lacy tan head. A fantastic aroma of salty liquorice, roasty malt, dark chocolate and soy sauce. A huge coconut and dark chocolate flavour upfront reminiscent of Bounty chocolate with oak, roasty malt and soy sauce. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel and a long roasty malt linger.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s Danish invasion. Side-by-side with the rum barrel version. Thick viscous black, surprisingly dark brown head. Amazing nose, molasses, super-sweet chocolate, some marzipan, big booze hit. Slightly sweet front, big roast malts, chili comes through pretty strong (but not harshly so), rum sweetness is surprisingly well-hidden. Some nicely subtle vanilla oak presence too and a lovely smooth, hot finish. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at craig’s. Pours thick and black with a dark brown head. Aroma is huge, big spiced chocolate cake up front, some molasses, licorice, touch of alcohol. Taste is like biting in to a boozy chocolate cake, light spices. Thick as they come, sticks to the glass, light alcohol and bitter finish. Delish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...Deep big viscous black ... thin tan head ... soft toffee malt .... big soft rum ... rich roast ... maybe little too much rum in nose ... deep roast ... light spice ... rich sweet malts ... soft mellow rum ... light spicy burn on tounge ...

rest of bottle later ... dark viscous black ...no head ... soft sweet toffee roast ... big chocolate and soft rum ... definite spice if quite light ... soft alcohol ... juicy roast malts... nice ... the chilli shows a little more as you swril beer in your mouth ...stick at 4.2 ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13966) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
Super black. Extra dark head. Mega intense rich aroma: rum, chocolate and the usual Huny malts. Very rich and intense, stickier than sticky. The wood and alcohol are almost overmatched by the sugary decadence.

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