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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Stranahan’s Whiskey Barrel Aged

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

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hunahpu Imperial Stout aged in a Stranahan’s whiskey barrel.

Served on draft and as a 2011 Limited Bottle Release


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2012
(750ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with a spare brown head. Aroma of wood, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, and roasted malt. Flavor of chocolate, wood, whiskey, raisins, coffee, and vanilla with a boozy finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
750 ml bottle via trade. Our tasting group really did a great job landing this one and the others in the series. This one looks just like the others- opaque, deep, dark brown with a small brown head that settles into a ring. The aroma is the smoothest of the bunch, and the most subtle- whiskey, oak, molasses, toasted brown sugar, vanilla, and coconut. The chili pepper just barely peeks through. The flavor is just as smooth and hits the same notes, but not quite with the same richness- chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, mild roast, and maybe more pepper than the nose. Full-bodied, probably bigger than any of the others on the palate, with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. I liked this more than the other guys did, and would put it up with the Bourbon, Brandy, and regular Hunahpu’s.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2260) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2012
750 ml bottle shared at the RBSG 2012 Grand Tasting. Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing it! Compared to the original and the Brandy version this feels, to me, even more like a run-of-the-mill BA Imperial Stout, even if it’s well made. Less of the flavourings (Chilies, Cocoa nibs etc) in both taste and aroma. Still quite chocolatey with nice whiskey notes and some oak as well. Viscous, velvety body as the other Huny’s and absolutely pitch black liquid.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernbourbon (1299) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle at massive STL Hunahpu tasting, thanks boys. Pour= black. Aroma is roasted malt, light smoke, faint chemical, light apple, faint coconut and light vanilla. Flavor is incredible. Silky roasted malt, light vanilla, coconut, faint peat much later. Aroma less good but flavor amazing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is light fruity, whiskey and dark roasted malty mixed with a note of chocolate. Smooth caramelish, vanilla and light vanilla into the finish. Smooth whiskey into the far finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dunbar72 (134) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle shared at Tkrjukoff’s CCB-day in Sätila. Pours black with a small dark brown head that reduces quickly. Oak, vanilla and licorice in the aroma. Oak, licorice, chocolate and vanilla in the taste. No sourness from all the dark malts!+ Very nice!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gnoff (7834) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Black color, dark brown head. Whiskey, wood, oak, vanilla, alcohol, very very nice scent, smells like Kaggen minus the heather honey, fantastic! SWeet, chocolate, bitter, whiskey, vanilla, alcohol, lean, smooth taste. Full smooth mouthfeel, medum high bitterness. Damn this is super nice!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marsiblursi (3002) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
(Bottle) Pours black with a small dark brown head. The aroma holds marshmallows/vanilla, cinnamon buns, coconut, brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, oily asphalt. dark earthy fruits, wet tobacco, fruity/woodshop-like whiskey. Hints of pepper. Round, full, complex and balanced nose. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of hard roast, fairly balanced hops, some dark fruits, spices, whiskey and earthy tobacco. The mouthfeel is round, oily and fairly smooth with a light carbonation. Balanced finish. Full bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (2767) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2012 750 ml bottle shared @ tkrjukoffs CCB Day tasting. Pours oily pitch black with a fizzy very dark chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace. Smell is sweet with roasted malts, vanilla, high quality dark chocolate, cinnamon, dark roast coffee, bourbon, burnt wood, roasted coconut, vanilla, cocoa powder, red chilis, toffee, nougat, tar, brown sugar and alcohol. Taste is intense, sweet and very tiny sour with roasted malts, roasted coconut, high quality dark chocolate, resinous wood, smoked chili, bourbon, nougat, earthy tobacco, brown sugar, dark roast coffee, tar, alcohol, vanilla and hints of pine and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is intense, creamy, boozy, tiny tart and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with dark chocolate, coffee, cocoa powder, earthy tobacco, bourbon, roasted nuts, nougat and vanilla. A tad bit too boozy compared to regular Hunahpu.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rlgk (10510) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Pitch black beer with a nice dark brown head. Vanilla aroma, chocolate, mint, whisky, roasted, cocoa powder, candy, caramel, woody notes, dark chocolate. Whisky flavor, dark chocolate, vanilla, milk, roasted, caramel, cocoa, figs, raisins, soot, oak notes. Loads of chocolate, wonderful body. Long chocolate finish with cocoa, mint, figs and hop notes.


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