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Cigar City Hunahpuís Imperial Stout - Stranahanís 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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Hunahpu Imperial Stout aged in a Stranahanís whiskey barrel.

Served on draft and as a 2011 Limited Bottle Release


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4059) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bomber @ CCB Day. Pours oily pitch black with a nice creamy dark brown shortlived head. Aroma is mint cocoa coffee whiskey oaky vanilla chcolate, quite fullbodied. Flavor is so nice; tingly on tounge, velvety peppery hot chcolate coffee whiskey..... the lot. Great hot whiskey sweet chocolte finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1067) - 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 itís 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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2580) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Barrel-Aged Hunahpuís tasting! Thanks to all the guys in the tasting group who helped make this happen. The beer is, like all of the Hunahpuís variants, profoundly dark. Ominous black with a thick, oily beige head. An awesome appearance for an imperial stout. Lacing stains the glass. The aroma offers some whiskey/booze, roast. Again, not a grandiose aroma, but whatís there smells attractive. The flavor is a bit more forward than the bourbon version, with a slight whiskey kick in the finish. Delicious. Full bodied with moderately low carbonation. Smooth on the palate with alcohol pretty tame. Overall, very good beer. Very glad for the opportunity to sample this.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Draft at Cigar City during Hunahpu Day 2012. Pours pitch black with a dark mocha head that quickly settle into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of lace left behind. Strong barrel character in the aroma aroma with a prominent whiskey presence. Subtle toasted oak with sweet and roasted malt notes underneath. †Hints of chocolate, toffee, hazelnut and coffee. †Subtle vanilla and peppers. †Peppers seem to be muted by this treatment. Thick bodied and viscous with a strong barrel presence that gives off lots of whiskey and toasted oak that dominates the flavor. †Some vanilla and toasted coconut as well. † The strong barrel flavors are followed by sweet and roasted malts that become more prominent as it warms. †Lots of chocolate with a mix of sweet and roasted notes along with some coffee bean, caramel and toffee. †The cinnamon and peppery heat show up toward the finish but again are slightly muted by the strong whiskey flavor. †Decent amount of heat but abv is nicely masked. †Another solid Hunahpu treatment. †Viscous and complex yet still pretty easy to drink. †The barrel presence is a bit strong for my liking but it doesnít hurt the flavor too much.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Thanks GT!! Nose holds spicy pepper, chocolate, barrely burn, wood, and boozy aggression. Touch of chili pepper, bitter cocoa, espresso, dry roast, and beautiful oaky whiskey presence. So delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Courtesy of Dak. Pours a dark brown color with a thin espresso head. Aroma has some awesome whiskey notes, but also a bit of vanilla, chocolate and peppers. Taste is sweet as youíd expect. Full bodied and sticky. Really awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MeadMe (1309) - Riverview, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2012
‹ber black with a nice thick dark head. Aromas of deep roasted malt and barrel. Flavor very roasted with lots of chocolate and ash. Light spice with lots of the whiskey barrel. Good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jlo7399 (217) - Florida, USA - APR 12, 2012
Pours pitch black with thick tan head. Sticky lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, toffee, espresso, vanilla, coconut, small amount of whiskey. Whiskey flavor is balanced and not overpowering. Flavor follows nose with thick, chewy palate. Leaves a nice sweet and slightly bitter film on the tongue. Canít say enough about it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2012
black, tan large bubbled head. Nose is burnt raisin, wood, tar, light heat. Flavor is more wood and heat, especially through mid, charred as well, light plum and milk chocolate through finish, lightly stinging sugar but balanced and dry for cigar city, meaning still a final OG thatís higher than any starting OG from Jandrainoiulle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2585) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2012
Wow - this is a huge beer! You get tons of the spicy whiskey barrel on the aroma and even more on the flavor! The aroma also brings some vanilla notes and a bit of spice. The flavor brings sweet whiskey vanilla notes on a toasted stout, but the barrel definitely dominates.


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