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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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Slightly less sweet and a touch less astringent and ashy than the brandy. Slightly better overall, but still nothing to get excited about. The Whisky notes are rather unimpressive.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Thanks GT! Uber black pour with a thick rich brown head. Earthy chocolate cocoa nib and caramel toffee lead to chilli and bakers chocolate. Excellent barreling on this one. Super thick and rich with great carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8664) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2012
750mL blue wax. Pours ink with a larger, deep mocha head. Huge formation. No lace. Rich, tawny barrel with excellent milk chocolate. Really nice nose here finally. Taste is quite rich, spicy, with acidic lemon and sharp tangy dark chocolate. Really nice stuff here. Very dry and bitter palate. Not as lemon heavy as the Apple Brandy BA version and no green olive nose. Very dry in the palate though. Almost too dry. Paired this with some salted dark chocolate. Brings out some excellent body complexities. I like this version of Hunahpu, though I doubt it will ever be a favorite of mine.Subtle bite in the end with spicy cinnamon chocolate and lemon twang. Good stuff. First Hunahpu that Iíve actually liked. Excellent complexities, dry, no sugar overload, no green olive.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sonnycheeba (3677) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque black with average, fizzy dark tan head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is whiskey, woody notes, roasted malt, dark chocolate, light smoke, and espresso. Flavor is heavy malt and some supporting dark fruit esters; whiskey and espresso undertones throughout; dry, ashy finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and high warmth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (9984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast malt, oak and whiskey, light vanilla and tobacco with earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, spicy whiskey, oak, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body, high warmth and light carbonation.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (12913) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle courtesy of GT2, tahnk you sir! Almost black, dark brown head. Aroma of tawny port, vanilla, coffee. Taste of Italian chocolate soda and espresso, with heat at the finish. Very nice.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2012
A truly fantastic beer. Strong whiskey. Aroma and delivers on the flavor. Loses a little of the peppers but replaced by whiskey

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 10/31/2011. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Taste side by side with 2011 Hunahpuís and the Virgin Oak Aged Hunahpuís. The pour is a gorgeous chocolate ebony color with a tightly wound chocolate colored creamy head. Eventually fading to a collar, a little bit of lace is left down the sides of the glass. I did not think that Hunahpuís aroma could improve, but aging in these whiskey barrels managed to do it. Sweet whiskey, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and a bit of coffee blend and balance ever so nicely. The flavor is phenomenal as well. Dark chocolate works in with sweet whiskey flavors, cinnamon, vanilla, roasted malt, a bit of espresso and cream. Some light dry oak tannins come in toward the middle, mixing with more chocolate and whiskey toward the end. With an incredibly thick body, the flavors really have a chance to settle on the tongue. The carbonation is on the light side, which really lets all of the flavors come through. A strong sticky flavor rests on the tongue and lips. So balanced, so incredible. This is one of the top beers I have ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (9416) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle with friends, courtesy of doodler. Muchas gracias, Scott! Black appearance with a small dark brown head. Toffee, somewhat peppery spicy, vanilla, dark chocolate, light whiskey aroma. Deep chocolate, rich caramel, chocolate spicy, vanilla, toffee/whiskey flavor with more pepper spiciness on the finish.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Thanks to KickInChalice for the chance to try this. Chocolate brownie and vanilla bourbon on the nose. Some alcohol as well. Hard to believe theyíve improved the regular, but they have. Impressive. Pour is beautiful Ė viscous, super dark, a touch of dark brown head. Flavor is incredible. Rich chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, a bit of cinnamon. Viscous, thick, rich, decadent. Without a doubt one of the best beers Iíve had.


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