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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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5788) - Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by the local ba group and again by b3shine (Jan 1 2013). Pours pitch black with a thick sticky reddish brown head. The nose is peppery, moderate cocoa, vanilla, and spices, with the Whiskey barrel initially supplying a strange note not noticed in the other barrel treatments. Everything ends up working very well together with this. The flavor is thick malty goodness with moderate sweetness and some roast. The chocolate is a blend of creamy and dark versions. The whiskey adds a complexity not found in the original. Vanilla, pepper and spices round things out. Medium-full bodied and quite smooth. The barrel notes are well integrated with the base beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (5713) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks great; a viscous black with mocha lacing. Smells and tastes sweet, malty, bourbony, and smooth with hints of pepper and a great mouthfeel. Fantabulous.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5654) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2014
75cl, Bottled on 8/2011 (blue wax), no mention of ABV, as Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (aged in Whiskey Barrels), exclusive American brew, with cinnamon and chili peppers, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic/woody and slightly fruity/spicy/sweet, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, World class!, yet very expensive!, ’This sample aged very well... This IS craft beer! If I just got to try the Apple Brandy Edition...’

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Brown black pour with light tan head. Aroma is whiskey, oak, chocolate, and coffee. Dried fruit, whiskey, chocolate, and burnt coffee. Full body with good carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (5019) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Black with a small tan head, light lacing
Aroma: Whiskey, vanilla and dark roast malts
Taste: Roasted malts, vanilla and woody
Nice and smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Tasted side-by-side with regular, Bourbon, Rum, and Virgin Oak. Thanks to everyone for making this happen. Served in a Cigar City snifter. Pours a deep brown color with a thin light mocha head. Small cap and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some faint whiskey along with backing chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and chiles. The base beer is much more prominent here than in the Rum and Bourbon versions. The flavor has a good whiskey backing plus chocolate, roast, and some nice spicing. Medium body with good carbonation. Quite tasty, but not quite at the level of the other barrel-aged blends. Boom.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (5007) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2014
20/V/14 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a, bottled: 3/VIII/2011, blue wax (2014-512) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, no head. Aroma: lots of vanilla, sweet, some caramel, sugary, molasses. MF: no carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, lots and lots of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, sugary, little fruity, red forest fruits, jam. Aftertaste: bit sugary, mocha, dark chocolate, bitter touch, vanilla, caramel, crème brûlée, slightly sour, acidic touch. Amazing beer!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4515) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this one. Pours the color of obsidian night with some dark tan head. Nose is legendary: roast, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, hint of booze with bits of spice and pepper. Flavor is equally wonderous: roast, slight ash, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, pepper, slight mallow, and spices. The balance is outstanding, the base beer is great, and the overall experience is symphonic. Amazing beer with medium to full body and lingering sweet Hunahpu finish.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (4211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2013
Thanks to Sebletitje fors haring this goodness. 75 cl. bottle, thick navy blue way. 2011 Vintage apparently – sole bottled one it seems. Got a tasting glass of this goodness. Pours a thick decadent, sludgy pitch black goodness, flat, zero head, a very vigorous pour gives a mocha head for about 2 seconds. Nose is full of pure sweet vanilla oak goodness, ridiculous, thick fudge, chocolate pie, whisky, light booze, very thick syrup, syrupy coffee, roast,… Taste is molasses, pure fudge, thick chocolate pie, whisky, oodles of vanilla wood, booze, whisky, thicker vanilla, some light chilli in the back, red peppers kind, cacao, light roast,… Very thick syrupy, little carb. booze,… This is indeed as noted by Man-ki epic. Almost wanted to lick-up the single drop that was spilled.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4100) - 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.


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