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

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Hunahpu Imperial Stout aged in a Stranahan’s whiskey barrel.

Served on draft and as a 2011 Limited Bottle Release

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (7290) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours jet opaque BLACK with a dense cayenne brown reddish foam. The aroma is vanilla, oak, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and it is just incredibly intense! The flavour is extremely balanced with shit loads of bourbon mixed with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and oak. Absolutely amazing!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (7217) - 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, crčme brűlée, slightly sour, acidic touch. Amazing beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (7186) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours black with small tan head. The aroma is strong whiskey, cocoa, and wood. Thick mouth with nice roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, coconut, strong whiskey, really nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6650) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
750 ml bottle from fishingnet. Thanks, Ben! Pours a rich thick blackish hue, dark and black ominous. Opaque and inky. A thicker dark brown head sits atop, cakes and laces well. Aromas are chocolate chip cookies, some whiskey, oak, vanilla, and gentle spice. Some mellow vanilla, lots of cocoa, roasty and sweet caramel, toffee, and biscuits. Gentle toast. Vanilla and touches of cinnamon touch, but pepper seems muted. A touch of butter and creamy caramel. Initial is thick and big, an enveloping way of cocoa and caramel, roast and toast. Whiskey, vanilla and oak tannins, gentle spirit. Big and rich, offering some good big flavors. A bit sweet. Into the middle touches of spice and more sweet and barrel presence, the pepper doesn’t show up till the finish and lingers a bit. Gentle spice, mellow whiskey, big sweet and roasty melange of flavors. The ashy and roast, some smoke and gentle pepper picks up in finish and lingering on. Still covers up the cinnamon too much. The barrel is well executed and plays well, but I still think the barrel and aging with this beer covers up some of the best stuff about Hunah. Very nice. Significantly thicker and sweeter than the base 2011. Still love the base more but this is a very nice beer. The nuance of the regular is just lost fairly easily here, some pepper still remains but all that life from the cinnamon and toast, vanilla and even pepper strength. Great beer.. But when you drink it side-by-side with the base, it’s just hard to compare.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (6512) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (6391) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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...’

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
decaturstevo (5696) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (5199) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Big thanx to Bobochamps for the taster ! Pours black, smell is oak , whiskey , chili . Taste is full , chili ( much chili yet not too much, still very balanced ) , very intense chocolat ( yet again , not over the top and just pure awesome ) . Bitter, full, complex . Véry nice !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5128) - Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Huge whiskey aroma, chocolate hits big in the flavor then bam the coffee kicks in, then cholos all about 30 sec apart. This is simply amazing. Jesus Christ.

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