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Cigar City Hunahpuís Imperial Stout - Stranahanís 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 Stranahanís whiskey barrel.

Served on draft and as a 2011 Limited Bottle Release

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (5384) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle sbared at the Brandon Brass Tap, poured a dark black color with aromas of fudge, light pepper, whisky and some roast. Flavors were the same, mellow pepper and light whisky made this beer amazing. Glad I saved the bottle and shared with some friends. Please make this beer again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (5195) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sonnycheeba (5146) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (4556) - GŲteborg, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (4303) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4207) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sštila 2012-07-07. Black beer with a brown head. Dark cocolate, vanilla, figs, whiskey, mint aroma and flavour. Lovley beer :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle, "shared" at RBWG. Pours black with a small fizzy tan head that fades. Nose is whiskey, soy, salty, light coconut, cocoa. Flavor is very sweet with lots of booze. Reminded me of the black tuesday i had tried earlier in the day, but was not quite as potent. Still, I prefer the regular Hunahpu over this treatment. Fun to try, though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (3968) - Stockholm, 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 itís 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 Hunyís and absolutely pitch black liquid.

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