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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Damn!! Black. Brown head. Jesus. This is fucking amazing. Booze, smoke, sweet fucking goodness. Kudos Joey and Wayne. Wow.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2013
750ml bottle, blue waxed, from the 2011 release. finally found a good reason to crack this one open...board certification! pours massively dense, smooth, and silky as only Hunahpu’s does, with a rich, rusty red head that leaves thick, oily sheets of lace. aroma is classic Hunahpu’s, heavy dark chocolate, cinnamon, cold coffee, vanilla, peppers, and dense roast with a beautiful twist of toasted oak, dark fruits, coconut, and smoky whiskey notes that emerge as it warms. flavor is truly masterful with smooth, rich dark chocolate, Mexican coffee, cinnamon rolls, nutmeg, and roasted malts backed by smooth vanilla, wickedly subtle pepper heat, and ash with perfectly integrated touches of toasted coconut, oak, and dry whiskey with a touch of peat. palate is pure Hunahpu’s with over-the-top density, smooth carbonation, and a lingering finish of spices, whiskey, and subtle heat. overall, i put this just a hint behind the two brandy variations but it’s still one of the best brews I’ve ever tasted and gets a 5 from me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Pours jet black with thick brown head. Nose is big booze, sweet malts, rich vanilla, big cocoa, spices. Body is super thick and oily. Flavor is rich chocolate and vanilla, spices, warming whiskey and hints of wood. This beer will ruin a glass and upon rinsing the glass, the rinse water was darker than most porters. Ridiculous.

   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 they’ve improved the regular, but they have. Impressive. Pour is beautiful – 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 I’ve had.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Meilby (10864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle 750ml @ TFODRBSG12
Pours pitch black with a dark tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, vanilla, coconut, whiskey and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long smooth chocolate, oak, vanilla, coconut and warm finish. Body is full, texture is sticky, carbonation is soft to flat.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (7432) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (1132) - - SEP 1, 2013
Black pour, thin beige head that dissipates. Nose is big cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, not much whiskey but everything is so perfectly melded together that it’s clear it was barrel aged. Taste is cocoa, vanilla cinnamon, some barrel. Thick creamy body. Right up there with AB Huna.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2012 Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pitch black ale that pours as thick and chunky as 250K-mile engine oil. Miniscule, creamy, hurricane-patterned, brown head. The aroma is a deep, dark swirl of ethanol, dried plum, blackstrap molasses, fudge, cinnamon, vanilla and fruity whiskey. Full-bodied and chewy with laid-back carbonation. The burnt, bittersweet flavor is a medley of fudge, vanilla, coconut and unsweetened dark chocolate. A touch acrid. Finishes burnt and moderately bitter. As usual, the Stranahan’s barrel has added so much to the base beer while taking away so very little. It’s now officially my new favorite type of barrel for the aging of beer. World class stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (3301) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle, shared at the Coffee District. Joan Jett black pour with a chocolate head. Aromas of roasted malts and booze. OUTSTANDING... This is my favorite of all the treatments. The chocolate, vanilla, and caramel flavors are more pronounced and blend superbly with the booze, roasted malts, cinnamon, and peppers. Simply Amazing....

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5429) - 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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