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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


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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 Stranahan’s whiskey barrel.

Served on draft and as a 2011 Limited Bottle Release

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sebletitje (6969) - Enghien, - MAY 7, 2013
75cl bottle courtesy of ibrew2or3. Thanks a lot Dave for hauling this one to Belgium. Split at Delirium Hoppy Loft with 77ships and the Delirium crew. Couleur noire huile de moteur laissant un léger filament huileux et doré sur le verre, ce dernier s’atténue rapidement. Le col de couleur moka se dissipe rapidement. Arôme garde ici tout le bouquet généreux de Hunahpu tel que je m’en souviens. Malté, chocolat riche s’entrechoquent avec des notes d’épices suivi d’une rondeur boisée de whiskey donnant une pointe douce vanillée. Caramel sur côté toffee. La chaleur des piments reste modérée mais ajoute un bouquet subtile qui garde une pointe d’épice avec le renfort de la cannelle. Palais est simplement sublime. Chocolat est profond et épais sur un léger pimenté qui vient titiller chaque gorgée. Le whiskey est doux, rondeur du boisé américain typique qui donne une belle douceur vanille en bouche. Cette dernière accompagne un palais très complexe. Retrouve un chocolaté généreux et épais agrémenté par cette fine chaleur de piments. Le tout couvre une pointe de fumé qui suit en fin de bouche. Seul point négatif, bière à boire à t° de pièce mais qui en se réchauffant commence à prendre des notes de soja. Reste une bière unique, qui se vaut d’être partagée. Du gros calibre à boire, que dis-je, à déguster tranquillement. Une expérience gustative. Le whiskey est subtile, présent mais sans pour cela dominer. Cela laisse à la version de base assez de place pour briller tout en profitant de mûrissage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyit (3509) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of vanilla, spice, dark chocolate, liqurice and coconut. A flavor of vanilla, spice, chili, dark chocolate, weak coffee and an oily texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle, lots of thanks to BoBoChamp for giving me the opportunity to try this one! APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no head. Very sticky beer. TASTE: whiskey, some spices, quite sweet, chocolate, mocha. TASTE: whiskey again, some chili there as well, coffee bitterness, sweetness as the regular Hunahpu. For me, this was a beer in perfect balance! Nice alcohol warming feeling.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (5290) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (557) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
A- pours an inky black color with very little, tan head S- chocolate, roasted malt, whiskey, deep roasted favors T- smoke, chocolate, boozy, hints of vanilla, light bitterness M- thick bodied and sticky with very little carbonation. D- this is definitely a sipper and very complex. I enjoyed it but probably couldn’t drink a whole beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1672) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
Thanks Bobochamp! Oily black colour, almost no foam. Very complex aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and bourbon with a lot of spices (chili, cinnamon). Good and well balanced stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3731) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (425) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Sample thanks to Bobochamp. Sweet chocolate aroma. Chocolate bitterness. Sweet chocolate taste, bit allcoholic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - 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 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (789) - - 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.

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