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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Virgin Oak 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: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 10/31/2011. Poured from a 32 oz. growler into a tulip. Tasted side by side with 2011 Hunahpu’s and the Whiskey Barrel Aged Hunahpu’s. Nearly black in appearance, a very nice ebony color with a very nice creamy chocolate head. Comparable to the other Hunahpu’s versions. The oak kind of dampens the other aromas. Cocoa, vanilla, a bit of cinnamon, some oak, and nice bit of roasted malt. The sweetness really gets crushed by the oak. Roasted malt, a bit of coffee, unsweetened chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and some of the chiles are still present. The finish has more malt and is relatively clean. The oak dries the body out. A full body and light, crisp carbonation are standard from the base beer. Less sticky than the regular version. The oak dried it out and really did not add a lot to the flavor, so I prefer the regular Hunahpu’s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Thanks to KickInChalice for the pour. Lots of oak on the nose – adds a somewhat medicinal quality to the delicious Hunahpu flavors. A bit of chocolate and malt. At times it smells a bit like brandy. Pours viscous, black, lightly carbed with a dark tan head. Taste is solid, but inferior to the regular hunah. Not as much sweetness, cinnamon or heat. Replaced by woody oak. Feel is also inferior to regular hunah – a bit drier. Overall – the virgin oak hurts the beer. Still very tasty, but not worth repeating.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
At HallingHansen Grand Tasting, thanks for sharing. Pours a pitch black beer with no head. The aroma is malt, licorice, chocolate, vanilla, wood and green pepper. The flavor follows the nose with additional chilli. The palate is sweetness with chilliwarmth. Overall a good beer with a good chilliwarmth.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Thanks Jason for sharing this 32 oz bottle. The beer pours to a pitch black 12 month old used 75+ weight oil. A huge dark brown head sits on top. The aroma is hugely oak. Lots of vanillin from the wood. Earthiness from the peppers. The flavor is deeply chocolate with lots of earthy and lightly spicy peppers. Super rich milk and dark 70%+ chocolate. Really thick and syrupy, but not sugary and sticky. This beer is really damned good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5863) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Diesel oil black body with fleeting brown head. Big deep roast malt, dark chocolate, chili spice, lumber yard aromas. Rich heavy body with a smooth mouthfeel. Sweet dark pit fruit, dark chocolate, dry wood, chilipepper flavors. Mild chili heat to finish--very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (2070) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2012
Growler, trade from Sean9689, thanks man. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is oak, chili notes, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, ashes. Flavor is oak, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2012
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of green pepper, with undertones of brown sugar, dark chocolate and peach. Cloying sweet, thick licorice flavour going towards hard roasted and ashy character. In between, you find some lovely dark chocolate and vanilla/oak complexity though.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14040) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle @ Hallinghansens US Tasting, Odense. Handbottle. Thanks Jacob. Pours black with a dark creamy beige head. Oak, whiskey, coffee, roast, a bit of chili, ashes, soy and liquorice. Sticky, slick, soft and oily. Warmth. Very nice and enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6517) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Growler shared by hallinghansen at hallinghansen grand tasting. Wow. Thanks! Pours jet black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is tar, oak, spices, hard roasted malt, vinous, sweetness and chocolate. The flavour is oak, spices, chili, hard roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, liquorice and dark fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   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 Whiskey versions. Thanks to everyone for making this happen. Served in a Cigar City snifter. Pours near black with a good light mocha head. Thin collar throughout. The nose is pretty heavy on the oak with some vanilla, chocolate, and stout behind that. Base beer is a bit hidden in the flavor as the oak comes more forward. Still some spice, vanilla, and chocolate. Body is medium with a nice oakiness plus a good dosage of vanilla. Slight tannins. Really tasty. Boom.


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