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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Virgin Oak Barrel Aged

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
6th November 2011
Opaque black beer, small bubbly brown head. Smooth palate, a little dry and with a crispy trailing edge. Rich dark malts - smooth and tangy. Dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla. The chili is mild but starts to build toward the finish. Mild red berry fruits and subtle smoke. Semi dry finish. Rich and tasty. Love the way the oak has rounded off the base beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15579) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Growler. Pours oily black with dark brown head. Nose/taste of chili pepper, oak, vanilla and dark chocolate. A bit more muted than other versions. Still an amazing world class brew. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12953) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2011
(Growler, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of fresh chopped wood, roasted malt, molasses, anise, cinnamon, dark fruit, light chilies, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some roasted chilies, vanilla, and fresh wood.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Black pour. Aroma of fresh cut oak trees, cinammon, chocolate, chili, roast. Flavor has so much of what I love in hunahpus. An added level of complexity with the oak. Fabulous.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Draft… This beer rocks!… Pours ink black with a small, creamy, brown head. Good retention. The aroma is an intertwining ribbon of dark chocolate, pouch tobacco, charcoal, dried plum, blackstrap molasses, lots of toasted oak, a gooey sliver of vanilla bean and a rumor of cinnamon. Full-bodied with a 20w50 mouthfeel and subdued carbonation. The flavor offers charcoal bitterness, burnt malts, acrid and acidic notes and a trace of toasted oak. Otherwise, it’s just smack-you-in-the-face Zhukov more so than Hunahpu. Boozy, carbonaceous finish with plenty of peppery warmth as it slides on down the throat. Seems like the oak is taking away more than it’s giving in this example. Still, it’s Hunahpu, which makes it a world class beer in my book!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Tap at BA Hunahpu thanks to drowland for the pour! Typical Zhukov ink black SRM. Used motor oil. Diminishing Martian red head. No lace or retention really. The nose on this one is just straight up acetaldehyde- apple juice 100%. Taste is chalky, bitter, lemony tart, barely spicy in the finish. Chalky, mildly acidic and tart palate. Pretty much a giant mess. Murdered by the Tiramisu Sweet Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
On tap at Jackie-O’s. About 3oz, thanks to a beer-friend for sharing. Near-black color, thin ring of off-white head. Wonderful chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, spices, and mild peppery aroma, love it. Some vanilla. Like a smoother version of what I remember regular Hunahpu as being. Moderate bitter taste, moderate to bigger sweet, and a very satisfying mild peppery heat that balances everything out. Bigger body, very nice chewiness. Lightly slick, lighter carbonation. Delicious stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9425) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
1 liter growler obtained via trade last year. 2011 vintage. Pours an opaque, dark cocoa brown with a small brown ring for a head. The aroma has oak, vanilla, chocolate, soy, and too much fruit- apples, grapes, and berries mostly. In the flavor, these fruits show up later, following chocolate, roast, brown sugar, and chili pepper. Medium-bodied, with an oaky, fruity mouthfeel and low carbonation. We missed the boat on this one by waiting so long to open it with the others; would have been better fresh from what I’ve heard and read.

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