ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
32oz growler from the most recent release with HUGE thanks to a great FL friend and an amazing FL trader. thanks a ton, guys! iím a fairly eloquent guy and as you can see from my ratings, a bit verbose but this beer brought me to a level where the only words i could utter were "fuck me sideways, this is perfect". yeah, itís that good.
pours as only a CCB imperial stout can. thick as motor oil but silky smooth capped by a rich, dense, red-clay colored head that stains the hell out my Hunahpuís snifter and leaves beautiful rings of lace. aroma is nothing short of divine with all that is great about the base beer...dense dark chocolate, heavy roast, a touch of toasted cedar, burnt cinnamon, smoked chilis, molasses, and espresso backed by elegant notes of wet oak, baked cinnamon apples, and sweet, boozy brandy that really pops as it warms in the glass. flavor is a near out-of-body experience with the oak, sweet brandy, and subtle apple notes complimenting and adding a level of complexity to the heavy dark chocolate fudge, espresso, vanilla, cinnamon, and smoked notes of the base Hunahpuís but allowing the rich toasted cedar and mild chili spice to still shine on the back end. palate is sheer perfection as well with the bold, imposingly thick, yet smooth as silky mouthfeel iíve come to love in the base Hunahpuís with a long, lingering finish of subtle chili spice, dark chocolate, and sweet brandy. overall, this may be the single best beer iíve ever tasted. itís an absolute marvel and a testament to barrel aging. wow.
PhillyCraft (1964) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlogged. Small sample at Capones during the 1st CC event in 2011. this was the first time they sent their beers to our area. Poured deep black with medium sized mocha colored head. Aromas were rich chocolate, vanilla, apple brandy, wood, cinnamon, and light pepper. Flavor was more layered with soft wood, brandy booze, sweet malt, spices, and cocoa. MEdium to fuller bodied with light to med carbonation. Barely any booze present. This was another gem at an awesome CC event before they over-extended themselves.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22nd May 2011
Bottle 57/84. Opaque black beer, thick dark brown head that dies away quickly. Softish semi dry palate. When cold itís all about the soft creamy chocolate with dashes of coffee and molasses. As it warms up other flavours appear - wood and vanilla sweetness. The apple brandy is quite subtle but provides a fruity sour undertone. Gets a little stronger towards the finish and is in balance with the chocolate and coffee. This is a lovely beer but Iím surprised how high in the top 50 it is.
baggio (293) - norrtšlje, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to RB Dsgolovin for hooking me up with a growler of this nectar of the gods...
Apperance: Pitch black with a dark, dark, brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, Spices, Barrel, Coffee, Roasted malts.
Taste: Cinnamon, Chili, Chocolate, Brandy, Coffee.
Palate: Supersmooth and perfectly balanced. Medium carbonation. Goes down way to easy considering the abv.
One of the best stouts iíve yet to try. World class.
Tmoney99 (8778) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler shared at CCB Black Friday. Poured a black color with a minimal fizzy brown head that mostly lasted with minimal lacing and great legs. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate, vanilla, woody and apple alcohol aroma. Heavy sweet toasted sweet malt flavor with a heavy sweet and small brandy alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
LtDan (1676) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Apple Brandy Barrel - enjoyed Summer and Fall 2012
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a thin brown ring. An iodine like coating is left behind on the glass.
Aroma: Sweet brandy. Chocolate, coconut, pepper skin.
Taste: Strong apple brandy, cinnamon spice, dark chocolate, barrel char.
Mouthfeel: Thick, spicy carbonation.
Overall: A fantastic treat, even on a warm summer day in this case. I had it in Denver and it was amazing then too. As the old XX Meme goes: ďI donít usually need barrel treated Hunahpu, but when I do, itís Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Hunahpu.Ē
stobbe74 (3788) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a pitch black beer with a dark chocolate head. The aroma is malt, chocolate, roasted and fruit. The flavor follows the nose with additional sweetness, coffee and brandy. The palate is sticky with sweetness. Overall a really good beer.
tkrjukoff (3360) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler shared with Per, HUGE thanks to Greg. Pours oily pitch black with a small brown diminishing head. Aroma is fantastic; slightly vinous dark fruits raisins vanilla cocoa coffee chocolate roasted malty sweet. Flavor mmmmm.... Damn so good. Acidy fruity roasted sweet in front, explosion of cocoa chocolate coffee licorice vanilla and a bit booze with some pungent bitterness, all flavors just stay and stay all the way to the end with longlived bitter chocolate licorice and warming boozy aftertaste.
Swans (117) - FRANCE - OCT 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really used motor oil with a thin mocha head, Aroma of noble rot, chocolate and toasted nuts with resin and grape notes. The palate is smoked and licorous coffee with some vanilla
hallinghansen (1321) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Growler from Sean9689, thanks my friend. Black body with a small brown head. Aroma is chocolate, oak, roasted malt, licorice, sweet, syrup. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, syrup, licorice, oak, roast. Delicious.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black and then some. Tiny light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, licorice and spirits. Sweetish chocolate, roast, dessert wine, licorice flavour with a faint hint of ash and some dried fruit. Deliciously complex and free of that annoying green pepper flavour often seen in Hunapu...