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Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Stranahan’s Whiskey 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: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hunahpu Imperial Stout aged in a Stranahan’s whiskey barrel.

Served on draft and as a 2011 Limited Bottle Release


Plovmand's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours jet opaque BLACK with a dense cayenne brown reddish foam. The aroma is vanilla, oak, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and it is just incredibly intense! The flavour is extremely balanced with shit loads of bourbon mixed with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and oak. Absolutely amazing!!!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyit (3435) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (1527) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
tderoeck (4371) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (542) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JefVerstraete (1142) - 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!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (2704) - 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 !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ST247 (352) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Sample thanks to Bobochamp. Sweet chocolate aroma. Chocolate bitterness. Sweet chocolate taste, bit allcoholic.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoBoChamp (5353) - 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...’

5
   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.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
knickskicks (684) - - 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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