Cigar City Hunahpuís Imperial Stout - Bourbon 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: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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4.4
gn0sis (68) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2011
From the 2011 release.. Extremely chocolatey, robust and bourbony..nice subtle dissipating tartness with a tinge of vanilla. Rich, dark fruitiness reminiscent of date and plum resonate. The Chile peppers are all but gone from the profile but there is an ever so slight hint of their remnants. Very tasty stuff, overall very pleased to have tried this one fresh.

4.6
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Awefuckinsome! Pour dark syrup with thin still black head. Smell wow?! Alright sorry this just a bunch of words. Vanilla green peppers chocolate cream lactose. Taste is sweet Cayman dark sweet chocolate vanilla on the top part of the mouth some light Caribbean fruits coconut pineapple. awesome thank you soooo.... much ccb.

3.7
DialSquare (4980) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Old note from the first Hunahpu release. Mainly just have scores for all of the stout variations I tried (it was a long day of drinking). I thought this one gets overshadowed by the bourbon quite a bit - which isnít my thing to begin with. Prefer the regular Hunahpu to this by some margin.

4.7
PhillyCraft (7092) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Lucky enough to try this and the reg version at Capones with head brewer. What a beer. Soft as silk mouth feel. Aroma is chocolate, wood, bourbon. Nose is rich vanilla bourbon. Thanks for sharing Wayne. Another beastly brew from CC

4.2
Doodler (318) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Had on tap at Hunahpus Release in Tampa. Hopefully they will have it again this year. Poured into a CC snifter. Motor oil dark with a creamy sticky head. The nose is all bourbon with a bit of vanilla. Deep rich base beer flavors of cocoa and dark malts, with plenty of hot bourbon character. The chili pepper doesnít kick in here like the regular, as I think it was somewhat overwhelmed by the barrel treatment. Chewy mouthfeel that really warms up as you go. Sticky sweet with a lingering bitter chocolate aftertaste on the finish. Needs a bit more time in the barrel IMHO, but still nice.

4.1
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 On tap at the CCB Hunahpuís release. A: Poured a dark, deep black with a deep tan head and some decent lacing for a beer of this magnitude. S: Bourbon comes through in the initial nose, and serves wonderfully to complement the spicier notes in the original from the cinnamon and chili peppers. Beautiful all around. T: Very, very enjoyable. Not a perfect 5.0, as while the bourbon does go quite well with all of the flavors in the original version, I though it masked some of the finer touches in the original version. Maybe it was just the bourbon, or maybe the additional heat from the barrel-aging, but I didnít find it quite as outstanding as the original. M: Very full bodied and creamy with only a little bit of heat, which went well with what this was going after. D: Again, superb. Slightly different from the brandy and the regular, but they all packed something a bit different, and each one was in the top echelon of stouts that Iíve had. Marvelous job by Joey, Wayne, and the rest of the CCB crew. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-14-2010

4.4
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2010
The regular Hunaphuís is a great beer, strange and tasty. This version reminds me very much of the original but slightly subdued, not so hot and a little more íwell put togetherí. I like it better, but just a bit. And mostly because I feel as though it has a bit more drinkability than the original, but it does lose some of the original versionís boldness. Hard to call....I think I could drink more of this and therefore it gets a slight edge overall.

3.9
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 11, 2010
Draft @ Brewery: Pitch black with a brown head. The nose is sharp with roast, ample licorice and astringency. The flavor is chewy and more balanced; huge body with dary chocolate and light vanilla/bourbon notes. Like a cafe cubano, the sweetness tries to comprehentd the strong coffee. The bourbon notes balance with their sublety, just the referee to the game, keep things in line. Great imperial stout, more roasty than I like, but damn tasty.

4
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
This beer pours like motor oil. "The darkest head Iíve ever seen." Says Rusty Itís thick. Sweet, tart, and huge. Some black pepper. Dark meaty peppers. Lots of everything else too. This thing is massive. Not for the weak of heart. I like this a lot. I also never want to drink it again. I find it overwhelming. Not often that I say this about a beer. This thing just kicks my ass. Sip carefully.

4
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours a fading tan head with a deep brown body. Aromas are heavily roasted and dark sugar. Full body, roasted, rich. Hot at times, chocolate, some pepper at times. Dry, slightly bitter finish. Full and rich. Warm and fuzzy.


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