Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Apple Brandy 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: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Apple Brandy barrels.

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4.1
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 Growler, big thanks Kan. Aroma of paper, caramel, cinnamon, dark chocolate bar, chilies, sweet green apple. Flavors are sweet caramel and apples but good burst of chilies, dark chocolate, raisin, and spicy finish. Thick body. Getting some slight papery oxidation but hurts it a bit. Not sure it’s better than the base or the bourbon but it’s really tasty.

4
Oakes (17831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
Very dark brown and inky. The aroma is rich, with lots of imperial stout malty goodness, lots of sugar but maybe not as much barrel. The distinctive Huny notes don’t really show through here. Very sweet and candyish, with subtle apple and rich caramel. I like it. Very sugary and rich, the chile is I think totally lost, however. The apple brandy barrel doesn’t show through as distinctively as the bourbon or Palm Ridge barrels do. But you can’t say it’s not serious business.

4.8
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2012
First and foremost, thank you Adam! Smells like a really sweet hunahpus, seriously. The chocolate and cinnamon are present but the chili is very subdued, although I can still get the heat a little on the back of my tongue. Taste is very rich and sweet. Almost fudge like. Definitely get the brandy and slight tart. This is just outstanding. Some vanilla in there for sure. Somewhat roasty as well. I love it. Better than the original.

3.6
Strykzone (7430) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Sampled at small peen. I just had after regular Hunahpu. I hated it. This definitely takes the edge off the pepper. Brandy is gentle but cannot over come the negatives of the pepper. Not a strong enough base. For me anyway.

4
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
Growler. Viscous inky think unctuous black. Huge chalky sweet woody rich mint chocolate white chocolate coffee crumble. Soft. Oily. Hunapuh spice masala late. Early flavors dark chocolate, sweet plum seems muddled at first because palate needs to attenuate to appreciate and to notice the cinnamon. But then when the tongue is coated, yum. Not as smooth and sublime as original but yummy and fun. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
phaleslu (10333) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 Growler (6/18/12) shared by umr_urgefan- thanks again, Paul! Pours an inky, dark, opaque brown with almost no head whatsoever. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, oak, berries, apples, molasses, caramel, and soy. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, cola, oak, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, and then some subtle smoke and peat on the finish, maybe with a hint of the spices. The spice from the base beer is very subdued here. Medium-full bodied, with a silky smooth mouthfeel and low-moderate carbonation. Pretty damn sweet. The barrel takes over in this one. Excellent, and looking forward to having it again in a few weeks. Re-Rate: Well, it’s been a few weeks, so we had it again along with a 2010 bottle (number 37 of 84) that was shared by Sean9669- thanks, Sean! The 2010 wasn’t quite as tasty as the 2012; it had smooth apple brandy, molasses, vanilla, caramel, and oak in the nose; the flavor was just as smooth and rich, with low carbonation. It just didn’t pop like the 2012, which is every bit as good as the regular, whiskey, and bourbon Hunahpu’s, and which was the overall winner for our tasting group. It’s just a little too sweet for me to put it above those other three, but it’s damn good. A singular drinking experience.

4.8
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2012
2012 growler and on tap. best Hunahpu’s treatment. Smooth and so good. I want to bathe in this. chilis on the back end, spices kick around there but the barrel gives this great sweetness, it is so smoooooth!

4.4
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2012
What just happened? Thanks Brad for this share, completing my Huhaphus journey. Beer served in a cervoise. Beer is black with a nice tan head, small bubbles, lacing, low carbonation, decent retention. Aroma is hunahpu’s base, chocolate, sweet, mild spice, with this incredibly layered liquor, this smells perfect. I’m cautioning myself from giving this a perfect 5 but it is damn close. Nice body, medium, creamy, coats the mouth almost completely, mildly roasty, sweet liquor up front, mild fruitiness, chocolate and fudge on the palate. An awesome beer.

4.5
Huhzubendah (3709) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Shared by who else but ygtbsm94. Wow man, thanks for sharing another one of my most highly coveted beers. Bottle 61 / 84 The beer is black. The appearance is oily and viscous. Atop the beer rests an inch of dense, beige head that hangs out for the duration. Cigar City sure makes some good looking stouts. The aroma offers less cinnamon and spice than the standard Hunahpu’s. Beautiful dark roast and chocolate aromas, along with oak, vanilla, and a light boozy sweetness. The flavor is fantastic. The brandy character gains momentum as the beer is allowed to warm. Well balanced, teeming with flavor, complex, unique. Yeah man. Another amazing stout from Cigar City. What a treat.

4.6
burg326 (5488) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
On draft at Cigar City, poured a thick dark black color with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, light chillies, and brandy. Flavors are fudge, chocolate, apple brandy throughout, light cinnamon, and some vanilla. Really great beer, glad I got to have this beer multiple times this week, I really hope they do this beer again, the best variant of Hunahpu in my book so far.


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