Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Aged in California brandy barrels

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle @ 10K + OT. Bottle from Dr. Owl, thanks. Black without much in the way of a head. Spicy, earthy ancho chile pepper all the way on this one. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and a touch of marshmallow. Slight brandy fruitiness. Sweet dark chocolate, vanilla, and graham cracker on the palate. A decent note of brandy, lots of smokey, earthy, spicy chile pepper. Slight bitterness. Good coffee note as well. Not as good as the double barrel, but well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
> A smokey, savory version of this cult classic

[ Bottle ][ brokensail ][ Size ][ 10K+OT Tasting ][ Stemless Wine Taster ][ 5/3/14 ]
>> Pours ink with red foam. Nose is marmite, steak, smoke, cjaun spice rub. Quite savory. Taste is lemon (albeit less than previous Hunahpu variants), cinnamon, ancho chili, dark cherry pith, mild chili pepper heat is more akin to previous Hunahpu’s. Palate is denser, still lightly tart, bitter. Finish is much too dry. A major step down from the newer DB Hunahpu that incorporates a complete recipe change.

>!< similar to previous lemony Hunahpu’s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (6497) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2014
This one poured a dark dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was if cinnamon, light barrel and fudge. Flavor was pretty much the same heat is pretty much gone but some good cinnamon and fudge still there. Still some barrel. Side by side with the double barrel, it lacked a bit.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
This is an awesome friggin beer. There is so much good going on with this beer that its hard to describe. If u get the opportinity drink it. All i can say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3203) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Pours a dark brown black like thick motor oil. Medium dark brown head. Aroma of slight pennies and cinammon. Soma alcohol. Sweet cinammon taste with alcohol heat. Some pepper heat but mostly faded. Thick mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (2202) - New York, New York, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to beerman6686. Poured black with thinning dark tan head. Aroma of pretzel and brandy oak. Very light carb med bod. Light spice creamy choc barrel taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (12007) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle shared at the 2014 tasting in the Cellar of Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of vanilla, veggy chilli peppers, big roast, dark chocolate and molasses. Flavour is heavy sweet and light heavy bitter. Fairly thick mouthfeel with the chillis warming but not overpowering as you drink. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (8541) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
28/III/14 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-317) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Very dark brown to black beer, no head. Aroma: rich molasses, sugary, caramel, bit bready, cinnamon, spices, chocolate coated speculoos and Dinosaurus cookies (yes, those are Belgian taste references). MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sour start, lots of caramel, fruity, dried fruits, molasses, spices, sugary, cinnamon, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: soft chillies, chocolate, little bitter, spicy, caramel, mocha, cocoa powder.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2014
75cl bottle, shared by BoBoChamp. Many thanks for all the beers shared today! Yellow wax. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, no foam. NOSE: alcohol, what I think is brandy (don’t think I ever drank pure brandy), some faint hops there, quite sweet and already smells ’sticky’ in a way. TASTE: Smooth, alcohol, oh, this is brandy. Subtle coffee taste, almost like real coffee beans being there, love it! Coffee aftertaste with hints of vanilla, keeps on lasting. This is beer! But where are the spices? Maybe very subtle, but didn’t notice them too much. Unfortunately, brandy is somewhat too strong for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2014
At Stephen’s house, it is pronounced Steven though, during GABF 2013. Pours Black with grey coffee colored cream head. Aroma is a big fuck yeah, fine brandy, big smooth roasted malt, booze, dark caramelized apple, apple pie, cinnamon, vanilla. Taste is amazing, silky smooth, incredible caramelized dark fruits, caramelized apples, dehydrated plum, burnt marshmallow. Finish is long, beautiful and savory.

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