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

 
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100
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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter

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

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2013
19th September 2013
The Last Tasting at Bruce’s palatial pad. Thanks to Bruce for landing this whale. Opaque black - brown beer, good darkish tan head. Palate is viscous and smooth and slightly soft. Fine carbonation. Good dark chocolate, Bourneville like. Tangy dark fruits, fairly intense. Much lighter generic fruits on top. A little spirit but not really getting any clear brandy flavours. Finishes smooth with bitterish dark chocolate and nice mellow, barely-there chilli. Nice beer. Top 50? Not for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (19176) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s in London - many thanks to...Bruce! Pours thick black with a moderate, brown cream head. Nose has chocolate, dark fruits, coconut, raspberries, soft wood. Medium sweet flavor with lots of gooey chocolate, jammy berries, fruit leather, a bit of burnt wood, bitter earth. Full bodied with fine, lightly creamy carbonation. Some alcohol heat on the finish, lots more jammy berries and other fruits, baking cocoa, charred wood, earth. Pretty solid.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (18731) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle, huge thanks to tkrjukoff. Pitch black beer with a beautiful lasting brown head, really dark head. Wonderful aroma, cinnamon, chilli notes, vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate, figs, raisins, cocoa beans, milk chocolate, creamy, licorice notes, prunes, grapes, dades, toffee, cherry notes, bourbon, brandy, woody notes. Malty caramel flavor, cinnamon, lots of vanilla, cocoa beans, creamy, figs, licorice, brandy, figs, raisins, toffee, floral notes, bourbon, cherry notes, milk chocolate, prunes, some subtile chilli. Perfectly full bodied, with a long brandy finish, milk chocolate, cocoa beans, vanilla, lots of vanilla, creamy, licorice, figs, pepper, warming alcohol that is very well hidden.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (17593) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruce’s pad, another big thanks to Bruce for unearthing this one, 19/09/13. Pitch black with a thin dirty tan head that dissipates edgeward. Nose is roast malt, brown sugars, chocolate, subtle booze. Taste carries a boozey apple punch, muscavado sugar, dark chocolate, mineral notes, molasses, light spice. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light warming booze in the finale. Solid impy from a draw up there ^.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (16111) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (15684) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Beer & Ball Saturday, Odense. 13,000th Tasting. Pours black with a creamy head. Nose is roast, pepper, chocolate. Flavor adds wood, spices, cookies and pepper. Blue bounty. Smooth and velvetly soft. Really tasty stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (15260) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours oil black. Nose and taste of brandy, chocolate cake, cinnamon, vanilla and chili - medium body

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (12999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle, big thanks to Bruce! It pours jet black with a small tan head. The nose is bournville chocolate, toffee, fudge, vanilla, coconut cream, cocoa, caramel, marshmallow and nougat. The taste is roasted malt, toast, mild acidity, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, wood, mild acidity, dark fruit, raisin, jamminess and earth with some warmth towards the finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Unsurprisingly delicious! Great stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (12988) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Odense Beer & Ball Saturday - Real Madrid vs. Valladolid. Black with a lasting brown head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, dates and coconut. Very sweet roasted flavour with dried fruit, light and dark chocolate, and coconut. The pepper is quite subdued, though a little hot in the finish, which works very well, making it a great among the Hunahpus

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick (11855) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend who was in the right place at the right time. Pours a viscous black color with a thick and foamy tan head that diminishes slowly. Spots of lacing on the glass, and ridiculous syrupy legs coat the glass. Aroma of brandy, chocolate and spices. Full-bodied with a boozy brandy character and flavors of burnt marshmallows, roast malt and spiced chocolate. The finish is chocolatey with a cinnamon and booze aftertaste. Very good overall.


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