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

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

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.26/5   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 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (2208) - Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Great velvety mouthfeel. Heavy brandy, alcohol notes. Spice on the back of the palate. Lacks the excellent chocolate flavor of base beer, no cinnamon, very sweet. A good enough beer, but certainly not my favorite Hunahpu version.


4
drfabulous (8224) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle shared at Todd’s. Big and boozy sticky chocolate some cinnamon there lingering. Great.

4.3
fonefan (49999) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2017

Bottle 750ml. @ [ Radikal Whale slaying Tasting ] - Thessaloniki, Greece.

[ As Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged ].
Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, wood, alcohol - brandy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, chocolate, spicy, wood, maple, brandy, alcohol, buzzy. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20170429]
8-5-9-4-17

4.3
rouhlas (3665) - GREECE - MAY 9, 2017
750 ml bottle @ Radikal whale slaying, Thessaloniki. Thank you Anton! Black color with brown head. Roasted malty aroma, spicy, cinnamon, some licorice and chocolate, dark dried fruits, wood, alcohol. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.5
Klimaet (2882) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 16, 2017
Bottle split on day 2 of Coconut/Cinnamon Death 2017. Pours pitch black with a small dark dense brown head. Aromas of cinnamon, fruity barrel notes, lots of raisins and prunes, sweet brandy, dark chocolate, ashy and licorice. Taste has lots of cinnamon, prunes, dark thick chocolate, vanilla, coconut, chili heat, light ashy, roasty bitter finish.

4.5
Desverger (12240) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 14, 2017
Bottle (massive thanks to Tad & co) - black pour with thin tanned head. Aroma and taste is rich sweet malty with prominent brandy coming in, lovely opulent decadent chocolate, some caramel and treacle notes, some lovely spices with some cinnamon, some slight chilli edge, rich brandy soaked wooden accents into the finish, immense.

4.4
GlasgowTAD (1873) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2017
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a thick modest brown head which recedes to a brown ring around the circumference. Aroma is cinnamon, chilli spice, oak, liquorice, burnt ash, tobacco, leather. Taste is liquorice, vanilla, cocoa bitter, coconut, chilli heat, coffee sweet, oak, little bit of brandy, roasty ash. Full bodied.

4.2
ctipping (2179) - Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2017
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 8/5/2013. Viscous black. Dark mocha head. Medium collar and a few islands. Smells of tons of brandy. Peppers and chocolate. Dark chocolate and a green aroma from the peppers. Tastes of rich chocolate. Brandy is less distinct than the nose, but still present. More chocolate. Peppers and some other spices. Very thick. Medium carbonation. I’m still not convinced that barrels improve on Hunahpu at all.

4.1
Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2016
Pikkie zwart met een kleine bruine schuim kraag. Ruikt naar donker fruit, geroosterd, mout, koffie. Smaakt overrijp fruit, geroosterd, mout.

4.5
Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle @ It’s raining cats and whales tasting: Served in a taster: Black beer. No head. Nose of apples, roast, light cinnamon, apple pie, some sweet chocolate, cookies, sweet dusty malt roast, light mocha... Flavours of roast, bitters, apples, brandy, hints of liquorice and chocolate, dust, light cinnamon, bread, sweet crust (yet friendly spicy).... Aftertaste is bitter, vanilla, apple, roast, light spice and some dusty apple pie... Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, full bodied.

5
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2016
From notes. I shared this bottle with ebone1988 and Eddie, because why the fuck not?! The pour is jet black. This thing is like night in a glass. There is a thick collar of medium to dark brown head and no last. The aroma is spectacular. Tons of cocoa, chile heat, a light coffee, and a great sweet brandy presence. Got damn. I love this because the brandy barrel cuts the intensity of the normal Huna just enough. This is magic. The flavor is very similar. Lots of chocolate, coffee, spice and chilis, with just enough of a brandy sweetness and light oak to really balance and tie it together beautifully. The mouth feel is thick and chewy with a soft carbonation that makes it last and hang around for days! The aftertaste is lightly spicy and sweet brandy dragging out forever. I might’ve wept into the open bottle once I realized it was all gone. Fuck this was good.


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