Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - Stranahan’s Whiskey 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: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hunahpu Imperial Stout aged in a Stranahan’s whiskey barrel.

Served on draft and as a 2011 Limited Bottle Release

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4.3
Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Big thanks to Dak for this one. ours deep darkness with hints of the classic Hunahpu infra red edges, mocha head and fully dark staining sheets along the inner edges of the glassware. The aroma offers up dark roasted maltiness, dark chocolate, chocolate flavored marshmallows, smooth sweet whiskey and faint chili pepper meat. The taste is smooth yet brighter and punchier after trying that rum treatment. I get smooth whiskey rolling into coconut, dark roasted maltiness and velvety dark chocolate goodness. I also get growing chili pepper heat that only attains a mild influence over the experience into finish on a velvety dark chocolate carpet ride, oh man! Great barrel time here where I get a pleasing dose of the amazing base beer but the whiskey didn’t lend the soft pillowy smoothness the rum treatment somehow mustered up.

4.2
SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
what in the sam hill .. . pours a thick dark black .. . solid whiskey and burnt to a crisp toffee .. . . i had to pay, doesn’t suck to crash your gold cart

4.7
Plovmand (8303) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours jet opaque BLACK with a dense cayenne brown reddish foam. The aroma is vanilla, oak, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and it is just incredibly intense! The flavour is extremely balanced with shit loads of bourbon mixed with chocolate, coffee, vanilla and oak. Absolutely amazing!!!

4.7
kraddel (8079) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
Big thanx to Bobochamps for the taster ! Pours black, smell is oak , whiskey , chili . Taste is full , chili ( much chili yet not too much, still very balanced ) , very intense chocolat ( yet again , not over the top and just pure awesome ) . Bitter, full, complex . Véry nice !

4
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle thanks to GRG1313. Blue Label and Purple wax. Pours with a inky black hue. Very dark with a deep brown head. Looks both imposing and beautiful as do most CCB Imperial Stouts. Aromas are of rummy flavors, spicy, bready, chocolate, sweet, whiskey, fudge and a lot of alcohol. Quite hot. Flavors are biscuity and bready, mild roast, chocolate, whiskey and boozy. Mild cinnamon. A bit of a dry chalkiness that I tend to get on all of the Hunahpu beers. Lighter carbonation. Very full bodied.

4.3
Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Black with a small tan head, light lacing
Aroma: Whiskey, vanilla and dark roast malts
Taste: Roasted malts, vanilla and woody
Nice and smooth.

4
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
750 ml bottle from fishingnet. Thanks, Ben! Pours a rich thick blackish hue, dark and black ominous. Opaque and inky. A thicker dark brown head sits atop, cakes and laces well. Aromas are chocolate chip cookies, some whiskey, oak, vanilla, and gentle spice. Some mellow vanilla, lots of cocoa, roasty and sweet caramel, toffee, and biscuits. Gentle toast. Vanilla and touches of cinnamon touch, but pepper seems muted. A touch of butter and creamy caramel. Initial is thick and big, an enveloping way of cocoa and caramel, roast and toast. Whiskey, vanilla and oak tannins, gentle spirit. Big and rich, offering some good big flavors. A bit sweet. Into the middle touches of spice and more sweet and barrel presence, the pepper doesn’t show up till the finish and lingers a bit. Gentle spice, mellow whiskey, big sweet and roasty melange of flavors. The ashy and roast, some smoke and gentle pepper picks up in finish and lingering on. Still covers up the cinnamon too much. The barrel is well executed and plays well, but I still think the barrel and aging with this beer covers up some of the best stuff about Hunah. Very nice. Significantly thicker and sweeter than the base 2011. Still love the base more but this is a very nice beer. The nuance of the regular is just lost fairly easily here, some pepper still remains but all that life from the cinnamon and toast, vanilla and even pepper strength. Great beer.. But when you drink it side-by-side with the base, it’s just hard to compare.

4.5
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Brown black pour with light tan head. Aroma is whiskey, oak, chocolate, and coffee. Dried fruit, whiskey, chocolate, and burnt coffee. Full body with good carbonation.

4.8
Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Huge whiskey aroma, chocolate hits big in the flavor then bam the coffee kicks in, then cholos all about 30 sec apart. This is simply amazing. Jesus Christ.

4.5
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque black with average, fizzy dark tan head; short retention and no lacing. Aroma is whiskey, woody notes, roasted malt, dark chocolate, light smoke, and espresso. Flavor is heavy malt and some supporting dark fruit esters; whiskey and espresso undertones throughout; dry, ashy finish. Full body, medium carbonation, and high warmth.


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