Cigar City Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Virgin Oak 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: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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2.6
djd07 (15282) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Growler thanks to Kevin. Pours black with small tan head that lasts. The aroma is wood, tobacco, roast, ash, sour notes. Oxidized and infected, tobacco juice, roast, smoke, boozy.

4
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
On tap at Jackie-O’s. About 3oz, thanks to a beer-friend for sharing. Near-black color, thin ring of off-white head. Wonderful chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, spices, and mild peppery aroma, love it. Some vanilla. Like a smoother version of what I remember regular Hunahpu as being. Moderate bitter taste, moderate to bigger sweet, and a very satisfying mild peppery heat that balances everything out. Bigger body, very nice chewiness. Lightly slick, lighter carbonation. Delicious stuff.

4.5
JStax (6995) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Draft pour. Pours a thick black with a thin head of khaki foam. The aroma has chocolate cake, cinnamon, oak, toffee. Taste is sweet and spicy. Thick mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10583) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
Growler at a BA Hunahpu’s tasting. Pours a viscous black color with a small tight reddish tan head. The normal aroma which is roasted, dark chocolate, slight ash, spicy, with hints of vanilla gets somewhat obscured by this green apple character which is distracting. The flavor opens with deep roasted malts, char, dark chocolate, and cocoa. Midway the vanilla, barrel and spicy peppers start to come through. The green apple is less noticeable in the flavor, but still there. Medium plus mouthfeel and smooth.

4
madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2013
6th November 2011
Opaque black beer, small bubbly brown head. Smooth palate, a little dry and with a crispy trailing edge. Rich dark malts - smooth and tangy. Dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla. The chili is mild but starts to build toward the finish. Mild red berry fruits and subtle smoke. Semi dry finish. Rich and tasty. Love the way the oak has rounded off the base beer.

3.9
AcctError96987 (3722) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Barrel-Aged Hunahpu’s tasting! Thanks to all the guys in the tasting group who helped make this happen. The beer is, like all of the Hunahpu’s variants, profoundly dark. Ominous black with a thick, oily beige head. An awesome appearance for an imperial stout. Lacing stains the glass. The aroma offers oak, cinnamon, booze, subtle chocolate, vanilla. A lot of wood in the flavor. Cinnamon shines through as well. Some sweet spice and vanilla. Good feel. I appreciate the bold oak character. Another solid stout from Cigar City. Very glad to have tried this. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 01-14-2012

3.9
jcartamdg (3516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
pours jet black with a thin mocha head, aroma of vanilla oak, peppers and chocolate. Taste is a bit sweet, all components are there just sweetened. Chewy and thick. too sweet

3.7
phaleslu (10456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
1 liter growler obtained via trade last year. 2011 vintage. Pours an opaque, dark cocoa brown with a small brown ring for a head. The aroma has oak, vanilla, chocolate, soy, and too much fruit- apples, grapes, and berries mostly. In the flavor, these fruits show up later, following chocolate, roast, brown sugar, and chili pepper. Medium-bodied, with an oaky, fruity mouthfeel and low carbonation. We missed the boat on this one by waiting so long to open it with the others; would have been better fresh from what I’ve heard and read.

3.8
beernbourbon (1596) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle at big STL tasting, thanks boys. Pour is black. Aroma is very oaky with roasted malt and a faint sweet smoky cedar-like aroma. Very nice. Flavor is also Oaky with cedar and light fruit but somewhat one dimensional. Loved aroma but flavor needs more.

4.5
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Growler, just like the pic. Poured inky black with a sinister head that wasn’t much lighter. The aroma picked up sweeter cocoa and vanilla upfront, with darker chocolates, molasses, and biscuity malts not far behind.. spicy pepper joined on the back of the nose.. well-balanced, but a tad more oak presence would’ve been nice. The flavor opened with tart oak and spicy, smoked guajillos.. blended chocolates and vanilla were decadent at the core.. smoky peppers, cinnamon, and alcohol warmth over a fine bed of malts on the long finish.. delicious! Heavy-bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. warm, but well-balanced.. the oaky dryness worked well, especially in the end.. loved it!


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