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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madmitch76 (24807) - , 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.

4.4
jtclockwork (16600) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Growler. Pours oily black with dark brown head. Nose/taste of chili pepper, oak, vanilla and dark chocolate. A bit more muted than other versions. Still an amazing world class brew. Medium body.

4.2
Dedollewaitor (16170) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle @ Hallinghansens US Tasting, Odense. Handbottle. Thanks Jacob. Pours black with a dark creamy beige head. Oak, whiskey, coffee, roast, a bit of chili, ashes, soy and liquorice. Sticky, slick, soft and oily. Warmth. Very nice and enjoyable.

2.6
djd07 (14521) - 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.

3.3
Christian (13670) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2012
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of green pepper, with undertones of brown sugar, dark chocolate and peach. Cloying sweet, thick licorice flavour going towards hard roasted and ashy character. In between, you find some lovely dark chocolate and vanilla/oak complexity though.

4.2
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2011
(Growler, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours an opaque black body with a small brown head. Aroma of fresh chopped wood, roasted malt, molasses, anise, cinnamon, dark fruit, light chilies, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some roasted chilies, vanilla, and fresh wood.

4.3
hopscotch (11104) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Draft… This beer rocks!… Pours ink black with a small, creamy, brown head. Good retention. The aroma is an intertwining ribbon of dark chocolate, pouch tobacco, charcoal, dried plum, blackstrap molasses, lots of toasted oak, a gooey sliver of vanilla bean and a rumor of cinnamon. Full-bodied with a 20w50 mouthfeel and subdued carbonation. The flavor offers charcoal bitterness, burnt malts, acrid and acidic notes and a trace of toasted oak. Otherwise, it’s just smack-you-in-the-face Zhukov more so than Hunahpu. Boozy, carbonaceous finish with plenty of peppery warmth as it slides on down the throat. Seems like the oak is taking away more than it’s giving in this example. Still, it’s Hunahpu, which makes it a world class beer in my book!

4.8
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Black pour. Aroma of fresh cut oak trees, cinammon, chocolate, chili, roast. Flavor has so much of what I love in hunahpus. An added level of complexity with the oak. Fabulous.

3.7
alexsdad06 (10431) - Cincinnati, 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.

3.7
phaleslu (10271) - 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.


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