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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4.6
BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle generously shared by Dak @ Woodshed 1.0! Another insanely black pour with a dark chestnut head. The glass is now cocoa permanently with back to back Hunahpu pours! Bold whisky, baker’s chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, wood, raisin and cinnamon find their way to the senses. Chewy and assertive. A really great beer!

4.2
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Served side by side with a few other of the variants served in a Cigar City snifter because I can.

Beer is black with a thin brown head with some lacing, decent retention, moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, oaky, strong liquor aroma, definitely bourbon / whiskey in the nose, quite strong.

This beer has a mild bite to it, strong, thinner than the virgin oak, boozier too, the whiskey and oak flavors sit on top of the backbone of the beer, interesting. The liquor is almost an after thought in this one, my third favorite of the night.

4.3
LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Appearance: Pours dark brown. Looks very thick. Leaves an iodine coating on the glass. No head. Pours like motor oil.



Aroma: Sweet whiskey, vanilla and booze, dark chocolate. Cinnamon raisin toast.



Taste: Whiskey, dark chocolate covered raisin, spirit soaked wood. Roasty aftertaste.



Mouthfeel: Silky thick , spicy bubbles.



Overall: An amazing tasty treat. Call me crazy, but while this is at the top of my list of one of my favorite categories of beer, I’d probably take ’regular old’ Hunahpu over this hard to get beer.

5
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Damn!! Black. Brown head. Jesus. This is fucking amazing. Booze, smoke, sweet fucking goodness. Kudos Joey and Wayne. Wow.

4.2
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Damn, this one is tremendous too. I’m having a stellar beer day. Incredible black pour with big noted of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts and whiskey.

The flavors match teh aroma with the addition of nut and wood.

A+ work.

4.1
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2011
thanks to adam for sharing this one. Pours black tan head, nose smoke, char, Fl chocolate, chili pepper, smoke, vanilla, some cinnamon, good heat too, thick body bigger than virgin oak, excellent stuff.

4
chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
bottle... my favorite of the variants, very balanced, smooth whiskey finish, still can taste a lot of the base... very good

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
pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
750ml bottle. Thanks to Adam for contributing this offering... Again with a thick viscous pure deep black hue and topped with a moderate darker tan head that receded to a thin ring around the edges of the glass... Butterscotch and caramel upfront in the aroma with softer more mellow whiskey notes. Vanilla surfaces more through the middle and finish. Soft to moderate pepper nicely finishes things off... Flavors fail to deviate much from the aroma with solidified with charred chocolate oites to pair alongside a soft gentle whiskey presence. A light to medium pepper presence meshes nicely late and prolongs through the finish. Thick consistency throughout. Nicely executed. Original > whiskey > virgin oak at this point.

4.2
brokensail (16670) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Almost black in color with a small tan head. Rich whiskey aroma and tons of vanilla. There is a ton of sweet milk chocolate aroma to it as well. Mildly roasty too. The flavor is intense in all facets. Lots of whiskey, vanilla, and chocolate. Very rich and decadent.


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