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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4.7
markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this one. Pours the color of obsidian night with some dark tan head. Nose is legendary: roast, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, hint of booze with bits of spice and pepper. Flavor is equally wonderous: roast, slight ash, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, pepper, slight mallow, and spices. The balance is outstanding, the base beer is great, and the overall experience is symphonic. Amazing beer with medium to full body and lingering sweet Hunahpu finish.

4.7
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 10/31/2011. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Taste side by side with 2011 Hunahpu’s and the Virgin Oak Aged Hunahpu’s. The pour is a gorgeous chocolate ebony color with a tightly wound chocolate colored creamy head. Eventually fading to a collar, a little bit of lace is left down the sides of the glass. I did not think that Hunahpu’s aroma could improve, but aging in these whiskey barrels managed to do it. Sweet whiskey, dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and a bit of coffee blend and balance ever so nicely. The flavor is phenomenal as well. Dark chocolate works in with sweet whiskey flavors, cinnamon, vanilla, roasted malt, a bit of espresso and cream. Some light dry oak tannins come in toward the middle, mixing with more chocolate and whiskey toward the end. With an incredibly thick body, the flavors really have a chance to settle on the tongue. The carbonation is on the light side, which really lets all of the flavors come through. A strong sticky flavor rests on the tongue and lips. So balanced, so incredible. This is one of the top beers I have ever had.

4.7
crosamich (474) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 17, 2012
A truly fantastic beer. Strong whiskey. Aroma and delivers on the flavor. Loses a little of the peppers but replaced by whiskey

4.7
tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bomber @ CCB Day. Pours oily pitch black with a nice creamy dark brown shortlived head. Aroma is mint cocoa coffee whiskey oaky vanilla chcolate, quite fullbodied. Flavor is so nice; tingly on tounge, velvety peppery hot chcolate coffee whiskey..... the lot. Great hot whiskey sweet chocolte finish.

4.7
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle at CCB Day, Sätila 2012-07-07. Pitch black beer with a nice dark brown head. Vanilla aroma, chocolate, mint, whisky, roasted, cocoa powder, candy, caramel, woody notes, dark chocolate. Whisky flavor, dark chocolate, vanilla, milk, roasted, caramel, cocoa, figs, raisins, soot, oak notes. Loads of chocolate, wonderful body. Long chocolate finish with cocoa, mint, figs and hop notes.

4.7
gnoff (10891) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
Bottle shared @ Timo’s/tkrjukoff’s CCB Day tasting on July 7, 2012.
Black color, dark brown head. Whiskey, wood, oak, vanilla, alcohol, very very nice scent, smells like Kaggen minus the heather honey, fantastic! SWeet, chocolate, bitter, whiskey, vanilla, alcohol, lean, smooth taste. Full smooth mouthfeel, medum high bitterness. Damn this is super nice!

4.7
Plovmand (8616) - Grindsted, 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
fonefan (51064) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.

Dark dark black colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light brown to brown head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, spicy, wood - cedar, alcohol - whisky, moderate to heavy coffee. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, coconut, chocolate, dark chocolate, buzzy. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Incredibly intense and the flavour is extremely balanced. Only one word ... wonderfull ;-) [20120818]

4.7
kraddel (8872) - 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 !

4.6
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
bottle courtesy of freshbeercesar, thank you so much! had this next to pappy dark lord, and was very surprised to find this beer more cloying. a very boozy and thick stout, has the uberviscous body as usual, all the spices and all the barrel are there, slightly distracted by the palate. this is one of the rare cases where i am gonna give a slight edge to the base beer it think. very slight. looking forward to trying the other variations and seeing if its across the board or just with this particular treatment. world class stuff, hope i get to try this one in about a year or so!


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