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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4.4
BoBoChamp (5878) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2014
75cl, Bottled on 8/2011 (blue wax), no mention of ABV, as Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (aged in Whiskey Barrels), exclusive American brew, with cinnamon and chili peppers, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic/woody and slightly fruity/spicy/sweet, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, World class!, yet very expensive!, ’This sample aged very well... This IS craft beer! If I just got to try the Apple Brandy Edition...’

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.

4.3
Ibrew2or3 (8814) - 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.

4.3
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, this one big thanks to Scott. Thick black pour with dark chocolate brown head, oily out of the bottle but plenty of carbonation. Aroma brought big vanilla, sweet caramel and chocolate notes, bitter espresso bean with a hint of the whiskey poking through. Taste is similar, with vanilla and sweet fruits up front going into bitter earthy spice, chocolate and espresso, hints of whiskey in there but fairly subtle once again, finishing fairly dry and sweet.

4.3
Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2012
(Bottle) Pours black with a small dark brown head. The aroma holds marshmallows/vanilla, cinnamon buns, coconut, brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, oily asphalt. dark earthy fruits, wet tobacco, fruity/woodshop-like whiskey. Hints of pepper. Round, full, complex and balanced nose. The flavour is near medium sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic with notes of hard roast, fairly balanced hops, some dark fruits, spices, whiskey and earthy tobacco. The mouthfeel is round, oily and fairly smooth with a light carbonation. Balanced finish. Full bodied.

4.3
yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is light fruity, whiskey and dark roasted malty mixed with a note of chocolate. Smooth caramelish, vanilla and light vanilla into the finish. Smooth whiskey into the far finish.

4.3
VsXsV (4544) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2012
750 ml bottle shared at the RBSG 2012 Grand Tasting. Thanks to mrbubbler for sharing it! Compared to the original and the Brandy version this feels, to me, even more like a run-of-the-mill BA Imperial Stout, even if it’s well made. Less of the flavourings (Chilies, Cocoa nibs etc) in both taste and aroma. Still quite chocolatey with nice whiskey notes and some oak as well. Viscous, velvety body as the other Huny’s and absolutely pitch black liquid.

4.3
jcartamdg (3535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2012
pours dark black with a paperthin dark brown head. Aroma of whiskey, in your face overpowering the other components of the beer. Taste follows, some chocolate, vanilla and oak. no peppers. The whiskey is too forward in this. still not bad just not my favorite of the variants.

4.3
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Appearance: Blacker than black with a paper thing espresso crema head which fizzles into oblivion. Sucked in by a black whole maybe? Rests still and unwavering with a few trepid swirls leaving a black oily slick in its wake.
Nose: Burnt black licorice. Pure unfettered cacao – brittle, bitter, roasty, and burnt espresso caramel crema. Sweet heat and spice along the sides and rounding out in the back. Whiskey soaked black chocolate covered raisins. Black cake.
Palate: Intense but not intensely complex. Dark chocolate fudge and brownies. A silky mouthfeel carries each delicate flavor from beginning to finish. Spicy heat tickles the back of my throat with whisky and the cask it was previously aged int. Black root and more fudge mingle. Oily on the lips while dry and brittle on the tongue – cacao beans.
Final Thoughts: Between the Rum and the Whiskey, I enjoyed both but if I had to lean in one direction, it would be in the direction of the rum. Both were amazing beers though and while I don’t know what new used barrel deliciousness Cigar City has in store for their next Hunahpu release, I’ll have to make sure I am there and ready.

4.3
Sledutah (7837) - 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.


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