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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedHunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged

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Ratings: 1,050
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.76
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 1,262
Gots: 190 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GatorLCA on 01-16-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Stout aged on Peruvian cacao nibs, ancho and pasilla chiles, cinnamon and Madagascar vanilla beans aged in apple brandy and rum barrels before being blended together.
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Ratings: 1,050 | Reviews: 90
Photo of jlindros
4.59/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting on this one for a long time, big thanks to Andy C.

No head but super black thick syrupy beer.

Nose brings sweet syrupy malts, heavy dark choc, cocoa and chocolate char, caramel fudge, vanilla barrel, plenty of vanilla barrel, light raisin dark fruit, brandy like fruity slight booze, touch of barrel coconut, and a little cinnamon note.

Taste is semi sweet, syrupy thick malts, charred cocoa, dark choc, nice coconut, toasty vanilla barrel and mild fruity brandy, little booze warmth, caramel toffee, sweety nutty, some dark fruits faint raisin, touch of pepper heat and cinnamon, chewy fudge, etc.

Mouth thick heavy, little syrupy, decent carb, faint booze warmth.

Awesome, very very good, just missing a bit more of the pepper and cinnamon, maybe a bit more barrel but nice barrel, booze hidden well, very tasty.

Photo of rudzud
4.55/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for Andy for sharing this beer during a little cellar cleaning party. Reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip an oily black hue with just enormous legs.

S - Aromas of brandy, apples, rum, vanilla, light booze, chocolate. Really really nice.

T - Taste is just like the nose. Loads of rum, apple brandy, chocolate, malts, caramel, toffee apples, dark chocolate. Delicious.

M - Mouthfeel is creamy, lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden perfectly.

O - Overall this beer was just delicious. Really glad Andy was able to bring this one.

Serving type: Bottle

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A supreme barrel-aged stout that blows away almost all others in this category. The intense chocolate followed by the cinnamon and spices in pure harmony with the rum and apple brandy barrels is a tasting experience I will never forget. Thick, smooth, legendary.

Photo of GarMerr
4.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The viscosity of this offering is exceptional. A delightful mix of chocolate and spice. More barrels equals more fun.

Photo of KillerJigger
4.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Best ive had in this category.

Photo of aleigator
4.99/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Many thanks to Kevin for the bottle.

Pours a pitch black, motor oil color, revealing a slick viscosity after swirling, with a hazelnut brown, small head, which soon disappears.
Leaves back alcoholic spider legs, mingling into the darkness of the beer.


Smells of spiced, hot, chocolate, together with a wooden, slightly fruity burn. The scorched malts blend very smoothly into the hot qualities of the beer, both chilies and alcohol. Provides a rich bakers chocolate layer, enriching the unique spiciness, by ending up being a ebenbürtiger, smooth counterpart to them. Brandy exhibits a certain apple fruitiness, which gets picked up by faint lemony tequila, gently wrapped up by cinnamon and chocolate.

Has an outstandingly smooth mouthfeel, with a lower carbonation, giving the beer enough room to unfold its full, complex body.

Tastes of alcoholic truffels, with a fruity whiff, coated up by cinnamon and chilies. All flavors are very pronounced and well integrated into the overall taste, mainly defined by a decadent mexican chocolate foundation. The beer got a spicy chili bite to it, inviting an alcoholic, wooden flavor to the palate, while both flavors blend flawlessly into each other, providing a unique depth, backed up by ashy chocolate and cinnamon. No booziness hovers above the different, diverse flavors, due to chocolate malts, which are incredible well pronounced, building upa prominent backbone. Finishes with matured, slightly bitter hops, with all other flavors still being recognizable, especially the wooden, part floral, part fruity spirits, which provide a harsh, but pleasant dryness.

This beer is fantastic, its well balanced depth of flavor is far superior to the base beer, with both barrels enriching the flavor. Results in a never before experienced complexity in a spiced imperial stout, with cinnamon being even more present than in the regular version, accentuating the malty chocolate qualities of the beer perfectly. The double burn, due to chilies and spirits, acts as a long lasting, pleasant and well integrated peak, slowly evolving from the luscious chocolate.

Photo of Phillip380
4.83/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours thick like warmed car oil. With a boozy smell that that hints a syrup and rum. It's sweet, and the chocolate and Chilies are apparent. Better share this with a couple buddy's cause it BIG.

Photo of sunnrider
4.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours out thick and very little head.
Smells incredible, rum, cinnamon and chocolate.
Tastes is complex, the heat comes on after the chocolate and alcohol flavors.
It may be a little less chilli than before, this bottle was aged for a year.
Overall I´m really glad to have tried this, and happy to say it does live up to the hype.

Photo of Rifugium
3.09/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Much thanks to whoever brought this out at the Philly-Pittsburgh share!

Thick oily pour, dark black, with a small collar of head that eventually receded; greasy legs on the glass. Aroma very muted, pretty much a roasty stout. As with regular Huna, this had a very weak flavor profile. Typical stouty dark malt roast, tobacco, vegetal green pepper and pickle, anise, some sweetness. Very little pepper burn, and practically no cinnamon. The barreling didn't really contribute much, though it did improve the body a bit, which I find very thin in regular Huna. This was quite viscous and full-bodied, which I've never experienced in any of this beer's variants.

Much like regular Hunahpu, I was not impressed by this beer. For all that goes into it, it just isn't executed well, and frankly just simply does not taste good. It was nice to try it, but I would never go out of my way to try it again.

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.75/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Popped this just after Assassin and I don't think this was as good. Boozy aroma, most of the flavors seemed to be faded, except a spicy finish from the peppers. I would have loved to try this one fresh.

Photo of Zaximus
4.55/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is an example of ridiculously high expectations not quite fulfilled. This is a great beer. Really, really good. And if I had lower expectations going in, I probdbly would have rated it higher.

One of the most viscous beers I've ever had. Extremely, 10W40 like thick. In a good way. Complex. Boozy yet smooth in its delivery. Sweet but not cloying. Little spice in the end.

This is s greet beer but maybe not mind blowingly so. Though I'm definitely glad to have had the opportunity to down a bottle.

Photo of Zach136
4.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pitch black. Thin head. Duh.

Aroma: Green apple pop tart crust, a big of head and big chocolate.

Flavor: A miraculous blend of green apple, cinnamon, chocolate, vanilla and chili pepper.

Mouthfeel: Rich and velvety with a touch of booze.

Overall: I came in my pants.

Photo of headbucket
4.89/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tastes like the devil's chocolate milk and I can't get enough of it. One of the most complex and unique beers I have had. Super smooth abv well hidden. Aftertaste of cranked up Hershey's syrup that lasts a long time. Nicely integrated barrel flavors. This is how it's done and I hope they make this again. I would buy as many as they would allow me.

Photo of JonathanC
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow (8oz pour)

Pours- A neat motor oil, coffee with dark lacing

Smelled interesting spices and apple, was very intense.

Taste- Impeccable, The apple literally binds to your palette after a rum, vanilla coffee ride. Amazingly smooth, spices with vanilla hit like an explosion and then it becomes an apple chocolate spice train.

Overall- The best beer I have tried, I beg Cigar City to re-brew this.

Photo of HOPSareKey
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Rum filled chocolate Christmas candy. Insane.

Photo of Rutager
4.69/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Matt, cheers buddy!! Huge check off the list and lived up to the hype.

Photo of RocketCityVol
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the most complex beer I have drank at this point. The smell is of bourbon, chocolate, chilies and toffee. The taste is unbelievable. It tastes like chocolate brownies and bourbon, with a tingle of chilies on the back end. The flavors get even better as it warms. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and stays for a long time. Overall this beer is definitely worth the hype.

Photo of Graffy
3.64/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Most disappointing brew Ive ever had with all the hype surrounding this brew. Its a straight apple sugar cinnamon bomb. The sugar and sweetness over powers everything in this beer.

Photo of 442Much
4.98/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Super complex beer. As good as you think it is.

Photo of ARayLSU
4.95/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very complex beer. Loads of chocolate and vanilla on the nose, chili on the finish with a mix of a slightly boozy rum and brandy notes. Each sip presents a different flavor profile. Truly awesome beer in every sense of the word.

Photo of timc100
5/5  rDev +5%

Very complicated beer regarding it's recipe, aging and blending. It's astounding how well it comes together.

Gorgeous beer - actually pours pitch black with oil-like consistency. Incredible aroma of sweet booze - brandy primarily. The rich chocolate comes through, very fudgy. Some rum coconut, and some vanilla sweetness. The cinnamon is prominent, very slight vegetal note from the peppers. Everything is in great balance. When it warms great barrel aromas come out - cigar box, tobacco, char, and more of the apple brandy.

Tastes vibrant and lush - very slick and full mouthfeel, though a little thinner than reg huna and zhukov. The flavors keep hitting - wave after wave, huge finish. Great brandy booziness and heat. All the aforementioned flavors from the aroma shine through on the palate with more vanilla.

It is over-the-top in it's intensity but so well balanced. This juice is from another planet.

Photo of MikeWoj
5/5  rDev +5%

A smudge tastier than ba Abraxas.just a perfect beer all around

Photo of Fieldzy27
5/5  rDev +5%

poured from a 750ml bottle into a snifter

Appearance: Pours the darkest thing I have ever seen, this is darker than the abyss. The head lasted only a second and deflated quickly. The ring of foam is clay brown and is the most colorful head I have ever seen. World Class.

Aroma: Smells massively of dark fruit, dates and raisins, then comes vanilla and clove. Second wave is spice and chocolate wrapped fig. The wood makes a strong appearance as it warms some spice and molasses as well as more vanilla. I have never smelled a beer as complex and explosively aromatic as this. World Class again.

Taste: The flavors here are border line indescribable but ill try, dark fruit, candied raisin, clove, vanilla and milk chocolate, hints of cayenne and chili. More dark chocolate combined with dates and strong fig notes. After swallow gives a hint of candied apple and slightly tart fig with a spiced finish of chili. Another World Class.

Mouthfeel: Extremely viscous yet smooth and silky with light full carbonation. Slight tingle from the peppers.

Overall: If you know nothing about this beer educate yourself. It may be the best beer I have ever had to date. So much in fact that i'm not writing anymore and i'm going to continue drinking.

Big thanks for Aarondrinks for sharing!

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

There is nothing that I can add that hasn't already been said about this exquisite brew. If I have a chance to get it this coming year, you best believe I will grab as much as I can. Phenomenal!

Photo of mmulebarn
5/5  rDev +5%

Just perfect.......

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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