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

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Ratings: 1,077
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.76
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 1,278
Gots: 186 | FT: 9
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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: 1,077 | Reviews: 99
Photo of Baab200
4.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

shared with @jimsaw88 in a snifter

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

Taste like golden coffee clouds

Photo of KaeF
4.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared by Benzai, huge thanks to you, man! Smells like apples, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, alcohol, taste is great, like apple pie with molasses and brandy. Awesome beer!

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.65/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Holy shit. Pours very black. Looks great. Swirling it around the glass and it's clinging to the sides. Thick. Most notable flavor is cinnamon, bit of chili pepper skin, and maybe a hint of twang from the AB barrels. I wonder if I'm not getting one particular flavor because everything is so well balanced or not. The Rum and AB barrels just work awesomely with this base. Some warming alcohol presence in chest. Just outstanding.

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

Perfect in every single way

Photo of Mj45isback
5/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top 5 best beer i ever had

Photo of boothbeer
4.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Split two ways with vicjr85.
Pours as dark as used motor oil. But almost no bubbles or head with an extra aggressive pour.

Smells like Hershey's chocolate syrup and sweet boozy barrels.

Taste is amazing. Lots of chocolate. Hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Very sweet, but balanced well with the spicy pepper notes and booze from the barrels.
Smooth mouth feel with not a ton of carbonation.

Overall, excellent beer that I have been wanting to try for a long time.

Photo of Bobloblawlawblog11
4.98/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Amazing beer. Very tasty, lots of cinnamon barrel character comes through great

Photo of dar482
4.94/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The aroma his of fudge, chocolate, sweet barrel character, pepper skin, cinnamon

The beer is chewy, yet slick. Up front, a combination of sweet liqueur frm the barrels. It moves onto a theme of sweet fudge, vanilla and chocolate dessert, chocolate, ice cream, brownie. There's cinnamon with a touch of pepper skin and a kick of heat in the back. The finish is sweet, yet clean.

This beer certainly elevates the base beer by adding a dimension to the base beer's chocolate notes and cleaning up the beer on the finish with the barrels.

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
4.97/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | 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

Split three ways. Quick notes, because i'm trying to keep it casual chilling with my homies.

Appearance: Pitch black. Thin head. Duh.

Aroma: Green apple (not acetaldehyde) pop tart crust, a bit of bead and big chocolate.

Flavor: An intense 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.

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