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

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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.77
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 943
Gots: 161 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: GatorLCA on 01-16-2014)
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Photo of Jeffo
4.75/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to whomever brought this one to the Moeder Lambic tasting a couple weeks ago. Fantastic beer.

From a 750 into a tasting glass.
Huna aged in Apple Brandy and Rum barrels then blended back together.

APPEARANCE: A thick, dense, black pour produces a nice, tight, dark mocha colored head after a wonderful cascading effect that looks stunning. Head retains really well and slowly fades to a good full cap. Jet black body and minimal carbonation evident. A fuller wisp and ring remain, showing some beautiful swirl patters after each sip, and leaves some falling dots of lace down the glass. Looks wonderful, just as the regular version does.

SMELL: Chilies, cinnamon and cocoa nibs on the nose, with some nice brandy, oak, vanilla, raisins and rum as well. Light roasted and chocolate aromas as well. Very nice and plenty bold enough. Great.

TASTE: Very flavorful and well balanced all around. Brandy, vanilla and coconut up front, with roasted flavors, some bitter chocolate, chilies and cinnamon at the swallow. Big, bold and lingering finish of brandy, oak, chilies and cinnamon, raisins, some rum, as well as some bitter dark chocolate and roasted notes. Not boozy at all. Very tasty and extremely well balanced. Lovely.

PALATE: Medium-full body, oily, with medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine with a slightly oily and mouth-coating finish. Fantastic feel for the style, and just as menacing as the base beer.

OVERALL: This was excellent. Lots of base beer and wonderfully balanced adjuncts under a blend of complimenting and delicious brandy and rum barrels. The execution of this barrel aging project is great and the base beer is world class anyways. Loved this one and would be very happy to drink some more at some point. Thanks again guys! This was great.

Jeffo, May 10, 2014
Photo of pmarlowe
4.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 release. Tulip glass.

A: Pours viscous, jet black, with a fine dark brown, espresso-like ring of head. Minimal lacing but the collar is very persistent.

S: A very light aroma which doesn't open up much until hitting near room temp. Some cinnamon and dark roast coffee, tobacco, dark fruit, and a touch of oak/vanilla. The apple spirits and spiced rum character show up as it warms, but overall the barrel aspect is minimal.

T: Huge dark cocoa, almost fudge brownie-like, dark coffee and malt, a touch of vanilla carries through most of the sip and adds nice support, lots of delicious cinnamon, a touch of spiced rum sweetness and apple, and a touch of chile on the long finish. Mild sweetness.

M: Thick, creamy hot chocolate-like body, and light carbonation.

O: Tasty, smooths out the corners of regular Huna, and improves what is already a superb beer. Laudable complexity. But overall, I'm having a hard time reaching the conclusion that it's an exceedingly impressive beer (much less that it's worth what it trades for). You've really got to search to find the barrel treatment; I think a little heavier hand would have made an excellent beer phenomenal.

pmarlowe, Aug 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -5.7%

rdell17, Today at 02:47 PM
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4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

brewnic, Yesterday at 04:41 PM
Photo of MalibuKenny
4.89/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

BFLN share

A: pour from bottle into sniffer glass, and watch as it coat the glass with a clean amber film

T: vanilla, sticky toffee, roasted coffee; all blended and not overwhelming. I most appreciate the apple brandy barrel

M: chewy, in the best way possible

O: Yes, now I do believe in the hype

MalibuKenny, Yesterday at 04:15 PM
Photo of Gameover170
5/5  rDev +4.8%

Glad I got to try this beast of a beer. Part of a package of beers I received for my '14 BVDL from Joromiller, thanks man!

Appearance: Dark with a tan mocha head. Can tell by the appearance how dense the beer is going to be.

Smell: If I could make this smell into an air freshener, I would hang that shit everywhere. Cinnamon hits the nose first, followed by chocolate, spiced rum, roast, oak, vanilla, all of the smells blend together so well, getting you ready for what's inevitably going to be a fantastic beer.

Taste: Wow, I mean I knew this was going to be good, but wow. Had this side-by-side with a '14 BVDL and, while they are two completely different flavored stouts, this one was every bit as big of a beast as the DL. Same as the nose, cinnamon dominates but doesn't overpower. Chilis and chocolate blend together so well, with oak and vanilla in there. So many flavors stand out, yet blend together so perfectly. Outstanding.

Mouthfeel: A perfect consistency, not thin at all, chewy but totally drinkable. Could easily finish this 750 by myself.

Overall: World class, about as perfect of a BA stout as you can come by. Glad I was able to try it.

Gameover170, Tuesday at 06:55 PM
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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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