Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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4.76/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Bottled shared by Jacob - thanks.
A: Pours an oily black with a 1/2" dark mocha head which fades slowly to the rim leaving spots of lace.
N: Dark cocoa, earthy, roast, rum and and a hint of sweet brandy.
T: Apple brandy and rum integrates very well, chilies and cocoa are also well balanced. The cinnamon is a little strong - minor issue and not a flaw.
N: Full body and light carbonation. Smooth , rich and luscious. Dark chocolate cake with peppery spice drizzled with rum and apple brandy icing.
O: Amazing. Just fantastic.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 01:37:07 | More by wethorseblanket
4.69/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a bottle into a Prairie Teku glass. Bottle courtesy of solo103, and shared with Abbbp, who teamed up with me to snag this whale.
Appearance: The beer pours a pitch black motor oil, with a tiny but persistent head the color of pennies. Not much in the way of lacing. I've never seen a darker head than this one, it's as copper as they come. Gorgeous.
Smell: Strong alcohol, but loads of apples and cinnamon, on top of chocolate and chiles. If there are hints of vanilla, they mix in with the cinnamon. Like an apple pie and then some, really.
Taste: Definitely a lot of alcohol again, which is fine because what lies beneath it is so amazing. Lots of cinnamon, the apple brandy is strong here too. Chiles contribute a vague heat but more of the actual chile flavor, which of course plays very nicely with all other components involved, such as the cacao nibs and the vanilla. The only knock I have against this is the booziness.
Mouthfeel: Motor oil. Thick and sticky. Seals my mouth shut. A perfect amount of carbonation on this, which is to say it's relatively low. Just enough to keep the beer nice and full-bodied.
Overall: Yeah, this lived up to the hype.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 00:58:30 | More by WTKeene
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.