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

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Ratings: 829
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.77
pDev: 7.97%
Wants: 945
Gots: 162 | 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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4.05/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to the members of El Catador Club for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, cookie dough, spice, rum, apple brandy, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, chile, and apple brandy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and thick mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but the aromas on this one are much better in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Feb 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -16.1%

djrn2, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -10.9%

spycow, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -10.9%

zestar, Feb 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Thorpe429, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -10.9%

acurtis, Apr 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.8%

Texasfan549, Apr 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.8%

kjkinsey, Apr 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.8%

ygtbsm94, May 07, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! This pours out jet black with a beautiful oily look. The smell is a ton of Apple cinnamon on the nose. The taste has plenty of cinnamon and barrel age spice and sweetness. The mouthfeel is thick, it lingers perfectly and hangs with insane amounts of flavor. Overall it's sweet and spicy but incredibly balanced. Love this beer! Get it and drink it!

Knapp85, Mar 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -5.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, May 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -5.7%

largadeer, May 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

SocalKicks, May 14, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

like no other. the base hunahpu is elite level stuff, truly dynamite, but this double barrel edition is a total game changer, bringing it from magnificent to one of the best beers to ever grace my palate. its everything the base beer is, but the texture, oh god the texture. its like beer jelly, spreadable, but so smooth for how thick it is, coating the palate but not rotting the teeth or guts, it just glides down, really heavenly in feel, unrivaled really, perfect, for real. the taste too is ramped up in this one. its got a hint of calvados in the nose, with that sweet apple fruity cider thing, which is a perfect pair for the dark grain. the rum aspect is a little less obvious, but there is a sweet vanilla spice there which amplifies both the vanilla and the chili peppers. its a genius dual fusion process at work, and it gives further credence to the idea that bourbon barrels are not the ultimate evolution of wood ageing beer. the oak mellows the alcohol that was never even hot in the first place to the level of dangerously easy. it drinks like a cognac though, aromatic and improving always as it warms. again the mouthfeel of this is as good as any beer ive ever sipped. its truly worth the hype, an unforgettable beer and the best i could imagine.

StonedTrippin, Oct 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

oline73, Mar 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

mendvicdog, Mar 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.8%

MarkyMOD, Mar 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.8%

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5/5  rDev +4.8%

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5/5  rDev +4.8%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev -0.4%

imperialking, Sep 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.8%

InspectorBob, Mar 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -10.9%

drewone, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -16.1%

yourefragile, May 26, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to DocJ007 for sharing this one with us tonight. Happy birthday buddy!!

A - Pours jet black with a small film of tan head, quickly dissipating down to nothing at all, leaving no lace at all on the glass. Pretty much dead flat almost instantly.

S - Smells of milk chocolate, chili spices, vanilla beans, cinnamon, oak, spicy rum and fruity brandy warmth. Everything that should be present is there and shining brightly.

T - Starts off with a mix of cinnamon and chili spices quickly being joined by the milk chocolate, vanilla and toffee sweetness. The spicy rum and fruity brandy match perfectly with the base flavors. Finish is spicy sweet with some mild booze burn, lingering long after the finish.

M - Heavy body with moderate to low carbonation. Slick, spicy feel with a bit of heat at the end of each sip. Just needs more carbonation and it would be amazing.

O - This is a pretty incredible beer. The two barrels blend very well together and complement the base flavors amazingly well. I would still take the Apple Brandy version over this one but it is closer than any of the other variants I have had to date.

orangesol, Mar 16, 2014
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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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