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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: 984
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.76
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 1,206
Gots: 191 | FT: 13
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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4.5/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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4.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Reviewed from notes from 7/24/14

A- Pours incredibly thick and viscous, midnight black, with a medium sized dark mocha head that slowly recedes leaving some lacing. Some nice alcohol legs appear when swirled.

S- The aromas don't explode from the glass, but when explored it is full of complex subtleties. Dry cocoa and bitter dark chocolate are followed by sweet vanilla. The chilies' sweetness and slight spiciness meshes amazingly well with the apple brandy. The spiced rum and cinnamon blend fantastically as well. Some fudgy chocolate and booze round it out.

T- The flavor follows the nose incredibly closely. Bitter chocolate, roast and smooth vanilla meets a counter-point of cinnamon and chilies. The rum and apple brandy barrels impart such wonderful complexities! As it warms the fudgy chocolate really comes out to counter-balance the chili heat. As in the nose the rum and cinnamon play off each other as do the chilies and apple brandy. This is extraordinarily complex and at the same time perfectly balanced!

M- Thick and viscous, drying, good carbonation, and only slightly boozy.

O- This beer just comes together so perfectly with flavors that compliment and play off each other so well! It's delicious, complex, and greater than the sum of it's parts!

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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.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 984 ratings.