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%
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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 PsilohsaiBiN
5/5  rDev +5%

Bottle 1 of 2 from El Catador Club.

Appearance: Pours black, as expected with a quarter finger of prominently light brown head that collars quickly. You can tell this is Huna by how sluggishly it glugs into the glass. I think regular Huna/Zhukov might very well be the thickest beers I’ve ever drank, and this is certainly no exception.

Smell: Cocoa, cinnamon, coconut, vanilla, faint rum, apple brandy, dark fruit and let’s not forget a spicy pepper/heat element from the chiles. No bullshit, it’s all there. Honestly, this smells as advertised and radiates a formidable stench like that of no other beer prior.

Taste: There is so much going on here, describing this will certainly be no easy task. As it begins, cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla dance with each other leading into a subtle coconut that acts as a brief intermission before your palate is, get ready…PUNCHED IN THE FACE with apple brandy! Wow!! It’s impossible to miss! As the brandy subsides, spicy rum creeps in and is complemented perfectly by the subtle heat of the chiles. A unique adventure of a beer, if there ever was one.

Mouthfeel: Regular Huna gives BCBS a run for its money in the viscosity department and may even surpass it. However, I feel that the double barrel treatment may have unfathomably thinned this beer out a bit somehow, but it doesn't detract from anything...just makes it more drinkable, while still being plenty viscous. It’s just creamy and perfectly thick all at the same time

Overall: I’m not one to give 5s out, but if a brewery takes an epic beer that is already fairly complex and significantly improves upon it, I have no choice. This beer kicks ass, and is amazingly unique…I don’t like many rum beers, but it plays off the chiles perfectly to make it the best (at least partially) rum barrel aged beer I’ve ever had, and also one of the best beers ever. Don’t spend $200 on Rare…get this.

Photo of pmarlowe
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.

Photo of SadMachine
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!

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.76/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of WTKeene
4.71/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.43/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Received in a trade (BB Flora was essentially what it cost me). Split with great company over an intense weekend of tastings

A- My god...the thickest of thick. Multiple people dropped their jaw at the sight of this one as it slipped into the glass. Motor oil. Glass may be permanently stained. Little to no head

S- Love the brandy and rum mix. Chocolate donuts and milk chocolate.

T- Rich, sweet, malty goodness. Cocoa. Faint spice layered in with the rum. The rum seems to be picked up more than the brandy. Still a little bit of the teryaki notes that I got from the base beer.

M- Creamy, chewy. Oh so rich. Hefty booze, but not distracting. Maybe the best feel of any barrel aged beer i have had

O- Very complex. Intensely sweet. The base is present, but certainly takes it up a number of notches. Let it warm up and enjoy

Photo of jeonseh
4.55/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Deep dark chocolate brown beer with a milk chocolate color head on the slides

S - Cinnamon, peppers, sweet apple brandy and a slight rum presence.

T - Dark chocolate, cinnamon and spice from the peppers. Sweeter than regular huna due to the apple brandy and rum presence to it. You get about everything you would expect from this one.

MF - Thick, creamy beer that allow this one to be nice and smooth

O - Great Huna stout that is about as good as you would expect. The barrels add a nice sweetness to an already good base beer

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

A: black with a medium dark brown head

S: mostly cinnamon and chili, some chocolate, vanilla, and brandy

T: an enormous amount of flavor in the tiniest sip, incredible! Cinnamon, gooey chocolate, and vanilla, mellowed out a lot by the barrel. A nice chili heat on the end that works really nice with the other flavors.

M: so thick and good

O: this was as an incredible delicious beer with a huge punch of flavor

Photo of deschutes_fan
4.99/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750mL bottle, shared with a Friend.

- Pours motor oil thick black with thin layer of ominous dark brown foam.

- Smell is a wonderful and complex mix of aromas, consisting of roasty chocolate, sweet rum, spicy peppers.

- Taste is ridiculous, bursting with flavors of rich fudge, sweet vanilla, cinnamon and other spices. The finish features heat from the peppers and some rum/brandy barrel character. Neither of the barrel components are over the top, but they are well integrated and complementary of the other flavors. I really love how the pepper heat and brandy barrel finish round out and balance the sweet vanilla fudge.

- Body is thick and coats the mouth elegantly to distribute the flavors, a perfect mouhtfeel.

- Overall the best stout I've had, period. I smiled or shook my head after every gulp. Lives up to the hype, can't imagine me being able to obtain another bottle at its current value, though.
BA Biscotti break had been my favorite stout before I tasted this beer, but DBH just brings a whole new layer of complexity.

Photo of BudzNsudz
4.84/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Rating #500!! I paid close to $250 for this bottle, I hope it was worth it. Super thick black pour with minimal to no head. The legs on this beer are amazing. Aroma is apple brandy liquer, warm spice cake, thick decadent chocolate, a touch of rum, and some barrel and pepper heat. The taste is just incredible. Smooth apple brandy, chocolate fudge, vanilla wafers, cinnamon, spice, and some pepper heat on the finish. This beer is just fucking decadent as hell. I’m drinking the whole thing to my face. Cheers!

Photo of hillvt4me
4.74/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

thanks to a good friend for sharing this beer with me and a couple other solid friends.

poured into Utopias snifter.

A- The color of the beer is motor oil. Almost no head. Oily lacing surrounds glass.

S- over ripe bananas, dates, chocolate and a note of cinnamon.

T- follows the nose. The dates blend with Turkish apricots and other dark fruit. this beer is really sweet. Some peppers notes.

M- full bodied with low-no carbonation. Thick oil that coats your palate. rich and and smooth.

O- Spectacular, unique dbl barrel stout. The regular Huna is a treat and perhaps lends to my personal preference; but this is legit.

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

Bottle served and shared at Beer Bank Torreón. Served in a Mikkeller snifter. Pours pitch black, motor oil syrup. Little carbonation probably due to the high ABV. Aroma of apple brandy, fudge, cinnamon, chocolate. Not a whole lot of the rum. The apple is very present and brings a whole new level to the aroma. Taste is beyond anything out there. Its like chocolate dipped in apple brandy and a hint of rum, then cinnamon, then marshmellows. Its amazingly compex. I dont get a whole lot of the peppers flavor. More vanilla and apple brandy. Mouthfeel is smooth, boozy, delicious. I have had over 300 IS beers and this is my first review. Its worth all the hype, and beyond. Get yourself some.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.6/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

thanks to TATURBO & egrace84 for sharing this beer with me!

poured into TG snifter.

Appearance: The color of the beer is as black as black can be with 1 full finger of dark brown head that drops down to a ring around the glass. heavy booze legs and heavy glass staining is noted.

Smell: lots of cinnamon and chocolate cake. sweet and rich rum. smells slightly boozy. dark fruit and tobacco. hint of the peppers too. complex nose! it smells great!

Taste: first thing that I taste is cinnamon rolls with a rum icing and a flourless chocolate cake very chocolately. brown sugar and tobacco notes. this beer is really sweet and rich; that umami is really prominent. earthy peppers adding a nice level of heat that melds with the slight boozy kick perfectly! hint of marshmellow fluff as well. this beer has a deep complexity and layered flavors that is very decadent. the rum and apple brandy are both present in just the right proportions so that the adjunts are tasted and nothing is missed from the barrels either.

Mouthfeel: full bodied with low carbonation. motor oil that coats your palate. rich and fairly smooth with appropriate booziness.

Overall: You can taste all the adjunts and both the barrels. this is a top tier stout from florida. its my first barrel aged huna and its was fantastic. all that said...I am not a huge fan of cinnamon, but its pretty solid in this beer.

Photo of JulioH
4.44/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really good stuff. That type of beer that does not taste like a beer anymore.

Pours a black beer. No foam. Smells like coffee, vanilla. Taste is like old fortified wine, very complex. The scent of the barrels is present. A bit heady, yet goes down smooth. It will get your head spinning quick.

Photo of Duff27
4.59/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep mocha collar, no head really. Body is dark brown borderline black. Small speckles of lacing after each sip.

Chocolate booze. Apple brandy is most prominent.

Rum and apple brandy notes are blended perfectly. Cinnamon lends almost a cherry flavor as well.

For some reason I would have thought this would have been a touch thicker but even still, no complaints. Low carbonation.

Decandent to say the least. Thanks for going on in on a trade for this egrace84 and fdkayti.

Photo of Brdlist
4.93/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the tap during SAVOR into a small format snifter

A - Pours a beige foam, settles nicely with a proper lacing

S- like pure chili chocolate coffee (if such a things existed) - swirled and let it warm a little, smelled way stronger as it did

T - Perfection - chocolate up front, with a vanilla hit before the pepper starts, ends with a coffee chocolate - you always wonder what all the hype is about and then you realize one beer brings four flavors in a purposeful transition giving it a unique and signature taste

M - Smooth and velvety, burn from the pepper was subtle and left my palate intact

O- Been wanting to try this since it dropped, lived up to the hype. Even though it's rareness makes it more desirable, you wish this was a beer available at the grocery store, because I could drink it every day, nice work CCB!

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

Thanks to Ben from Angry Chair for this one.

Appearance: Pours a midnight black - darkest beer I've ever seen - just like Zhukov and regular Huna.

Smell: Smells amazing. The most dominant flavor is the cinnamon, followed by the peppers, then vanilla, then the rest. Chocolate, malts, cacao, dark fruits, no hops, no bitterness, very sweet. The barrel character comes through in the nose through the sweetness.

Taste - The taste is absolutely fantastic. Follows the nose with more of the rum barrel and the apple brandy barrel coming through more in the flavor. Just enough pepper flavor (not overpowering) and no heat or alcohol burn/flavor whatsoever. No aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Thick viscous mouthfeel.

Overall: One of the best beers I've ever had, bar none.

Photo of maximum12
4.83/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

God bless the El Cat Club: long live El Cat! The most anticipated bottle of the lot, since I am engaged in an illicit relationship with Huna the Regular (good thing I'm small). 750ML bottle that is just beautiful. Split with my wife. My suggestion that I get a bigger pour for all the work securing this gorgeous creature went over like a foul tip to the crotch. Did that last week. No fun. God bless nut protectors, while we're at it.

But I digress, as usual. The pour is black as the north country at night, with almost as much carbonation: only a hard pour brings flecks of head. Primary smell is Huna, with the barrel coming on as an afterthought: deep roasted malts, spices/cinnamon, chiles, only then does the wood come through & finally, the barrel. Not sure I could pick out the rum or apple brandy individually, but the booze is there. Purty.

Hunahpu's - Double Barrel should be made into a lip balm that I could lick off my lips all day. The Huna base certainly isn't hiding: the chiles have been lifting, & threaten to give me a natch of heartburn to bring to bed. Chocolate & vanilla bring more, non-chile warmth before the barrel arrives. The rum is evident as a distant additional sweetness, but the apple brandy comes on strong in the middle of the beer & dances with the chile heat on the ending. And already half gone. Already feeling the sad face. I'd give this a 6 for drinkability given the option.

This elicits the same response as the first time I tasted Hunahpu's: wow. I'm not sure the barrels can possibly add much to an already near-perfect brew, but damn, they do try. An elite, top-shelf beer - but really, if you can't procure one, get a regular Hunahpu's & pretend it's a double-barrel, because there ain't much fall off.

Photo of drmcleod10
4.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Opened and poured into a Hunahpu's snifter. I took a full pour the rest of the family took small to half pours. This was for graduation and I'm really happy Mike could make this happen for me.

A - Really thick pour that's dark as night with some browning around the edges of the glass, very small mocha head that dissipates back into the glass

S - Smell is really rich with all kinds of chocolate with hints of chiles, cinnamon, vanilla, oak, and very little hints of dark fruits on the nose. This is one of the best smelling beer that I've had.

T - Taste follows the nose to a point. Rich dark chocolate with cinnamon. Heats starts to build on the lips and inside the mouth the more you drink but it's delayed. Really a nice touch to the beer. Starts with vanilla and brandy then switches to some chocolatey fudge taste and finishes with more cinnamon heat oak and rum. Like I said the heat lingers and it is awesome

M - Chewy almost full bodied with a medium amount of carbonation.

O - This was one of the best beers I have had. It is my second barrel aged stout offering from CCB and this one was definitely a memorable one. I will be seeking this out again most likely. You can definitely taste the base which I found a little underwhelming, but with the new barrel character this turns out to be fantastic

Photo of Jeffo
4.73/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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

Poured from a 750 ml into tulip glass.

A- motor oil black with a brown head that dissipates quickly into an outside lace.

S- the first thing that hits is the apple brandy. Its sweet and sticky smelling. Then the rum sits in behind it. There's a ton of cinnamon and pepper in the nose as well. Ot smells spicy sweet and chocolately.

T- the cinnamon hits first. Heavy with a hint of chocolate. Then the barrels taste like they are swirling in my mouth. Then the peppers. They are hot but with a sweet smoothness from the other ingredients. The peppers sit in the back of your mouth and keep it hot.

M- thick and chewy. I feel like i'm chewing on a stout candy bar. Its so silky and feels amazing in my mouth.

O- am amazing beer. So many complex flavors and smells. I wish this glass would never stop filling up. Can't wait to age one of these and see how it changes.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On draft at Rustico in Arlington. I very excite! The beer appears pitch black with a thin, oily beige cap. The aroma brings a grandiose helping of cinnamon, roast, brandy. What a flavor! Ample cinnamon at first followed by a perfect compliment of chilis. Silly smooth brandy notes with a delicate sweetness from the rum barrels. A lovely concoction. Wonderfully smooth on the palate. World class.

Photo of johnnnniee
4.51/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the brewery.
Solid inky black color with a creamy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates to wisps on top. My God that aroma is heavenly! Rich chocolate caramel and molasses with a spiced rum cake kind of feel to it. Moderate amount of cinnamon, light wood and vinous fruity notes. The flavor is rich chocolate spiced cake with hints of rum and molasses. The alcohol shows a bit of warming but is never harsh. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a slick syrupy sticky mouthfeel. Damn that is a great beer! Even the non beer geeks I shared this with enjoyed it. Wish I had more!

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.56/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml poured into a snifter, shared with @entaie ... Thanks Tim for helping me land this one!

A - Jet black, opaque. minimal head

S - Booze. Strong barrel presence, but minimal rum. Light cinnamon and chiles.

T - Apple brandy is stong here, rum has faded quickly... chilis come on stong at the back end

M - Can't complain... nice and sticky

O - This was a fantastic beer... Glad I shared it with a buddy as this would be hard to finish by myself... Is it worth the hype? Eh, maybe... but I'm very happy to have tried it.

Photo of Stevedore
4.88/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter today, 4/23/2014.

Review #550.

A- Silky motor oil pitch black body. One finger dark mocha head, very good retention, good lacing. It's got a ton of legs throughout. It's a beautiful stout period.

S- Tart green apple (presumably from the apple brandy barrels), dark chocolate cake, fudge, cinnamon and caramel glaze. This smells fantastic, and there is also a slight vegetal presence that becomes hot chili peppers as the beer gets closer to room temperature. Milk chocolate, bitter vanilla presence, everything is here in the nose.

F- Even better than it tastes. Phenomenal. Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, fudge, cocoa, cinnamon, chili pepper heat, caramel, vanilla, a touch of oak, everything. This is one of the most complex and interesting beers I've ever had.

M- True to the Marshal Zhukov base stout, this is full bodied, silky smooth with relatively low carbonation. Thick, oily and very delicious. The backend is a potpourri of all the adjuncts that make up this beer, including the individual barrels.

O- I have to confess that going into this bottle, I thought that there is no way this beer deserved a 4.79 rAvg at the time of writing. However, to my pleased chagrin, this is one of the best beers I've ever had. And that's saying a lot given that I've had a ton of great beers in the past year. This is probably the best barrel-aged Mexican-style stout I'll ever have, although I reserve the right to change this if I ever get a full pour of Barrel-Aged Abraxas out of the bottle. As far as beers go though, this is a clean-cut winner that shouldn't take a ton of beer to obtain, at least not in comparison to how good it is.

Re-review: I opened up another bottle again last Saturday 6/21/2014, poured into a FFF/DMC snifter. Essentially, I just wanted to indicate that everything in the review of the previous pour is replicated here in the second pour- such that it's not a fluke. We opened up a BA Abraxas b2 right after the DB Huna, and I found that DB Huna offered greater complexity, though less cinnamon in comparison to BA Abraxas. The rum and apple brandy barrels are still very much present after 5 months in the bottle; plus the base Hunahpu is still very much identifiable behind the Double Barrels. It is a phenomenal, complex and thick stout that satisfies pretty much anything you'd want in a barrel-aged Mexican-style stout. The only significant differences that BA Abraxas has in comparison are: more cinnamon, and the fact that it is whiskey barrel aged rather than aged in the rum and apple brandy. I far prefer DB Huna's complexity and mouthfeel to BA Abraxas, and would recommend going for DB Huna if you only had the choice of one of the two.

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 1,077 ratings.