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

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Reviews: 85
Hads: 1,085
rAvg: 4.73
pDev: 1.9%
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Gots: 186 | FT: 10
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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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Reviews: 85 | Hads: 1,085
Photo of Duff27
4.59/5  rDev -3%
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. (477 characters)

Photo of Brdlist
4.93/5  rDev +4.2%
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! (838 characters)

Photo of GameFreac
5/5  rDev +5.7%
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. (769 characters)

Photo of maximum12
4.83/5  rDev +2.1%
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. (1,757 characters)

Photo of drmcleod10
4.9/5  rDev +3.6%
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 (1,317 characters)

Photo of Jeffo
4.73/5  rDev 0%
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. (1,801 characters)

Photo of mlhyatt
5/5  rDev +5.7%
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. (873 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.85/5  rDev +2.5%
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. (396 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
4.51/5  rDev -4.7%
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! (623 characters)

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.56/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (526 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
4.88/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (2,730 characters)

Photo of uncccegr
4.99/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the first time I have taken the time to write any type of review for a beer. It poured into the snifter like motor oil with a thin laced head. It is like eating a spiced chocolate rum cake garnished with toasted coconut and mint and washing it down with whole chocolate milk all at once. Simply amazing. (311 characters)

Photo of cardsfan
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a great beer! Feel really lucky to have had this one. Appearance is just like reg huna with maybe a little red hue in the light. Smell is apple brandy all the way with a little cinnamon. Taste is amazing...reg huna with Apple brandy mellowed out by the rum (which adds a great sweetness) and close out with a pepper burn. Feel is great, thick but not overwhelming. DBH is just spectacular! Was worried about the rum barrel but it really compliments the beer and makes this the best beer I have ever had! (508 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4.75/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This poured with the thickness of a syrup and a pitch black color. The head was like a band of creme that laced in sheets on the edge of the glass.

The aroma is the milkiest, chocolatiest scent I've ever smelled in a beer. It's so strong yet yields maple, malt and fudge brownie as well.

The flavor is the sweetest candy milk chocolate I can imagine with a true quality and expensive taste. Despite the strong milk chocolate overtone I taste caramel, mint, and brownie as well.

This drinks like a milkshake with a true creaminess and elegant thickness.

This ranks as the single greatest beer I've ever had and it ekes out King Henry, which I never thought possible. (669 characters)

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.49/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Side by side w regular huna. This one doesn't looked as great. Not muh lacing or carbonation present. Smell is different, too. Mostly picking up a sweetness from the barrels. Taste is dominanted with chocolate fudge. I get some spice at the end, with a mix of cinnamon. The apple Brady barrel is what I'm tasting the most, with the other flavors backing a backseat and lingering up on me after. Starting to see the same aftertaste in the base and this, with this one being slightly more sweet. I miss the carbonation in this, but i do like the apple brandy barrels. (565 characters)

Photo of jegross2
5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewing the Double Barrel Aged Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, Florida. This beer is a blend of Hunahpu's Imperial Stout aged in rum and apple brandy barrels.

Score: 100

2014 vintage bottle served in a Hunahpu's Day snifter and enjoyed on 03/25/14.

Appearance: Pours an inky black color with a half finger of espresso colored head that settles to a thick ring around the glass and island of head floating in the center. Okay head, but unreal retention. Nice oily legs, and serious browning of the glass from the swirl. 5/5

Smell: Big cinnamon and burnt sugar/molasses on the nose. Apple brandy, chocolate, mild licorice, dark fruit and vanilla too -- everything in a perfectly, syrupy balance. A kiss of leather too as it warms. 5/5

Taste: A little touch of spiciness upfront, followed by a huge cinnamon kick, chocolate, burnt sugar/molasses, dark fruit and vanilla. Such a great balance of flavor. Minimal licorice on the palate, if any. As it warms, the rum character comes through more. The apple brandy, which was somewhat prominent on the nose, is overshadowed and without much trace in the taste -- not that it matters much since this beer is delicious regardless. A kiss of tobacco comes through as it warms. Lingering milk chocolate with cinnamon. Damn delicious. The pepper liveliness picks up a touch as it warms up, but it never arises to the level of the California Brandy Aged Hunahpu's. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, good carbonation. Just a touch pepper liveliness. Good bittersweet balance, creamy mouthfeel. 5/5

Overall: Pretty much a perfect stout. Better than Apple Brandy Aged Hunahpu's -- and that's a bold statement. So much complexity going on here, all near-perfect alignment. This bottle was much better than the first one that I consumed about a month ago.

Cost: $25 for a 750 ml bottle (1,852 characters)

Photo of inkdemention
3.47/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Alrighty . Here we go ! I first would like to thank the lovely Ba who was drunk off hunahpu while packing my box ! Cause he packed a double barrel instead of a regular ! Honest mistake , right ? Drinking and packing multiple boxes don't mix !!

A: the pour was sexy, silky , and a tad oily looking. Viscous ! Minimal head and lacing. Totally barrel appearance .

S: this very apple brandy forward. Kinda sweet smelling almost . Mild rum notes on the nose. Takes a minute to find. I'm getting raspberries and apples. Not the most inviting smell IMO . The vegatal chilies and spices are subtle. I detect those more than the rum notes.

T: lots of raspberry and apple going on and a cacao and spice finish. The chocolate is nice . Very Mayan-ish in taste if you will. I kinda like how dirty the chocolate tastes . The apple raspberry thing going on I find rather gross though. The chocolate is all the taste has working for it. I think I feel a tickle from chilies but I can't tell with the other cloying flavors from the barrel notes.

M: not as chewy as I expected , but decent body. Fair carbonation. The chocolate adds a graininess to it.

O: its not a bad beer but I believe its wayyy over hyped. It's no Life is Like ;) (1,222 characters)

Photo of ThickNStout
4.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750mL bottle acquired through the El Catador club. Bottled 1/22/14. Served in a Cigar City teku.

Pours a completely opaque, motor oil black with a beautiful finger and a half deep mocha head. The dark froth settles to wisps accross the surface and a thin halo that leaves only tiny specks of lace.

Aromas of dark chocolate, sweet barrel, vanilla and spice. The chocolate smells amazing and the barrel becomes more pronounced as it warms.

Wow, this stuff is insane! The barrels are noticeable but don't even come close to hiding the base Hunahpu. Rich fudge and cinnamon are right up front with the complementary sweetness from the rum's natural sugars and the apple brandy's fruit following right behind. There is a definate chilli heat mid palate as coffee, molasses, subtle vanilla and caramel enter the picture. I get a little alcohol heat but honestly it's all but completely masked by the layers of chocolate, spice and sweetness. Phenominal.

Creamy, heavy feel with a pleasantly soft carbonation. The thick nectar really coats the tongue so chocolate, cinnamon and sweet liquer remain on the palate for long, enjoyable finish.

Initially I was afraid that the barrel would overpower the base beer. No worries there at all- this was an outstanding blend that really complements Hunahpu's already outstanding complexity with the barrel sweetness. Truly world class and worth some effort to try if you can. (1,418 characters)

Photo of Axnjxn
4.49/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle consumed yesterday. Thanks Tommy!

Pitch black pour, nice creamy head. Smell of coffee...chocolate..and a good amount of apple brandy. The taste has so much going on. The heat from the regular huna is no longer present as the apple brandy has taken over....you get a good flavor of that but not as much as the AB Mexican cake. There is still a good amount of cinnamon and coffee and chocolate flavor here too. Rum barrel is not very present in the taste. Super thick body, awesome! Perfect carbonation.

Overall better than regular huna imo. Will age decent, though id still say drink this fresh. Great. (616 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
4.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep viscous black with glass staining capabilities. The nose presents a plethora of flavors starting with the pairing of apple brandy and cinnamon. This is backed up by strong notes of dark chocolate and vanilla. Amazing nose. The taste is incredibly complex with dark liquid chocolate paired with cinnamon coming first. Fruity apple notes are present along with caramel, vanilla, and oak. Mouthfeel is incredibly thick with mellow carbonation. Overall, a delicious beer. Definitely better than Cali brandy as the barrel seems to harmonize more with the base beer. (573 characters)

Photo of jaasen64
4.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle purchased through the Catador Club, poured into a tulip. About a 5oz pour.

A- Pours a thick opaque black color with a thick dark mocha brown head that has decent retention and leaves spotty lacing. Appears fairly similar to Hunahpu.

S- Chocolate fudge, milk chocolate, coffee, a bit of vanilla beans, rum, brandy, oak. Very complex, not quite as aromatic as I was hoping this to be but aroma wise was still fantastic.

T- Huge chocolate fudge notes, creamy milk chocolate, coffee, smooth vanilla beans (although slightly less then regular Hunah), subtle peppers that fit nicely, rum, brandy, oak. Incredibly flavorful, very complex with nice integration of flavors. With everything going on in this it melds very well.

M- Very creamy, extremely smooth, very light alcohol presence, extremely drinkable.

O- This was an absolutely fantastic beer that has a lot going on but melds everything extremely well creating a very flavorful yet very complex beer. The barrels balanced perfectly while still letting the base beer show through very nicely, something I think Cali Brandy didn't manage to do quite as well. This is one of the best barrel-aged stouts I've had and I wish I had more bottles. (1,208 characters)

Photo of orangesol
4.6/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (1,133 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
4.84/5  rDev +2.3%
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! (353 characters)

Photo of closisinthehouse
4.99/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Kevin for sharing this beer!

From 750ml bottle into a snifter.

Typical regular Hunahpu look to it. Thick and dark (Motor oil look). Head retention is strong. Sticky lacing.
You get the same smell of a regular Hunahpu, but with the additions of Rum and Brandy. Great vanilla, chocolate and oak presence. Just WOW!
The taste of it is just incredible. I'm completely blown away. Having had the base beer numerous times and having had the opportunity to try Cali Hunahpu, and been blown away by both, I never anticipated DB Hunahpu to be so much better. Chocolate, rum, dark fruits, brandy, apple and a hint of vanilla. A tiny chile burn right at the end. The balance between the Brandy and Rum barrels worked to perfection.
Mouthfeel was on the sweet side. Great carbonation, thick and chewy feel to it.
I had been told that Cali Hunahpu was mind blowing, but after having both Cali and DB Hunahpu, I personally think that DB Hunahpu is far superior.
I wish I had an unlimited supply of DB Hunahpu. (1,010 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
4.94/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle all to myself because I am a selfish bastard. This one pours pitch black, thick and inky looking, with nothing but a little rim of dark brown bubbles on top until I get a bit more aggressive, then I get a nice small dark brown head on top. Beautiful. Big time sweet cocoa aroma with apple brandy and some rum in the background, a bit of cinnamon, some light chile powder, booze, and some faint vanilla (I don’t get much vanilla in the regular version anyway). Flavor is wow. Big time fudge hits you at the start, with a kick of cinnamon, vanilla, very faint chile burn on the way down. And that’s just the start. There is a nutty flavor from the apple brandy that accents the cocoa and cinnamon perfectly. The rum is subdued, which I am glad about, but adds a subtle extra sweetness and spice, similar to what I got from Forgotten Island. The melody of flavors in this come together almost as well as Founders CBS. This has a thick viscous body as expected from CCB, with low carbonation (but more than Cali Brandy). It goes down incredibly easy relative to Cali as well. The spices really offset the sweetness nicely and make this a pretty amazing offering. To be honest, I came into this expecting some disappointment after Cali Brandy. This is a completely different beer. Wow. (1,291 characters)

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.