Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by RustyDiamond:
4.5/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16.9 oz growler. Blacker than night pour into my Darkness snifter. Slow, cascading head with a head of espresso dark brown. A solid finger of head with some little fizzy bubbles up top. Good retention with some occasional lacing left on the sides.
Aromatic woody whiffs of cedar & oak with sweet tobacco and cold pressed french roast. Noticeable vanilla
I get the wood and caramel on the nose, but I am also getting a puzzling fruit flavor. The only way I can describe it is the taste of a whiskey soaked cherry- not sweet-sweet but a very complex sweet with something on top. However, I don't detect any other whiskey in the glass. Big coffee flavor up front also, bitter cocoa nibs. Complex chocolate going on, somewhat spicy. Rich and oily mouthfeel. Finishes bitter, woody with big roasted graininess. Cinnamon & ancho (really?) also detected on the palate. Wow...this is something else unlike I have yet to taste in a big stout. With all of this going on, this one is very drinkable.
Serving type: growler
11-22-2009 21:21:18 | More by RustyDiamond
More User Reviews:
4.98/5 rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Pours pitch black, bubbling up a great one finger dark brown head, lingers for a while until it turns to a thick sticky lacing.
Huge cocoa in the smell, lots of cinnamon and vanilla, milky and dark chocolate, fig, raisin, veggie chilli pepper, lower coffee notes, faint wood. The smell is incredible, with just a small hint of booze.
Roasty robust taste, huge with dark chocolate, riddled with dry plums and figs, spicy with a lot of woody cinnamon, rich vanilla, even faint licorice. Mellows down and gets a bit sweeter, with sticky molasses and toffee, only to be balanced perfectly in the end with some roasted coffee, dark malts and faint smoked woodiness. The chillies bring a nice warm prickle in the back of the throat, just enough so you know they're there. Taste really brings up all that's written on the label, amplified, rich and perfectly balanced.
Thick body, very smooth, with a very tiny bit of booze present, nowhere near disturbing. Full complex aftertaste, extra roasty.
A huge imperial stout, unique, worth any effort and future budget-hole to get again.
Serving type: bottle
07-21-2014 09:14:09 | More by dcmchew
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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