Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by alleykatking:
4.78/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 750ml bottle. 2011 vintage. Thanks for the bottle JoshVandy!
A- Pours a deep black color that looks like motor oil but not quite there. One and a half finger light brown head shows good retention. Nice thick streaks of lace on the sides of the glass while drinking this one down.
S- Coffee like front of thr aroma. It comes in strong but is blended in together with a lighter semi-sweet chocolate. By the end of the front of the nose the chocolate really dominates with hints of chile to add a little spice to it. Middle of the beer showcases the there is also a chile notes quite well with vanilla backing it up and small hints of barrel notes to it. Maybe a hint of darker fruit in the backend but the chile covers it up fast along with hitns of cinnamon. Chocolate seems to be the ending aroma with there being no alcohol at all in the ending. I mean there is no alcohol noticed at all.
T- Lots of semi-sweet chocolate dominate the front of the beer with a ever so light cinnamon flavor that adds a little more depth to the beer to start off with. The chocoalte flavor slowly turns into coffee like roast by the middle and this in turn blends together very nicely with vanilla and a hint of barrel. The chile comes through for the first time in the middle of the beer giving off a little heat. Chocoalte malts make another appearance in the backend with chile peppers making a bigger flavor. The chile flavor washes out with chocoalte in the final ending with a hint of vanilla. Very light alcohol finish in the beer makes it almost not noticable.
M- Medium heavy mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little light I thought for the overall beer. Chile, chocoalte, hints of vanilla are left on the palate. Aftertaste is a hint of alcohol, chile, vanilla, and loads of semi-sweet chocolate. The flavors of this beer glide from one to another effortlessly. A very well balanced and well flavored beer overall. No off flavors at all with maybe the chocoalte getting a little cloying if drinking a whole bottle of this I would think. No alcohol drying to speak of when drinking this beer but there is a nice chile heat added to the backend of the beer.
O- This beer I thought was fantastic. The flavors blended so well together in the beer that I couldn't stop drinking it. A overall wonderful beer that I would love to have again. No alcohol heat or flavor makes this one a dangerous drinker which is my only negative aspect of this beer. A nice Cigar City beer like all the rest I have had from them.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2011 05:05:38 | More by alleykatking
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4.5/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Pours extremely thick and pitch black in color. A head of deep brown color and incredible density forms and retains very well with a little less lacing. Looks so thick and dark in the glass that it almost appears as liquid chocolate.
S- Tons of chocolate andspicy pepper on the nose of the this one. Chocolate is right up front, with the pepper spiciness underlying it. Coffee tones come in after the chocolate and pepper and give the scent a darkness that transforms into a dark fruity flavor.
T- Starts off with a chocolate and vanilla blend of both dark and sweet flavors. Roasted coffee notes and burnt malt flavors come in next and provide a darkness and bitterness to the flavor. Spicy peppers kick in during the latter half of the drink, giving a little bite and burn to the dark malts.
M- This beer is the definition of a thick and creamy beer. Despite the carbonation being a little higher than one would expect, this feels almost like it came off of a cask. Dark flavors are the only factors that would inhibit the drinkability of this beer, as the alcohol is undetectable.
Overall, just a solid, imperial stout with some peppers. Chocolate and peppers in stouts are good compliments, and this is a good to great beer, but nothing extremely out of the ordinary.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 01:37:33 | More by boilermakerbrew
4.56/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2014 vintage. 22-oz bottle served to snifter, shared. Have had the pleasure to sample 2010 aged, 2013 fresh, 2014 fresh. Time for a review of a larger pour.
A: very dark appearance, with zero light escaping from the body. there is a red tinge at the edges. for the alcohol, more head than I expected though this dissipates quickly. lots of cling on the side of the glass.
S: wave upon wave, in order, of milk chocolate, vanilla, then an herbal chile. I don't get much cinnamon when this one's fresh - understandably the chile overpowers
T: less intricate than the nose. the chile comes across most distinctly, but it's the taste of a well-charred green ancho instead of a tongue-scorching red. there is no "heat." dark roasted malts and vanilla as well. there's so much going on that I didn't notice much hop bite.
M: thick, viscous. the quality of the mouthfeel explains why I took plenty of time (gladly) to finish my half of the bottle.
huna > bomb > abraxas . . . actually looking forward to aging this one a little
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 19:25:45 | More by StoutItOutLoud
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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