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

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Reviews: 69
Hads: 174
Avg: 4.47
pDev: 7.83%
Wants: 737
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tpd975 on 12-09-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Maltzilla
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tried this elixir of the Mayan kings at NoHo beer/food pairing dinner.

Appearance: The liquid oozes out from the carafe it was being served from. So viscous it is almost like being served old motor oil. Black and dense! The head is a dark cappuccino color; nice and creamy and retains (after pouring) for a bit before it dissipates into a slightly thinner layering atop this bourboned concoction.

Smell: Wow. Straight up bitter chocolate, followed bu cinnamon, bourbon, vanilla and oak. Very warm and inviting

Taste: HAHAHA! if the smell was "inviting" the taste is exponentially irresistible. This has pretty much surpassed all my expectations. Some sweet and warm bourbon up front, followed by chocolate, cinnamon . . . and there's the chile. Chile lingers just a bit after the drink, but its the perfect finish to the sweetness of the chocolate and the warmth of the bourbon.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Outstanding! This beer is thick and brawny enough to stand up to a cigar and flavorful and balanced enough to go with a mayan chocolate cookie (thanks to the folks @ NoHo for that one as well!) Easily one of the best beers I've ever had the pleasure to try.

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Photo of Jw347
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours black with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, bits of chilies, cinnamon, and of course wonderful bourbon. The flavor is incredible chocolate, bourbon and oak, some vanilla with that great hit of chilies on the back end. Amazing, just amazing I need this on tap at my house like everyday :)

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Photo of tpd975
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served at NoHo Bistro Cigar City Beer dinner.

A: Pours black as night, not a drop of light can penetrate this one. Wonderful tall evil cinnamon colored head nice retention and excellent lace.

S: Wonderful aromas on this beer. Lots of roast with strong chocolate notes. The cinnamon is there with subtle vanilla. Hints of earthy peppers seem to mix well with the oak and booze.

T: Wow this beer is stupid good. I can not begin to explain the depth on this beer. I thought Hunahpu's was mind blowing, add barrel and WOW! As it crosses the tongue it is like liquid fudge in your mouth. Full, rich, fine chocolate. The spices then begin to dance in your mouth with the cinnamon leading the way. The oak and vanilla somehow push their way through the flavor explosion. Notes of very light booze and the spice of peppers finish this one off.

M: Very full in body, rich, smooth, a real beer experience.

D: I could sit back and sip this beer for the rest of my life.

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Photo of s1ckboy
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Black body, 1 finger of dark brown and slightly reddish head.

S - Oak, bourbon, dark fruits.

T - A bit of bourbon/oak at first that quickly transitions into spicy chillies and cinnamon. Dark fruits. A bit of chocolate in the finish.

M - Thick though not as much as the non BA version. Perfect carbonation for the style.

Fantastic beer. Better than regular Huna.

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Photo of flbrewdaddy
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - some say "Motor Oil." Let me specify. Old used diesal truck motor oil is much more accurate. Just an awesome pour.
S- Wow! Big chocolate covered brandy soaked cherries. Roasty malt. Just..wow
T - This beer is an assault on your pallet. Dark but sweet chocolate right up front. Then boom, a shot of brandy. Where the hell did that come from? Then a dark roast coffee with a lick of vanilla cool things down for the heat. Heat is mild and fades in about 30 seconds leaving you begging for the next sip to take this ride all over again.
M - thick, smooth, low carb. *Easy ladies, talking beer* coats pallet and stays after beer continues the journey to the liver. Liver smiles.
O- love it. Feel fortunate that Hal with The Top restaurant, Gainesville (shameless plug) gave me the opportunity to taste this remarkable example of what Fl. Breweries are producing. World class all the way.

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Photo of Damian
4.87/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at Rattle 'N' Hum, New York, NY
Served in a stemmed wine glass

The beer poured super rich and thick, like used motor oil. Pitch black in appearance with no head but only a stiff ring of cocoa colored froth.

The aroma was rather restrained initially. Roasty and chocolately with mild hints of bourbon. As the beer warmed, things really opened up. Sweet Madegascar vanilla beans came through strong. The bourbon element was huge, but not overaly alcoholic. Dark chocolate was also apparent, as were the rich brown sugar notes. Impressive.

The taste simply blew me away from the very start. Huge roast and bourbon flavors right up front. Espressso dominated. Rich and smooth in the middle with some bakers chocolate notes. Lots of brown sugar and maple syrup as well. The finish was ridiculously big. Uber roasty and oaky with (what I presumed was) a big alcohol kick. I later discovered that this heat was likely from the addition of Pasillo and Ancho peppers. Super smoky. Tannic and dry. Simply mesmerizing.

The mouthfeel was one of the biggest I have ever encountered in a beer. Ultra thick and creamy with a fine, silky, tongue blanketing effervescence.

Drinkability was amazing. For such an intense, alcohol rich brew, this went down so remarkably easily.

All in all, this was one of the most flavorful and well rounded beers I have yet to try. It definitely earns a spot in a my top ten list.

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Photo of siege06nd
4.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my 100th review, woo freakin hoo! Special thanks to billab914 and IrishColonial for helping me get this one, and for Rhettroactive for opening a DB Zhukov with this. What a great time.

Poured into a snifter.

A: Just like Zhukov. Inky black, impenetrable. About a half finger of dark brown head that fades to a quarter finger ring. Love the dark brown head on this. Spotty but solid lacing on the glass. Just like Zhukov, it's a beautiful beer.

S: Wow, very spicy. I actually get most of the peppers and cinnamon most prominently. Also a good amount of chocolate and coffee. Quite a bit of bourbon as well. Haven't had a lot of stouts that smell like this. Spices are most prominent, actually getting a tingle on the back of the throat from the pepper. Loads of wood on this, too. As it warms, chocolate and coffee become more apparent. Really interesting smelling.

T: Oh wow, this is one of a kind. Thick, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, woodiness, pepper, cinnamon. Drinks like bourbon soaked chocolate cake with a hint of chili powder and some cinnamon and coriander. Barrel aging is really nice with a solid wood presence and a good bourbon feel. Noticeable, but minimal, alcohol burn. Finish is all brownie batter with lingering spice from the pepper. This is incredible. I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E.

M: Perfectly balanced. Flavors are perfectly integrated, barrel aging is top notch. Not sure how it could be better.

O: I hate to shower such praise on a beer like this...one that commands so much on the trading and auction site block. But Bourbon Hunah is the real deal. A top notch stout from start to finish, the barrel aging and spice treatment really sets this one apart. It's just a lovely beer that has been crafted with a great deal of care. Standing ovation, CCB! Grateful to have had the chance to have this one. More grateful to have had such good friends to share it with.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.83/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to the generosity of a few people we were able to line up the 2011 base beer along side the Rum, Whisky and Bourbon variants a couple weeks back. Hunahpu is one of my favorite beers, so I was stoked to give these a try. Cheers to everyone who made this beer day possible.

From a 750 into a snifter
We opened the Rum, Whisky and then the Bourbon.

APPEARANCE: A thick, dense, black pour produces a two finger, 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. The same wonderful look as the base beer.

SMELL: This is a big, barrel forward nose for sure. Where the rum was slightly mute and the whisky was still quite balanced, this is full of bourbon, oak and vanilla from the barrel. A touch of roasted notes and dark chocolate, but no sign of the adjuncts any more. I wish there was just a touch more balance, but this is still top class.

TASTE: This is where it's at. The bourbon is not nearly as dominant in the flavor as it is in the nose, but it lends the perfect complexity to the base beer while still allowing the adjuncts to come out in a bold and flavorful way. Lots of base beer, with roasted malts, dark chocolate, molasses, as well as cinnamon and chili peppers. The aftertaste is great with lots of base beer and adjuncts, bourbon, oak, and some well measured booze notes. Everything is there and in excellent balance, but in slightly bolder form than the whisky treatment. This is as good as it gets people.

PALATE: Medium-full body, oily, with medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine with a slightly oily and mouth-coating finish. This is probably the fullest of the three variants, esentially being the same as the base beer before the barrel treatments.

OVERALL: This was probably my favorite. The nose made me think this was going to be a bourbon bomb, but the flavors were actually perfectly balanced between base beer, adjuncts and barrel treatment, while at the same time being the boldest of the three treatments. Piles of flavor all over the place. It also had a slightly heavier and fuller mouthfeel, which is something I always appreciate in a stout. Again, this set of beers was other-worldly, and another huge cheers goes out to everyone who made it possible. Thanks for hanging out for the day as well fellas.

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Photo of brentk56
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with an espresso black color and a nice little head that leaves splashy lace around the sides of the glass

Smell: The oak barrel is evident in the aroma, even before the glass is held to the nose; plenty of coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla as well

Taste: Chocolate fudge and coffee, up front, but the chiles make their grand appearance by mid-palate, even though they were not detectable in the aroma; after the swallow, the effects of the barrel aging joined the profile, taking the chocolate and coffee to a new level; at the end, it is the vanilla and bourbon that linger

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A fascinating combination - sweet, hot, bouorbon boozy, chocalatey - a panoply of flavor

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Photo of drabmuh
4.82/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served along side the other variants, this was my favorite of the night by a long shot. Served in a Cigar City snifter because I can.

Beer is black with a one finger tight brown head of tiny bubbles, frothy, lots of lacing, low carbonation, looks good.

Aroma is very bourbon forward, roast, mild ash, some woodiness come through, mild chili in the background.

Beer is medium to full in body that cuts out in the second half of the palate. The bourbon is all over this beer. The base finds places to pop up and say "HEY YOU ARE DRINKING A HUNAHPUS HERE", mild cinamon and mild chili, overall an excellent beer. My favorite.

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Photo of jgagne
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Black as night body with thick dark brown head. Really great look.

S-Wonderful array of smells that include bourbon, dark chocolate and smoked wood.

T-At first taste you expect to get a strong bourbon flavor but instead you taste a wonderful deep chocolate flavor with only hints of bourbon. My favorite part of this beer is the ending. As you finish the sip you get a unique smoky flavor. It is completely unexpected but it is welcoming flavor.

M-A very heavy creamy beer. Mild carbonation

O-My favorite beer ever? Idk maybe. Would like to have other Bourbon Barreled Stouts like KBS to try along side of it. But never the less, it is truly a wonderful beer from hands down favorite brewery.

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Photo of mondegreen
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

10oz. Pour into a CCB Snifter

Pours pitch black with a fluffy dark tan head. Big toasty nose with a big bourbon presence. Taste is dark chocolate with a touch of heat from the peppers and a wonderful bourbon overtone. This beer took to the barrel wonderfully. Great marriage of flavors. Mouthfeel is big and creamy. Would have loved another pour, but at $10 for 10oz. I'll have to move on. Glad I tried it though, would definitely revisit if I had the chance.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Found my review of this beer from the Hunahpu's release last March at Cigar City. What an awesome beer this was.

A: Jet Black, Nice tan head, excellent lacing, viscous.

S: Sugary fruit, high alcohol sweetness and malt, full bodied charred malt, woody bourbon, excellent aromas.

T: Brown sugar, heavy bourbon influence that is very tasty. Awesome full bodied malt bomb with notes of the chiles and cocoa nibs coming through behind the bourbon sweetness and savory flavors. What a huge taste and an awesome one at that.

M: Exactly what you'd want in a big imperial stout on draft, I'll let you imagine the viscous coating feel you'd like here.

D: Very, very tasty. No 5 because I just couldn't order another since it was so heavy. Maybe I should have though...

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at the CCB Hunahpu's release.

A: Poured a dark, deep black with a deep tan head and some decent lacing for a beer of this magnitude.

S: Bourbon comes through in the initial nose, and serves wonderfully to complement the spicier notes in the original from the cinnamon and chili peppers. Beautiful all around.

T: Very, very enjoyable. Not a perfect 5.0, as while the bourbon does go quite well with all of the flavors in the original version, I though it masked some of the finer touches in the original version. Maybe it was just the bourbon, or maybe the additional heat from the barrel-aging, but I didn't find it quite as outstanding as the original.

M: Very full bodied and creamy with only a little bit of heat, which went well with what this was going after.

D: Again, superb. Slightly different from the brandy and the regular, but they all packed something a bit different, and each one was in the top echelon of stouts that I've had. Marvelous job by Joey, Wayne, and the rest of the CCB crew.

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Photo of illidurit
4.77/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rating #900! Handbottle from a growler courtesy gunhaver. Pours a very dark brown but not black with a thin froth of bubbles that reassure me that there's some carbonation left. Aroma is deep dark and milk chocolates with some roastiness and cinnamon. The chilies are noticeable and interesting, and the bourbon is mild. Flavor hits with the chilies up front causing an appreciable warmth. Then roasted coffee and dark chocolate follow, well-integrated with the coconut and bourbon flavors. Very well-balanced, unique, and interesting. Body is solid and smooth, easy to drink. Hopefully I'll have the pleasure of drinking this super fresh someday.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle generously shared at the Peg's bottle share on 3/8/13.

A- Pours a dark, viscous black with a nice dark mocha colored head.

S- Excellent aroma, loads of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and oak, the chili and cinnamon flavors are very mild. The barrel-character is really amazing and jumps out of the glass at you.

T- Again, really excellent, all the same traits as in the aroma, with lots of dark chocolate, which is a bit stronger with a moist chocolate cake flavor, vanilla/oak and rich, warm bourbon barrel flavors, as well as some mild chili, cinnamon and roasted grain flavors towards the finish.

M- Full-bodied, with a smooth, pretty sticky but not too thick feel.

O- A world-class beer, the barrel traits complement the base beer very well and the flavors are rich and just delicious, I have nothing but praise for this beer.

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Photo of olimpia84
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on a CCB snifter from the 750ml bottle. This is from the second release of the beer done in September of 2011. The green color in the label indicates that is the bourbon barrel aged version.

A: overwhelming jet black oil pour with a smaller coffee colored head than the rum version. Small lacing was present, this time around better than the rum barrel aged version.

S: clean liquorish and slight fruity boozy smell with tones of sweet roasted malts, vanilla beans, dark chocolate and some herbal with oak hints.

T: strong bourbon presence felt along with sweet malts, hints of vanilla, dark fruits, cocoa and brown sugar. I liked the fact that the boozy feeling in the palate wasn't as pronounced as the rum and whiskey versions.Very well balanced and tasty, this beer definitely delivers superiority in its taste.

M: incredibly smooth, creamy and sticky. Full body with low carbonation.

O: my favorite version of all three barrel aged offerings. This is the prime example of a world class imperial stout. I liked the fact that this version was lighter on the boozy feel and was able to offer a very well balanced, yet pronounced, combination of flavors that made up for a unique experience. Well worth lining up to get this beer on release day!

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Photo of bret27
4.74/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2.8oz bottle courtesy of illidurit

S: Mostly chocolate. Vanilla, oakiness, cinnamon. Little bourbon, little of the chiles.

A; Very dark brown, no head

T: Very well melded and complex with an onslaught of many different flavors. Everything in the nose +... The chiles are more noticable, in a good way. (wasn't sure if it would be a gross flavor) Chocolate is more bitter than sweet. Coconut shows up. Bourbon flavors are melded in and mostly just warming effects.

M: Smooth and drinkable. Very minimal carbonation.

D: Darn good for the overall ingredients and abv.

Overall: So delicious. I will definitely be searching out more.

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Photo of hdelavega
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a big rich thick black with a super dark brown head.
Nose is big and sweet hitting hitting me with cocoa up front then a little bourbon and wood.
First sip I'm hit with the big cocoa and a warm bourbon center, there is some nice oaky notes, I get some vanilla in there and some nice heat at the end from the chilles. As the beer warms up lots more bourbon is coming out.
The mouthfeel is big, thick, rich, with medium mouthfeel and a big full body.
This beer is great, tons of flavor blended together in a beautiful way.

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Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a chocolate head that dissipates to next to nothing.

I may sound crazy, but I smell tangerines mixed in with the bourbon and chiles. It is interesting what flavors and smells come out after the barrel gets a hold of it.

Tastes of bourbon and chili. Unfortunately most of the subtleties are lost. Lots of chili burn in the finish.

This is a little lighter than usual. I overheard some carbonation problems, but it is still creamy.

Pretty drinkable. Definitely a sipper.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 750mL, green wax dipped bottle to CBS snifter on 1/25/12
*From notes

-- Muchos, muchos gracias to my three amigos who afforded me the opportunity to tick this big-time want --

*This is CCB's Hunahpu aged in Four Roses bourbon barrels

A: The pits of hell aren't this dark. Black as Buffalo Bill's basement and when generously poured, I get a robust .5 finger head. It takes a while for it to fade, and the lacing, though minor, is impressive. A creamy collar rims the glass.

S: Smoked bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate and a Mexian spice bill that tingles the nostrils ever so slightly.

T: Huge. Epic. Beyond words, really. Hunahpu is my favorite non-BA ADIS, so to have it out of Four Roses bourbon barrels is like a dream come true. The whiskey hits right away, and leads to a thick layer of subdued cinnamon, spice and mounds of dark cocoa powder. The back end features a good amount of coconut and vanilla bean.

M: Much like it's base counterpart, this is a massive, brooding beer that feels like the satin sheets covering the king-sized bed in the Rain Man suite. Luxurious beyond most any comparison.

O: Finally.

This is one I've been hunting for months, and just when I thought I'd never get around to it, there it was. I really can't thank John, Eric and Bill enough for supplying the goods, and it was a pleasure to bring my Double Barrel Zhukov to the table as a worthy companion.

Everything you've heard and read about this beer are true. Sorry - it really is that good. When I die, cremate me and put my ashes into the empty bottle, as I can't imagine heaven being much better.

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Photo of nickd717
4.69/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Growler shared at a tasting - huge thanks to illidurit for this awesome rarity. Well, this beer is currently at #5 on "the other site," and I can't say I disagree too strongly. Joey and Wayne at CCB really do fulfill beer geeks' wildest dreams. Met those guys at GABF '09, and surprisingly, they seemed like normal guys and not all-powerful deities floating on clouds or anything like that. Who knew? Anyway, the beer may not have held up too well by the time it got to me, so my suggestion to CCB is to arrange to send me a better representation of this beer, and hell, maybe I'll find it worthy of my first perfect 5.0. Definitely has that potential.

This beer pours black with not much head at all, just a bubble or two. Could be a result of the storage conditions for sure.

Aroma is absolutely incredible. Rich chocolate, cherry, vanilla, cedar and other wood, bourbon, cinnamon, tobacco, and chili peppers. Even with a small pour in less than ideal condition, it really jumps out at you. Wow.

Flavor not quite as impressive but still amazing. Roast and smoke, coffee, bitter cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, tobacco, vanilla, coconut, and nice chili heat. Really a lot going on with this one. Bourbon is very well-balanced and not at all overwhelming like it can be in some beers from such barrels.

Full and smooth on the palate with very low carbonation, not surprisingly.

Drinkability is incredibly high for a beer like this. Even though I gave this beer a very positive review, I don't feel like this really got a fair shake, so stay tuned for a future update. It's hard to imagine how awesome this might be on tap.

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Photo of dboon
4.68/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle. Thanks to Matlzilla for sharing this one. Boozy/bourbon nose. Joan Jett black pour with a chocolate head. Thick, chewy, robust, lots of mellow bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, dark roasted malts, and heat from the peppers. Fan-freakin-tastic...

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Photo of DosBeerigos
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the release party. It poured very similar to the regular version but had a weak bourbon hint to the nose.

Cold this beer was a let down, but after it warmed up a bit I was pleasantly surprised. It was amazing just a tad bit cooler than room temperature. The bourbon blended so well with the flavors of the Hunahpu's. It almost created a citrusy flavor at the end. It is a shame that there wasnt a way to bottle and age this beer. It would have been interesting seeing what it became in a year or so.

Had the Brandy as well and it was just as good!

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Photo of Treebs
4.67/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #350

750 ml waxed bottle courtesy of Andrew (nasty31). Huge thanks and props go to him!!

A: Pours just like the regular Hunahpu. Dark black body, thick in nature, with a thin khaki head forming on the pour. It recedes to a nice ring that follow down the glass leaving some splotchy lace here and there.

S: Smooth bourbon right away in the nose. Mild oak, some dark fruits and unsweetened chocolate are meshing well with the bourbon. I'm not really getting any of the spices, but there is a mild touch chilies.

T: Those nose was so balanced that I knew how good this was going to be even before it hit my lips. I was not disappointed. The bourbon is upfront but quickly smooths out some light roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of oak. The dark fruit flavor is back as well and is combined with the hint of chili spice to give the beer another layer of complexity. The finish is a sweet, decadent caramel and vanilla.

M: Thick and delicious. It's very silky and smooth. The carbonation is on the lower end of the spectrum, but it works great with this beer.

O: Incredibly smooth and delicious. The base beer really stood up to the barrel and it didn't lose that typical thickness that comes with regular Hunahpu. Very complex and delicious. Huge thanks again to Nasty31 for the share.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.