Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel - Cigar City Brewing
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5/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On tap out of a snifter, courtesy of the kind dudes at Cigar City who provided a barrel to Falling Rock Tap House during The Great American Beer Festival (10/12/12, to be exact).
A - Very unique. Appears almost as an imperial stout blended with red wine. Swirl it, and you'll see what I mean.
S - Apple. And brandy. Apple. And brandy. There's a stout in here somewhere. This stuff is incredibly unique.
T - So, did I mentioned the word "unique" in the Smell description indicating this was a "unique" beer?? That doesn't do it justice. I've never had anything remotely close to the taste of this brew. It tastes like what it is: a fantastic imperial stout aged in apple brandy barrels. But, you really have to taste this to have a full understanding and appreciation of how good it is. This is the first beer I've ever tried that left me without an explanation for how fantastic and UNIQUE it is. Honestly, if you'd told me a delicious imperial stout would be IMPROVED by aging it in an apple brandy barrel, I'd have been very skeptical (or called you crazy).
M: Thicker than I'd guessed, despite how thick it looked. But, it's not even close to being too thick. It has the "chewiness"of a great red wine. That word "unique" is coming to mind...again.
O - So, I assumed I'd go for many years without the opportunity to try this beer. Thank you, Cigar City guys, for the opportunity to try your most incredible product (it has to be), the opportunity to compliment your dedication to great beer, and the sweet key key chain. I told you I'd follow up with a phenomenal review on BA, so here it is. Anyway, for those of you who love imperial stouts and want to try a variation that will change your possibilities on the style, get this. If you find a way to get some, it's going to be worth it. I might end up going to Tampa solely based on this beer. And, I have no other reason to go there. Again, thanks Cigar City guys!
Serving type: on-tap
11-01-2012 04:39:41 | More by AnotherImperial
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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Laird's Apple Brandy Barrel from Cigar City Brewing
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