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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Virgin Oak Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Virgin Oak Barrel Aged
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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 63
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: olimpia84 on 09-25-2011)
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1noa

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 15:25:18 | More by 1noa
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-26-2011 14:14:16 | More by GRG1313
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camil1mj

Michigan

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-27-2011 18:40:01 | More by camil1mj
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wchris21

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

12-14-2011 13:00:40 | More by wchris21
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ronn

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.1%

05-19-2014 23:29:33 | More by ronn
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler into a Tulip glass

Huge HUGE! Thanks to RomaniIteDomum for getting this for me in all the craziness. Your the man!!!

A- Pours a thick solid black like motor oil with a dark yellowish brown head.

S- Up front tons of oak and vanilla that completely dominate with notes of chocolate, spices, cinnamon, and slight alcohol.

T- Bitter sweet chocolate coats the mouth first then fills up with an epic amount of fresh oak and vanilla that just overtakes any other flavor. Slight hints of coffee and spices. The chili is there in the back end slightly at first but the more you drink it and it warms it fades quickly.

M- Full bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice mouth coating wet finish with a slight spiciness.

SkÅL!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 03:35:08 | More by Arenbeer
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Khazadum

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-22-2011 00:22:53 | More by Khazadum
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slynke

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

08-16-2013 00:35:50 | More by slynke
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lazjuarez

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-18-2011 07:20:59 | More by lazjuarez
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 15:51:59 | More by ThirstyHerf
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polisanl

Florida

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-14-2011 17:17:31 | More by polisanl
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ILikeBrew

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-15-2011 03:42:40 | More by ILikeBrew
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Heatwave33

Florida

4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a Cigar City Growler into a Dogfish Head Shaped Pint.

Color: Black with a great dark brown head.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, vanilla and oak.

Taste: Same as the smell but with the chili coming thru slightly on the end.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium dryness and smooth.

Overall: Opened this bad boy on Thanksgiving. Shared it with two of my friends and my brother. So delicious and complex. Nice and heavy brew that is so damn tastey! Very well balanced with so many ingredients. Cheers!

Serving type: growler

12-04-2011 14:16:01 | More by Heatwave33
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finewinemike

Maryland

4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to Arenbeer for supplying this to our tasting! I've never tasted regular Hunahpu's, but I heard it was spicier than this. I think I would enjoy the regular more, because this was more of a paprika/ light pepper kick. I like a little mmph! in my chile spiced beers! But nevertheless, a stout that pretty much trumps everything I've tried with few (if any) exceptions. The base stout is stellar, and I believe it will shine through in any barrel treatment they decide to give it. Absolutely top notch.

Serving type: growler

11-01-2011 09:22:36 | More by finewinemike
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hdelavega

Florida

4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted and reviewed on the BA release 09/24/11 in the tap room.
This brew poured black with a tan head which disappeared almost as fast as the whisky aged bottles.
Nose has a lot of big chocolate aromas there is a nice woody presents with hints of dark malts and coffee.
Taste follows the nose, lots of chocolate with sweet roasted malt, oak flavors, and a bit of coffee bitterness in the finish.
Mouth feel is silky smooth, nice big round body, slightly bitter finish that ends in a nice warming of the throat.
I wish I had been able to get a growler of this, I look forward to tasting my bourbon BA bottle I did manage to grab.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2011 19:52:13 | More by hdelavega
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mystikyle71

Indiana

4.72/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was able to try this thanks to a very generous friend who traded for a growler of this delight!

A: Not trying to be harsh here, just honest. I tried this beer after it had been in the growler for a while and a bit after it had been opened so it appeared to be pretty flat. Dark dark dark with pretty much no head. .

S: Yum. Big roasty, oaky, vanilla-y goodness. Bourbon barrels certainly have their charm, but it was fun to try this beer on new oak.

T: No ill effects for the time in growler here. This beer was rockin'. Vanilla, dark fruits and rich coffee. Not much pepper is noticable though. Maybe the spice from the oak was masking it? I bet it pops up in the regular (if you can call any iteration of this beer regular) version.

M: The flatness here kinda took away from what, I'm sure, is an even more amazing beer under optimal circumstances. Still no sign of a burn.

O: I want more. Add this beer to your wants.

Serving type: growler

10-09-2011 00:01:13 | More by mystikyle71
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

32 oz Swing Top growler (Courtesy of marine1975 via Sendsilk) poured into a Green Man snifter.

A- Pours black as night with a deep brown, half finger head. Great looking beer.

S- Huge chocolate roast and oak aroma. A nice slight vanilla aroma hits on the back end of this.

T-Up front there is a nice Oak-chocolatey flavor with a hint of vanilla and on the back end a nice roast coffee taste. This is a fantastic beer. The Virgin Oak barrels hide the pepper flavors of the regular Hunahpu but still great flavors.

M- Wow this beer is thick. About is thick and chewy of a beer as I have consumed. Carbonation seems just right.

D- The oak and chocolate sweetness seem to hide the alcohol in this one and it's impossible to tell this is an 11.5% abv beer.

Overall this beer was fantastic. If regular Hunahpu didn't exist, this beer would be one of the best beers out. That being said, I wish the peppery flavors remained but its still good. Thanks again to Shane and sendsilk for providing this beer.

Serving type: growler

10-11-2011 23:28:31 | More by GehenHerzog
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oline73

Maryland

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was lucky enough to get to try this at a tasting hosted by finewinemike. Thanks so much to Arenbeer for opening this up with us.

Appearance: Pours super thick and black as night with a dark tan head that goes away completely.

Smell: Just awesome! Dark chocolate with some oak, vanilla, cinnamon and spice.

Taste: Not as spicy as regular Hunahpu's. The oak is very easy to pick up, but it mixes quite well with all the other flavors. Sweet and roasty with dark fruit, mild alcohol, cinnamon, and mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Uber thick body, super viscous and smooth. Mild tingly carbonation and a slick finish.

Overall: Really nice. I'm not sure that I like it better than the original version, but it was still very good. The only negative for me was the muted spice, but it was still fantastic.

Serving type: growler

10-22-2011 18:10:28 | More by oline73
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jethrodium

California

4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler courtesy of MikeLuke23. Thanks Mike. Pours a dark black, about as dark as a beer can be, with a small very dark tan head that leaves some light lacing on the glass. The aroma is heavenly. Big vanilla, cinnamon, some fudge, light coffee, a bunch of oak, a bit of pepper grassiness, and some light alcohol. The taste is sweet with fudge, decent vanilla, some cinnamon, possibly a bit of pepper, and some oak. The finish has a light bitterness as well as a lingering cinnamon flavor. A lingering pepper heat remains. Full, creamy mouthfeel that is slick, not syrupy. Relatively low carbonation. Certainly one of the best beers that I have had. It was drank side by side with a 2010 Hunahpu's. The aroma was significantly better, but I feel most of that was the age on the 2010 rather than the oak improving the base beer. The 2010 tasted great, but the Virgin Oak was still better. Compared to a fresh Hunahpu's I feel like the oak may have been a slight improvement on an already great beer.

Serving type: growler

10-25-2011 23:54:07 | More by jethrodium
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Mora2000

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing a 1L growler of this beer.

The beer pours a pitch black color with a brown head. The beer looks like squid ink with no light coming through the glass, even at the very edges of the beer.

The aroma is very heavy on the chocolate, with some pretty sweet roasted malt mixed in. There is also a very strong oak character in the beer, one of the heaviest oaked aromas I have smelled.

The flavor is very similar. The dominant flavor is the sweet chocolate, but I also get some heavily roasted malt and chocolate. Once again the oak is very heavy in the flavor. There is quite a bit of bitterness from the chocolate and roasted malt. There is also a little bit of pepper flavor in the beer, though not as much as in the regular Hunahpu's.

Thick, creamy, chewy moutfeel and low carbonation. A very nice stout, glad I got to try it.

Serving type: growler

10-18-2011 04:41:24 | More by Mora2000
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Deshon2688

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-30-2012 17:07:28 | More by Deshon2688
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cirtap

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-11-2012 21:19:09 | More by cirtap
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-29-2011 04:34:57 | More by imperialking
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olimpia84

Florida

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap in CCB's tasting room at the Hunahpu release event on Sept. 24 2011. Served on a snifter.

A: jet oil black with a dark brown head that was less than a finger but remained there for quite a while. Literally no lacing present.

S: strong wood and oak smell coupled with roasted malts and slight hints of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits.

T: heavy roasted malty flavor with notes of dark chocolate, woody flavors and coffee. Mild spiciness in the middle and a good disguising of the alcohol kick.

M: smooth and sticky; this is a full bodied stout. Light to medium carbonation.

O: a very good imperial stout that shines for its well implemented complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2011 16:04:22 | More by olimpia84
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 32 oz. growler into a tulip. Taste side by side with 2011 Hunahpu's and the Whiskey Barrel Aged Hunahpu's.

Appearance: Nearly black, a very nice ebony color with a very nice creamy chocolate head. Comparable to the other Hunahpu's versions.

Smell: The oak kind of dampens the other aromas. Cocoa, vanilla, a bit of cinnamon, some oak, and nice bit of roasted malt.

Taste: The sweetness really gets crushed by the oak. Roasted malt, a bit of coffee, unsweetened chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and some of the chiles are still present. The finish has more malt and is relatively clean.

Mouthfeel: The oak dries the body out. A full body and light, crisp carbonation are standard from the base beer. Less sticky than the regular version.

Overall: The oak dried it out and really did not add a lot to the flavor, so I prefer the regular Hunahpu's.

Serving type: growler

10-31-2011 01:19:23 | More by KickInTheChalice
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