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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
94
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 12.38%
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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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

12-18-2011 05:39:47 | More by cadaugherty
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wchris21

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-12-2011 09:10:15 | More by sarro
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StoutFest

Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.9%

12-07-2011 05:26:10 | More by StoutFest
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jsanford

Georgia

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

32oz growler poured into a CCB snifter.

Pours a dark, inky black with a creamy mocha head that fades to a soapy ring and wispy haze. Big aromas of dark malt, oak, vanilla, and TONS of cinnamon and spices. Very spice-forward, even more noticeable then the oak (at least in the nose). Taste is...OK there's the oak! Reminds me of the sawdust in a workshop, along with a good amount of chili pepper/cayenne. After the oak and chili pepper the dark roasted malt, chocolate, and cinnamon come out to play. Mouthfeel is big and creamy with a full mouthfeel and solid carbonation. Overall a great take on Hunahpu's, and an excellent way to start our tasting of the Barrel-Aged versions!

Serving type: growler

12-05-2011 00:29:52 | More by jsanford
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Heatwave33

Florida

4.93/5  rDev +15.2%
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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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-29-2011 04:34:57 | More by imperialking
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camil1mj

Michigan

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-26-2011 15:04:24 | More by heyta
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GRG1313

California

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-21-2011 02:35:55 | More by bauermj
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Alpar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-18-2011 15:43:34 | More by Alpar
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lazjuarez

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Florida

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-14-2011 17:17:31 | More by polisanl
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alalvarez75

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-14-2011 16:16:42 | More by alalvarez75
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-14-2011 15:51:59 | More by ThirstyHerf
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1noa

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +16.8%
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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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

cracked open for stout day and enjoyed throughout the night. Poured into a tulip.

dark as night with a small cap of tan that appeared right on the top, settling down slowly it leaves a touch of side lacing and a nice bit of foam around the edges. Ten minutes in the top is bare though and only some light lacing on the sides remains. Aroma is sweet, licorice and brown sugar, hints of chocolate and touches of pepper and light wood coming together nicely, Smooth, creamy and full bodied it started to grow on me as the session wore on. lots of wood, chocolate, coffee, hints of something else, fruit, maybe light spice. Hard to place but there is something else there providing another flavor of some sort that is hard to discern. Dry finish with a light alcohol warmth to it

such a great beer and just a wonderful chance to drink this.

Serving type: growler

11-04-2011 02:11:18 | More by mikesgroove
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finewinemike

Maryland

4.88/5  rDev +14%
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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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
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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crusian

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler thanks to ericandersnavy.
Pours pretty flat... alisa nothing there. Black as night as expected.
Smells like fresh oak, and actually a bit like rum. if I would have to guess, I would say this is the rum barrel aged version. lacking on the nose would be the cinnamon and the spice from the chili.
taste, pretty flat, and the first sip was rather a shock... following sips were much better and it grew on me. fresh oak is there, and also a bit of rum. but again, the chili and the cinnamon were missing... I like the regular much better.
thick ass stout, a given. Low to no carb... but overall, I was hoping it would be more... still great, but was hoping for more.

Serving type: growler

10-29-2011 00:19:06 | More by crusian
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seeswo

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer was enjoyed alongside all of the rest of the versions and with each of the spirits.

Pours the characteristic black with little head and thin brown-gold edges. The smell is of the huge chocolate and roasted malts and strong tannic oak flavors. Smells pretty good, though I get very little of the chili. The taste is the characteristic Huna flavors, with very subdued chili flavors and big cocoa which is cut intensely by the aggressively astringent, tannic oak. The flavor doesn't work at all and would be best enjoyed blended back with some fresh Huna that would bring out some of the chili and chill out the oak. Mouthfeel is huge as you would expect, but with a dry (for what it is) finish. Overall, this was easily the worst of the BA Hunas which went: Apple Brandy > Rum >> Whiskey > Bourbon >> Virgin Oak. Super glad to have tried it, but this is not very good.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 01:23:37 | More by seeswo
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Virgin Oak Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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