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

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Reviews: 39
Hads: 117
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 5.48%
Wants: 291
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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Florida, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: olimpia84 on 10-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 39 | Hads: 117
Photo of Sean9689
4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Part of our Hunahpu's vertical/horizontal tasting. Growler poured into tasting glass.

A - Looks like Hunahpu's. Black, tan-colored head, thin ring, wisps.

S - The rum is right up front, nice smooth booze, chocolate, a touch of vanilla. No real sign of the chili notes of the base beer, but I didn't think it would be able to stand up to the rum.

T - I can pick out the chili notes a bit more in on the palate, nice smooth booze/rum notes, chocolate, creamy vanilla. A nice level of roast, burnt sugars, and oak in there too. The rum is a great addition to the base beer and is pretty enjoyable.

M - Full body, rich and smooth, viscous, creamy finish.

O - A really nice beer we have here. The rum compliments the base beer and doesn't take away from it all that much. Even relatively fresh, the booze is smooth and very full and delicious. Would have again and would seek out, for sure. (891 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Joe for this one. 750ml waxed and capped 750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Pours pitch black with a dense, dark, .5 finger mocha colored head with poor retention. Thick, oily, impressive legs with spotty lace that doesn't stick around. As expected given the base beer.

Nose is boozy with aromas of chili peppers, chocolate, sweet soy sauce, brownie, and cocoa graininess. Very aromatic, robust, and deep. The chili peppers really work here. Very nice.

Opens chocolate and fudge with some chili spiciness in the back. A moderate amount of heat reveals the barrels towards the middle. Chocolate really gets accented by the rum barrels. Some fudge and brownie. End is some chili spice. Finishes sweet cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Aftertaste of dark chocolate fudge. Flavors are really well integrated here and the barrel aging works perfectly to accent the flavors present.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily and filmy in the mouth and viscous and thick going down. Accented finish with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Slightly too much bubbles here.

This is significantly better than bottled regular Hunahpu's. The barrel aging works perfectly, the flavors are appreciatively complex, it looks good, and the aroma is incredible. The only knock is a touch of overcarbonation for the style. Still, very good. (1,383 characters)

Photo of jsanford
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into a CCB Snifter.

Pours a dark, inky black with a creamy mocha head that fades to a slight ring and swirls of haze. Amazing aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate brownie batter, sugary Rum, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. This smells so ridiculously sweet and decadent. Taste is pretty close to the nose, lots of typical big, roasty Hunahpu's flavors of malt, chocolate, and coffee with spices and lots of sweet Rum goodness. Mouthfeel is big and creamy, with a full body and good carbonation. This was my favorite of all the variants (Rum>Whiskey>Virgin Oak>Bourbon), and easily the most memorable! (630 characters)

Photo of SauceBoss
4.82/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I shared a bottle with my buddy Wess for his 27th bday. Awesome!

Appearance: Very similar to the regular Hunahpu as it pours a midnight black with a viscosity slightly less than used motor oil. The cappuccino color head appeared after the pour was done and diminished, for the most part, after a few moments.

Smell: It had a rich smell that's for sure of chocolate, a mild spice and undertones of rum/wood that I would assume came from the barrel.

Taste: Smooth. It has the same chocolaty spiciness as the normal Hunahpu but you also get the rum booziness that pulls through. As it warms up this becomes more prevalent as does the malty sweetness that brings everything together to make it an enjoyable drink.

Mouthfeel: Way better as it warmed up. It drinks thick with a malty sweetness upfront and a boozy taste in the back that lingers but is enjoyable and not over powering.

Overall: This was a great drink. I have one bottle left that I am going to let age a few more months to see how things turn out over time. (1,023 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11/25/2011

Bottle shared by Stawn, thanks! Snifter

A: Looks like motor oil as it glugs out of the bottle. Black as pitch with a finger of dark brown foam.

S: Cinnamon and aromatic peppers blend with vanilla and oak. Rum is well integrated. Chocolate is strong.

T: Fudge and strong booze notes with a moderate bitterness. Peppers are pronounced and they impart a light spiciness. Light wood with a little licorice. Booze waxes in the astringent bitter chocolate pepper rum finish. This seems sweeter than the bourbon version, with more alcohol and astringency.

M: Full in body with lower moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is chewy, smooth, and sticky.

Overall: Good, but I definitely prefer the Bourbon. This is my least favorite of all the Hunahpu's iterations I've tried. (780 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

black as night oil like liquid which had a huge tan head that really very slowly faded leaving behind lots of gooey sticky brown lace. Very frothy and pillow like head, lots of waves in it.

strong, main hints were of caramel, with some chocolate mixed in and a strong alcohol presence. Lots of wood, rum and alcohol notes and a smooth woodsy feeling. Lots of sweet vanilla and almost a mocha smell as well, very sweet overall.very very strong. It was smooth, with not alot of carbonation. Huge rum and whiskey type taste hit me right away as did the alcohol, this was not something to be messed with for sure. Very creamy thick feel and very strong alcohol presentation. Hints at french vanilla and a touch of chocolate rounded out the back side and added a bit of sweetness. Near perfection. (794 characters)

Photo of hdelavega
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured form a 750ml waxed bottle to a delirium snifter.
Pours a a thick oily black color that shot up about an inch of dark brown head that settled to a ring around the glass. No lacing.
Super rich nose. Lots of chocolate, malty sweetness, just a hint of booze with a bit of rum sweetness.
Taste is big on chocolate, I do get more alcohol and rum than in the nose. I am missing the chilies, there is a bit of a bite on the back of the tongue, it's coming out a little more as the beer warms up.
The mouthe feel is awesome, very creamy, a real full body,medium light carbonation, a bit sticky, really sits well on the pallet.
Overall I feel this guy has lived up to the hype, an awesome brew. (691 characters)

Photo of seeswo
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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 a nice light rum sweetness flowing underneath. Taking a sniff of the Flor de Cana (or whatever it was called), its recognizable. Low key, but the spirit brings the flavor out. Good integration for sure. The taste is the characteristic Huna flavors, with very subdued chili flavors and big cocoa but with a really nice, underlying sweet rum and almost nutty flavor. Comes together quite nicely and actually represents an improvement on regular Huna other than the loss of the chilis. Mouthfeel is huge as you would expect. Overall, this was the best of this years BA Huna's (but not better than Apple Brandy) which went: Apple Brandy > Rum >> Whiskey > Bourbon >> Virgin Oak. Super glad to have tried it, and feel like this was the only one from this time that should have been in barrels. As compared with Apple Brandy, I wonder if they put chilis in the AB barrel as well, but not in the Rum. Next time, I would make sure to keep up the stuff that makes Huna so fun in the barrel so there isn't an increase in barrel flavor but a loss in spices, cocoa, chilis, etc. This had the best integration of flavor and really did a good job elevating the beer. (1,398 characters)

Photo of dboon
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Thanks to Cesar for sharing this bad boy. Joan Jett black pour with a chocolate head. Sweet fruity aromas. The rum is very deceptive ( I could only pick it up in the nose) and adds more booze/whiskey notes. This treatment had less of the traditional Hunahpu’s flavors than the others. It is still a world class stout, but side by side with the other treatments, it is my least favorite. That being said a couple of the other guys thought this was the best. ... (470 characters)

Photo of BeerAndBourbon
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours black with a nice dark chocolate colored wisp of a head that leaves no residual lacing.

S. The rum starts to really come out on the nose with some real booziness, some brown sugar sweetness. Spice really his in the back of the nose.

T. Brown sugar, cocoa, rum booziness - starts to get very sweet as it warms

M. Thick body with some ethanol on the tail. Thicker body than the other barrel aged versions.

D. This or the bourbon is my favorite so far, but this is a bit boozy. (487 characters)

Photo of Urbancaver
4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pretty reddish brown. Nice brown head. Smells pretty good. Sme light oak and spices. I think the chili comes through best on the nose. Tastes great. More subtle oak then the rest. Lots of roasty notes. The rum is subtle and balanced. Love the taste of this one. Good well carbonated mouthfeel. Very enjoyable (321 characters)

Photo of brew3crew
4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Part of the epic hunaphu's tasting in Cincinnati

A-dark body with a tan head that quickly disapates. Just like the rest of them

S-sweet rum mixed with chilies. Yum

T-perfect balance. So smooth. Wow. Just wow.

M-medium body and smooth

O-this is a phenominal brew. Would like to have more (291 characters)

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.97/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As is true with the base beer, the brew looks like an absolute beast. Perhaps the tar-brown head is less plentiful in this version; at any rate it is certainly shorter-lived. Where Hunahpu is flavored like a Mayan flourless chocolate cake or something, and Brandy Hunahpu tastes like, say, a decadent liqueur-filled chocolate truffle, this incarnation comes across like maybe akin to a Ben and Jerry's chocolate-coconut-cinammon-cayenne confection. Everything about the aroma and flavor are stunning; additional notes include vanilla, almond, (vague) anise, coffee, and dry tannic sugarcane (rum.) The feel is perfectly complementary: luscious and rich. Overall, this beer is phenomenal, top-to-bottom and start-to-finish (actually even better as it airs out/warms.) (766 characters)

Photo of olimpia84
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served this on a CCB Snifter from the 750ml bottle.

A: pours a viscous black jet oil color with a very small coffee head, literally no lacing present.

S: sweet roasted malts, peppery scents, sweet coffee smell with touches of cinammon. Spiced rum is definitely present. Very well balanced.

T: this one had a strong bitter liquory and boozy feel at the beginning that was never offensive. Roasted malts, dark coffee, spiced cinnamon, peppermint, some dark chocolate. Ends with a nice alcohol kick in the throat.

M: smooth, creamy, viscous composition, full bodied with balanced carbonation.

O: my second favorite out of the three different barrel aged versions released in 2011 by CCB, this is a phenomenal imperial stout that packs a formidable taste and smell with a one of a kind feel. Worth waiting and 'fighting' in line for this brew at release day.


. bitter liquory roasted malts dark coffee leaves a liquory aftertaste and the abv definitely kicks yiu inthe throat mf is excellent smooth creamy soft full body. score 4.5 4.5 4.0 5.0 4.5 (1,066 characters)

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Rum Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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