Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Whiskey Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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4.36/5 rDev -2.7%
A big thanks to Brian for knocking off this long time want. 750ml waxed bottle into Drie Fonteinen stemware. Reviewed from notes at a tasting.
Pours big, viscous, deep and pitch black. Huge legs with a dark mocha head that sticks around. Spotty lace with good cling. Menacing!
Nose is chocolate, molasses, fudge, cocoa and lightly tart fruit. Very robust and appetizing.
Opens cocoa, fudge, sweet pepper, chocolate, molasses, and booze. More chocolate and a touch of roast and more sweet peppers in the middle. End is molasses, leather and dark fruit. Cocoa powder and dark chocolate in the aftertaste. Delicious!
Full bodied with minimal carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth and goes down warm and smooth with a messy finish and a sticky, slightly lingering aftertaste. Exactly what I want from a beer with this intensity and flavor.
A shockingly good beer that really hasn't lost much with time. This is still worth going after and is certainly one of the better beers in the horizontal.
10-18-2013 00:37:29 | More by SpeedwayJim
4.15/5 rDev -7.4%
Bottled shared at the Brass Tap bottle share...
Beer itself is super viscous and pours with a visible "glug." Forms a very minimal head that barely sticks around for a few seconds. On second thought, it just looks flat. Color is black; it is fully opaque. Aroma is sweet and syrupy with notes of chocolate. There is a faint whiskey aroma as well, but it does not dominate. Taste is similar. Moderate sweetness, molasses, chocolate, and some very mild ancho spice. Not getting much whiskey in the flavor at all. Full bodied; there is no confusion on this one - its a heavy beer, slightly spicy mouthfeel. Very low carbonation, not quite flat, but pretty close to it.
03-16-2013 18:13:32 | More by Florida9
4.53/5 rDev +1.1%
750 ml bottle, another very generous share at the Peg's bottle share on 3/8/13.
A- Pours black and thick with a quickly dissipating mocha head, leaves little lacing.
S- Incredible aroma, lots of whiskey barrel, oak and vanilla, the whiskey flavors are rich and sweet. The barrel aromas mix with a really nice dark chocolate cake aroma,
T- Just as good as the aroma, lots of rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, whiskey/vanilla/oak, and a very mild chili and cinnamon flavor. The spices have faded but I think they're at just the right level to work with the barrel flavors really well.
M- Full-bodied, low carbonation with a smooth, rich, thick feel.
O- Another excellent beer, all of the BA Hunas have been amazing so far. This is a very delicious beer.
03-09-2013 00:18:10 | More by WillCarrera
4.76/5 rDev +6.2%
Bottle shared by nasty31 at NWI tasting group meeting
A - Dark chocolate brown with a thick fudgy body. No carbonation or head on this
S - Lots of bourbon on this one in the nose with lots of whiskey, vanilla, chocolate. Slight alcohol in the nose. This is a strong and complex nose that is great to smell. It makes you want to come back for more and each time the experience is slightly different
T - There is chocolate, dark slightly smoky fudge, a good amount of oak, slight vanilla, and light roasted coffee initially. The finish there is smoke, slight heat from the peppers, light bitter roasted malt and dark chocolate, bourbon, fudge and oak. The dark chocolate from the fudge lingers on in the finish. Really a flavorful and complex beer
MF - Slight syrupy and thick, yet silky smooth, body. The finish has lots of oak and a slight astringency results from that.
O - This is really an amazing beer which I liked much more than regular Huna. There is more chocolate and fudge, tons of vanilla and a strong whiskey nose. The great thing about the BA with this one is that the whiskey makes itself known and has a strong presence but yet you never feel like it is overpowering anything.
02-07-2013 04:34:18 | More by jeonseh
4.33/5 rDev -3.3%
Big thanks goes out to beeruser and funkydelic for sharing this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured pitch black with a half finger brown head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, sweet alcohol, and milk chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, alcohol, wood, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and chilies. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I have to give credit where it is due and Cigar deserves it for the barrel aging program with this beer. I have yet to have a bad version of it. There is so much complexity going on in this one that it is rather crazy. The milk chocolate aspect going on is very delightful and adds a very nice touch to an already solid brew. The whiskey barrel, while present isn’t very invasive. An absolute must try for any craft beer enthusiast out there.
01-15-2013 11:52:12 | More by thagr81us
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Whiskey Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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