Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.41/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle poured into HF sherry glass. Thanks JD for brining this to our tasting, consumed right after Mexican Cake.
A- Pours a pitch black, decent carbonation, slight mocha brown head that dissipates to a flat top with just a slight brown ring around the glass.
S- Aromas of brandy, oak, dark chocolate, hint of coffee and vanilla, some light peppers hiding in the background. Incredibly well balanced, pleasant smelling, nice barrel presence.
T- Creamy chocolate, light well balanced peppers/spices, a hint of vanilla and slight coffee, subtle brandy that lends a nice sweetness, slight oak, finishes with more creamy chocolate, brandy, and subtle spices.
M- Medium bodied, goes down very easy, nice light carbonation perfect for a stout.
O- This was a fantastic barrel-aged stout that retains all the great flavors of the base beer but adds a nice well balanced complexity. I definitely recommend checking this out.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2013 23:50:59 | More by jaasen64
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4.8/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pours like a CCB stout - pitch black oil/melted brownie with a burnt mocha head, very minimal - some lacing sticks around - stains the glass brown when swirling in the glass. Not as dark as MZ but beautiful menacing stout none-the-less.
Aroma of muted Hunahpu spices, rich chocolate, and brandy. All integrated very beautifully - as it warms chili, cinnamon, and vanilla come through. Not a very aromatic beer, but very nice.
Tastes astounding - incredibly vibrant, rich, decadent, smooth, sticky, slick. The brandy adds a great element to the base beer with sweet fruits and apple skin, some heat as well. The chocolate explodes as it does in Huna and MZ, smooth vanilla and some spices. Just excellent.
Outstanding beer - not necessarily better than Huna or Zhukov, just another fantastic take on a great beer. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 13:47:37 | More by timc100
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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