Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by pmarlowe:
District of Columbia
4.39/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2013 vintage. Tulip glass.
A: Pours a viscous, motor oil black with a thin film of foamy, dark brown head. A few dots of lacing and average retention.
S: A wonderful mix of cinnamon, brandy (which imparts some bright red fruit), roast, vanilla bean and oak. Loads of delicious spice are the dominant aromas here.
T: Red fruit and brandy, some vanilla, with a bit of sweet red pepper spice, coffee/roast, and mouthwatering dark cocoa at the end. Slight residual sweetness. The brandy and stout flavors don’t *quite* meld together as well as they could, though that’s not surprising for a wine-barrel stout. Just a touch of alcohol is evident.
M: Velvety medium body and light carbonation.
O: Great stuff, an improvement over regular Huna. Highly drinkable given that this is a bigger BA stout. Flavors don’t meld together as well as they probably could, but excellent nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 02:02:39 | More by pmarlowe
More User Reviews:
3.48/5 rDev -23.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
This beer has fallen off. Had it last month with a good friend, it's nothing but Brandy now.
In fact we all preferred a 2012 Black Tuesday over this beer. It's got an awesome aroma if you like Brandy, I do, but the taste itself is just too damn harsh. Compared to when these were first release this beer is a pale ghost of it's former greatness.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 17:33:45 | More by jivex5k
4.81/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
PBW-2014, Resurrection Ale House (very small, understaffed to have Hunah on tap, got in line, begged for 15 min for a glass, got one!!! It kicked in about 20 min.)
Appearance-classic big stout, dark, some big tan head and lacing, some carbonation that dissipates.
Smell-very nice with all the oaky, chocolate, coffee, cinnamon & sweet from the brandy barrel. As it warmed it smelled like a cinnamon Danish fresh from a bakery. Mmmmm
Taste--another slight layer on top of classic Hunahpu (one of my all time faves). Base stout is wonderful, as it warms and changes you get more pronounced tastes from the brandy, the chocolate and the slight evening out bite of the chilies.
Mouthfeel--not too thick, but not thin--just right really. Coats the tongue before, during and hangs on after the sip.
Overall--better than original ?? A bit different nuance on the classic, one of the best in the world (to me) barrel-aged/flavored stout. Cigar City---you ARE the reigning champions.
Serving type: on-tap
06-05-2014 15:28:25 | More by SHerninko
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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