Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by stephenjmoore:
4.55/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
A- Pours a very thick and dark brown. Settles into the glass as a black looking liquid with no head to speak of. Poured almost syrupy, so even with a vigorous pour there was no head.
S- Sweet sugary vanilla, caramel, hints of dark fruits and cinnamon, the brandy comes through as a sugary candy aroma. Very nice and not overpowering.
T- A big, rich stout with tons of roasted malts giving way to some cinnamon and vanilla, with lots of sugary sweetness. Lots of sweet liquor-like flavors in the middle, with the sweetness giving way to a hint of spicy pepper and cinnamon on the finish. Lots of interesting flavors come out and share the spotlight.
M- Thick, rich, syrupy, huge mouthfeel, one of the fullest stouts I have ever had. Carbonation is at a low level, which works nicely with the body.
O- This is a great beer that showcases lots of complex flavors, good use of a barrel and a great mouthfeel. Well worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
09-05-2013 23:34:49 | More by stephenjmoore
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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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