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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

504 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Wants: 524
Gots: 90 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-18-2013)
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Photo of drmcleod10
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared among friends and poured into a mini-snifter
I think I got one of the good bottles that are still left out there

A - Dark as night with a minimal mocha foam head. Pours very viscous and thick. This was poured at around 55 degrees and was allowed to warm up quickly using the mini snifter. Very very dark pour with not much carbonation

S - Smell is of brandy, chocolate, roasty coffee bitterness, with hints of cinnamon but not much heat. This smelled really good we all agreed.

T - Taste is more of chocolate fudge in your face with hints of cinnamon on the back-end that pairs with some vanilla and brandy notes. People say this is a shell of it's former self, but this was just as good as 2014 reg hunahpu

M - Thick, chewy, creamy and smooth. Cigar city never disappoints on this aspect

O - Overall, better than 2014 Hunahpu, but it doesn't stack up to DB Huna. I thought this was still excellent and might be worth seeking out again seeing as how the value has dropped pretty significantly

drmcleod10, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.79/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Josh for this one. 750ml waxed and capped bottle into a snifter. Reviewed at a tasting from notes.

Pours pitch black with minimal lacing and minimal head. Oily legs legs that don't really stick around. Decent.

Nose is sweet fruit, chocolate, fudge, and cocoa. I don't really get a big chili presence here. Moderately aromatic . Solid but nothing out of the ordinary.

Opens chocolate, chili, cocoa and roasted malt. Some cocoa and roasted malt bitterness in the middle with a chili and dark chocolate end. Finishes is sweet and chili heat with a hot, sweet, and slightly salty aftertaste. As always, unique but the barrel doesn't add much to the base beer in this case.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Prickly, slick and heavy in the mouth and goes down hot and boozy. Messy finish with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. Pretty good.

This isn't much different from Hunahpu's. Spicy, boozy, balanced and complex. However, the barrel really doesn't add much in this case. A solid beer overall but not one to get crazy over.

SpeedwayJim, Jun 23, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +6.1%

Marco_Gtz, Sep 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Daniel101, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ygtbsm94, Aug 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

IPAIsaac, Aug 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

AlienSwineFlu, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.93/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served alongside Hunahpu's 2014.

The beer appears dark brown, near black, with a thin, oily beige collar. The aroma brings typical Hunahpu's quality: cinnamon, chilis, roast, chocolate. The aroma of the standard Hunahpu's is a bit more forward and edgy. Chili heat, booze, chocolate. Delicious. A bit smoother than the standard version, but perhaps lacking the aggressive onslaught of flavor found in the original. Splitting hairs. This is world class.

Huhzubendah, Aug 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

JonBeer, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

Goodwire80, Aug 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

BuckTuckian, Aug 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

jkball01, Aug 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.5%

KAF, Aug 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Nolen12, Aug 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

kirkfrailey, Jul 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Hallertau, Jul 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

WCW, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Danny1217, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Andread, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

JOrtt, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Jordy777, Jul 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

smartassboiler, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of jivex5k
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.

jivex5k, Jul 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

jweave16, Jul 06, 2014
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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.