Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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3.79/5 rDev -17.1%
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.
06-23-2013 02:56:53 | More by SpeedwayJim
District of Columbia
4.93/5 rDev +7.9%
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.
08-09-2014 22:30:11 | More by Huhzubendah
4.64/5 rDev +1.5%
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
08-08-2014 14:35:31 | More by drmcleod10
3.48/5 rDev -23.9%
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.
07-09-2014 17:33:45 | More by jivex5k
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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