Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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3.43/5 rDev -24.9%
750 ml waxed bottle served in a Funky Buddha snifter. Thanks to Matt for the share.
A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to a thick ring that has some splotchy lace.
S: Brandy sweetness and fruitiness upfront. Pretty boozy on the nose with a nice chocolate character. Dark fruit with some light acetone/nail polish on the finish.
T: Lots of chocolate and cinnamon notes with a light brandy sweetness. Mild fruitiness from the brandy, a little oak and some dark fruit as wel.
M: Thick bodied with a medium low carbonation level. Smooth finish.
O: Probably the worst of the Huna barrel treatments I've had. The brandy didn't compliment the base at all and it was far too fruity for my liking. Apple Brandy or GTFO.
08-03-2013 14:27:20 | More by Treebs
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
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
3.98/5 rDev -12.9%
Consumed alongside Amplitude and DB Hunahpu's- poured into a CCB snifter
Pours black with cascades of tan bubbles and a thick mocha head.
Smell is reminiscent of standard Hunahpu's with some toasted oak.
Taste falls kinda flat with a great base stout, yet muddied spice character and no detectable brandy.
Mouthfeel is heavy and syrupy.
Overall, great stout, but could use some refining.
01-31-2014 17:16:58 | More by GrapesofWrath
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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