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

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel AgedHunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged

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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 531
Gots: 91 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Florida, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of cbutova
4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Sonny for the great brews you always send me. It was only appropriate to open this at Stoutfest III, CHEERS!

A- Poured to seven glasses with a superbly thick, pitch black motor oily body. A dark mocha brown head forms to about a finger with pretty good retention. Falls to a foamy, frothy ring after a few moments and lacing is spotty.

S- Holy brandy batman! Instantly recognize the barrels in comparison to the regular Hunahpu's. The brandy brings on a barrage of dark fruits and apples, like woah. The brandy doesn't overshadow but really puts one of the biggest stout bases to rest. Dark fudge truffle chocolate and intense roast malts beneath the fruit.

T- Follows the nose with the brandy aspect in a nice way. I've had a decent amount of brandy in my time but this one seems to blend in quite well with the Hunahpu's base. Bright dark fruits and apples swirl into the fudgey, dark cocoa and milk chocolate base malts. Lingering aftertaste of pure truffle madness, I would think I just ate a big fruit truffle. Man, brandy really shines, did I mention that? Slight pepper spiciness after many sips and some cinnamon with warmth.

MF- Massively thick, what I remember from both Hunahpu's and Zhukov (duh). Oily beast coats the palate with a nice moderate carbonation that really allows the fruit to shine on the palate. No alcohol heat for me, hidden almost insanely so.

The first really put me aback but it grew on me with warmth and time. I really enjoy the bright brandy character we got in this bottle (I have heard it varies quite a bit) as it turns it all into a dessert truffle more than a beer. Tons of melted chocolate and brandy deliciousness.

Photo of GrapesofWrath
4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of smitty5245
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Joecaddie
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of dipaguy
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of homebrew311
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick and viscous black with minimal head. Oily appearance and a dark coating left on the glass. The nose starts with heavy dark chocolate followed by bright notes of cinnamon. The brandy adds some sweetness and seems to accentuate the cinnamon and vanilla notes. The taste is sweet up front with darkish chocolate and deep brandy notes which linger throughout. Notes of syrup, honey, vanilla, and wood come through in addition to the pepper and chocolate from the base beer. Mouthfeel is super heavy with light carbonation. Overall, fantastic beer with tons of flavor.

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of gueuzedreg
4.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I would honestly rather have a reg Huna

A- motor oil, very little carbonation, no lacing.

S- Muted form of Huna. I get some chocolate. The vanilla aroma has been torn off from this Brandy aging. Smells pretty good, but not reg Huna good.

T- Muted Huna again. Very little vanilla, not sure how much good the brandy aging did. I had a friend who is Catador who told me to not bother with trying to get this bottle, and he was right. I would rather have traded this for two Hunas.

M- No carbonation, the mouthfeel is actually made way thinner from the barrel aging.

O- I see a lot of people trying to trade for this bottle. I don't see why.

Photo of yankeecane
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.