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

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483 Ratings
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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Wants: 519
Gots: 94 | FT: 8
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle I shared during our ugly sweater christmas party tasting.

A - Pours jet black with a nice one finger tall tan head, quickly dissipating down to a light film that dissolves into stillness after about five minutes. Leaves little to no lace on the glass.

S - Smells of warm chocolate, strong brandy, cinnamon, light chili heat, vanilla and oak. This is probably the best part of this beer as all the intended aromas are present and accounted for.

T - Starts off with a quick burst of sweetness, mainly vanilla and chocolate, quickly giving way to a combo of charred dark malt and strong brandy barrel. There is only a hint of the chilies and cinnamon from the nose. Finish has some char and light dryness, lingering for quite awhile. Good but missing some of the key parts.

M - Heavy body with moderate carbonation. Big, roasty feel with only a mild chili burn, wish it had more. Booze is again well hidden, only really coming forward at room temperature.

O - An enjoyable rift on the regular Hunahpu's. I just wish a bit more of the base beer came through, not sure if that is from the age or just how it is. I would never turn this down again but it just isn't as good as the apple brandy was.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 04:18:49 | More by orangesol
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6/4/14: Had this amazing brew on tap at Philly Beer Week. This was the second time in a year that I've had the pleasure of drinking this beer. Last time was October 2013. In that time, I have had BCBS for the first time and several other barrel aged stouts (my favorite type of beer). I would love to try some of the other Hunahpu variants if ever presented with the opportunity. But at this point I have to say that the Brandy Barrel Aged version is still as good as it was 7 months ago. The smell and taste are the highlights and this beer is highly recommended if you get the opportunity to taste it.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.