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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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BA SCORE
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502 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Wants: 523
Gots: 89 | 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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TheSamKuehn

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-29-2014 22:47:27 | More by TheSamKuehn
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.5%

06-29-2014 21:28:30 | More by schmidtmattsays
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -12.5%

06-29-2014 16:59:19 | More by thebigredone
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IndyDad

New York

4.25/5  rDev -7%

06-28-2014 10:10:58 | More by IndyDad
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-28-2014 02:34:21 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev -12.5%

06-25-2014 01:23:02 | More by leftoverburrito
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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-18-2014 02:20:41 | More by KCBeerNerd
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weonfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-09-2014 21:41:10 | More by weonfire
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FightinIrish88

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-09-2014 16:07:57 | More by FightinIrish88
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joemochas

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-08-2014 06:41:02 | More by joemochas
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sierrahopdevil05

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-06-2014 15:11:05 | More by sierrahopdevil05
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SHerninko

Pennsylvania

4.81/5  rDev +5.3%

PBW-2014, Resurrection Ale House (very small, understaffed to have Hunah on tap, got in line, begged for 15 min for a glass, got one!!! It kicked in about 20 min.)

Appearance-classic big stout, dark, some big tan head and lacing, some carbonation that dissipates.

Smell-very nice with all the oaky, chocolate, coffee, cinnamon & sweet from the brandy barrel. As it warmed it smelled like a cinnamon Danish fresh from a bakery. Mmmmm

Taste--another slight layer on top of classic Hunahpu (one of my all time faves). Base stout is wonderful, as it warms and changes you get more pronounced tastes from the brandy, the chocolate and the slight evening out bite of the chilies.

Mouthfeel--not too thick, but not thin--just right really. Coats the tongue before, during and hangs on after the sip.

Overall--better than original ?? A bit different nuance on the classic, one of the best in the world (to me) barrel-aged/flavored stout. Cigar City---you ARE the reigning champions.

06-05-2014 15:28:25 | More by SHerninko
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ManLoveBeer

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Delaware

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Maryland

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -7%

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Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev -7%

05-18-2014 13:39:40 | More by adam42381
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev -11.8%

Bottle shared with Kyle and courtesy of Don if memory serves....thank you!

Black, oily, and lacy...looks the part

As an overall comparison between regular Huna and AB, this falls somewhere in the middle. Nowhere near as rich, luxurious, and special as AB, yet also not as peppery cloyingly sweet as regular. The barrel cloak much of the cinnamon and the pepper remains muted. Brandy provides a sweet blanket which masks much of the cutting aspects of the base while providing a different edge.

A good, but not great, beer. Never a huge fan of the base and while appreciative of the chance would pass on the price to be paid. A bottle split two ways becomes a bit of a chore....

05-18-2014 05:46:02 | More by BarrytheBear
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 502 ratings.