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