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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: 525
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.1%
Wants: 526
Gots: 92 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Wine tasting snifter. Tasted side by side after regular Huna same vintage 2013.

Motor oil black off the pour, carbon copy of regular Huna. Dark walnut black, fleeting mocha dark head and small collar. Impressive and aggressive.

Berry fruit forward on first whiff. Hints at raspberry with lingering classic dark bitter chocolate. Dominant, taking over any sense of any hints of oak, vanilla, or even chili pepper sensations compared to regular Huna. Doesn't smell like a brandy.

First sip brings the berry fruit action, but an interesting tangy sour note slightly which is playful. Large bodied and full. Classic dark bitter chocolate angle, but a nice berry fruit forward somewhere between dark berries and raspberry. Roast character slightly complimenting, but no chili heat or sense that peppers were added.

It's a very well crafted brew, but I am not feeling the strong specialty that the brandy barrel brought to this otherwise great beer. No complaints though, very tasty.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.