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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
100
world-class

504 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Wants: 524
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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A - Dark chocolate brown with light brown head to it

S - Sweet vanilla, chocolate, light marshmallow and a brandy sweetness. The brandy coming through also gives it a slightly booze

T - Mexican chocolate, light pepper, sweet vanilla, caramel, dark fudge to it. The brandy comes through that gives it a light alcohol kick and a great sweetness. The brandy really adds a nice complexion to it the beer. Cinnamon comes through more as it warms up

MF - Thick creamy body with a light spice from the pepper. Not much booziness that comes through.

O - Really an amazing beer where the California Brandy adds some subtlety and complexity to regular Huna.

jeonseh, Jun 16, 2013
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Bottle shared by lansman at Northdown. Thanks dude! Served in a snifter.

A - Looks like Hunahpu's, with that distinguishing glass-coating film to it. Tan foam settles to a thin collar, wisps, and specks of lace. Black body, although it doesn't seem quite as oily as previous variants.

S - Loads of brandy here, with a sweet and vinous quality pervading; almost cognac-esque. The barrel and spirit flavors are supported by the expected cocoa, with noticeable traces of cinnamon and chile surviving the the aging process. Well-hidden booze and excellent integration of flavors.

T - The taste isn't quite as excellent as the aroma, but it's still solid enough. There's a bit more char, biscuit, and perhaps a hint of dark fruit oxidation amid the cinnamon, molasses, and dark chocolate flavors. Less overt oak and spirit, and more nebulous sweetness. Finish reveals a bit of Zhukov's scorched earth and tar bitterness.

D - Dry, tannic, and roasty. Full bodied, with lower carbonation, and some mild chile heat and spice that lingers.

D - This is quite different from the Apple Brandy version and seems less barrel-forward than the other variants that have been released. Enjoyable on the whole, although I wish the taste had been as compelling as the aroma. Lives up to the hype for the most part though.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.