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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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499 Ratings
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Ratings: 499
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Wants: 519
Gots: 92 | 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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jbuddle

New York

4/5  rDev -12.5%

06-17-2013 15:06:11 | More by jbuddle
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Anonymous1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7%

06-17-2013 02:17:36 | More by Anonymous1
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Crookdrain

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-16-2013 23:31:41 | More by Crookdrain
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-16-2013 17:25:45 | More by spycow
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BeRanger

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2013 15:45:09 | More by BeRanger
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-16-2013 13:28:59 | More by Hessian257
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.8/5  rDev +5%

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.

06-16-2013 04:10:41 | More by jeonseh
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1424IpA

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-14-2013 04:30:14 | More by 1424IpA
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -4.2%

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.

06-12-2013 21:35:58 | More by MasterSki
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lionssoccer13

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-12-2013 20:26:32 | More by lionssoccer13
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protton

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-12-2013 05:04:37 | More by protton
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Grant35

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-11-2013 20:27:54 | More by Grant35
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-11-2013 00:21:08 | More by Retail1LO
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johnyb

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-10-2013 14:13:40 | More by johnyb
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cardsfan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7%

06-10-2013 02:57:37 | More by cardsfan
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StevenSpringer

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

06-10-2013 01:40:59 | More by StevenSpringer
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cfrances33

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.5%

06-09-2013 18:18:08 | More by cfrances33
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Wade5614

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-09-2013 03:35:06 | More by Wade5614
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Benny3000

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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kdown

California

4.25/5  rDev -7%

06-08-2013 08:55:23 | More by kdown
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev -3.5%

750ml bottle poured into HF sherry glass. Thanks JD for brining this to our tasting, consumed right after Mexican Cake.

A- Pours a pitch black, decent carbonation, slight mocha brown head that dissipates to a flat top with just a slight brown ring around the glass.

S- Aromas of brandy, oak, dark chocolate, hint of coffee and vanilla, some light peppers hiding in the background. Incredibly well balanced, pleasant smelling, nice barrel presence.

T- Creamy chocolate, light well balanced peppers/spices, a hint of vanilla and slight coffee, subtle brandy that lends a nice sweetness, slight oak, finishes with more creamy chocolate, brandy, and subtle spices.

M- Medium bodied, goes down very easy, nice light carbonation perfect for a stout.

O- This was a fantastic barrel-aged stout that retains all the great flavors of the base beer but adds a nice well balanced complexity. I definitely recommend checking this out.

06-07-2013 23:50:59 | More by jaasen64
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MssrTussaud

California

2/5  rDev -56.2%

06-07-2013 23:48:37 | More by MssrTussaud
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imperialking

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-07-2013 18:21:41 | More by imperialking
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-07-2013 17:12:36 | More by JMRSN
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Hefewiseman

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-07-2013 00:50:57 | More by Hefewiseman
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 499 ratings.