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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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483 Ratings
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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.32%
Wants: 519
Gots: 94 | 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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smakawhat

Maryland

4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 02:51:13 | More by smakawhat
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

01-01-2014 06:11:23 | More by Kelp
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sendbeer

Georgia

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-10-2013 22:27:39 | More by sendbeer
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -7%

06-05-2013 06:55:47 | More by zestar
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billab914

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-23-2013 22:50:09 | More by billab914
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

10-14-2013 18:38:30 | More by drummermattie02
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-04-2013 03:11:58 | More by Zaphog
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -7%

12-24-2013 15:10:40 | More by liamt07
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jrallen34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.5%

08-04-2013 03:35:59 | More by jrallen34
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-22-2014 22:31:50 | More by Rhettroactive
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Viscous black. Dark mocha head. Medium collar and a few islands.

Smell - Tons of brandy. Peppers and chocolate. Dark chocolate and a green aroma from the peppers.

Taste - Rich chocolate. Brandy is less distinct than the nose, but still present. More chocolate. Peppers and some other spices.

Mouthfeel - Very thick. Medium carbonation.

Overall - I'm still not convinced that barrels improve on Hunahpu at all.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 02:23:38 | More by Alieniloquium
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2013 12:14:43 | More by ShanePB
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -7%

10-09-2013 04:53:25 | More by chippo33
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -7%

12-28-2013 13:20:01 | More by claspada
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-20-2014 20:57:16 | More by iL0VEbeer
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francisweizen

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev -7%

10-01-2013 16:28:25 | More by francisweizen
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-08-2014 00:21:57 | More by Cynic-ale
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Gobzilla

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

05-05-2014 21:21:16 | More by Gobzilla
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popery

California

4.25/5  rDev -7%

06-21-2013 15:25:50 | More by popery
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

03-02-2014 17:28:11 | More by aasher
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice oily black with a thin mocha halo.

S - Aromas of coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, brandy, delicious.

T - Taste is just like the nose, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, brandy, chocolate, light malts and smoke. Super tasty, really drinkable.

M - Mouthfeel is smooth, nice drinking, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this beer was much better than ba abraxas. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 21:17:26 | More by rudzud
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

07-15-2013 22:36:09 | More by sweemzander
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Lare453

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%

05-18-2013 22:23:33 | More by Lare453
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.29/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Shane!

Pours black as night, inky, opaque, with a fingers of super dark brown frothy head. The aroma has plenty wood notes, brandy, heat from the peppers, and loss of sticky chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, mild pepper heat, very faint cinnamon (which is fine cuz Im not a cinnamon fan lol), light boozy woody notes. Full bodied, not quite as thick feeling as it looks, but still chewy nonetheless. Drinks well, alcohol isn't too potent on the taste.

There's so much chocolate and pepper that the brandy barrel isn't as potent as you'd think, but its still quite a stellar imperial stout!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 17:42:56 | More by EgadBananas
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-26-2014 05:26:28 | More by Axnjxn
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.