Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged | Cigar City Brewing

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedHunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Stout aged on Peruvian cacao nibs, ancho and pasilla chiles, cinnamon and Madagascar vanilla beans aged in apple brandy and rum barrels before being blended together.

Added by GatorLCA on 01-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
1,575
pDev:
7.82%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 1,575 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of VeganUndead
4.01/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is such a big beer and there is so much going on, it is great, but you can only consume about 4 oz before you're done or you get diabetes. Let's calm down on the ratings a little bit

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Photo of Vidblain
4.2/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

2016 batch (#2) reviewed.

Hunahpu's is one of those beers that I loved the very first time I tried it, and I've been chasing that dragon ever since... unsuccessfully, as it turns out.

I've been lucky enough to try Barrel-aged Huna twice now - once at Great American Beer Fest, and for a second time when I won a bottle in a charity raffle. As it turns out, I drank my BA Huna alongside of Double Barrel Huna, expecting that I would be blown away by the Double Barrel... in fact, it was the exact opposite experience.

And perhaps I should have expected that, given the barrels used in DB Huna - Rum and Apple Brandy barrels don't often tend to impart much thickness to a beer, and in combination, they definitely made the beer seem a bit thin. Additionally, where the bourbon barrels in BA Huna add depth, richness, sweetness, and complexity, it seems that Double Barrel just took on thinness and acidity. It's also quite charred in taste - it reminded me quite a bit of my gripes with 2018 Huna. Sadly, all of that cinnamon and vanilla that I love seemed to be entirely absent. It's still a sweet beer, but it's greatly overshadowed by the barrel notes and char and acidity.

In the end, I honestly think I've found myself preferring non-barrel-aged Huna as my go-to. It's certainly easier to get, and something about it is just a much more pleasant experience for me. Yes, I have a sweet tooth, so that's probably a big part of it. Or perhaps Cigar City's aging methods just aren't to my liking. Maybe the barrels? Tough to say - more experimentation required!

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Photo of T-RO
4.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 505beergeek
4.25/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steve032
4.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hawkfish
3.41/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Black color with dark mocha head. Aroma is really spice forward with lots of cinnamon, rum and booze. Taste is desserty with fudge, chili, cinnamon and some heat on the finish. Full bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Quite nice but not such a huge step ahead of the regular.

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Photo of Richter525
4.21/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jkolls
4.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JDFLA
4.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Naugled
4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bgbosch3
4.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eman17
4.52/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Croppbe
4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nedster10
4.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shnsajax
4.91/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of reyna311
4.52/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Original_Gravity
4.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chadlossie
4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lr300
4.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boldbrew
3.23/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

What can I say, spice mess covered up by too much sweet bs.

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Photo of JimmyFlaBeer
4.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rristow
4.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with beige head. Tasted against regular 16 Huna and 17 Bourbon BA Huna. Aroma of cinnamon, rum, almost a little nutty, some fruity notes and apple. Moderate to heavily sweet with mild bitterness. Lots of cinnamon, caramel, toffee, some chocolate and finishes with a moderate chili burn. You do get some rum barrel sweetness and just a hint of brandy. More intense and complex than the Huna and Bourbon Huna. Excellent!

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Photo of grapeshops
4.71/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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