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:
#3
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
1,531
pDev:
7.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,681
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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.55/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a thick, oily pitch black coloration with a small, creamy head. The beer downright sticks to the glass as you swirl it, leaving a short-lived film of dark beer and white lace. Smell is somewwhat subdued, pretty underwheming compared to the taste. Cinnamon is most noticeable, with a sort of odd earthy, musty, woody aroma being pretty dominant as well. Perhaps a hint of coconut there. Taste is quite complex, lots of chocolate and rum noticeable at first, with a decent bit of cinnamon and vanilla coming through as well. The chili really grows as you drink and the beer warms. Quite noticeable in the aftertaste in a really pleasant way. Quite a bit of warm boozyness there as well, but very smooth and mellow at the same time. Mouthfeel really is fantastic, very thick, sticky, almost oily and very smooth. I was considering waiting for CBS for my 100th review, but I think this one will do nicely. The barrel-aging really did wonders to the quite overrated Hunapuh here, adding a certain complexity from the brandy and rum notes along with making the chili stand out more and generally mellowing out the beer, creating a richer harmony. Still smells really weird though.

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Photo of paulish
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zach_Attack
4.81/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was a delightful beer - fudgy yet spicy, bourbon dominates yet its not hot. Incredibly complex and flavorful.

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Photo of Neutrino
4.58/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ManBearPat
3.83/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbom
4.48/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SFC21
4.44/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Rad
4.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
4.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of penguinBOMB
4.63/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Samact
4.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 03_04_81
4.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MLDucky
3.8/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RRtransvestification
4.75/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of raspy22
4.67/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cparthemore
4.66/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RealDeal
4.46/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Alequine
4.64/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Very Dark brown with a tan head. It appeared to be less thick on the pour particularly compared to Man Bear Pig which we had drank before this beer.
Boozy on the nose but not over powering which is just the way it finishes. Malt chocolate, slightly spicy, sweet molasses but not overly sweet. I liked the balance in flavors.

T- Kind of weird (not saying that's bad). It's mostly chocolate (mix of milk and dark like the smell) with some chili heat on the finish. Every now and then, I get hints of dark sugars and a bit of green apple. 

F- Medium feel. A little booze burn. Could be thicker and richer. 

O- It's good, but I wouldn't put it near it's ranking. It makes me wonder how awesome batch 1 was, not that I'm ever going to get to try it. It's definitely worth a try if you're into pepper stout

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Photo of Buttstallion
5/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.48/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wellsnb
4.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdlb44
4.28/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ford0626
4.91/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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