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

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel AgedHunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged
BA SCORE
98.6%
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4.75 w/ 1,487 ratings
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:
147
Ratings:
1,487
Liked:
1,466
Avg:
4.75/5
pDev:
7.58%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,640
Gots:
241
Trade:
17
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4.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
4.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jet black color with chocolate brown foam head that didn't last very long. Aroma of bourbon, rum, chocolate icing, vanilla. Flavor follows similarly with the right amount of booze. It's not too sweet, the spice is more mild as expected from the base. Very complex. Incredibly smooth. Worth the wait and the hype.

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1

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4.06/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to the members of El Catador Club for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, cookie dough, spice, rum, apple brandy, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, chile, and apple brandy flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and thick mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty but the aromas on this one are much better in my opinion.

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4.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

like no other. the base hunahpu is elite level stuff, truly dynamite, but this double barrel edition is a total game changer, bringing it from magnificent to one of the best beers to ever grace my palate. its everything the base beer is, but the texture, oh god the texture. its like beer jelly, spreadable, but so smooth for how thick it is, coating the palate but not rotting the teeth or guts, it just glides down, really heavenly in feel, unrivaled really, perfect, for real. the taste too is ramped up in this one. its got a hint of calvados in the nose, with that sweet apple fruity cider thing, which is a perfect pair for the dark grain. the rum aspect is a little less obvious, but there is a sweet vanilla spice there which amplifies both the vanilla and the chili peppers. its a genius dual fusion process at work, and it gives further credence to the idea that bourbon barrels are not the ultimate evolution of wood ageing beer. the oak mellows the alcohol that was never even hot in the first place to the level of dangerously easy. it drinks like a cognac though, aromatic and improving always as it warms. again the mouthfeel of this is as good as any beer ive ever sipped. its truly worth the hype, an unforgettable beer and the best i could imagine.

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Knapp85
4.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Wow! This pours out jet black with a beautiful oily look. The smell is a ton of Apple cinnamon on the nose. The taste has plenty of cinnamon and barrel age spice and sweetness. The mouthfeel is thick, it lingers perfectly and hangs with insane amounts of flavor. Overall it's sweet and spicy but incredibly balanced. Love this beer! Get it and drink it!

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4.49/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maturity, power, grace. Savory, succulent, robust. These are the repetitive words that's going to be used as there are few flavor descriptors that can fully explain this transcendent ale. Its simply in a class all to its own.

The most gentle and rolling pour coats the glass like black ink. Leaving its indelible dye on the glass, a slow and simmering release of creme creeps to the surface looking much more like viscous espresso than of stout. With no meaningful retention or lace, the beer simply doesn't need it- its own imposing darkness and denseness speaks for itself.

Double Barrel Hunaphu's Imperial Stout releases a decadent aroma matrix that seduces the nose with dark chocolate, espresso, fudge, brownie batter, port wine, rum, bourbon, vanilla and caramel- speaking to only the high notes, the mere whiff brings about mouth-whetting and meat-sweats conviction.

Its taste is even more lavish as its silky and marshmallowy sweetness is laces with full bodied espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and all the fudgy, brownie, nutty and oaken richness that the nose saw so profound. Its vinous middle ground is of savory sherry, port wine, oaked merlot, spiced rum and bourbon-sweet vanilla, char and wood spice. Its long and villainous finish wraps around the mouth with a dessert-like coat that's never wavering.

Silky smooth and velvety throughout- its milkshake-like consistency gropes each and ever taste bud and slathers on its decadent richness. Even the most supple sip coats the mouth with its creamy cocoon and is slow to release- a definite sipper meant for the most profound of celebrations.

As its spicy warmth trails, notions of liqueur-laced choclate desserts come to mind yet this is an ale with utmost complexity and satisfaction sure to top every craft beer enthusiasts wish list

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4.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.35/5  rDev -8.4%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of jlindros
4.59/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Been waiting on this one for a long time, big thanks to Andy C.

No head but super black thick syrupy beer.

Nose brings sweet syrupy malts, heavy dark choc, cocoa and chocolate char, caramel fudge, vanilla barrel, plenty of vanilla barrel, light raisin dark fruit, brandy like fruity slight booze, touch of barrel coconut, and a little cinnamon note.

Taste is semi sweet, syrupy thick malts, charred cocoa, dark choc, nice coconut, toasty vanilla barrel and mild fruity brandy, little booze warmth, caramel toffee, sweety nutty, some dark fruits faint raisin, touch of pepper heat and cinnamon, chewy fudge, etc.

Mouth thick heavy, little syrupy, decent carb, faint booze warmth.

Awesome, very very good, just missing a bit more of the pepper and cinnamon, maybe a bit more barrel but nice barrel, booze hidden well, very tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev -5.3%

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5/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.42/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.09/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Much thanks to whoever brought this out at the Philly-Pittsburgh share!

Thick oily pour, dark black, with a small collar of head that eventually receded; greasy legs on the glass. Aroma very muted, pretty much a roasty stout. As with regular Huna, this had a very weak flavor profile. Typical stouty dark malt roast, tobacco, vegetal green pepper and pickle, anise, some sweetness. Very little pepper burn, and practically no cinnamon. The barreling didn't really contribute much, though it did improve the body a bit, which I find very thin in regular Huna. This was quite viscous and full-bodied, which I've never experienced in any of this beer's variants.

Much like regular Hunahpu, I was not impressed by this beer. For all that goes into it, it just isn't executed well, and frankly just simply does not taste good. It was nice to try it, but I would never go out of my way to try it again.

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