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%
Liked This Beer
4.75 w/ 1,488 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:
1,488
Liked:
1,467
Avg:
4.75/5
pDev:
7.58%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,642
Gots:
242
Trade:
17
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,488 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of TPiwaron
4.87/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thampel09
4.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From bottle into Huna chalice.

Appearance was extremely dark with no foam head except for ring around edge of glass. Initially, smell was of brandy, some rum, along with chocolate and light cinnamon. Initial taste while cold was primarily brandy. Chcocolate and cocoa was most pronounced, with very little cinnamon. As it warmed, the chocolate stayed but rum barrel note really came out in a big way. This beer had tons of barrel character. Mouthfeel was medium for a BA stout.

Overall, a high end beer with tons of barrel character that changes the taste as it warmed. I am typically not a fan of regular Huna but this beer was tranformed by the barrel ageing into an exceptional brew.

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Photo of RNbeerfan
4.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Review is of b1
Look: Almost a jet black, and pours thick as oil. Hugs the side of the glass. Has the thickest appearance of any beer I have had
Nose: Some heat with a sweet backbone. A slight smell of peppers with cinnamon more pronounced
Taste: So many waves of flavor. The apple brandy and rum work in perfect harmony. Almost no burn from the peppers is left. What is there is more the ancho than the pasilla. Super chocolatey and decadent.
F: Probably the thickest beer that I have had, even after a few years.
O: I'm not a huge fan of Huna, but this takes the beer to a whole new level. Easily one of the best beers I have ever had as everything seems to work together in perfect harmony. I never got to try this beer fresh, but it is holding up incredibly well. Although, I'm not sure it will improve much past where it is now.

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Photo of JoeMarinello
4.67/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beast464
5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ConnorSimpson41
4.21/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Snig623
3.88/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrtomatohead49
3.34/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kerry4porters
4.76/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Danny1217
3.61/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Rating batch 2, because I don't think this beer belongs on the charts where it is. Batch 1 is still phenomenal.

A weird bell pepper almost pickle like flavor ruins this for me. The cinnamon and vanilla are muted compared to batch 1. There is definitely some nice barrel character and the full bodied base beer shows, but they are overpowered unfortunately.

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Photo of singlespeed
4.82/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Coorsy
3.72/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
4.23/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reed
4.21/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overwhelmed that day by some other heavy hitters including mead.

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Photo of Zonian1
5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boomer_Briggs
4.11/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RLeary82
4.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bugsmcl
4.99/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Double Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 98.6% out of 100 with 1,488 ratings
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