Hunahpu's Imperial Stout (Double Barrel- Rum & Apple Brandy) | Cigar City Brewing

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Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by BEERchitect on 04-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 55
Photo of KevBot89
4.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks @rubblerubble! Coming through with those awesome cigar city whales for the holiday weekend!

Pitch black with a dark brown head.

Smell/taste is glorious, decadent chocolate, vanilla, sweet rum and apple brandy, light oak. Some pepper flavor, but not like fresh huna. Some dark fruits, lush pomegranate.

Feel is smooth, thick and chewy, just a hair off the best of the best.

Overall this is a banger. I'd drink your bottles soon though, this has fallen off a bit since 18 months ago.

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Photo of stakem
4.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into a matching CCB Hunahpu snifter. The brew appears black in color with a dark mocha head that fades pretty fast and is difficult to revive.

This smells oaky with vanilla, chocolate and some solvent booze blending to slightly vinous with leather and anise becoming more noticeable with earthen peppery appeal also across the back.

This tastes sweet with chocolate, caramel and vanilla fading to bitter bakers cocoa, espresso, coconut and mild vinous appeal with toasted marshmallow. The aftertaste had cinnamon bark and mild peppery warmth and earthen peppery flavors that are quite enjoyable.

This is full bodied with low carbonation. An awesome, flavorful sipper where surprisingly the barrels dont dominate but instead accent an already fantastic brew. Sadly, without reading the label, you would never guess this was "double" barrel aged and neither of the individual barrels lend enough character to be recognized by themselves. It would be awesome to see CCB actually to a real double barrel hunahpu instead of just a blend of 2 different barrels. Regardless, id drink the shit out of this if I had easy access to more.

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Photo of mothman
4.57/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cinnamon spice, very light chipotle peppers. Chocolate and cocoa. Rum and oak. Brandy, dark cherries, brown sugar, and molasses. Very complex. Rich and smooth. Amazing as always.

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Photo of Metaldude05
5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is top 3 if not the best beers I've had. The apple brandy barrel imparts a delicious sweet apple flavor along with a rum finish. In the middle you get all kinds of good flavor of cinnamon, some deep chocolate notes along with a little spice. I never thought I would get a chance to Try this but am glad I did.

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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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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout (Double Barrel- Rum & Apple Brandy) from Cigar City Brewing
4.75 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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