Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Hunahpu's Imperial Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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4.58/5
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Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Hunahpu's Imperial StoutMaple Bourbon Barrel Aged Hunahpu's Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The “mother of all Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout” treatments, this one-of-a-kind barrel-aged Imperial Stout is a maple syrup bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout with vanilla, cacao nibs, cinnamon and ancho, pasilla and guajillo chile peppers.

Think “white chocolate chip pancakes eaten with a white-oak fork after dusting some chile powder over the plate”.

Added by mig100 on 03-10-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,779
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
24
pDev:
5.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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10
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LloydDobler
4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattsmith413
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SadMachine
4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Possibly the best Cigar City beer I've ever had. I will not be trading my other bottles.

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Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Nic1985Ace
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mother of All Huna Treatments

Pours a mocha brown stream into the glass. Black, no light comes through once in the glass. Quarter finger brown khaki head that dissipates quickly. Swirl leaves brown alcohol legs. Stingy peppery nose, dark chocolate, waft of maple comes across your nose. Cinnamon is there but resides in the background. Not getting a lot of Barrel on the nose, but there is some woody, Oak character. Taste is coffee, cinnamon, vanilla frosting, chocolate chips, maple smothered waffles, charred wood, smoke. There’s a little sting in the back of your throat letting you know the peppers are there. Sweet, but not cloying. Medium to full bodied, not chewy, but smooth. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. Takes a great stout, and gives it the ultimate breakfast treatment. Only knock is Barrel is not big on this beer, but it does give this a smoky, wood character that seems to balance the maple. Well done!

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Photo of Lapalou
4.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best beers to come out of Ccb in a while. Lives up to the hype by providing a balance between the Huna flavors and the maple bourbon notes. The body holds everything together and the maple washes out some of the cinnamon, that has been problematic in allowing the base Huna to be inconsistent over the years.

Great beer

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Photo of rspauldi
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopkrid
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Mesmerizingly slick and shiny intense black with less of a head than regular Huna, it still maintains that ultra vibrant, dark mocha hue, just in collar form.

The smell is surprisingly smooth and chocolaty for the most part, which I don't normally get from Huna. This is paired with a hint of deep dark maple.

I'm going to have to do a side-by-side with this and Mornin' Delight, because they've done something few breweries besides Toppling Goliath have done, and that's attain a deeply smoky yet distinctly maple character that's just divine. I'm also getting more bourbon here than many of the other BA Huna treatments, as well as some raisiny molasses, cinnamon and a chili pepper sting that gives way to red fruit.

Numbing, complex and delicious, yet somehow this is no pastry-grade stout. It's not heavy, and is quite drinkable. Had I not shared this bottle, I would have been happy downing the whole thing myself.

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4.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark roast coffee hues with a light sandy head and minimal retention
S: Explosive maple out of the bottle with a subtle oak and cinnamon
T: Complex melange of challah bread French toast smothered in Grade B maple syrup and fudge with brown sugar-candied bacon topped with red pepper flakes
F: Pours slightly thin, but the richness of the flavor profile fills out the mouthfeel that lingers on the palate
O: Admittedly I’m a homer for Huna, but this exceeded my expectations. Each sip is a decadent bite of gourmet pancakes washed down with maple candies, a hint of Sriracha, vanilla beans, and a smooth 12 year old splash of bourbon. For me, this evokes memories of Westbrook’s Reserva - very enjoyable.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lupercmda
4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This pours black with a minimal one finger head that quickly dissipates. It smells of deep rich chocolate and maple. Tastes really maple up front with the midpalate chocolate taste and a small lingering back end alcohol burn. Really well balanced and one of the best beers I have had from CCB.

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of heddar33
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cigar City's explanation, my rating.

The “mother of all Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout” treatments, this one-of-a-kind barrel-aged Imperial Stout is a maple syrup bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout with vanilla, cacao nibs, cinnamon and ancho, pasilla and guajillo chile peppers.

Think “white chocolate chip pancakes eaten with a white-oak fork after dusting some chile powder over the plate”.

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Photo of mig100
4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 24 ratings