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

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel AgedHunahpu's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
El Catador Club Exclusives

Central to Mayan mythology is the story of twin brothers named Xbalanque and Hunahpu, the Hero Twins. After the Twins’ father was murdered by evil deities from Xibalba, his corpse became a cacao tree that spawned our two Heroes. Epic adventures followed, culminating in a journey to Xibalba to avenge their fathers’ death. Vanquishing their enemies handily, the Heroes then ascended unto the heavens where they became the sun and the moon.

Imperial Stout brewed with Ancho and Pasilla chile peppers, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs aged in white oak barrels previously used to age bourbon.

OG: 30
IBU: 80

Tasting Notes:
Cinnamon, vanilla and bakers chocolate are assertive on the nose with rustic wood and molasses playing supporting roles. Viscous and assertive on the tongue, baking spices meld with fresh ground coffee, dates and fudge as this massive beer coats the palate. Mild scoville heat builds with each sip but never overwhelms the bourbon spiciness or the nuanced finish of this truly complex stout.

Added by tpd975 on 12-09-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#194
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
272
pDev:
6.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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L: Pitch black pour with no head
S: bourbon and cinnamon, then chocolate and spices
T: the spices really pop, slight vanilla with the cinnamon dominating with mild bourbon barrel. I wish the barrel was bigger is my biggest knock.
F: very thick, spices warming and sticky. Not the smoothest barrel though.

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Bottled on 08/16/17 - poured into Wander coliff glass

Absolutely one of the best beers I've had, hands down. Trumps the bourbon paradise from a couple days ago as my best beer of the year. Looks black on the pour with a small mocha head. It dissipates quickly, but smell still is in full force. Fudge and vanilla. Chipotle roasted almonds pops off first. The taste has a bit of Bourbon barrel and smoked peppers. The pepper fades and the vanilla and chocolate dominates the taste. It all melds with the barrel well. Every sip better than the next. The warmer this gets, the hotter this beer gets. Odd complexity, but it's warily welcome as the shift change comes into play. Don't think anything I'd going to bat this for the rest of the year.

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