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): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tpd975 on 12-09-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
177
Reviews:
70
Avg:
4.47
pDev:
7.83%
 
 
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726
Gots:
20
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4/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of flbrewdaddy
4.94/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - some say "Motor Oil." Let me specify. Old used diesal truck motor oil is much more accurate. Just an awesome pour.
S- Wow! Big chocolate covered brandy soaked cherries. Roasty malt. Just..wow
T - This beer is an assault on your pallet. Dark but sweet chocolate right up front. Then boom, a shot of brandy. Where the hell did that come from? Then a dark roast coffee with a lick of vanilla cool things down for the heat. Heat is mild and fades in about 30 seconds leaving you begging for the next sip to take this ride all over again.
M - thick, smooth, low carb. *Easy ladies, talking beer* coats pallet and stays after beer continues the journey to the liver. Liver smiles.
O- love it. Feel fortunate that Hal with The Top restaurant, Gainesville (shameless plug) gave me the opportunity to taste this remarkable example of what Fl. Breweries are producing. World class all the way.

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Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of jeonseh
4.35/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank at NWIBDU tasting. Thanks!

S - Bourbon, vanilla, light pepper and cinnamon 4.25

T - Caramel, dark fudge, light bourbon sweetness, cinnamon spice but not as much as the cinnamon. Light astringency in the finish where the booze is more prominent than normal 4.5

M - Thick and creamy with light astringency from the whiskey.

O - Good beer with more complexity that the normal Huna. Not as good as the whiskey but the bourbon adds some nice sweetness

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of NCBeerFan
5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a tumbler.

Appearance - Viscous inky black. Stains the glass. Nice mocha head.

Smell - Still surpringly peppery. Not distinct pepperiness. Chocolate. Light bourbon. Vanilla. Not a ton of barrel.

Taste - Chocolate and then immediately peppery. Alcoholic. Some cinnamon. Lots of chocolate. The bourbon is faint. Some oak in the back.

Mouthfeel - Absurbly thick. Dry and oaky in the finish. Boozy. Extremely slow drinking.

Overall - Gets much more oaky as it warms. No sweetness. Some of the more abrasive characteristics have come out, but all of the complexity of Hunahpu is still there.

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of rodkin
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750 ml bottle generously shared at the Peg's bottle share on 3/8/13.

A- Pours a dark, viscous black with a nice dark mocha colored head.

S- Excellent aroma, loads of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and oak, the chili and cinnamon flavors are very mild. The barrel-character is really amazing and jumps out of the glass at you.

T- Again, really excellent, all the same traits as in the aroma, with lots of dark chocolate, which is a bit stronger with a moist chocolate cake flavor, vanilla/oak and rich, warm bourbon barrel flavors, as well as some mild chili, cinnamon and roasted grain flavors towards the finish.

M- Full-bodied, with a smooth, pretty sticky but not too thick feel.

O- A world-class beer, the barrel traits complement the base beer very well and the flavors are rich and just delicious, I have nothing but praise for this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Slatetank
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of lionssoccer13
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of gator79
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Finatic
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of GOGRANDE
5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.48/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

OK, so thanks to Avalon68 for the chance to review this gem.

From what I hear, a high risk vs. reward bottle. I am willing to take the chance.

A dark brown creamy head forms and slowly settles to a dollop of cream atop the glossy deep brown beer. Another couple moments later this has faded to a mere ring of foam... No real lace to speak of.

A sharp aroma scares me (have not tasted as I type here) and yet there is clearly some chili pepper here.. A hint of cinnamon. A touch of oxidation is present.

Ahh, my fears are allayed as the flavor shows no sign of sourness. Much better than the aroma. I am a bit shocked at the front row presence of the chili peppers here. Cinnamon is more present in the aroma. In the flavor it adds to the depth of the chili pepper flavor. Mid palate you are struck with some nice dark chocolate notes. They come on stage, strike hard and then quickly retreat. What’s interesting is that as I work through the glass, the spice builds and the prickly nature of the chilis takes hold. I like it. A bit of depth from the aging (barrels) but much more muted than expected. A touch of vanilla near the finish that seems to highlight the cinnamon for a brief moment. One thing is clear... A lot going on here...

Honestly a bit thin for what I expected. In fact, thinner than I remember the standard version to be... But that’s just off of memory. A bit slick.

What’s so interesting is my perception of how the body is holding this back a bit. Very nice and a very complex beer. So glad that I had a chance to try it....

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
4.47 out of 5 based on 177 ratings.
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