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

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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:
#205
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
246
pDev:
7.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2017 release (El Cat Round 7).

A: Pours a viscous black with a smattering of dark brown head. Leaves a razor-thin ring which lasts for a decent bit.

S: Cinnamon in the forefront, loads of dark cocoa, charred oak, light bourbon and vanilla, and a bit of pepper/alcohol burn in the nose as well.

T: Cinnamon, dark chocolate, vanilla, along side an accent of red pepper, light oak and bourbon, and a bit of red fruit (cherry, almost). Fairly dry with mild roastiness and dark roast coffee through the finish. Almost moderate heat from the chili—it kind of sneaks up on you.

M: Mouth-coating full body with a moderate alcohol burn. If the beer weren’t so big and flavorful, the alcohol presence would probably be more distracting than it is. Medium carbonation ties things together.

O: Tasty stuff, and fairly drinkable despite the heat, which doesn’t detract much. Lots of flavors here, but it doesn’t seem as integrated or elegant as it could be, and the barrel presence isn’t huge.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 246 ratings
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