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

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247 Ratings
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:
#205
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
247
pDev:
7.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
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4.19/5  rDev -7.5%
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4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maximum12
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I’ve been eagerly awaiting this moment since the first time I tongued the original batch at the brewery in early 20…10, I believe. And now it’s here. It’s like Christmas porn! Split with my wife.

Angels whisper in anticipation as the black liquid flows into my glass, oh, wait, my wife’s glass too. I take a few secret sips of hers, & a little I leave in the bottle too (don’t tell her – there are knives in the house & I sleep hard). Smells like sweet bourbon aged cinnamon. Is that a thing? It should be.

Hunahpu’s – Bourbon Barrel Aged is another phenomenal extension of a world-class beer. Everything from the base beer is here to some extent: cinnamon (ramped up), vanilla (really ramped up), chilis (quieter), chocolate (quietest), though there is a bigger sweetness & a belly-warming alcohol wallop that regular Huna doesn’t pack. Bourbon wends its way through the ingredient list, not dominating, not wilting, but standing ass-to-ass with the great base beer, complementing it like Anthony Weiner snapchatting a 16 year old. The heat doesn’t build in the mouth, but down there where acid reflux starts. Thick. So easy to drink, I might not tell my wife there’s a second bottle. Anybody know a good lawyer?

I am sad this is gone. My glass is empty, & my soul feels like it’s in a similar state. An elite beer that should be a staple in my fridge. Make it happen, CC.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
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4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
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4.79/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Really happy to see CCB restore some BA greatness again. Rich, luscious, and so smooth. Waves of chocolate creaminess, smooth bourbon, and the lasting finish or peppers without too much heat. Perfect blend for my taste. They nailed it.

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
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4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
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4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
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5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a 2013 Huna drank on 1/9/16
Incredibly smooth with rich plum flavours, super smooth Bourbon backbone with no alcohol presence what so ever. Never gave a beer a perfect score before but this absolutely blew my mind.

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4.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.88/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.53 out of 5 with 247 ratings
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