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

BA SCORE
84.6%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 65 ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by olimpia84 on 09-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
65
Liked:
55
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
11.89%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
0
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 27
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4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at BA Hunahpu Day. Reviewed from notes. Poured into a CCB snifter.

Appearance - Pitch black with a small dark chocolate head. The retention on regular Hunahpu is something to marvel. This isn't as good. Dies down rather quickly.

Smell - Oak all over, peppery spice and a lot of chocolate. The oak is dominant in this. Fresh and woody smelling.

Taste - The oak comes through before any other flavor. The peppers and chocolate are diminished. The peppers are almost completely gone compared to regular Hunahpu. Bitter and oaky finish. Astringent from the woods. Tannins.

Mouthfeel - It's heavy, but not as viscous. Not as chewy as regular. The oak is too much in the finish.

Overall - Virgin oak barrel did nothing for this. In fact, I think it made it worse. Still a quality stout. The wording of my review is probably more biting than the numerical rating a give it, simply because I was disappointed it didn't live up.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 01/14/12 notes. Tried side by side with MZ, Hunahpu, and all the other variants. This one was my least favorite.

a - Pours a pitch black color with 1 inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like the others.

s - Smells of oak, pine, vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, toasted malts, and light cinnamon. Less spice and of the base beer here, and a ton of piney/oak in the nose. Nice, but no where near the others.

t - Tastes of oak, wood, burnt malts, pine, ashy, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, light spices. Again, a ton of piney oak.

m - Thick, full bodied stout and low carbonation. Very nice and creamy.

o - Overall this one is least like the others, and the only one I didn't like better than the MZ and normal Hunahpu. Don't get me wrong, this is still a good beer, but might not be worth seeking out due to the rarity.

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4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted side-by-side with regular, Bourbon, Rum, and Whiskey versions. Thanks to everyone for making this happen. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

Pours near black with a good light mocha head. Thin collar throughout. The nose is pretty heavy on the oak with some vanilla, chocolate, and stout behind that. Base beer is a bit hidden in the flavor as the oak comes more forward. Still some spice, vanilla, and chocolate. Body is medium with a nice oakiness plus a good dosage of vanilla. Slight tannins. Really tasty. Boom.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 ounce growler served along side three other version of this beer.

Beer is black, with a nice dark brwon head, some lacing, low carbonation, decent retention.

Aroma is oaky, sweet, roasty / ashy. Smells nice.

Beer is medium to full in body, the chilies and spice are subdued but there is a mild vannillic / tannic feel to the beer, out of the four variants we had this was my least favorite but still a good beer.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Barrel-Aged Hunahpu's tasting! Thanks to all the guys in the tasting group who helped make this happen.

The beer is, like all of the Hunahpu's variants, profoundly dark. Ominous black with a thick, oily beige head. An awesome appearance for an imperial stout. Lacing stains the glass.

The aroma offers oak, cinnamon, booze, subtle chocolate, vanilla.

A lot of wood in the flavor. Cinnamon shines through as well. Some sweet spice and vanilla.

Good feel. I appreciate the bold oak character.

Another solid stout from Cigar City. Very glad to have tried this.

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3.44/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

32 oz growler.

Pours viscous and dark black with chocolate edges. Mocha head (lighter than regular Hunahpu), fades to a collar, with some legs. Woodsy oak dominates the nose with roast malt and char with strong alcohol; actually basically tastes like wood and booze, not terribly appealing. Char, tannins and wood dominate flavor, with strong cinnamon and vanilla in the finish providing an interesting contrast between bitter oak and sweet spice. A little harsh and abrasive throughout with a slightly watery finish. Easily not the best of the Hunahpu versions.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Virgin Oak Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 84.6% out of 100 with 65 ratings
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