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

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Rum Barrel AgedHunahpu's Imperial Stout - Rum 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: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by olimpia84 on 10-10-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
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288
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11
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4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by pokgye. Thanks, Jason. Typical Hunahpu's appearance: inky, oily black with a small but lingering dark brown crust. Big vanilla and cinnamon aroma, with chocolate and molasses coming from the huge malt foundation. Barrel is present but feels more integrated than the whiskey versions. It lends a brown sugar sweetness that makes this version of Hunahpu's feel even more rich than usual. Huge on the palate, heavy on dark chocolate, molasses, vanilla and cinnamon. The peppers have largely dropped off. The rum barrel lends a sugary sweetness with little in the way of oak. Chocolatey rich finish, very little bitterness or alcohol presence.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Torgo for bringing this last night!

A- Pours a midnight black with a dark mocha head that leaves a few webs of lacing behind.

S- Rum soaked dark fruit, spice cake, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, oak, roasted malt and a hint of chilies.

T- Lots going on with sweet rum upfront followed by cinnamon, black cherry, fig, dark chocolate, molasses, burnt caramel, cocoa powder, chilies , oak and a hint of char.

M- Low carbonation with a smooth body that Finishes a tad of hot. The barrel aging seems to have thin this beer out a bit.

O- Really surprised how much chili presence this had, despite being over a year old as well as being in a barrel. The usage of the rum barrel was a nice addition as it did not overpower the base beer, but I'm not sure if I preferred this version over the regular Huna. Still a really tasty beer and something that I was very happy to try.

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4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Vintage. Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass.

A- Pours a black as black as a thousand midnights with a 1/4 inch dark brown head that retains minimally before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a tiny island of thin surface foam. Scattered, drippy lacing.

S- Sweet-smelling and booze-laden aroma with notes of dark chocolate, cookie dough and oak. Also some faint coffee and acetone.

T- Where to begin? Huge thrash of dark roast plus some smoke and chocolate. The rum is definitely there to lend a heavy alcohol presence but stays smoothed out somehow and is definitely not as hot as the aroma leads one to believe. Small note of soy sauce. Smokey honey barbecue flavor in the aftertaste.

M- Elegantly creamy with a high viscosity and certainly some heat that lingers on the tongue and throat. Low carbonation assists in this motor oil-esque feel.

O- So glad I waited a year for this to fully mature. Some say that beers already barrel-aged don't need to be aged in the bottle but I disagree. I had a Bourbon barrel Hunah that was purchased at the same release as this one and it wasn't as complex. If I were rich, I'd use this for making a rub to put on ribs.

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3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle (2011)

Thanks for opening this with me, VaTechHopHead!

(Aged for 1 year)

Black on black with a small espresso brown head. Spots of lacing left down the glass. Thick and rich looking. Nobody makes better looking imperial stouts than Cigar City.

The rum/barrel combo is front and center, perhaps more so than of all the variants. There's a woody sweetness that's dominant and overpowering, along with the base beer almost hidden in the background: roast, chocolate, and mild char. The chile elements from the base beer is all but gone, but I suppose that can be expected.

Very sweet and oak-forward flavor, along with mild roast, chocolate, and char. As with the aroma, the barrel and the spirit is very much the star of the show. Unfortunately, I don't like rum and/or rum barrel-aged beers nearly as much as I do bourbon/scotch/whiskey. Unbalanced and boozy, at least compared to the other variants.

Full bodied with low carbonation. Creamy, silky mouthfeel.

The weakest of the Hunahpu variants.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.12/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Red waxed bottle courtesy of Mr. Pendejo himself, the most serious ticker I know.

Pour somehow looks less viscous than the other Huna variants I've had. A mild tan ring forms at the surface. Boozy rum barrels and a deep roast dominate the aroma. Can barely smell the chiles in the background.

Rum barrels are front and center. Layers of oak and booze mask the vanilla/chocolate aftertaste that I love about the base beer. Instead, the rum-induced booze lingers after swallowing. Somehow tastes past its prime, even though regular '11 Hunahpu is still drinking quite well right now.

Quite inferior to both regular Hunahpu & the Apple Brandy BA variant.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.03/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml waxed bottle served in a Deschutes snifter. Huge thanks to Andrew (nasty31) for the share. I prefer fresh Huna to aged Huna, but that being said I thought the Bourbon barrel aged version was stupendous so I had high hopes for this one as well.

A: Pours a dark black with a viscous body. A dark mocha head forms on the pour and recedes to a thick, bubbly ring. Sticky sheets of lace are left behind.

S: Fruity rum booziness up front with dark and sweet milk chocolate flavors. Slight figs and roasted malts as well.

T: Oaky body with roasted malts. The rum is barely noticeable, just some faint hints of it. Nice light chocolate presence as well.

M: Meidum carbonation with smooth and creamy medium to heavy body. The finish is malty and sweet.

O: While this was good I was struggling to pick out some of the bolder barrel notes in the taste. It seems the base has swallowed up most the discernable Rum barrel flavorings. I would gladly take a fresh Huna or the Bourbon Barrel version of this any day.

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4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a big viscous oily black with a fluffy dark brown head with short retention. Nice lacing from the collar. 

Has the typical deep rich brownie and bold nose. Has some barrel oak character leaning towards the rum notes. A little caramel and molasses. 

Again big rich character of course. Interesting how the barrel character is still pronounced with the age. Big deep bitter chocolate brownie. 

Creamy and velvety mouth with low carb. 

An amazing beer. Tough to follow the apple brandy with, but still incredible. 

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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to the generosity of a few people we were able to line up the 2011 base beer along side the Rum, Whisky and Bourbon variants a couple weeks back. Hunahpu is one of my favorite beers, so I was stoked to give these a try. Cheers to everyone who made this beer day possible.

From a 750 into a snifter
We opened the Rum, Whisky and then the Bourbon.

APPEARANCE: A thick, dense, black pour produces a two finger, tight, dark mocha colored head after a wonderful cascading effect that looks stunning. Head retains really well and slowly fades to a good full cap. Jet black body and minimal carbonation evident. A fuller wisp and ring remain, showing some beautiful swirl patters after each sip, and leaves some falling dots of lace down the glass. The same wonderful look as the base beer.

SMELL: Much like the 2011 base beer. All the adjuncts are still there, with a nice roasted malt, molasses base. Cocoa chocolate, vanilla, and nice bit of chili peppers and cinnamon as well. A touch of rum from the barrels as well, but the base holds strong here. Would expect a little more barrel to come through, but the nose is still wonderful.

TASTE: Definitely hotter than the base beer, and the barrels seem to have brought out a greater spice component, somehow accentuating the chili peppers. Rum barrel and lots of pepper and cinnamon up front. Some roasted malts and molasses are still there, but the spicy notes and alcohol are more prevalent. A bold and persistent aftertaste is boozy with all the spicy notes, cinnamon, some raisins, and a touch of dark chocolate as well. Very good stuff for sure.

PALATE: Medium body, oily, with medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine with a slightly oily and mouth-coating finish. Very nice again, though a touch lighter than the base beer.

OVERALL: This was really nice for sure. The barrel doesn't dominate, though it adds a nice touch of flavor and booze to the mix. Perhaps the rum barrel helped the spicy elements come to life a bit more as well, as this was definitely the spiciest of the three barrel treatments. While I absolutely loved this beer and my scores show it, unfathomably this was my least favorite of the three. The other barrel treatments added a touch more complexity in flavor to the beer, while this one seemed to add a bit more booziness first and foremost. Regardless, this was a great time and I'm glad the crew could come over and hang out for an afternoon. Cheers again for a great beer day everyone.

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Rum Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
4.37 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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