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:
119
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.37
pDev:
10.3%
 
 
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of ahalloin
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Hank for sharing this!

Pours a black viscous fluid with brown highlights. Dark tan head laces the beer.

Notes of rum, vanilla, and oak emanate from the beer. Slight hint of chilies and cinnamon. Nice balance between the rum and the original beer.

Strong rum and oak dominate flavor. Nice layered complexity but alcohol burn very present.

Full mouthfeel present like other variations.

Another very interesting variation of this beer.

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Photo of yourefragile
4.62/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle.

Pours viscous and dark black with chocolate edges. Dark mocha head, fades to a collar, with some legs. Awesome intense aroma of both the rum barrel and cinnamon and vanilla from Hunahpu. Again the flavor of the rum is an excellent compliment to Hunahpu. Cinnamon and vanilla is still mild, but the strongest of the variations. No harsh or bitter flavors, my favorite of the variations next to Apple Brandy.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | 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 brings a slightly sweet booze quality, though it's hard to pin it down as rum. Oak comes through as well. The aroma is more complex and well balanced than either the whiskey or bourbon variants.

Really nice flavor. Oh yeah, I like this one. Just an ever so slightly sweetness, with lingering rum and oak flavors. Fantastic.

Similar feel as the other variants: fairly low carbonation, silky smooth.

Overall, outstanding. My favorite of the Hunahpu's variants. Highly recommended.

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Photo of TexAggie011
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Cottzilla
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of jophish17
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Ineedabeerhere
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of cyrusthepup
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of John_M
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yet another incredible bottle from the epic finewinemike event.

Like the whiskey version, the beer pours a blackish brown color with good head retention and considerable brown, espresso color lacing. The nose is similar to the whiskey version as well, except the rum flavor seemed to deaden the chocolate and licorice flavor a bit. Still a very fine nose of rum, vanilla, dark chocolate, coffee and licorice in this one. The flavor profile is more of the same, except there was nothing dull or dead about the amount of flavor I picked up in this beer. Mouthfeel is just like the whiskey version, with a long, soft, plush, seamless finish.

Not quite as excellent as the whiskey version, IMHO, but an absolutely outstanding beer all the same.

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Photo of nmbr0ne
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter from 750mL bottle.

Appearance: Black with finger-thick, brown head. Good lacing that hugs the sides of the glass.

Smell: Smells great. I smell toffee, coffee, molasses, slight notes of milk chocolate, rum, woody notes, and some vanilla.

Taste: There's slight taste of molasses. It's somewhat sweet, chocolately, with a slight bitter finish. Smooth alcohol taste from the rum.

Mouthfeel: Thick as motor oil. A definite sipper. Low to moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall: Great variation of Hunahpu. I still prefer the original Hunahpu, but I loved this beer as well. Look forward to trying the other Hunahpu's as well.

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Photo of sideshowe
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of MasterSki
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dvelich for supplying this Hunahpu's variant. Served in a Hill Farmstead glass.

A - Looks like all the other barrel-aged versions, with head volume somewhere between the base beer and the Virgin Oak growler.

S - The rum is quite present, although it's actually well-integrated unlike many other rum barrel aged beers I've had. I appreciate that the chiles are still perceptible, and the cinnamon from the base beer works in tandem with the spiced rum flavors. A hefty dose of rich chocolate fudge serves as a backdrop, and there's not a ton of oak or vanilla present - guessing the rum barrels are reused a few times before ending up at Cigar City.

T - The taste is solid, but not quite as nice as the aroma. There's a bit too much char and scorched malts, and the rum contributes a more spicy and boozy flavor than the sugary flavor found in the aroma. Bitter and slightly harsh flavors have become too present here for maximum enjoyment, diminishing the rich chocolate and chile pepper flavors.

M - Surprisingly active carbonation for a Hunahpu's variant - hope that isn't a sign of something untoward going on. Chewy and viscous full body, but with a bit more barrel tannin presence and dryness than the base beer.

D - A very enjoyable take on Hunahpu's, but not the slam dunk I was expecting base on the concept (and the early reviews). Still, a successful experiment and one I hope they repeat, after thoroughly sanitizing their equipment, of course.

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Photo of oline73
4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This was the second of the three BA Hunahpu versions during the tasting at finewinemike's place. Poured from the bottle into my Colossus snifter.

Appearance: Pours black as night and looks to be thick as motor oil. There is a layer of dark tan head that leaves a ring around the edge of the glass.

Smell: Sweeter smelling than the whiskey, makes sense. Dark fruit and some chocolate. The rum sweetness shows up a bit and mutes the smell of the chilies.

Taste: Sweet with dark fruit and milder chilies than the whiskey version. No coconut notes in this one. There is still the heat in the finish, but this is a much sweeter version than the others.

Mouthfeel: The body is quite thick with tingly carbonation. The finish is a bit dry with some head from the peppers in it.

Overall: Great beer. I enjoyed the whiskey more because the barrel accentuated the heat. The rum brings out the sweetness in the beer.

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Photo of Sean9689
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Part of our Hunahpu's vertical/horizontal tasting. Growler poured into tasting glass.

A - Looks like Hunahpu's. Black, tan-colored head, thin ring, wisps.

S - The rum is right up front, nice smooth booze, chocolate, a touch of vanilla. No real sign of the chili notes of the base beer, but I didn't think it would be able to stand up to the rum.

T - I can pick out the chili notes a bit more in on the palate, nice smooth booze/rum notes, chocolate, creamy vanilla. A nice level of roast, burnt sugars, and oak in there too. The rum is a great addition to the base beer and is pretty enjoyable.

M - Full body, rich and smooth, viscous, creamy finish.

O - A really nice beer we have here. The rum compliments the base beer and doesn't take away from it all that much. Even relatively fresh, the booze is smooth and very full and delicious. Would have again and would seek out, for sure.

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Photo of mikey711
3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +3%

Photo of ChrisPro
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.95/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Joe for this one. 750ml waxed and capped 750ml bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Pours pitch black with a dense, dark, .5 finger mocha colored head with poor retention. Thick, oily, impressive legs with spotty lace that doesn't stick around. As expected given the base beer.

Nose is boozy with aromas of chili peppers, chocolate, sweet soy sauce, brownie, and cocoa graininess. Very aromatic, robust, and deep. The chili peppers really work here. Very nice.

Opens chocolate and fudge with some chili spiciness in the back. A moderate amount of heat reveals the barrels towards the middle. Chocolate really gets accented by the rum barrels. Some fudge and brownie. End is some chili spice. Finishes sweet cocoa powder and dark chocolate. Aftertaste of dark chocolate fudge. Flavors are really well integrated here and the barrel aging works perfectly to accent the flavors present.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Oily and filmy in the mouth and viscous and thick going down. Accented finish with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Slightly too much bubbles here.

This is significantly better than bottled regular Hunahpu's. The barrel aging works perfectly, the flavors are appreciatively complex, it looks good, and the aroma is incredible. The only knock is a touch of overcarbonation for the style. Still, very good.

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Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of wchris21
5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of jsanford
4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle poured into a CCB Snifter.

Pours a dark, inky black with a creamy mocha head that fades to a slight ring and swirls of haze. Amazing aromas of dark roasted malt, chocolate brownie batter, sugary Rum, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. This smells so ridiculously sweet and decadent. Taste is pretty close to the nose, lots of typical big, roasty Hunahpu's flavors of malt, chocolate, and coffee with spices and lots of sweet Rum goodness. Mouthfeel is big and creamy, with a full body and good carbonation. This was my favorite of all the variants (Rum>Whiskey>Virgin Oak>Bourbon), and easily the most memorable!

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Photo of VAbdoyan
5/5  rDev +14.4%

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Rum Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
4.37 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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