Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged
Cigar City Brewing

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel AgedHunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged
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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.57 | pDev: 7.88%
Jan 04, 2023
May 18, 2013
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel AgedHunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged
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Rated: 4.79 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 4.41 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Mar 26, 2022
Rated: 4.74 by edthehead from Maryland

Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

Oct 24, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by jschott75 from Illinois

Oct 03, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by xdtfx from Illinois

Jul 02, 2017
Rated: 4.85 by OUJayhawk1799 from Oklahoma

May 12, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by jaydoc from Kansas

Mar 13, 2017
Rated: 4.56 by TboneRN from Minnesota

Jan 21, 2017
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Tan head. Black in color.

Very thick. Sweetness from the brandy. Dark fruits, plums, cherries, figs. Oak. Vanilla. Chilis show, but seem a little faded. Chocolate and cocoa nibs.

Full bodied ends with a little roast to it.

Solid, but lairds apple brandy way better.
Dec 12, 2016
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Reviewed by KillerJigger from Iowa

4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours viscous and no head to speak about, almost flat. Brandy is present for sure with no spice at all. Its thick and the stout itself has become undefineable. I cant distinguish flavor profiles. Its seems to have faded a bit over the years but still good.
Dec 02, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Nov 12, 2016
Rated: 4.88 by zachthelaxer93 from South Carolina

May 29, 2016
Rated: 4.84 by dheldman from Minnesota

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Was able to enjoy this with a few fellow beer nerds at my house recently as a preamble to a Whale share the following day. This was an amazing brew! Nose on it suggested it was going to be super boozy but the palate was actually very smooth as the years mellowed it out IMO. The normal cinnamon finish that Huna as was muted by the Brandy and the Brandy barrel was the finish. Excellent!!
May 02, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Apr 05, 2016
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Rated by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Mar 30, 2016
Rated: 4.57 by joemetric from Kansas

Mar 27, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by Eziel from Ohio

Mar 14, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by t2grogan from Arizona

Mar 12, 2016
Rated: 4.78 by Dizzydsmith from Georgia

Mar 06, 2016
Rated: 4.74 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2016
Rated: 4.88 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by PG2G from California

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 4.47 by SimcoeKid from California

Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 5 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky

Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 5 by Houser from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2016
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Reviewed by KYGunner from Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The brandy blends well with a heightened chocolate flavor as I get the boozy distilled liquor surrounded by a chocolate candy sweetness. Nice dose of cinnamon and a bit of coffee. The chili's are muted by the booziness of the brandy.
Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 4.74 by BeerOps from Illinois

Jan 13, 2016
Rated: 4.68 by Lucoli from New York

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Dec 07, 2015
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Rated by TillTheMedicineTakes from Colorado

4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Whale turd.
Nov 21, 2015
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Reviewed by corby112 from Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger, pillowy dark mocha head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap/ring. Great retention, taking a while to settle with large splotches of soapy lacing clinging to the glass on the way down. Dark oily legs coat the glass.

There's a prominent barrel presence in the nose but thankfully it doesn't completely obliterate the characteristics of the base beer. Slight charred oak/wood and sweet and spicy brandy along with vanilla and a strong toasted coconut presence. Excellent brandy character in the nose. Not sweet like the apple brandy, but more of a spicy booziness yet doesn't smell just like fusel alcohol. Underneath, the elements of the base beer are still present. Subtle roast with robust dark malt notes. Hints of coffee and bitter dark chocolate along with oatmeal, smoke and toffee. Some vanilla bean but not sure if that's from the barrel or hunah. Also, quite a bit of cinnamon and chili after it warms. Complex, inviting nose with great barrel character that's not overly boozy.

The mouthfeel of this beer is perfect and I can't image how it could be improved. Thick and chewy luscious body that's not oily or slick. Feels like a boozy chocolate shake with chilies and cinnamon. Probably best mouthfeel of any beer I've ever had. Again, there's a really strong barrel presence but it's perfectly integrated into the awesomeness of Hunahpu. Subtle dry oak wih a touch of char along with silky vanilla bean, cinnamon, marshmallow and toasted coconut. The brandy and barrel flavors really add another dimension to the luscious, silky chocolate and robust, smokey malts while the strong cinnamon and chili presence compliments the spirit perfectly. Deceptively drinkable with prominent alcohol/spirit flavor but only has slight heat in the finish. Another incredible beer from CCB and probably the best Hunahpu variant yet.
Nov 21, 2015
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml yellow waxed bottle poured into a matching CCB Hunahpu snifter. The brew appears black in color with a dark brown head that fades leaving patchy lace.

This smells roasty with coffee, somewhat nutty and with a mild vinous barrel sweetness blending to vanilla, oak, coconut and earth with a bit of solvent feel with deeper whiffs.

This tastes faintly vinous with dark fruitiness then coffee, milk chocolate and cinnamon bark. The dark fruitiness comes across like plum/raison/dates and has a contrasting mild spicy warmth. Some coffee/espresso bitterness, char and mild neutral oak. There is seemingly slightly more of a raw pepper flavor to this iteration than the others ive tried. Black licorice is noted in the aftertaste.

This is fullbodied and moderate to lightly carbonated. An awesome, enjoyable sipper that id certainly seek out again.
Nov 18, 2015
Rated: 4.51 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by kplooki from Illinois

Nov 11, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by stella77artois from New York

Nov 09, 2015
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Reviewed by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4.76/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
L: Dark with minimal head

S: Very interesting. It changes with each swirl, starting with cinnamon and spice, then apples and peppers, boozy brandy, then back to spice again.

T: Wow. Awesome in every way. A burst of cinnamon spice , then dark fruit, followed by chocolate and roasted malt, and a beautifully integrated brandy barrel.

M: Far more thin than regular Hunahpu. A bit strange, actually.

O: This is as good as it gets when it comes to barrel aged spiced stouts. Definitely in the top three of greatest stout flavors ever.
Nov 07, 2015
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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