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

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel AgedHunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by MasterSki on 05-18-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
609
Reviews:
60
Avg:
4.49
pDev:
8.24%
 
 
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533
Gots:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, cinnamon, brandy, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with vanilla and cinnamon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate and an alcohol kick with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some awesome aromas and flavors.

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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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was another big on my wants list, thanks to HanksBeard (reddit), shared at the CCB bottle share night.

pitch black color, stains the glass, long legs, no real head,

Nose awesome dark malt stout, choc, cocoa nibs, very mild chili note, big dark choc, vanilla, coffee, little nutty and roast, little brandy like fruity barrel note.

Taste is phenomenal, dark creamy melting choc, cocoa, buttery coconut oak, fruity brandy notes and little vanilla barrel, little earthy hop, mild peppery spicy note, so much melting cocoa, etc. Finish is more vanilla, barrel, long spicy pepper but not overpowering, little vanilla barrel note, mild fruity.

Mouth is fuller bod, creamy lush, thick, decent carb, mild warming booze and mild pepper.

Overall great, very good but just wish the brandy came through a bit more, it's hard to get through the huge awesome base beer.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - California Brandy Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
4.49 out of 5 based on 609 ratings.
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