Beer Review: CIGAR CITY HUNAHPU’S IMPERIAL STOUT 2011

Beer Review: CIGAR CITY HUNAHPU’S IMPERIAL STOUT 2011

Pouring into the goblet, the 2011 vintage of Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout presents an intense, viscous dark brown. However, the immediate aftermath leaves an iodine-like coating on the glass, accompanied by a near-absence of head, milliseconds post-pour.

Aroma

The olfactory experience unveils a medley dominated by chocolate liqueur, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, and a subtle touch of cinnamon. A promising combination, setting the stage for what’s to come.

Taste

Upon tasting, the complex flavors of this imperial stout unfold with notes reminiscent of cannoli, dark chocolate, toasted coconut, and cinnamon-covered almonds. The palate is subjected to a sophisticated interplay of rich and bold elements.

Mouthfeel

The beer’s texture introduces a slightly dusty/chalky sensation, accompanied by a thickness that borders on the extreme. Modest carbonation adds a layer to the mouthfeel, contributing to the overall complexity of the drinking experience.

Overall

Comparing this vintage to its predecessor, the 2011 Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout goes beyond mere satisfaction—it astonishes. Building on the success of the previous batch, this rendition manages to surpass expectations, delivering a remarkable fusion of flavors and textures that elevate the drinking experience to new heights.