Beer Review: CIGAR CITY HUNAHPU’S IMPERIAL STOUT (2013 VINTAGE)

Beer Review: CIGAR CITY HUNAHPU’S IMPERIAL STOUT (2013 VINTAGE)

DAN Beer Reviews presents a deep dive into the Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout Vintage 2013. This offering from Cigar City Brewing promises a flavor journey inspired by Mayan myth, where Hunahpu bestowed cocoa upon the Mayans. Let’s unravel the layers of this Imperial Stout Aged On Cacao Nibs, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Ancho Chilis, Pasilla Chilis, and Cinnamon.

Tasting Experience

Appearance: The stout pours black, adorned with a vibrant orange tan ring hugging the edges of the goblet. A visual prelude to what lies within.

Aroma: As the sensory exploration begins, notes of chocolate, subtle chipotle, and green pepper emerge. Vanilla adds its fragrance to the mix, accompanied by hints of coconut and celery, creating a diverse olfactory landscape.

Taste: The flavor profile unfolds with a dance of vanilla, milk chocolate, and green pepper. Cinnamon joins the ensemble, while a light smoky pepper coffee roast punctuates the experience, offering a complex and intriguing taste journey.

Mouthfeel: Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout doesn’t just play with the taste buds; it commands attention with its thick, full-bodied texture and a touch of modest carbonation, enhancing the overall drinking experience.

Critical Assessment

Overall Impressions: The journey through the 2013 vintage reaffirms the brew’s timeless allure. Notably, it appears smoother compared to the previous year’s fresh vintage, elevating the drinking experience. The meticulous combination of ingredients results in a harmonious blend that retains its remarkable character, making it a standout choice for enthusiasts seeking depth and sophistication in their stouts.

Technical Details

Publisher: Cigar City Brewing

Genre: Imperial Stout

Print Length: 750 ml. bottle

ISBN: Not applicable

In conclusion, Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout Vintage 2013 stands as a testament to the brewer’s artistry, offering a memorable encounter with a well-crafted, flavor-packed creation.