Beer Review: CIGAR CITY HUNAHPU’S IMPERIAL STOUT AGED IN APPLE BRANDY BARRELS

Beer Review: CIGAR CITY HUNAHPU’S IMPERIAL STOUT AGED IN APPLE BRANDY BARRELS

Cigar City Brewing presents the Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout Aged in Apple Brandy Barrels, a libation that has earned its place among the top-tier contenders in the realm of craft beers. This review delves into the experience of savoring multiple pours of this exquisite brew at Stone Brewing’s 16th Anniversary Rare Beer Tent.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: The pour reveals a rich, dark brown hue, adorned with a subtle brown ring, leaving a lingering iodine-like coating on the glass.

Aroma: Immerse yourself in a sensory journey as the sweet brandy notes dance in harmony with the aromatic blend of chocolate, coconut, and a hint of pepper skin.

Taste: Indulge in the symphony of flavors with pronounced apple brandy dominance, accompanied by the warmth of cinnamon spice, the richness of dark chocolate, and a subtle embrace of barrel char.

Mouthfeel: The beer boasts a luxurious thickness complemented by a lively, spicy carbonation that adds a distinctive texture to the overall experience.

Critique

Overall Impression: This iteration of Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout stands as a testament to Cigar City Brewing’s mastery in the craft. The Apple Brandy Barrel aging elevates it to a level of sophistication, creating a memorable drinking experience. Even on a warm summer day, this brew manages to captivate, a testament to its versatility.

Memorable Moments: The reviewer fondly recalls savoring this exceptional treat in Denver, emphasizing the timeless appeal of this barrel-aged creation. The sentiment echoes the sentiment encapsulated in the old XX Meme: “I don’t usually need barrel-treated Hunahpu, but when I do, it’s Apple Brandy Barrel Aged Hunahpu.”

Technical Details

PublisherGenrePrint LengthISBN
DAN Barrel Aged Beer, Beer Reviews

In conclusion, Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout Aged in Apple Brandy Barrels emerges as a stellar example of craftsmanship in the world of beer, deserving its place among the aficionado’s top choices. Cheers to a brew that transcends seasons and leaves an indelible mark on the palate.