Beer Review: CIGAR CITY HUNAHPU’S IMPERIAL STOUT – WHISKEY BARREL AGED

Beer Review: CIGAR CITY HUNAHPU’S IMPERIAL STOUT – WHISKEY BARREL AGED

Cigar City Brewing has ventured into the realm of barrel-aged excellence with their Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – Whiskey Barrel Aged. In this 750 ml. bottle, boasting an 11% abv, the beer promises an indulgent experience that demands attention.

Appearance:

Pouring a dense dark brown, this brew commands visual respect. Its substantial viscosity is evident, leaving a lingering iodine coating on the glass. The absence of a head adds to its mystique, resembling the thick flow of oil.

Aroma:

The olfactory journey begins with a medley of enticing notes. Sweet whiskey, rich vanilla, and an unmistakable boozy presence dominate the initial encounter. Dark chocolate undertones create a harmonious blend, reminiscent of cinnamon raisin toast.

Taste:

The flavor profile delivers on the anticipation built by the aroma. The whiskey presence is bold, complemented by nuances of dark chocolate-covered raisins and the essence of spirit-soaked wood. The experience concludes with a roasty aftertaste, leaving a lasting impression.

Mouthfeel:

The mouthfeel of this brew is a noteworthy aspect of its allure. A luxurious, silky thickness envelopes the palate, accompanied by a playful effervescence that adds a spicy kick to the overall texture.

Overall:

In the realm of indulgent treats, Cigar City’s Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – Whiskey Barrel Aged stands out. However, a candid admission is in order – despite its rarity and undeniable excellence, some might find the ‘regular old’ Hunahpu a preferable choice. In this reviewer’s opinion, the allure of the hard-to-get variant may not necessarily outshine the charms of its more accessible counterpart.