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Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – California Brandy Barrel Aged

Cigar City CA BA Huna11% ABV. Imperial Stout aged in California brandy barrels from Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL. A very generous Instagrammer sent me a bottle from the brewery and I was excited to try this one as I am a fan of their regular Hunahpu, which is a base beer of this one but aged in brandy barrels! Pours jet black along with a small tan head which leaves a long lasting thin lace throughout. The nose picks up the usual Cigar City imperial stout trait, chocolate, toffee, vanilla, coconut cream, cocoa, caramel, marshmallow and nougat. The flavor was just amazing along with brandy notes, roasted malt, toast, mild acidity, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, wood, some dark fruit, raisin, and . It finished off earthy with some warmth towards the finish. Full body, good carbonation and oily mouthfeel. Again, so lucky to try this rare gem!
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