Cigar City Dou­ble Bar­rel Hu­nahpu B2

LOC: Tampa, Florida ABV: 11.5% | IBUS: 80 | SRM: N/A

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What the brewer says

“An im­pe­rial stout con­di­tioned on Peru­vian ca­cao nibs, an­cho and pasilla chiles, cin­na­mon, and Mada­gas­car vanilla beans. Af­ter brew­ing, half of the fi­nal beer was aged in brandy bar­rels and the other half was aged in rum bar­rels be­fore both were blended to­gether and bot­tled.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Vanilla, booze bar­rel, bright blue­berry and apri­cot aro­mas. Strong earthy pep­per aroma, mo­lasses, bit­ter­sweet choco­late, and a hint of green pep­per.” Fla­vor: “Strong caramel malt and al­co­hol sweet­ness with a strong veg­e­tal note, maybe from the pep­pers. Sig­nif­i­cant chile heat, some cherry cola notes along with cin­na­mon and soy sauce.” Over­all: “Starts out well with the base malt but the veg­e­tal pep­per char­ac­ter re­ally takes away from the over­all ex­pe­ri­ence of the beer. Nice cin­na­mon notes—a bit like atomic fire­balls with al­co­hol. Over­all, in the con­text of the other beers we’re re­view­ing with it, it strug­gles to pro­vide the same level of en­joy­ment and plea­sure.” 83 AROMA: 11 AP­PEAR­ANCE: 3 FLA­VOR: 16 MOUTH­FEEL: 4 OVER­ALL: 8

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