Cigar City Brewing Double Barrel Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout
Cigar City Brewing has been barrel aging Hunahpu for years now. This amazing beer has seen bourbon, brandy, rum, and whiskey. I’m sure we are even missing a few. The next version of Hunahpu we are sure to see around Hunahpu Day in 2014 is a blended version, “Double Barrel” Hunahpu.
Double Barrel will be a blend of 50% rum barrel aged and 50% brandy barrel aged Hunahpu. I can only imagine this to pull off a lot of sweet notes from the brandy and run barrels and combine with the spices to make a great beer.
Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout: Aged On Cacao Nibs, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Ancho Chilis, Pasilla Chilis and Cinnamon. Pours extremely dark in color with a brown head with big notes of chocolate and espresso, moderate notes of vanilla and cinnamon and mild notes of tobacco and chilis. The flavor opens with a big blast of chocolate and moderate espresso with notes of dark toffee and interjecting notes of vanilla with lingering hints of cinnamon and tobacco and chili notes with a mild scoville heat in the finish.