Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by CaptCleveland:
4.75/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
8oz pour from tap at Cigar City, yesterday at Hunahpu release.
Velvety, viscous, dark brown-black liquid, with what appears to be a nicely baked brownie on top, as the thickly carbonated head crowns this brew.
The aroma is full of fudgy chocolate from freshly mixed chocolate batter, nicely balanced vanilla and coffee, and strong esters and alcohol at the nose which come out as the glass is emptied. There is a faint pepper presence that becomes more pronounced after first taste.
To start, let me explain that this was my first taste of Hunahpu, and my anticipation was all over the place. Ratings high, hype even higher. And while I enjoy stouts, my preference lies more with DIPAs.
The hype was right on. This complex brew did not disappoint.
Smooth, bitterness, like semi-sweet chocolate, but balanced by the vanilla and the nicely placed peppers. Full, thick, body, pleasant tingling that starts on the tip of the tongue, begins to remind me of some lingering, resinous hops, then when the tingling spreads to the lips I remember the chiles.
Great Imperial Stout. Complex, tasty, great use of the chiles; can sip this all day--alcohol well hidden.
This is the elixir to get me through the rest of the winter.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2011 23:22:43 | More by CaptCleveland
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Pours extremely thick and pitch black in color. A head of deep brown color and incredible density forms and retains very well with a little less lacing. Looks so thick and dark in the glass that it almost appears as liquid chocolate.
S- Tons of chocolate andspicy pepper on the nose of the this one. Chocolate is right up front, with the pepper spiciness underlying it. Coffee tones come in after the chocolate and pepper and give the scent a darkness that transforms into a dark fruity flavor.
T- Starts off with a chocolate and vanilla blend of both dark and sweet flavors. Roasted coffee notes and burnt malt flavors come in next and provide a darkness and bitterness to the flavor. Spicy peppers kick in during the latter half of the drink, giving a little bite and burn to the dark malts.
M- This beer is the definition of a thick and creamy beer. Despite the carbonation being a little higher than one would expect, this feels almost like it came off of a cask. Dark flavors are the only factors that would inhibit the drinkability of this beer, as the alcohol is undetectable.
Overall, just a solid, imperial stout with some peppers. Chocolate and peppers in stouts are good compliments, and this is a good to great beer, but nothing extremely out of the ordinary.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 01:37:33 | More by boilermakerbrew
4.56/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2014 vintage. 22-oz bottle served to snifter, shared. Have had the pleasure to sample 2010 aged, 2013 fresh, 2014 fresh. Time for a review of a larger pour.
A: very dark appearance, with zero light escaping from the body. there is a red tinge at the edges. for the alcohol, more head than I expected though this dissipates quickly. lots of cling on the side of the glass.
S: wave upon wave, in order, of milk chocolate, vanilla, then an herbal chile. I don't get much cinnamon when this one's fresh - understandably the chile overpowers
T: less intricate than the nose. the chile comes across most distinctly, but it's the taste of a well-charred green ancho instead of a tongue-scorching red. there is no "heat." dark roasted malts and vanilla as well. there's so much going on that I didn't notice much hop bite.
M: thick, viscous. the quality of the mouthfeel explains why I took plenty of time (gladly) to finish my half of the bottle.
huna > bomb > abraxas . . . actually looking forward to aging this one a little
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 19:25:45 | More by StoutItOutLoud
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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