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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Hunahpu's Imperial StoutHunahpu's Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 2,691
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.17%
Wants: 2,945
Gots: 729 | FT: 46
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
In Mayan myth, Hunahpu gave cocoa to the Mayans. An Imperial Stout Aged On Cacao Nibs, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Ancho Chilis, Pasilla Chilis and Cinnamon.

80 IBU

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 01-03-2009)
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Reviews by RandomBattle:
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4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is enough of a reason for me to pick up and move to Florida (you know, asides the beaches, beautiful weather, cheaper housing, and Disney).

Appearance - I could look at this beer all day. Actually thats a lie, because I would drink the shit out of it. Maybe if I had a photograph...Anyway, fantastic. Black as any good stout should be with a beautiful brown, yes brown, not mocha or off white, just full on brown head. Awesome. Unfortunately for someone like me who is totally digging this head it doesn't really want to hang out to long, oh well, nothing lasts forever. This liquid resembles oil closer than a stout.

Smell - A myriad of unusual aromas attack your nose with this one. Most people always review stouts the same way: raisins, coffee, caramel, choco...blah, blah, blah. We've read them a hundred times. This bad boy hits you with spice, vanilla, and earthiness, okay, yes, there are some elements of chocolate, and some hardcore roasted malts, but this beer will definitely hit your nose with something fantastic that is uncommon in most stouts, and you will love it.

Taste - The real winner in this whole review. In the front you have some heavy dark bakers chocolate combined with roasted malts, then some vanilla smoothness in the middle, and in the finish you get some faint hotness from the chilies and the cinnamon. It is out of this world. Let it warm up before drinking it, I feel like you would lose out on a lot of wonderful flavors.

Mouthfeel - Very thick, amongst the thickest I've had. For me I really enjoy a dark, hearty, rich, thick stout. I totally get that not everyone is in to that, but if your looking for a stout that you could drink with a spoon this is your beer.

Overall - Well, I clearly really enjoyed this beer. I have had many stouts from Cigar City and everyone of them have been incredible. This one however is the reigning champ of their stout line. Wonderful and delicious.

RandomBattle, May 04, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4.93/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Just attended the festival this past weekend and it was worth the hype. I had the opportunity to try a 2011 at the event and most everyone I spoke with said that this years batch is just phenomenal. The beer is darker than anything I have ever had before and the subtle notes of chili are apparent along with the dark coffee taste. I am extremely thankful that I brought enough home with me to enjoy one every couple of months.

BrbnBarlAgdBil, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

DanGeo, Aug 13, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

CavemanRamblin, Aug 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

jono0101, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of brownbeer
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours thick, like used motor oil, with a temporary dark brown head.

The aroma is layered and complex without any one component overriding another. Rich roasty chocolate, ash, soft vanilla, charcoal, and spice all blend together nicely. It's actually a little hard to describe.

The taste is smoky with dark cherry, plum, chocolate and coffee, with a little sweetness mid-palate and the spice from the chiles comes in late and hits the sides of the mouth.

Slight viscosity and low carbonation work well in this stouts case. I think it would be weird if it were creamier or heavily carbonated.

Very nice, possibly a tad overrated, but worth a try for any beer nerd.

brownbeer, May 04, 2010
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

Schlais, Sep 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

tbryan5, May 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

SanFranJake, Apr 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

ricksrealm, Mar 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

delaced21, Aug 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Krafty34, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of SkiBum22
4.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours black with a finger of dark tan head that fades into a thin ring with no lacing.

S - Incredibly complex, there is a ton of chocolate, caramel, chili peppers, cinnamon, molasses and brown sugar. A lot of coffee in here as well. Smells massively sweet and rich.

T - Complex taste, lots of chocolate all over this one and the slight burn from the chili is somewhat rather satisfying was very surprised. Taste is great.

M - Nice smooth creamy thick feel with low carbonation. Sticky sweet coating on the tongue. Outstanding

O - The best non-barrel aged stout in the world. I could drink this all day. What a genius move to use chili peppers in a chocolaty rich stout. Wish I had another bottle.

SkiBum22, May 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jose_alehouseSD, Aug 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

tallhophead, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Ben7773, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

newk340, Feb 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

orbitalr0x, Nov 24, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

supa0525, Oct 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

bulldogg915, Apr 03, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Good god this beer was delicious. Drank at a perfect cellar temperature, the vanilla comes right out and smacks you in the nose. The smell is sweet like a chili infused milkshake (hmmmm) and i have to say, this beer was about as viscous as a milkshake too.

The only thing that made it tough to knock down was that it was still a bit hot. Not that it was unexpected but it definitely made it a little less drinkable. I worked on my bottle over 3 days... I hope to try this beer with even a little bit of age on it... i think it will be unbelievable...

gregmoscetti, Apr 26, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

NWer, Jan 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

DaftPatrick, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Sam_Gladieux, Apr 27, 2014
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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 2,691 ratings.