1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
Hunahpu's Imperial StoutHunahpu's Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,492 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,492
Reviews: 615
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,858
Gots: 689 | FT: 40
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 2,492 | Reviews: 615 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by coldmeat23:
Photo of coldmeat23
coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

05-12-2013 15:12:03 | More by coldmeat23
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tim_S
Tim_S

Florida

4.81/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 750 ml vintage, served in a snifter

A) Extremely, extremely dark. Light does not escape this beer, and only a slight tinge of amber on the outside rim. Almost the appearance of a thick motor oil. How an imperial stout should look.

S) Front loaded with heavy scents of dark fruits, particularly plum. This is followed by less prominent smells of cocoa nibs, cinnamon, and chilis, in that order. Probably the most complex nose of any beer I've experienced.

T) The immediate thing I notice is the heavy dark fruit sweetness that I felt in the nose, almost immediately followed by thick dark malt, and the flavors of the chilis. The chili flavor only has a hint of heat, but it's a warmness that lingers long into the aftertaste. I don't immediately taste the cinnamon or vanilla, but detect both in the incredibly long aftertaste that lingers with this beer. My only real complaint is that the cocoa nibs lead to a bitterness that detracts a bit from the overall balance on this. The aftertaste is longer than almost anything I've had before, including even Islay or lowland malt scotches. Lasts for ages.

M) Thick, oily, amazing. The oiliness doesn't waterdown as it lingers on the tongue as some can. While well carbonated, you can barely detect it even when leaving on the tongue. Just an incredible feeling on this one.

O) Admittedly not quite what I expected, especially noting the strength of the fruit scents and taste. That said, I find little I can actually fault in this one. I wish the cinnamon and vanilla were a bit more prominent and the cocoa nibs were a bit less, but those are fairly minor complaints considering the overall complexity of this beer. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on one, do not pass up the chance. Well worth it.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 19:44:30 | More by Tim_S
Photo of TNeedles
TNeedles

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2014 18:52:25 | More by TNeedles
Photo of Kruxx
Kruxx

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-01-2014 14:29:38 | More by Kruxx
Photo of robheath
robheath

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

08-01-2014 05:36:21 | More by robheath
Photo of climbeer07
climbeer07

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

08-01-2014 03:45:57 | More by climbeer07
Photo of ZachPetersen
ZachPetersen

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-31-2014 22:31:40 | More by ZachPetersen
Photo of mrjmann
mrjmann

Indiana

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-31-2014 04:35:53 | More by mrjmann
Photo of WCW
WCW

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-30-2014 20:32:38 | More by WCW
Photo of Burntknuckles
Burntknuckles

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -7%

07-30-2014 19:31:24 | More by Burntknuckles
Photo of Dybasi
Dybasi

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-30-2014 13:43:01 | More by Dybasi
Photo of ramay86
ramay86

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-30-2014 03:50:41 | More by ramay86
Photo of Jamison85
Jamison85

Indiana

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-30-2014 01:52:53 | More by Jamison85
Photo of memphischas
memphischas

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-29-2014 23:14:01 | More by memphischas
Photo of AmericaGWShark
AmericaGWShark

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -7%

07-29-2014 14:58:23 | More by AmericaGWShark
Photo of Mrigberg
Mrigberg


5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-29-2014 14:13:30 | More by Mrigberg
Photo of Gunch43
Gunch43

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7%

07-28-2014 22:05:45 | More by Gunch43
Photo of mxracercam
mxracercam

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-28-2014 20:44:12 | More by mxracercam
Photo of SourAddict
SourAddict

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -12.5%

07-28-2014 13:03:09 | More by SourAddict
Photo of beerartist
beerartist

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-28-2014 03:31:57 | More by beerartist
Photo of wesbourne
wesbourne

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-27-2014 18:41:57 | More by wesbourne
Photo of rrdial
rrdial

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-27-2014 01:37:41 | More by rrdial
Photo of captainbearcat
captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-26-2014 20:09:21 | More by captainbearcat
Photo of EJJ1848
EJJ1848

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-26-2014 14:37:58 | More by EJJ1848
Photo of Bruce0920
Bruce0920


4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-26-2014 12:16:01 | More by Bruce0920
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 2,492 ratings.