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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

Hunahpu's Imperial StoutHunahpu's Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 2067
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 9.21%


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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brewdan

Michigan

4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours pretty much like motor oil with a gorgeous tan foamy head that quickly dissapears.

Smells a lot like cacao. Also roasted grains and bittersweet chocolate. I don't get much of the chillies in the nose.

Tastes a LOT like it smells. Rich bitter dark chocolate and dark roasted grains. There is a little spiciness mid-palate. On the back end there is a little bitter pine flavor.

Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Some carbonation manages to cut through the thick liquid which is nice.

Overall, great stuff here. I didn't think this would live up to the hype for me but it is really really good and I am a fan of well-done imperial stouts. I just wish it wasn't in such a big expensive bottle.

C'mon CCB, put this in 12oz bottles!

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 20:22:23 | More by brewdan
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle split and poured into a Sierra Nevada tulip. 11.5% ABV, no date.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for cracking open another top 100!

A - This is probably the darkest beer I've ever poured. It's got absolutely no highlights in it at all. A tall chocolate-brown head is dense and firm after a little beautiful cascading. No lace but a swirl coats the glass in this motor-oil brew.

S - Dry cocoa powder and a mild but present chili powder in the nose right off the bat. It reminds me of some chili chocolate I had not too long ago actually. Tons of bittersweet chocolate with a rich chocolate roasted malt. Vanilla is very, very mild. Interesting, different, good.

T - Rich chocolate roasted malts and notes of cold coffee with cinnamon and chili mixing together. Lots of dry cocoa in there, it's a full-flavored beer that's a little all over the place but good regardless.

M - This is as full-bodied as they come, Hunahpu's is thick and smooth with a heavily roasted finish but a well-balanced sweet and acrid bitter feel. A teeny hint of warm alcohol creeps up on the finish.

D - Despite this beer's viscosity, it's actually quite drinkable. It's a bottle to be split without question, but still a great double stout!

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 12:22:59 | More by BeerFMAndy
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billab914

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Dogfish snifter. It poured pitch black in color with a very thick looking body to it. The head foamed up and nearly filled the top inch and half of the glass. The head was a very nice looking deep brown, almost chocolaty in color. It stuck around too and left some very nice lacing. The head definitely gives this some bonus points on appearance, I loved the color if it.

The chili peppers are the first thing that stand out to me in the aroma. They give it a very flavorful roasted pepper like quality to it without becoming hot or spicy. The sweeter chocolate and mild vanilla seem to smooth it out pretty nicely. It has a good amount of bitter, roasted malt, coffee flavors to it as well.

The taste really shows the roasted pepper like flavor to it, which give it just a bit of spice. It has lots of chocolate coming through as well. The vanilla is there but isn't a strong presence. Towards the finish more of the roasted malt, coffee, bitter flavors come through. Very nice range of flavors overall.

The mouthfeel is on the thicker side with carbonation being on the lower side. Drinkability is pretty good, I liked the flavors a lot actually. It felt pretty well balanced between sweet and roasty flavors and the peppers and vanilla definitely added some nice depth. Very flavorful and good beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2010 03:06:48 | More by billab914
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socon67

New York

4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared this with CTSparky and another buddy during a tasting get together.

A - Poured into a snifter, this guy is thick, syrupy and has the consistency of used motor oil. You'd swear it would clog an artery. Black, reflective, and settles with a hint of a foam on top.

S - Smells intense with cocoa. Rivals FBS in that regard. Has an aroma of fresh baked chocolate cookiescake. Other scents of cinnamon and vanilla are present.

T - Clearly unique. The flavors of dark, rich, chocolate give to a mellow cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla taste. And that's when the heat kicks in. This bottle was a 2011 bought in March and 5+ months later the chilies are still there and in full effect. The phenols make an acidic burn that feels like spicy tex-mex food. Wow! Not sure how much I enjoy it as I finish the glass but it is incredible.

M - Extremely heavy, thick, and the chile flavor is constant. Can't have more than a snifter's worth because of how dominant. In fact, I would have this as the last beer of the night. Your taste buds are overloaded.

O - Great experience and for those Imp Stout lovers it is a must try. But not really a beer you have often. Perfect to share, and kudos to CCB for making this.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 13:16:42 | More by socon67
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Auracom

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Part of my stout tasting on October 22nd, 2011. 2-3 oz. into snifter. Stoked to try this one.

A – Intensely thick and oily pour yields the darkest mocha-colored head I have seen yet on a stout. Similar to Marshal Zhukov’s, this brew coats the glass with a filmy, brownish-yellow residue. Lots and lots of legs clinging to the sides. Intense appearance here.

S – Definite roasted almonds and vanilla up front. A lot of depth underneath those two primary flavors - slight pepper spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, tobacco, leather, a variety of chocolate, and coffee. Beyond that, and I must be imagining this, but I get the sense of oak barrel as well. No alcohol.

T – Dark chocolate, espresso, roasted nuts, and cinnamon transition into a blend of vanilla extract and pepper near the back of the drink. The flavors are very layered but don’t quite fully integrate. Finishes slowly with a sweet chocolate finish contrasted with a touch of pepper burn and bitterness from hops.

M – Adequate in this category in every way. Smooth, heavy, rich.

D – Mole in a glass? Not quite but it’s damn-near complex enough. Takes the base beer and improves on it in a variety of ways. Will pursue more.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2011 03:43:01 | More by Auracom
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black, turbid body with a thin, bubbly, dark tan head.

Smell: Highly roasty nose with full notes of dark chocolate, black coffee, spices, a big pinch of Captain Black tobacco (white blend, natch), and a sharp, vegetal note from the chilies contained within.

Taste: A heady mixture of roasted maltiness, chocolate, and vanilla give you a sip of Kahlua garnished with a sprinkling of cinnamon. Before long the heat and spice from the peppers kick in, but it's very well-integrated and complimentary to the overall flavor. A few careful drops of prune juice. More tobacco, which really is all too appropriate coming from a joint called Cigar city. Earthy hops with a modest amount of bitterness. Packed with flavor to the very end, there's even a bit of persistent heat beyond the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Very nice. Beers with peppers have come a long, long way since the infamous Cave Creek Chili Beer, haven't they? Without a doubt, I'm sure Crazy Ed is smiling down from heaven at Hunahpu's Imperial Stout.

Serving type: cask

02-02-2009 19:26:32 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Donerik

Michigan

4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Black, Good head, As expected, could have been picturesque to get a 5

S: Great smell, many aromas, Hops, Chocolate, Vanilla

T: Hopsy for an RIS, reminded me a lot of Nightstalker by goose island. Good malty thick flavor, Enjoyable Just not as good as the other stouts at the tasting and thus it trended down in comparison

M & D: Thick, Full, Good, Not too boozy, but we moved on to another beer beer after so I'd say drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 22:24:08 | More by Donerik
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Kevin for sharing this!

A- Body is thick and solid motor oil black. Pours with a 1 finger foamy dark brown head that has good retention and some lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- The highlight is spiciness-hot pepper and a hint of cinnamon. This is really in balance with rich bittersweet dark chocolate, anise and licorice.

T- Upfront is an accent of spiciness over prominent roasted malt and rich dark chocolate. Some anise is in the background. The finish is quite smooth and adds a hint of vanilla sweetness. A slight alcohol heat lingers.

M- Medium carbonation with a smooth, syrupy, and exceptionally smooth and creamy body.

D- I am very impressed with this brew. Has to be one of my top stouts. I love the addition of cinnamon and hot pepper and think it compliments the stout qualities very well. Would love to have this one again!

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 20:41:02 | More by PittBeerGirl
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ditmier brought out this big ole 750 a short while back.. very cool.. thanks Eric!!

Pours with a dark deep brown head.. the brew is the expected black with good retention and lace... thick on later pours.

Aromas are all over the place with dark chocolate and lite vanilla.. bits of char and some background chili aroma.

Flavor begins with chili spiked melted dark Hersheys.. espresso and black malts.. something that I can only derive as cinnamon (minor).. dark dried fruits and leather.. some tobacco shows with the sweet warmth... The chilis are about right for me.. I could even stand and enjoy some more.. Digging this one for sure... Pretty thick body and a lighter than expected carbonation... Very nice.

4/4/4.5/4.5/4

Thanks Eric... just another amazing brew from a better BA.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 06:47:31 | More by JohnGalt1
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cosmo4u

New York

4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

had on tap at lazyboy saloon 9/24/11

Opal colored pour with a massive chocolate mousse brown head; absolutely gorgeous. Aroma is way better than the Zhukov we just tasted; the chili pepper, cocoa nib and cinnamon are all prevalent, adding to the base of roasted malt, coffee, and burnt wood. Flavor is otherworldy; has every awesome aspect of your typical imperial stout, but the pepper and cinnamon just add a whole other dimension. The spicy notes do override some of the roast and chocolate a bit, but it’s welcome, and those characteristics are still discernible, not entirely masked. The palate is viscous, thick, and full flavored throughout. Absolutely top notch.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2011 01:12:41 | More by cosmo4u
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nataku00

California

4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 2011 bottle poured into a snifter at a tasting. Beer pours pitch black, with a half a finger of chocolate brown head. Light lacing and plenty of alcohol legs as you swirl the beer.

Nose is very rich in dark chocolate, fruity medium roasted coffee, and cinnamon. Sweeter milk chocolate and vanilla as the beer reaches room temperature. A light citrus hop note and roasted astringency as well.

The taste leads with rich dark chocolate, with all the good dark fruit and berry notes I enjoy, a bit of coffee and malt roastiness. As the beers warms on the tongue, cinnamon spice and light vanilla comes through with sweeter chocolate. There is a lingering dark chocolate and dark roasted malt on the tongue, as well as an odd vegetal note that I'm guess is what remains of the chile flavor.

Full body with moderate carbonation, enough for a very creamy mouth feel. Unfortunately, the chile flavor has faded quite a bit after a year, but an amazing imperial stout still remains. Drink this beer fresh to get the full experience.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 17:14:11 | More by nataku00
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dayvinn87

Florida

4.28/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I thought it was a very good stout (obviously you don't reach the heights that this beer has reached on hype alone) but the chile spice is something I could do without. So, that is just a personal preference thing. I would certainly drink it but I would prefer something like a Zhukov that doesn't have the same spice to it.

I would recommend this beer any day. It really is something special.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2013 01:21:27 | More by dayvinn87
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brianmandell

New York

4.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 Vintage

Black, motor oil viscous pour with tan head reducing to some light lacing. Aroma is highlighted by chiles, vanilla and sweet, roasty malt. Taste is sweet, heavy on the cinnamon, with highlights of vanilla, cocoa, marshmallow and finishes with spicy chilies. Not very spicy but builds as you drink and is a nice complement to the sweetness. The mouthfeel is chewy and viscous with light carbonation. Wow is this beer intense and challenging to drink. A great beer but it's a bit too much. A little too sweet, a little too much cinnamon and a little too thick. Great complexity, nice level of spiciness and an overall interesting experience I would like to revisit at some point.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 02:58:57 | More by brianmandell
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squaremile

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Poured during a BA tasting event. Great thick mouthfeel, maybe the thickest I've ever had. Nose is vanilla, sweetness, chocolate, and some spice. Taste is more of the same with dark chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla flavors being balanced by some spicy pepper notes. Kind of like drinking a piece of dark chocolate combined with biting hot peppers. Drinkability suffers a bit just from the enormity of this beer. Very memorable.

EDIT: Had this again, review remains the same. I noticed more cocoa and pepper this time around, and there was an oil slick left around the glass on finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 06:23:54 | More by squaremile
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kbutler1 for cracking this at a recent tasting.

Poured into KBS glass.

Pours 1/2 finger of a red hued tan brown colored head. Fades down a bit, but then has great retention. Color is an oil black. Very thick.

Aroma: Tons of pepper, rich chocolate/cocoa, caramel, and vanilla. Too many peppers.
EDIT: the aroma in the duck rabbit snifter was way better. More cinnamon, less peppers, more vanilla. Very complex. Much better.

Taste: Very complex beer. Vanilla, rich cocoa, caramel, more vanilla, not as much peppers but still present. A light amount of cinnamon. This beer just has so much going on for it. The flavors blend together so well.

Mouthfeel: Spicy and smooth. Interesting. Full bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends dry with some cocoa flavors.

Overall, a very solid beer that is well done. Lots of unique flavors. The chilies were an interesting touch to this type of beer. Decent drinkability as well.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 00:14:02 | More by mothman
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xpimptastikx

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a viscous black ink that a dark chocolate head rises from, sheet stays, some webs.

S - Roasted malts, coffee, tobacco, chocolate, smokey ancho, slight vanilla and alcohol warmth.

T - This is a pretty complex beer that definitely needs to reach the correct drinking temp. Starts with chocolate sweetness, mid palate slight cinnamon, which fades into the eventual super roasted finish that reminds me of a good cup of black coffee.

M/D - The mouthfeel is perfect, think and oily with the right amount of carbonation to help it over your tongue. Drinkability only suffers for me due to the amount of roasted malts. This beer would be great with a chocolate ancho cake, but might be overkill.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2010 22:19:06 | More by xpimptastikx
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to florida9 for grabbing this elusive beer for me.

Opaque and black, with a short but tightly packed dark tan head that's the color of wet sand. It dissipates w/in 2 minutes and leaves a ring of foam around the edge for the remainder of the drink.

Nose is cocoa, cinnamon, and a touch of vanilla. Heavy on the roast.

The complexities pick up much more in the taste than in the smell. Cocoa is the base of all the flavor, but it's intermingled with an earthy spice that's presumably from the chiles. They are very subtle and without already knowing they were in there I would have never picked them out. The vanilla dances around for brief showing and it finishes right where it started, with the cocoa.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. There's little carbonation, as it should be.

Good drinkability for a stout. ABV and heavy body makes it somewhat restricting to have more than a couple, but it's damn good.

This is a beer that lives up to the hype and I wish I had easier access to it.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 21:26:10 | More by Vonerichs
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errantnight

California

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A truly impressive brew. Thanks, Mikesgroove, for this one.

Inky black with a gorgeous, creamy, coffee colored head which sticks and stays. Impressions of cherry (from the cinnamon and chocolate notes) and oak (from the vanilla and pepper tannins) blossom, the warm spice of the cinnamon and vanilla coming through most in the end. The body is as lush, soft, and full as any I've ever found, the beer hampered only by a ragged, lengthy, puckering bitterness. The roasted grains, aggressive hopping, and adjuncts add up to an overly bitter brew, even for my tastes. Despite this somewhat harsh and unpleasant finish, the lush body and intriguing complexities make this a superior brew. Hopefully they tone down the roasted barley and hops a touch to bring it fully into balance. A great beer just shy of transcendent.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 08:33:33 | More by errantnight
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rich (phillybeer7779) for sharing a bottle of 2011 Hunahpu's.

This stout looked as good as any other stout we had that night (11 DL, EH, Depth Charge) so it's hard to give it a better score than the others. It was opaque black with a thin layer of foam. It also appeared to be thinner than the others with nicer legs in the glass. The beer smelled like cocoa powder with a little fruity chiles and warm cinnamon, but mostly it was dominated by the dark malt. The beer tasted very nicely malty with smoky pepper upfront, chocolate and spicy cinnamon. The beer has a nice warming alcohol in the finish that is accentuated by the back heat from the chiles.

This is a nice, interesting beer that I would love to try again, but with a big plate of roasted carnitas, avocado, and grilled bell peppers and onions.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 04:14:33 | More by Soonami
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to bilco for the bottle. Shared with angrybabboon.

2011 vintage

Appearance: Thick, dark and heavy. Pours heavy and still. Head is a dark brown. Thin cap disappears almost immediately and leaves the beer looking like a still black pool.

Smell: Roasted malts and a huge cocoa note. Tiny hint of cinnamon on the back of the nose. Vanilla and milk chocolate coupled with hints of leather. Burnt malts with a touch of char. Coffee beans and fresh tobacco leaves.

Taste: Rich chocolate and the taste of fresh coffee beans wrapped in dark chocolate. Mild spiciness builds after a few sips. Vanilla and cocoa in good measure. Huge roasted component runs toward burnt with a nice undercurrent of char. So much malt. Tobacco and baker's chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Nice full body with minimal carbonation. Syrupy and thick. Slick and chewy.

Overall: Huge stout and then some. Tons of malt depth. The added flavors make the base beer something entirely new and enjoyable. Great depth and ages well. Nicely played.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 07:48:22 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2011 vintage.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark oily black with a thin halo.

S - Aromas of cinnamon, vanilla, chili, chocolate. Nice

T - Taste is just like the nose, super delicious, good chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, good.

M - Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.

O - Overall this beer was tasty, awesome I got to try it!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 23:12:27 | More by rudzud
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep dark black with minimal dark brown/cocoa colored bubbles on the surface. The nose is just straight tobacco. A little fruitiness from the chilis and some dark baker's chocolate on the nose as well but mostly wet tobacco. The taste is really bitter dark chocolate with loads of richness throughout. The flavors have already really melded together on this 2013 bottle. They play well. There is no chili heat but some fruitiness. The body is nice and viscous to stand up to the big flavors. It's a bit of a sipper though. It needs to be split multiple ways with friends.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2013 16:04:28 | More by PHBoiler
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Treebs

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I shared this guy at the Pre-DLD tasting. 750 ml bottle served, 2012 vintage in a Deschutes tulip. Had this side by side with the 2011 and Bourbon barrel aged versions. Huge thanks to Eric (Holland) for hitting this long time want.

A: Pours a jet black body with dark khaki head forming on the pour. This stuff is viscous. Some splotchy lace is left down the glass.

S: Roasted malts, some sweet chocolate and a nice subtle spice are present in the nose. The nose is a tad boring considering what there is in this beer.

T: The taste is much better. Nice spiciness from the chilies and there is a touch of some cinnamon. Dark chocolate, some figgy fruit notes and some roasted malts round it out.

M: Chewy and thick. The carbonation is on the lower end there is a residual heat from the chilies.

O: A very solid beer. The 2011 vintage definitely lost some of the luster and complexity that the 2012 had. This is a stout that must be drank fresh if you want to retain any of those flavors from the spices and the chilies.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 13:22:39 | More by Treebs
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Duff27

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

3/10/12 bottling

Thin deep deep mocha head on a black beer. "Is this ever going to stop dripping??" Alcohol legs damn near stain the snifter. Good collar, head retention, and lacing for a stout with this magnitude of an ABV. One of the thickest beers I've ever had.

Very present chile aroma, deep chocolate aromas.

All stated secondary flavors well represented...chiles, vanilla, cacao...cinnamon really comes though at the end, unexpectedly. Tastes bounce of each other and from what I gather the order is vanilla>chocolate>chile>cinnamon.

Thick mouthfeel. Lower end of carbonation, fits.

Complex for sure. Glad I split this between four guys because I don't think I could, or would want to, drink this to myself. Started to become muddled acter the palate got a little fatigued. Thanks Elliott.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 02:43:30 | More by Duff27
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a rich deep black color with a creamy looking brown head on top. The retention fades over time with a light lacing. The smell of the beer is a little boozy, there is molasses on the nose, deep roasted malts and some sweet cocoa. The taste of the beer is pretty complex, the spices come through pretty strong, the vanilla is very subtle in the finish. The flavors are very rich. The mouthfeel is thick, oily and heavy. The carbonation is minimal. Overall I was hyping this up in my mind to be much better than what I felt it turned out to be. You win some, you lose some. I enjoye trying it but I don't feel the need to get it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 23:32:56 | More by Knapp85
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 2,067 ratings.