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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 2,457
Reviews: 614
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,846
Gots: 669 | FT: 39
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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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The mighty Hunahpu has brewed up an Imperial Stout. Despite chronology and historical sense, Hunahpu has drawn from Marshal Zhukov's battle plans. A big thanks goes out to belgbeerdrinker and Masterski for letting me research how the Hun has modified the great Soviet general's strategy.

From a 750ml bottle into a snifter.
Vintage: 2010

APPEARANCE: A thick, dense, black pour produces a two finger, tight, dark mocha colored head after a wonderful cascading effect that looks stunning. Head retains really well and slowly fades to a good full cap. Jet black body and minimal carbonation evident. A fuller wisp and ring remain, showing some beautiful swirl patters after each sip, and leaves some falling dots of lace down the glass. Looks wonderful.

SMELL: Roasted malts, molasses, dark pure chocolate and burnt espresso. Hints of vanilla make its way through, as do the chilies. A wonderful nose, but needs to be slightly bolder for a perfect score.

TASTE: Roasted malts, molasses again, and dark, pure chocolate up front. Some toffee sweetness through the middle into a bitter coffee, espresso and chocolate finish with a slight touch of vanilla for good measure. A nice underscore of spicy chilies ride the whole way from start to finish. Very well put together. A big, bold aftertaste full of bitter coffee and chocolate, as well as sweet toffee and molasses ride out with some spicy chilies as their guide. Bold flavors and very well balanced all around. Just great.

PALATE: Medium-full body, oily, with medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine with a slightly oily and mouth-coating finish. Nice here as well, though I think I'd prefer somewhere between the Hun and the Marshal in terms of carbonation levels for an Imperial Stout.

OVERALL: Just awesome and well worth the hype. It is obvious that the Marshal is the driving force behind the offensive, but the Hun has definitely added his twist to the battle plans. The addition of vanilla and chilies works great on top of the Marshal's foundation, blending unbelievably well with the base flavors. I'm very glad I was able to try this highly acclaimed brew, and it was even more special to be able to try it with the Marshal so fresh in my mind. This is one I hope to have again sometime in the future. Thanks for the trade gents. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on tap at Cigar City yesterday...btw, love the new digs!!!

A: Used motor oil is light compared to this beer. When I saw it coming out of the tap, I could only think of Hershey chocolate syrup! The head was dark; about a finger thick and faded quickly, however, it left a nice sticky residue on my glass.

S: Coffee, chocolate, molasses and some licorice. At first pour the aroma was not as strong as I thought it would be, but as it sat on my glass it grew stronger.

T: The first sip knocked my shoes off...the chocolate hit me like an Amtrak train, then coffee, peppers and faint vanilla rounded things up. As far as after taste, I love the sweetness it leaves behind, and the vanilla feels almost like mild licorice. YUM!

M: It is creamy and full body, chewy almost...someone should make a candy bar out of this wonderful elixir of the Gods!

D: This beer is scary good...after all, the 11% ABV is so well hidden that if the first sip knocks your shoes off, after a few glasses you will be walking home barefoot and wondering where you left your shoes.

This beer is special, not for sessions though. I think Hunahpu would make a great dessert beer, I could have this with a slice of Black Forest cake!!! AWESOME BREW GUYS!!!

Salud!

Serving type: on-tap

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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