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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 2,898
Reviews: 638
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 3,010
Gots: 752 | FT: 45
Brewed by:
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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: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle into a snifter for my 30th birthday, acquired via trade (huge thanks to valrxman!). Poured at fridge temp, allowed ample time to warm.

Look: pretty spot-on used motor oil. There’s that hint of a golden color, but mostly just very dark brown sludge—absolutely delicious looking sludge, in this case.

Smell: maraschino cherries, cinnamon, a little pepper spice. As it warms, the chocolate and cinnamon really amplify.

Taste: the initial taste is a perfect fusion of cinnamon, chocolate, and chili pepper. Shortly, the flavor shifts much more heavily toward the pepper aspect, which I find a bit too vegetal for my preferences. The aftertaste is pure chocolatey stouty goodness.

Feel: decently thick, and pretty dry (probably the combined effect of the cinnamon and peppers).

Overall: this is a tasty stout, but I’m honestly surprised it’s anywhere near as highly touted as it is. Of course, for a non-BA offering, it’s hard to think of anything that’s substantially better. I’m hoping that a bit of age will mellow out some of the vegetal qualities in this one that keep it from being really great for my tastes.

neurobot01, May 09, 2014
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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.

xpimptastikx, May 26, 2010
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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.

brianmandell, Apr 15, 2014
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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.

dayvinn87, Sep 01, 2013
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 2,898 ratings.