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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Reviews: 707
Hads: 3,552
Avg: 4.51
pDev: 20.18%
Wants: 3,594
Gots: 991 | FT: 68
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Florida, United States

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

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tpd975 on 01-03-2009

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
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Photo of wrightro07
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer is dark as can be. And with a slight head of tan is a welcome.
S: Overall the smell is what is expected of RIS, but with a little spin of spice, this is the reason I give it a higher grade in smell great innovation on spice combined with a competitive brew standard.
T: This beer has an alright taste by far a great brew but not up to the standards of czar jack from town hall brewery.
M: The mouthfeel is average. Not bad for a RIS but not the silkiest I have felt in this category.
D: The drinkability is good. I would say if you are a stout fan try this brew but it is by far not the best RIS I have tried. If you are able to get some Czar Jack from Town Hall and rejoice!!!

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Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: This pours out jet black viscous liquid.

Smell: Dark chocolate, vanilla, espresso, a dark blend of smoothly roasted malts, and chocolate malt are all present.

Taste: I really enjoyed trying this in the same sitting as the Marshal Zhukov's. The flavors in each beer are so smooth and complex, it is no wonder that Cigar City has a great reputation. Dark chocolate blends with dark roasted malt and a bit of espresso to start the sip. More chocolate continuously comes through as the sip progresses, with a darker and more bitter roasted malt to accompany it. A touch of chile and heat come through right at the end. The aftertaste is somewhat bitter and chocolaty.

Mouthfeel: Absolutely velvety smooth, with great depth of flavor. The body is extremely full, with lots of creamy carbonation. Lightly sticky sweet, but not overly so.

Drinkability: This is pretty awesome, it definitely lived up to my expectations. Since we were drinking the 2010, the flavors and aromas had really blended together nicely. This created a very smooth transition between the different aspects of the flavor, but it also made some of them difficult to isolate or taste. I only got a very mild heat from the chiles, and I could not get any hint of cinnamon. Definitely looking forward to this year's release.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An amazing beer.

A: Awesome black with huge lacing and dark brown head!

S: Amazing. Oh wow, the charred malt base mizes so well with sweet and savory notes of chile, caramel, cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla bean and dark dried fruits. So awesome holy cow.

T: Follows the smell with big burnt malt notes, hickory BBQ, cocoa, chile spice, vanilla bean, cinnamon bun, and fudge. Again, wicked roasty. Sweet man not too sweet, savory as well. Outstanding, theres hardly the words to describe.

M: Nice feel, smooth as all get out and completely coating, everything a big stout should be.

D: OUSTANDING beer, man it's incredibly easy to put back being so big. Ever time I get to try this, I am consistently blown away.

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Photo of hippityhops85
4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Super excited to pop this bottle open. Had it for the first time last year during Philly Beer Week and was blown away. Bottle acquired via trade.

Pour is awesome: Pours a jet black with a deep tan head that sticks around for the whole ride. Excitement.

The nose is fantastic. Complex spice flavors meld with the vanilla and chocolate notes. Exactly what I remembered.

The taste follows suit. The taste is initially cinnamon, then I can actually taste the chilies used in the beer, followed by the spiciness of the chilies and then finishing out with a bittersweet chocolate tone.

Mouthfeel is fantastic too. Silky, thick and viscous. So good.

After about 4 oz I am finished with this beer just because it is so immense. The hype is well deserved.

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Photo of Jefe73
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I first had this beer at the 2010 Stogie's & Stouts party at the Dunedin Brewery in February.

Pours black with big thick dark tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, cocoa, and chocolate. Flavor is robust with thick dark malts, tons of chocolate, light cinnamon, light smoke, and very faint heat from chilis. Mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Not abrasive in any way. Flavors come together so well. This beer comes with tons of hype and it lived up to it. Just like the rest of the CCB brews I have had.

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Photo of Phelps
3.93/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed during a tasting with tlay10 right after we tried Marshall Zhukov's, the base beer. If you didn't know, Hunahpu's is Zhukov's aged on Peruvian cocoa nibs, Ancho and Pasillo chiles, cinnamon and Madagascar vanilla beans. Poured from a bottle filled to the absolute brim into a snifter.

Above creamy, inky blackness, a creamy one-finger head, mahogany-colored and the texture of pancake batter, recedes very slowly but steadily, becoming a thin yet lingering ring and a spatter of film, leaving jagged streaks of lace.

More hoppiness in this nose than Zhukov. Along with cedar, the spicy peppers add an interesting vegetal character. Black molasses, light vanilla, oak and cinnamon, in that order.

All the stuff it's aged on adds a different aspect to the flavor: you get some vegetal notes and a tiny bit of heat from the peppers, sweetness from the vanilla and increased chocolate tang from the cocoa nibs. Dark chocolate flavors and a bit of espresso linger amidst the mildly bittersweet finish. Sweet vanilla emerges more as it warms. Wonderfully complex -- every time I sip, something new emerges. This last sip I got cinnamon, the time before it was vanilla. It reminds me almost of dulce le leche.

The mouthfeel is very similar to Zhukov's, though just a shade thinner. Medium, lightly fizzy carbonation in an incredibly creamy and smooth body, and again, absolutely no noticeable alcohol.

I like the complexity here. In small quantities, Hunahpu is great. Zhukov's is more drinkable, however.

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Photo of KAP1356
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Received in a trade from javi458, HUGE thanks! Poured from a 750 ml. bottle into a snifter...

A - Pours a black, tar like color. Heavy, viscous pour that forms a rich, dark brown head about 1 finger thick. Absolutely incredible color ont his head; hot chocolate like in color. The head slowly recedes to a collar ofthe same color. This might be the best pour from a big stout I've ever come across.

S - Wow. Big roasted malts and extremely high quality dark cacao up front. Some slight coffee notes as well as the spices start to come out. The chilies and cinnamon mix extremely well and are very very well integrated.

T - The cacao takes the stage here along with the roasted malts and the chilies. The chilies and cinnamon are so wel integrated that it adds so nicely to the overall profile. Reminds me of the Oaxaca Exotic Candy Bar from Vosges melted down with alcohol added. Some sweet vanilla notes come at the end of the profile. Spices and chilies become more apparent as it warms. EXTREMELY complex and tasty flavors.

M - Thick, silky, velvet, all the adjectives I could want to describe the mouthfeel of an RIS. Very slight carbonation and just a touch of alcohol on the end. Really exceptional.

D - For such a big thick stout with a ton of very bold flavors and a high ABV, this one was incredibly easy to drink. No cloying sweetness and no overwhelming chilie presence. Very, very nicely done!

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Photo of ahalloin
4.87/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Shared at a tasting by Dreadnaught33. Thanks man!

Very Black, viscous fluid poured into a small snifter. No light permeates this. The simple head that formed was very dark tan. The color of the head is interesting to me as it can very wildly on beers that are seeming similar in fluid color. Hunahpu's has one of the darker caps I have ever seen.

The aroma is quite impressive and complex. I get a combination of big roasty notes, vanilla, citrus peel, and some spiciness against a slightly caramel malt character.

A sip reveals even more complexity with varying layers of malty flavor. Slight caramel, big dark chocolate, and some roast all present themselves cleanly in the flavor. Notes of vanilla creep through as well. A slight back-throat burning occurs with the swallow; kind of as a signature or brand to let you know you are drinking something special. Amazing beer. Medium dry finish makes this beer a pleasure to drink.

The mouthfeel is adequately dextrinous making for full-bodied but with an effervescent carbonation that keeps it from being heavy. I really love that chili burning sensation in the back end!

The drinkability is great as the beer displays great levels of flavor without cloying sweetness. Medium dry finish keeps you wanting more. This is a great sipping beer and would work well by the fire on a cold night as a digestif or paired with a dark chocolate torte.

This is one of THE best big stouts I've ever had and compares favorably with Darkness, Dark Lord, and KtG. It has it's own signature about it, but very interesting nonetheless.

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Photo of Mess
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Sentz for being kind and generous enough to part with a bottle. After cellaring for 5 months discovered cap was slightly lifted and there was stickiness running down the side. But welcome hiss when popped - beer so thick it must have sealed again. Poured into a wine glass, enjoyed chilled on a winter porch and let it warm throughout the evening.

(A) Dark, pitch black. Pours thick as rich hot chocolate - color too. Rich deep reddish-brown head. Keep thinking gourmet hot chocolate.

(S) Dark chocolate, coffee nose. Wisp of fresh, spicy chili pepper.

(T) Wow wow wow. Rich, high quality, high % cacao. Spice more prevalent as warms. Coffee again. Slight cinnamon.

(M) Thick, silky, pure indulgence. Coats mouth and tongue. Like letting piece of chocolate melt on your tongue with a spicy kick. But not cloying, and still slightly prickly carbonation on tongue.

(D) Tremendous dessert beer to be split with a friend or brother-in-law, but when he doesn't show up even better as an all night sipper.

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Photo of Mississipping
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with StayWhatYouAre2 during our annual rare beer tasting. Poured into a Bruery snifter.

A: Thick, syrupy, nearly black pour produces a medium one finger mocha head that makes the mouth water. Decent head retention with some of the most impressive lacing I've seen, and long legs. Couldn't get much better than this.

S: Smokey with bitter dark chocolate up front, along with vanilla, bacon, and slight anise, coffee, hops and booze. I don't pick up any peppers or chili, but am not disappointed what is present in the nose.

T: The taste matches the smell quite well. Starts with dark chocolate and toffee, greeted by a smokiness and slight hoppiness, finishing with a bits of coffee, hops, and a mild booze burn. Still no ancho or pasilla chilies, but a bit of a chili burn at the back of the throat the more you drink and the more it warms. Would have liked just a bit more of the chili bite, but the lack thereof doesn't negatively effect the quality.

M: Coating and chewy; probably as close to chocolate syrup as a beer could come. Very mild carbonation, which adds to the viscosity, yet keeps it slightly lively on the palate. Slight booze burn on the back end.

D: Mildly drinkable, at best. This is a tough one to put down. Although this bottle was shared, it wasn't finished in one evening. Maybe we're wimps, but this is a definite sipper and great for sharing with at least two people. Overall Hunahpu's really delivers ... in appearance, smell, taste, and mouthfeel. I loved it!

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Photo of Spica66
4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this in trade from FutureCowboy. Thanks, Timmons!

2010 bottle shared with gwuilliums as our first beer of 2011.

A: Black, slightly viscous pour. Good head formation and decent retention. Good legs and decent lacing as well.

S: Very dark and roasty smells. Some slight sourness like I have experienced with many RIS.

T: Very dark roast coffee with some chili pepper notes.

M: Very smooth and round. The alcohol is nearly completely hidden.

D: Easy to drink and enjoyable.

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Photo of bonbini26
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2nd attempt to drink this beer. The 1st time, i was down at the brewery in Tampa, bought a bottle but the bottle broke before I was able to get it home and did not have time to return to the brewery. 4 months later I was back in Florida on business and was at Tryst in Delray beach and they had it on the menu

Poured a Black, turbid body with a thin, bubbly, dark tan head, beautiful. Its nose was a roasted, dark chocolate with spices in the front. Taste was of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and then finished with a spicy aftertaste from the chili's that hit you in the back of the throat. Great mouthfeel, carbonation was right and went down smooth. Pretty easy drinking despite the heat from the chili's. Overall a wordclass beer, that must be had.

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Photo of kels
4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cheers, pwoods. Thanks for sharing this bottle with me.

The beer pours exceptionally dark brown, practically black. It is fully opaque, and it's so dark that the head is even dark - a deep chocolate milk brown with a ruby tinge. It starts as a tight, 1/2 finger skim, and it fades to a light ring around the walls of the glass, leaving slippery lace sliding down back into the liquid quickly. The receding lace reveals a wash of alcohol in its wake.

The first hit is a whiff of cherry Robitussin. It fades softly into a nice blend of dry, crunchy, roasty coffee and warm, sweet vanilla bean.

Forward flavors of roasted coffee and cacao dominate across the palate. It takes some warming and repeat sips to start revealing the other flavors in this bold beer. I definitely get the sweetness of the vanilla, but the chiles don't come across as anything much more than an aftertaste. There's a persistent cherry-like sweet-tartness. The feel overall is really nice. The carbonation is strong enough to really distribute the flavors, and it finishes with a great, chewy creaminess, leaving a sticky palate-coating film behind.

Moderately drinkable at best. A tasty style with a twist.

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Photo of Bmoyer0301
4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


As we popped the cap on this treat there was a generous amount of carbonation gasses that hissed from the neck of the bottle. On the pour this is black as midnight with a two finger thick dark chocolate colored head that floated gracefully on top of the syrupy liquid. When I hold my glass up to the light there is absolutly nothing shining through and no haze or yeast chunks. As I give a quick swirl I notice that this is very very thick and seems to "stain" the walls a deep blood red and creep very slowly.


Loads of charred fiery ash, meaty BBQ sauce, pipe tobacco, roast and coffee. Slight undertones of vanilla and plums round of the middle. There is some hop presence but not much because its faded out by all the intense dark flavors going on here.


Very delicious! Like a cold cup of espresso and smoking a fine cigar. (no pun intended) This is very full in body with some underlying spiciness like pepper that I am really enjoying. Chocolate, heat alcohol, and thick molasses make it all come together.


Another slow sipper RIS, but it needs to be because there is a lot of complexity going on. One of CCB finest beers in my opinion and for the 11% ABV drinks very smooth. It will be fun to see how this develops over the years.

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Photo of Blakaeris
4.2/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark brown, almost black. Completely opaque allowing no highlights. Head is a dense reddish-tan ring.

Aroma is smokey charred dark grain. There is an underlying oatmeal sweetness. Bourbon soaked dark fruit, hints of oak, and smoked meat.

Taste is rich and bold. Sweet with hot alcohol up front. The bourbon soaked dark fruit comes on strong. Then an unusual aromatic spice takes over. Bitter dark chocolate matched with a peppery sting. Rich, chewy tobacco that just lingers forever. Finishes with a woody cedar aspect that is very dry.

Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Dense and viscous, but not oily.

A very flavorful and intense imperial stout. There are many subtle flavors in every sip. A must try.

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Photo of bashiba
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured the darkest shade of black with a strange bright orange and creamy lingering head.

The smell is thick and complex, definitely get the cinnamon, vanilla, and cocoa along with a dark burnt malts.

Wow the flavor is huge and complex. Big dark chocolaty malts along with tons of spices and burnt blackness. there is a pretty nice mixture between the dark chocolate, a nice bitterness and the spices, just a hint of the chili's are evident in the finish.

The mouthfeel is thick and chewy with a long sticky tongue coating and a bit of warmth.

A long enjoyable sipper, definitely world class in its uniqueness and quality.

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Photo of atsprings
4.77/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review #1500! 750mL bottle into a Duvel glass pours a very deep opaque black with a very nice frothy dark tan head that slowly diminishes to a ring and leaves no lacing on the glass. Aroma is a nice amount of cocoa in front of roasted malts. The taste is an incredibly complex blend of bitter cocoa, roasted malts, molasses, vanilla, dried fruits and just a hint of chiles, absolutely delicious. The beer is medium bodied with slight alcohol presence, just enough to remind you that this beer deserves to be savored. This is a truly incredible brew, one I will seek out every time it's released!

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewed on 2/18/2010, updated 4/10/2010. Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours black with a small but long-lasting dark tan/reddish head. Super pretty head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, lots of cocoa, tons of graham cracker (including some cinnamon), roasted malt, toffee, vanilla, oak. Flavor is quite chocolatey up front with a definite peppery spice note and a chalky, chocolatey finish. Graham cracker still present but less so. As I continue to drink, the pepper/chile spiciness really starts to heat up my mouth. This is one of the most chocolatey beers I've ever had. One of the most unique and well crafted imperial stouts out there. I'm proud to award this beer my first ever 5.0.

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Photo of zeff80
4.58/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger, reddish brown head of foam. It had great retention and left soapy rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of tobacco, coffee and chocolate. Interesting and nice.

T - Simply amazing. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, cinnamon and tobacco. One of the most complex and unique flavored stouts that I've ever had.

M - It was crisp, sharp and very smooth. A medium bodied stout with a dry finish.

D - This is a really great imperial stout. I'd love to get my hands on some more.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this bottle with tenderbranson courtesy of weeare138 -thanks for the chance to taste this beauty, Mike! poured cellar temp into a tulip.

A deep fudge brown color with creamy tan cap, no light passes through. The retention is good and lace sticks well, very small bead. This is an attractive beer to say the least. The smell is multidimensional, lots of creamy malt, caramel, cocoa and spice which adds a mild vanilla bean note with hints of alcohol in the aroma. The feel is light spice, full body with moderately carbonated presence, the spice notes come forward in the middle and the finish is semi-sweet.

The taste of this is broad, lots of complex spice and malt qualities at play here. The taste of the dark malt is slightly cococa enhanced and seems nutty,but that my just be the earthy vanilla presence. The slight spice distracts from the alcohol in the flavor and gives a nice complimentary accent to the caramel malt flavor and roasted notes round out the big stout. The spicing really adds to this beer, it feels like one I would want to enjoy in the winter or the holidays, lots of festive flavors in the mix which work so well with the base stout. The pepper is mild but this adds to the drinkability for me with the nutty earthy and cinnamon quality making for a unique brew and highly drinkable stout.

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Photo of billab914
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of treyrab
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decided to get caught up on my "Top Beers" this morning. My first and only encounter with Hunahpu's came at the Captain Lawrence Rosso e Marrone release. That day I almost died from the cold. But the beer warmed me and saved our lives.

As I shivered around the tasting table I poured some Hunahpu's into my tasting glass.

A: Pours a thick, viscous dark black. Black as tar. Black as Dark Lord. Nice brown mocha head. This is the thickest RIS I have seen in a while. Second only to Dark Lord.

S: Nice bitter molasses, bitter bakers chocolate, burnt roast, and burnt chocolate covered raisins. More heavy on the roast and chocolate qualities than the fruit, however. Very roasty with tons of burnt elements. Some burnt firewood as well.

T: Thick, creamy, and delicious. Tons of burnt ash, burnt bakers chocolate, chocolate covered raisins and cherry, burnt toffee. If you like very roasty stouts, this is for you.

M: Incredibly thick and syrupy. Second thickest beer I have had second only to Dark Lord. The low carbonation augments the thickness.

Overall, a solid RIS. Not as well balanced as Abyss or BA Blackout, but still a very solid offering.

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Photo of airohead2001
2.23/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5

This one is from notes.

A - One finger dark head overlying a black as night brew. Great head retention and lacing. There are multiple shades of brown that layer on top of each other within the head itself. Very nice.

S - Pickled jalapeno peppers, stale vinegar, and cinnamon. This is literally the worst smelling beer I have ever smelled. Gross.

T - Better than the smell, but still really bizarre and poorly melded together. Bitter roasts and dark chocolate up front, with harsh chiles and sourness in the finish.

M - Very nice. Rich and thick - just as a heavy, high ABV stout should be. Not much carbonation, nearly perfect to my liking.

D - Not a whole lot here. The overpowering aroma and taste of the jalepenos/chiles leaves a lot to be desired in this beer. And it's a shame too - without the addition of such random, poorly chosen ingredients, such as the chiles, this would make a truly excellent stout. If this were available on tap at the Map Room or any other Chicago beer bar, I would certainly not order it, nor would I ever seek out another bottle.

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Photo of unclejimbay
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received this as a trade gift from digita7693, thanks again Don! My wife and I have been saving this one for a special occasion so we opened it with 6 friends after a Thai dinner outing for her birthday. This was an excellent night cap, and it was enjoyed by all, even a few skeptics.

Appearance is dark expresso brown/black with a full bodied pour and dark frothy chocolate milk colored cap.
Smells of dark malts, bold expresso, chili spice and a nice solid waft of booze.
Taste is complex and impressive, all the ingredients are evident and respectably balanced. Roasty malts, expresso notes, chili spice reminds me of red hots and fine dark chocolate. The abv is evident but works to keep your pace sipping to slowly appreciatte this complex brew.
Mouthfeel is full body as it should be.

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Photo of xlr8r
4.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had the pleasure of trying this beer at the 2009 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting, where it won 1st Place even.

This beer was very dark with about a finger of dark head. It had a smoky smell & taste but also a hint of the peppers with each sip as well as dark chocolate lacing on the side of my glass. You can definitely tell that you're drinking beer with this one. I can see drinking 2-3 of these and calling it a night.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.