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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Hunahpu's Imperial StoutHunahpu's Imperial Stout

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Ratings: 2,470
Reviews: 614
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,847
Gots: 680 | FT: 38
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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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Ratings: 2,470 | Reviews: 614 | Display Reviews Only:
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

04-29-2013 00:51:34 | More by calcnerd
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7%

05-07-2013 19:51:16 | More by MattXT
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tfsimpkins

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -7%

05-26-2013 17:37:18 | More by tfsimpkins
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-10-2013 01:11:44 | More by MaseFace
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-02-2014 04:13:41 | More by jkball01
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -23.4%

09-12-2013 01:37:16 | More by CityofBals
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-22-2012 16:43:54 | More by plumcrazyfx
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CGMLS3

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this at at Hunahpu day 2011.

A: Black! Similar the other Zhukov's. Small, dark brown head, that fades rather quickly.

S: Notes of alcohol, with some coffee and chocolate. Wow was the first impression!

T: You get hit with the roasted malt, coffee and a hint of chocolate. Finishes with a hint of vanilla and a slight heat from the pepper.

M: Thick, heavy body. Good carbonation.

Overall impression: Had this along with the 4 Roses and Brandy aged Zhurkov at Hunahpu Day. This is definitely a great imperial stout.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2011 01:52:56 | More by CGMLS3
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-14-2011 14:43:04 | More by sideshowe
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MastaShonuf

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

08-04-2013 17:50:40 | More by MastaShonuf
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-13-2014 03:58:34 | More by JohnParadee
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle of the 2010 vintage shared with steepH20 while watching the Mavs smack down the Heat. Oh, sweet, sweet justice.

Evil black sludge with a rich cinnamon head that rises and fades likes the summer sun. A nice looking beer. A slick coating lays waste to the snifter sip after sip.

For a year old bottle, this shines brightly with the adjuncts on display: cinammon, chiles, and dark chocolate. Unlike any stout I've had.

Rich baker's chocolate and bitters segues into cinammon and spice from the chiles. Full, thick, and hot. Alcohol peppery heat from the chiles and high abv make for a big drinking stout. As individual flavors, this shows its uniqueness. As a some of its parts, it doesn't really shine in its cohesiveness.

Low carbonation and heavy, thick mouthfeel makes this a long, slow sipper.

I appreciate the uniqueness of this beer and am thankful for the opportunity. While a nice experience, I'm not sure that this should demand the pull this beer seems to require.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 03:28:14 | More by BarrytheBear
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smutty33

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-29-2013 14:24:51 | More by smutty33
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7%

12-20-2011 08:24:56 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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freduardo

Alabama

5/5  rDev +9.4%

11-14-2011 06:43:21 | More by freduardo
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

3.35/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Ah, Hunaphu's. After hating the MZ I got, I was dreading this, but I can say easily that this one is much better.

A- Motor oil black and a thin but heavy brownie-batter head. Sticks to the side of the glass. This stuff is thick.

S- Deep, impenatrable darkness. Intense dark roast coffee and bitter chocolate. A very nice nose.

T- Very sweet- reminds me a little of Dark Lord and of course of MZ. However, the chili spice comes out on the finish and does a pretty good job cutting through the stout. I like it. A little goes a long way, but I like the mild heat that builds. The cinnamon is nice on the tongue, makes it taste a bit like graham crackers.

M- Thick, syrupy, and too sweet. The chile is delightful though and brings this one along, saving it from being too much. Carbonation is too low for my tastes.

O- 2oz is all you need. Chile is nice- saves the beer from being the trainwreck that MZ is. I'd have this one again. Not worth trading an arm and a leg for, but the uniqueness makes this worth seeking out. YMMV.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2011 13:45:39 | More by ShogoKawada
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-30-2013 13:08:52 | More by kevgod
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -7%

03-19-2012 23:27:11 | More by MrMcGibblets
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-15-2011 17:32:32 | More by BeerThursdays
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SPRichard

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

12-27-2011 15:23:38 | More by SPRichard
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FrankHammer

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-21-2013 15:59:50 | More by FrankHammer
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Shaw

Florida

4.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I was really looking forward to trying this beer at the Cock & Bull Pub's Cigar City night.

It's black, of course, with a foamy dark brown head.

It smells of chocolate and coffee.

The taste is very chocolaty. With the creamy body it's very much like a beer-chocolate milkshake. But that's not all. There is also a nice chili spice. It's not hot; instead the beer has just a twang of heat. Very good. There is no hint of the high alcohol level, so beware.

The body is super-creamy. It's the creamiest beer I can remember.

An excellent beer. It's one of Cigar City's best, and that's saying a lot.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2009 04:33:32 | More by Shaw
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Bendurgin

Maine

4.13/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for this one Grant!

Poured this into a tulip. Pours thick and black and leaves about of inch of dark mocha colored head. This head is beautiful, this really looks fantastic. I'm very attracted to this beer. I love the sticky lacing. The smell is complex, possibly a little to much. A lot of different scents going on and a little tough to focus on just one. Cocoa and roasted malts are very apparent. Hints of dark fruits, tobacco, and molasses linger in the background. Mild spiciness in the nostrils also, probably due to the chiles and cinnamon. I can smell the alcohol in this. The more I smell this, the more I'm put off by the smell. As I hoped, the taste is outstanding. Delicious and roasty. I can taste cocoa and rich malts. The cocoa is slightly perfect for me, just there enough in the finish to be perfect. A little spiciness, but not quite what I was hoping for from the presence of the chiles and the cinnamon, but none the less, this is mostly on point. The richness of the cocoa and the vanilla make for a nostalgic feeling of comforting hot chocolate. The mouth feel is great. The subtle carbonation is great for all the complex flavors in this. Thick and delicious, just what I expected from this Imperial Stout. Good drinkability for everything going on in this beer. A bit heavy and slightly boozy, but I want this to be a sipper anyhow.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 00:54:00 | More by Bendurgin
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jaymo18

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.4%

07-25-2014 04:10:48 | More by jaymo18
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

04-05-2013 13:27:25 | More by cfrances33
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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