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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: 2,627
Reviews: 623
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 2,913
Gots: 724 | FT: 45
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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New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

05-14-2014 02:58:26 | More by IndyDad
Photo of Bendurgin


4.13/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

06-28-2010 00:54:00 | More by Bendurgin
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-08-2013 22:04:44 | More by Evan
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

04-05-2013 13:27:25 | More by cfrances33
Photo of Treyliff

West Virginia

4.44/5  rDev -2.8%

Review #600
2014 vintage, poured into a snifter

A- pours a thick motor oil black color with a small dark tan head that has decent retention and short lasting lace as it settles

S- very reminiscent of a winter warmer style beer. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, a hint of spicy pepper on the nose, sweet vanilla, sandle wood, cherry cordial, cranberry spice

T- sweet fig and prune mix with vanilla and cinnamon, sweet toffee with tart notes of cherry and cranberry , very subtle heat kicks in near the finish, with a linger of dark fruit and graham cracker

M- thick and viscous body with low carbonation leads to a thick and creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish, just a hint of alcohol warmth

O- this should be released at Christmas, as it's loaded with traditional Christmas flavors and aromas. Mouthfeel was nearly perfect the chili complimented nicely

03-29-2014 20:40:56 | More by Treyliff
Photo of wethorseblanket


4.55/5  rDev -0.4%

Reviewed from notes. 750ml bottle shared by Richard - thanks. 2014 Vintage.

A: Pours blacker than a moonless night with a half-inch thick mocha head which sits like a king and leaves streaks of lace.

N: Luscious dark chocolate, roasty malts, vanilla, peppery spices, cinnamon, faint coffee.

T: Follows nose with big roast, chocolate mole, vanilla, cinnamon. Very well balanced.

M: Full body and medium carbonation. Rich, full, decadent complex mix, finishes with peppery spice, vanilla, and roasted chocolate.

O: Whoa, a fresh bottle reminds me how good this is. Always a treat.

08-27-2014 03:17:21 | More by wethorseblanket
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-10-2014 12:34:22 | More by Poupae
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-30-2013 01:37:19 | More by Chingringo
Photo of PHBoiler


4.23/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

12-12-2013 16:04:28 | More by PHBoiler
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-28-2014 20:41:10 | More by antoines15
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-05-2014 03:39:45 | More by TXhomebrewer
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

04-26-2014 18:08:04 | More by thereal_adam
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3.43/5  rDev -24.9%

This is a review of the one released December 2011. My sister and brother-in-law brought it with them from Tampa.

Appearance: black and syrupy, low head formation, but dark tan/brown foam (never seen head this dark!)

Aroma: big notes of molasses, dark chocolate, soy sauce, rum, vanilla, and pipe tobacco

Flavor: full malty sweetness (almost cloying), but the burnt sugar, coffee, smokiness, rich roast, and cocoa notes do balance it out a little bit; laced with vanilla, tobacco, and cinnamon (in the background); finishes sweet with long-lingering caramel, roast, and molasses

Mouthfeel: full (almost syrupy) body, mild carbonation, some alcohol warmth, but most of the warming comes from the chili spice that slowly builds

Other comments: Woah. It is almost shocking how dark and thick this beer is when it emerges from the mouth of the bottle. I actually did a double-take. I have never seen a beer this dark. Drinks like a meal. I'm glad I tried it, but I probably wouldn't buy it again.

03-30-2012 23:23:34 | More by GreenCard
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-01-2014 15:52:21 | More by Nolen12
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

12-20-2011 12:17:19 | More by sbricker
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-30-2014 04:52:19 | More by magictacosinus
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4.47/5  rDev -2.2%

Huge thanks to cyrusthepup for this trade!!

Another review from notes:


Dark black, viscous, and decent sized dark pumpkin orange colored head. Most interesting looking stout I've ever seen! I've never seen a head on beer that looked this orange in the light.

First thing in the nose is chocolate, followed by a solid roastiness, and a touch of green chili. Hard to pick up on cinnamon or vanilla in the aroma.

Wow!! Great taste. Huge, thick, creamy, chocolate and roast, lightly roasted coffee -> cinnamon and vanilla come in towards the middle, with a very light pepper finish. Just a touch of heat, but the chilis really don't stand out too much, wish there was more -> more integrated than anything. Sweet, sticky lips.

Huge body! On the level of BT and Ten FIDY. Almost chalky, dry finish though. No alcohol detected. YUM! Light carb is perfect. Fuck YEAH.

Gotta love transcribing notes word for word!

05-13-2010 03:11:49 | More by KeefD
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2013 23:32:00 | More by kbuzz
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Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev -5.3%

750ml bottle cracked by the generous viggo - thanks man!

Pours a thick black with a finger of the darkest head I think I have ever seen, a black mocha darker than your average porter.

Nose reveals chocolate, coffee, earth, a hint of roast - solid but nothing beyond what I would expect from a top-notch RIS.

Quite an earthy quality to this one, dusty cocoa powder, espresso, wood, a herbal component, nice full roastiness, the chili is lightly noticeable in the beginning but builds as you drink until it provides a light warming which is quite pleasant - well integrated in to the beer. A hint of cinnamon especially as it warms, light alcohol heat in the finish. Slick, thick mouthfeel, very smooth, light hop drying in the finish.

This works well, especially considering all the wacky stuff that's in it. It's perhaps a bit brash yet but has all the hallmarks of a world-class beer. Thanks Eric, this was high on my wants!

08-13-2010 14:11:48 | More by ritzkiss
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-26-2013 01:37:00 | More by meatyard
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3.9/5  rDev -14.7%

2011 bottle poured into Bruery snifter

A: Thick viscous mixture that is pitch black an a bright tan head that quickly is just lacing.

S: Heavy roast malt, bitterness from cocoa nibs, a slight hint of chile and some smoke.

T: Also a very heavy roast flavor just to Marshal Zhukov style unsurprisingly. A mixture of flavors, none of them overshadowing the roasted burnt ashy malt flavors. Some of the other flavors coming in are a sweet malt backbone, definite chile presence with a tiny bit of heat even coming through. The cocoa nibs are really hard to pick out among cinnamon and chile spices but they are there adding a little bit of bitterness. Some smokey notes are there as well, literally giving this a chipotle feel to the stout.

M: Thick, just as seen in the pour and a light carbonation.

O: I can definitely enjoy it, it has some sweetness mixing in with the smoke, chile peppers, cinnamon and cocoa nibs. This is literally a kitchen sink of beers with many things added. It is good and a beer worth seeking out, but not an all time favorite stout of mine.

07-09-2011 23:25:21 | More by alpinebryant
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-16-2011 02:21:48 | More by Magery
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-23-2013 04:02:31 | More by BlissJunkie
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New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

09-08-2013 14:22:49 | More by scotv
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-18-2012 19:47:34 | More by carteravebrew
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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