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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: 2,683
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 2,941
Gots: 726 | FT: 47
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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle, thanks to mikesgroove!(!!) Very,very black pour, so thick and syrupy it looks like it pours slowly. A thick dark brown head sits on top. I really pick up the cocoa on the aroma with the chilis mostly. I was actually expecting something more volatile as an aroma but this is good. Taste is quite complex, lots of vanilla, cocoa and cinnamon. Palate has a good carbonation, which makes the mouthfeel a bit short but not syrupy, quite drinkable. Creamy but not sticky. A very well done imperial stout considering it doesn't benefit from barrel aging.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22-oz. bomber fill from Bierkraft -- kicked the keg about 16 oz. up and got it dirt cheap. Shared it with the wife tonight. We used snifters.

Pours an opaque dark brown clear and bright at the edges. No head to speak of, just a thin tan skein of bubbles that retreats to the circumference of the glass. The smell is something sweet like cherry juice, flowers, sulfured molasses, cayenne, and alcohol burn. The taste is complex: roasted malts, coffee, molasses, cocoa, graham cracker, a burn from the chilies at the end, especially with a big mouthful. It's full in the mouth, quite viscous, mildly carbonated. Rich and heavy, it's a sipper for sure.

gory4d, Nov 16, 2009
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rich (phillybeer7779) for sharing a bottle of 2011 Hunahpu's.

This stout looked as good as any other stout we had that night (11 DL, EH, Depth Charge) so it's hard to give it a better score than the others. It was opaque black with a thin layer of foam. It also appeared to be thinner than the others with nicer legs in the glass. The beer smelled like cocoa powder with a little fruity chiles and warm cinnamon, but mostly it was dominated by the dark malt. The beer tasted very nicely malty with smoky pepper upfront, chocolate and spicy cinnamon. The beer has a nice warming alcohol in the finish that is accentuated by the back heat from the chiles.

This is a nice, interesting beer that I would love to try again, but with a big plate of roasted carnitas, avocado, and grilled bell peppers and onions.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 2,683 ratings.