Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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4.84/5 rDev +5.9%
Much thanks to velcrogrip for this bottle, 2013 vintage.
Appearance: Pours black as death. It's so viscous, thick and creamy. There's a small brown head that quickly goes away.
Smell: Definitely getting vanilla, chocolate and coconut. Some chili pepper character is there underneath everything along with some slight cinnamon. There's also somewhat of an oaky smell, although I don't believe this is barrel aged.
Taste: Chocolate, vanilla and coconut perfectly layered over chili pepper spiciness. The chili pepper element gets stronger as the aformentioned blend tapers off. You're then left with a slightly bitter, chocolate/coconut ending, with the peppers lingering long after the drink; they kinda tingle the back of my throat a little bit, nice. It's just an amazingly well-blended and complex beer.
Mouthfeel: It doesn't get much better than this for an Imperial Stout; the viscosity is in BCBS territory. There's not much carbonation to speak of, but it doesn't bother me one bit.
Overall: This totally lives up to the hype and is one of the best beers I've ever had. Does that sum it up?
07-01-2013 02:01:40 | More by PsilohsaiBiN
4.44/5 rDev -2.8%
Had this on 2013-06-29 in Lititz, PA. Special thanks to matador677.
A - Fantastic. Completely opaque black with a rich dark brown, 1-finger head that is surprisingly lively.
S - Roasted grain, dark chocolate, cherry, plum
T - Dark roasted grain, plum, tart grape skins, dark chocolate, char, chalk, vanilla and some toffee/molasses sweetness. Subtle but certainly-present chili and cinnamon flavors. It finishes nicely tart and rich with a hint of coffee, bold dark chocolate and pepper-cinnamon.
M - Medium-thick body and light-medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy, lucious.
O - An explosion of flavor.
06-29-2013 21:34:10 | More by Tucquan
4.23/5 rDev -7.4%
Bottle 1/3/2013 poured into Hunahpu glass
Thanks to LiquidDegenerate for this bottle
Pour: Black as ever with a half finger dark brown head. Really no lacing noted.
Smell: Dark chocolate brownie. Some char. Vanilla and ever so faint cinnamon. A touch of coffee way in the back. As I let this warm the chile notes are just starting to peek out.
Taste: Massive amount of dark chocolate up front. A sweetness that I assume is from the vanilla. Cinnamon is there and as it warms the spice from the chile is more prominent.
Mouthfeel: This is a coat your mouth full bodied beer. Thick, chewy and viscous. Carbonation is low.
Overall: This is one huge beer that is best shared. A massive stout that as it warmed became more and more enjoyable. The cold hid almost all aspects of this beer but as I sipped it became a completely different beer.
06-29-2013 01:33:35 | More by sleuthdog
4.5/5 rDev -1.5%
an unbelievable "Thank You" to Sleuthdog for opening this mega want of mine! Seriously bro you're such a badass!!
A: pour is oil black, created about 1/2 fingers worth of a very dark brown/tan colored head formation. the lacing big spotting bubbles hug the side of theglass and alcohol legs are definitely evident
S:big dark cocoa, graham cracker, faint touches of cinnamon, and vanilla. slight coffee grounds, a tinge of tobacco. as the beer warms, the chili peppers start to rise to the top creating a intrigues like none other. and i can't wait to coat the palate with this son of a bitch
T: just a massive blast of cocoa nibs right up front assaulting the palate. the middle of body, introduces alcohol soaked dark fruits to create a bit more sweetness (figs/raisins), some smokiness, and then the chili peppers and other spices come in. the finish is a nice vanilla finish. the palate seriously goes for a ride with this one
M: the is my favorite part of the brew. strong full bodied beer, chewy, leaves a thick coating on the teeth and the palate. the palate is left with touches of chili peppers, and cocoa nibs. by far the best aspect of the brew in my opinion
O: this brew was very difficult to rate to be honest. with each sip I felt that something new was either smelt or tasted, and I loved it for that but the chili heat came in sort of waves for me brings some inconsistency.
06-29-2013 01:31:41 | More by tut2528
4.93/5 rDev +7.9%
I absolutely love this brew. I have a few verticals 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. I've had it on draft several times at the brewery as well. I prefer to let them age in the bottle. It has more bite coming off draft, but the flavors really mingle and mellow out in a good way after it's been aged. Pours thick like motor oil and smells of dark chocolate with chiles and vanilla mmmm. I've had the lairds apple brandy huna on tap as well, but I prefer the original, although I have yet to try the California Brandy Huna (2013). Overall, great beer across the board and I use this as a standard when comparing any imperial stout!
06-27-2013 17:07:45 | More by ChrisRoemer
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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