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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 2,799
Reviews: 634
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 2,977
Gots: 748 | FT: 44
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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4.66/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed an aged 2011 bottle with some buddies @Black Lab Bistro in Phoenixville, PA (BYOB)

Wow...WOW...WOW !!!
First time trying this wonderful brew from the Cigar City guys.

Looks great, some light carbonation, some lacing, dark motor oil with classic tannish head after pour then a flat black lake, no fizz. Mouthfeel is a little thin, but creamy and complex. Smell had some sweetness of bourbon and after warming a lot of the cinnamon (love it).
Taste is soooo, sooo very complex. Like one very versed taster said "this is the most complex beer in terms of flavors I've ever had!"--he's had 100's of beers.
I am a malt bomb guy. Love stouts and bourbon. This one has all that but the little bit of edge from the chillis and the cinnamon and vanilla beans really move this to a different level. It is truely unique and should be sought out. The high (over $100) price I've seen on some of the beer selling sites (ALWAYS TRY TO TRADE, not just buy) seems justified. It is worth it however you get your hands on it.
2 thumbs way up !

SHerninko, Jun 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. This is the March 9th, 2013 release.

Appearance: Pours a deep, deep abyss-black and leaves about a finger of brilliant dark tan head with some real nice texture which lingers around a while before fading to leave the beer surface black with a brown rim of bubbles. Beautiful stout.

Smell: Chocolate, hot pepper, some light tart cherry, vanilla. A very interesting and mouth-watering combination. Unique smell that I've never experienced until now.

Taste: Chocolate and *pow* hot pepper right up front. Vanilla, roasted malts, plums, a touch of cherry, figs. A delicious combination. The peppers add more to this then I expected, there is a flash of spice, which fades immediately but really makes this one interesting. Plenty of dark chocolate and vanilla in this one as well as some cinnamon. Finishes with a touch of bitter. ABV is masterfully hidden beneath the intricate flavors. Wonderful.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation and a medium to heavy, creamy body. The texture matches the flavor profile very well. This one goes down exceptionally smooth.

Overall: A fantastic and unique imperial stout. The chilis and cinnamon make for a very interesting and delicious flavor profile. The chocolate and vanilla also comes out very nicely. The beer's creamy texture really helps keep this one masterful. This is an expertly crafted beer.

Resuin, Jun 11, 2013
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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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