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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 2,676
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.17%
Wants: 2,938
Gots: 728 | FT: 46
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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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

kodt, Apr 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

smartassboiler, Apr 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

JALIEN, Apr 28, 2013
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4.79/5  rDev +4.6%

2013 vintage - bottle shared by shuntstout, you the man

A - inky oily black. Super thick. Minimal tan, brown head.

S - heaps of coffee, then chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla. Smells like an amazing dessert.

T - holy s***. It tastes like an amazing ice cream. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon. Just enough sweetness and just enough bitterness. Just an absolutely amazing flavor profile.

M - super thick, rich, low low carb. Exactly what you think a stout should feel like.

O - definitely in my top rung of stouts. Probably the best non-BA stout I've had. So much flavor and all of them play very very well together. A+.

Beerandboards, Apr 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

DruRho, Apr 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

JimmyIymmiJ, Apr 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

browniewithnuts, Apr 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

reverbking, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -23.6%

e30todamax, Apr 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

This is the stout all others should be judged by. I definitely compare all others to this beer. vintages 2011 and 2013 are the best years to get.
it pours as black as dark lord but in a whole nother category. the nose is that of vanilla, cinnamon, tabacco, chillies. Smells like a liquified swisher sweet cigar.

The mouthfeel is heavy and coats very well. the glass takes three rinses to clean.
just a bad ass beer period!

BgThang, Apr 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

dasmusik, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

SirWalkAbout, Apr 24, 2013
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unclekeith, Apr 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -45.4%

incubuscience, Apr 23, 2013
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4.6/5  rDev +0.4%

Been wanting to try this one for a while. Got one as a wedding present for a friend and have been lucky enough to obtain a second bottle, so here we go.

Pours a pitch black with a motor oil complexion. Very very slight brown head. Looks the part of a big IS.

Smell is vanilla sweetness upfront, followed the smell of sweet malt and some cinnamon. The faintest hint of chili is also evident. A great, complex smell.

Taste is sweet upfront with immediate notes of cinnamon as well. Lots of vanilla comes forward midway through and chilis come on strong at the end of each drink. Certainly a spicy element here, but far from overwhelming. A great combination and blending of flavors.

Mouthfeel is about right for the style. Very full and smooth, but not quite to the point of being sticky like, say, Dark Lord.

Overall this is one hell of a beer, and one that demonstrates the ability to integrate some marginally out of the box flavors without making them feel gimmicky. No one note dominates and everything comes together fantastically. There are few things better in the beer world than when you find a beer that is both unique and rewarding, and this fits the bill.

mechamifune, Apr 23, 2013
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4.64/5  rDev +1.3%

Bottle (2013) to HFS sniffer

A:Dark dark brown like the color of black coffee it has a small tan head with a medium sized lacing around the top of the glass. It is completely opaque and there is no light get through its about as thick as you can get.

S: There is quite a wide range of scents in here the vanilla is defiantly the strongest, but you can definitely still smell the chilies and they blend interestingly. The cacao is present too in the background it is a very unique spicy scent that I can't really compare to anything else I've seen.

T: Ok so I am really glad I had this beer fresh as the chilies are present and prominent and mix in well with the vanilla flavor. There is so much depth to the flavor the chilies stay on the tonuge and start to blend with cacao nibs for one deep unique flavor I really can't describe it better but it is really good.

M: The feel is surprisingly thin for the style and abv but it does go down fairly smoothly the vanilla matches that well. There is no carbonation and with it not being thick it is kinda weird. This is pretty much the only aspect of the beer that does not blow me away.

O: Wow this is such unique beer it has some much different flavors and scents there is really nothing I can compare it too. It is also delicious I could drink this for days and drink it fresh the chilies really come out and mix in well. This is a hard to get but totally worth it get it if you can

Pinknuggets, Apr 23, 2013
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

NYCBUCKEYE, Apr 20, 2013
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jono311, Apr 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

Buff0910, Apr 17, 2013
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4.79/5  rDev +4.6%

Got this bad boy from a trade with Dimenhetfield, thanks bro. 2013 vintage split with BostonRyan, poured into snifter glasses, reviewed from tasting notes.

A: Pitch black body with a dark head of 1-2 fingers with awesome retention and lacing.

S: Complex smell, a lot going on. The chilli is strong on the nose. The cacao is also strong and quite bitter. There's a good amount of spice, cinnamon is present, and a little vanilla but not too much. No alcohol on the nose.

T: Again, very complex, but different from the nose. The cacao mellows out with the sweetness from the vanilla. Unlike other chilli beers, the chilli is present throughout and works really well. Cinnamon is not as present as it was in the nose, a little overwhelmed by the chilli. A lot of flavors going on, but a really solid malt backbone is a great foundation with roasty characters and the overall medley leaves little to no alcohol burn.

M: Just the epitome of the style. Creamy and full, rich and thick, a little dryness from the pepper but wet otherwise.

O: I loved this beer. Definitely worth the hype. A delicate balance that plays very well. It may not be for everyone, and I may have enjoyed this a bit more than my compadre, but it is really world class, and definitely the best non-barrel aged stout out there.

MCain04, Apr 17, 2013
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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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