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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 2,453
Reviews: 614
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,844
Gots: 665 | FT: 38
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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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Ratings: 2,453 | Reviews: 614 | Display Reviews Only:
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Texasfan549

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Aroma: So much going on here... dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon, a little bitter dark fruit. Easily a beer that I could sit there and smell for hours and remain content

Appearance: Pours like motor oil, the darkest of dark liquids... even while the beer is being poured the beer does not relenquish its hold on any light that may pass through it... opaque

Taste: As complex as the nose... every sip lends a different element of the beer, all of which are exceptional and are a pleasure in themselves... one sip is more vanilla forward, the next cinnamon and the next you finally get the heat from the chillies... I even get some milk chocolate, must be the vanilla and chocolate malt/cocoa nibs shinning together, you don't know whats coming but whatever it is will be delicious

Mouthfeel: The thickest beer I have consumed, coats every inch of your mouth... definitely a sipper but each sip is bliss, the alcohol may slow you down somewhat but thats not a bad thing

Overall: The best stout I have had... ever. I love barrel aged stouts but this beer gives me the vanilla I love from barrel aging, the roasted malt and dark chocolate from imperial stouts, as well as a little kick from the chillies for a little something different and is almost like a new experience with every sip... Awesome!

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 05:10:41 | More by Texasfan549
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deadmule

Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-11-2011 18:48:52 | More by deadmule
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Jparkanzky

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -45.3%

12-11-2011 15:07:11 | More by Jparkanzky
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev -12.5%

12-11-2011 00:05:52 | More by marct
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smithjl10

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-10-2011 23:51:27 | More by smithjl10
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jcone17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -12.5%

12-09-2011 22:44:45 | More by jcone17
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -12.5%

12-09-2011 20:21:05 | More by drummermattie02
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rmedise

Colorado

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-08-2011 23:50:41 | More by rmedise
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BMoldy

New York

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-08-2011 15:32:42 | More by BMoldy
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tclapper

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-07-2011 23:07:02 | More by tclapper
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StoutFest

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-07-2011 04:44:35 | More by StoutFest
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Destral

Nevada

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-06-2011 22:50:25 | More by Destral
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jophish17

Georgia

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-05-2011 19:59:17 | More by jophish17
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bespin15

Washington

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-05-2011 10:41:53 | More by bespin15
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xraided81

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-05-2011 08:23:16 | More by xraided81
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huadog

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-05-2011 06:42:37 | More by huadog
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of JM03. You went too f*cking far bro!

Holy sh*t. I've poured some thick and vicious stouts, but this was scary. Used motor oil from an 86' Suburban. Head like a chocolate milkshake.

Cocoa aroma, chocolate, slight coffee, chili back end. Roast and evil.

Chocolate milkshake. Slight chili taste back of the throat, huge roast. Some oak and vanilla. There's a lot of flavors fighting for attention here.

Thick, full and coating mouthfeel. Epic.

I feel guilty drinking this because the person that sent it likely didn't save a bottle for himself... he deserves it.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 02:51:21 | More by EgadBananas
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

12-03-2011 22:58:54 | More by 2dogbrew
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-03-2011 21:13:40 | More by CarolinaKevin
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kgoodnow

Florida

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-03-2011 01:40:21 | More by kgoodnow
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-02-2011 18:19:57 | More by SpillyBeers
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kzoobrew

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dosbeerigos for the bottle. Cheers!

Deep black body, opaque, no light breaking the surface. One to two finger mocha colored head rests comfortably atop. The head works its way back slowly leaving moderate lacing stuck to the sidewalls.

The aroma is truly remarkable. The combination of rich cocoa, chiles and cinnamon is just outstanding. The nose is more balanced than assertive. Each scent is displayed at the appropriate level to appreciate the beer as a whole. At first whiff the chiles and cinnamon are centered only to quickly meld into the cocoa sitting just behind.

Hunahpu's opens with a deep, dry cocoa flavor. The flavor develops and becomes slightly more sweet as the beer moves back on the palate. The chiles and cinnamon flavors develop just under the chocolate. The sweet and spicy warmth really stimulates the palate. Vanilla flavors in subtle through out but provides a pleasant cohesiveness.

Full bodied stout. Carbonation is on the lower end and very appropriate. The texture is smooth and creamy, very pleasant on the tongue.

Cigar City has done a fantastic job with this beer. The flavors are layered to perfection, producing a highly enjoyable drinking experience. One of the best beers I have had this year without question. Seek this one out.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 15:23:09 | More by kzoobrew
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dwoolley1

New York

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-01-2011 19:39:43 | More by dwoolley1
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-01-2011 18:34:13 | More by kjkinsey
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biga7346

Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-01-2011 17:53:04 | More by biga7346
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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