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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: 2,620
Reviews: 623
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 2,913
Gots: 721 | FT: 45
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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: 2,620 | Reviews: 623 | Display Reviews Only:
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dsgolovin

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2012 08:11:05 | More by dsgolovin
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mrand01

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-29-2012 17:19:30 | More by mrand01
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AshleyMiller

Vermont

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-29-2012 03:41:37 | More by AshleyMiller
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-29-2012 02:08:30 | More by FalconA
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-28-2012 22:23:44 | More by Diomede
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raverjames

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-25-2012 20:54:57 | More by raverjames
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beast464

Maryland

4/5  rDev -12.5%

01-25-2012 20:08:03 | More by beast464
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sammo

Kansas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-25-2012 19:13:34 | More by sammo
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texasclimber

Texas

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-24-2012 22:09:49 | More by texasclimber
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dcloeren

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +6.8%

Thank you Josh for sharing this amazing bottle.

Review from notes...

Poured out looking like Texas Tea, straight oil with 2 fingers of creamy mocha colored head. Excellent retention.

The aroma on this stout was simply amazing. Huge notes of chocolate followed by roasted malt, spicy chiles, vanilla and getting some cinnamon on the back end. All of the notes are in sync with one another to make a very delicious aroma.

An explosion of flavors filled my mouth with each sip. Decadent chocolate, chewy fudge, roasted malts, vanilla bean, cinnamon and very earthy chiles with some heat backing them up. Very complex and it only gets better as it warms.

Thick, chewy but extremely smooth. Low carbonation but it's the perfect amount for this stout.

This beer was insane. Extremely complex, smooth and delicious. This one definitely backs up all of the hype that goes along with it. Can't wait to get another bottle.

01-23-2012 22:01:14 | More by dcloeren
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mrbubbler

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-21-2012 01:03:49 | More by mrbubbler
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pword9d8

California

4/5  rDev -12.5%

01-20-2012 04:22:45 | More by pword9d8
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scottfrie

California

3.9/5  rDev -14.7%

Thanks for sharing, Jeff. 2009 vintage. Sampled next to the Whiskey, AB, Rum and Bourbon.

A: Pours near black with a very thin light brown head. Almost no lace. Very thick looking.
S: No super smelling but I get light notes of fudge, chocolate, and something faintly spicy (chilies).
T: Chocolate definitely dominates followed by the cinnamon. Vanilla really comes through in the finish and aftertaste, and I get a vague hint of spicy chilies throughout. The aftertaste also has light notes of coffee and a touch of sweet caramel. Overall very chocolatey with a good dose of cinnamon.
M: Thick body, low soft carbonation, and a smooth and heavy mouthfeel that is a little tingly from the chilies. The alcohol is hidden well.
O: A very unique and interesting stout. I’ve don’t think I’ve had one that quite tastes like this beer. Good use of cinnamon. This beer was better than some of the –bal aged ones in my opinion.

01-18-2012 01:13:06 | More by scottfrie
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jsilva

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -12.5%

01-17-2012 14:21:21 | More by jsilva
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MikeyMikee

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-17-2012 04:44:01 | More by MikeyMikee
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Sidebordz

New York

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-17-2012 03:33:14 | More by Sidebordz
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crosamich

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-16-2012 02:14:47 | More by crosamich
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BastionShaw

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-15-2012 13:32:55 | More by BastionShaw
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scott2269

Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-15-2012 00:54:58 | More by scott2269
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Stoutsman

Kansas

4/5  rDev -12.5%

01-14-2012 22:21:33 | More by Stoutsman
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.53/5  rDev -0.9%

750 mL 2011 bottle.

Pours viscous and dark black with chocolate edges. Dark mocha head, fades to a collar, with some legs. Roast and chocolate nose with strong vanilla and cinnamon and light chili heat. Flavor is similar to Zhukov, not as unique as the nose. Roast malt and char are strong with potent vanilla sweetness and dry cinnamon. Chili spice is present in the finish, but not as strong as I remember from previous samples. Full, viscous body with light carbonation and an oily finish. Smooth, balanced and complex, an exceptional american stout, duh.

01-14-2012 22:01:47 | More by yourefragile
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ucis

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-12-2012 02:14:00 | More by ucis
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-12-2012 00:44:08 | More by UNCCTDawg
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

5/5  rDev +9.4%

01-11-2012 23:38:04 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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cirtap

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-11-2012 21:00:51 | More by cirtap
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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