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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: 2,820
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 2,981
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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5/5  rDev +9.4%

fullmetal1381, Mar 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

MrMcGibblets, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Vec2267
4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - jet black with a ton of chocolate milk head

S - roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla

T - huge roasted taste, cinnamon, just a hint of spice, and then everything is mellowed out by the vanilla

M - lush, rich, incredibly smooth

O - an incredible beer, a complex mix of flavors that meld incredibly well

I reviewed the 2011 version with a year of aging. My only complaint with this beer is CCB does not make enough of it. I had to quit my job to get this as a going away gift, thanks PintOStout!

Vec2267, Mar 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

SHCC, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.78/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to BastionShaw for sharing this one at the post Bruery Reserve Society party bottle share!

2012 vintage.

Pours an opaque black with a dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, chili, and cinnamon. Taste is of dark roasted malt, cocoa nibs, vanilla, cinnamon sticks, and a slight chili flavor that warms the back of the throat with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a nice thick mouthfeel. Overall, this is an amazing beer with a very nice balance of the ingredients especially in the taste.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

furthurgone, Mar 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

hansgruber, Mar 15, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle split with a friend, fresh 2012 vintage.

A: The blackest beer I could ever imagine. Opaque even while being poured with the absolute darkest brown head I have ever seen. Lots of foam forms with great retention. I would not change one thing about how this beer looks.

S: Tons and tons of roasted malt, stronger than I remember from last year. I do get a good amount of caramel sweetness to balance. Dark chocolate is also quite strong with a hint of cinnamon and spicy chili peppers. I don't get much sweetness from the vanilla, but it's not much needed.

T: This beer seemed to do a lot better after I let it sit for a bit, so I'll review it off of that. Intense dark chocolate and roasted malts with caramel and light vanilla sweetness to balance. Cinnamon and chili peppers come in after that, but the cinnamon is certainly stronger. I don't get much in the way of hops, but the beer seems fairly well balanced between sweetness and bitterness.

M: Extremely thick with great carbonation.

O: This beer is very complex and quite tasty. Very strong dark chocolate flavors mix well with strong roast and cinnamon flavors. There are a ton of strong flavors here, but they mix together quite well.

coreyfmcdonald, Mar 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

cpacheco, Mar 15, 2012
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4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Thanks to Jay for cracking this one.

A: Pours a very deep black with a tan colored head, about one finger in height upon pouring. Not a lot of retention with moderate lacing on the glass. Some lace formed when the beer hit the sides, but didn't last very long.

S: Dark and bitter chocolate, roasted malt, a little bit of caramel, and very faint peppers and vanilla. There is a little smoke as well, but plays a backseat to everything else.

T: Really nice dark chocolate flavors mixed with some vanilla and a little bit of roasted malt. The chilies come through stronger than the aroma indicated, much to my liking. A little bit of caramel and smoke as well.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden and there isn't any heat from the peppers really, they just show up as a nice addition to the flavor profile.

O: A big fan of this beer, very complex. On of the best chocolate/pepper beers I have had. Easy drinking for style/abv and very smooth.

mdaschaf, Mar 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

wilfonzo, Mar 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

dogfishandi, Mar 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

seeyouaretee, Mar 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

happy5930, Mar 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

injuredreserve, Mar 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

ricksrealm, Mar 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

MufflnMan, Mar 13, 2012
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4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Hunahpu day at Cigar City.

Thick, viscous, dense black beer with reddish brown head. Smell is full of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. The taste is bittersweet with loads of chocolate and espresso, followed by a pleasant chili pepper kick. As Hunahpu warms up it tastes sweeter and the vanilla flavors come through better. The chili spice feels palate cleansing and sets up the next sip. Mouthfeel is thick and viscous with low carbonation.

Astounding Impy Stout.

saison19, Mar 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

andylipp, Mar 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

HopsJunkiedotcom, Mar 12, 2012
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Puterguru, Mar 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +9.4%

Quicksilver111, Mar 12, 2012
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Tyrawlings, Mar 12, 2012
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Hodgin, Mar 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

cmrillo, Mar 12, 2012
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
99 out of 100 based on 2,820 ratings.