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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 2,945
Reviews: 640
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 3,055
Gots: 751 | FT: 41
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark black with a thin but decent head; beautiful and intricate lacing, which is impressive for a stout this big

S: Roasted malts and boozy; some coffee, chocolate, subtle vanilla and peppers, dark fruits; but man those boozy, semi-sweet roasted malts are prevalent; let's do this!

T: Similar to the aromas: big roasted malts up front, along with a hefty amount of booziness but it begins to balance out mid-way through the beer; then you get subtle peppers and vanilla and plenty of roasted chocolate and coffee and dark fruits; it finishes quite balanced for a beer this big

F: Pretty thick obviously, but not as thick and viscous as some beers that are this big, instead it's just sticky and creamy and really well done

O: I am so glad I finally got my hands on a bottle of this (and not just a tasting-sized glass at a festival); big and boozy but not overwhelming

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Thick motor oil, black body with quarter finger mocha head. Scary looking!

S: (very strong) Chocolate up front, peppers, coffee, some vanilla, coffee. Amazing. Sweetness. No booziness in the smell.

T: Holy shit. Nothing like I have ever tasted. Thick dark chocolate and bitter coffee & hops, hint of vanilla and then pepper and cinnamon (I am guessing that's what I am tasting from reading the label) kicking in at the end. It's quite spicy too. Spicy-ness and hoppy bitterness linger in your tongue. I love how each of the flavors come out in the order listed above. Very unique and tasty. Sweetness is countered by the spice.

M: Mouthfeel wise... it really reminds of Ten Fidy, but even smoother, thicker, and syrupier. This is perhaps the thickest beer I have ever tasted. Huge+ in my books.

O: Ok, so I am not a huge pepper/spicy person in general but in this beer, it really really works. Although not my favorite stout of all time, I can appreciate how well it's been put together. Very complex and yet balanced. Bold and yet meticulous. I love it. It gets a 5 from me.

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Thanks to Heatwave33 for the 2012 vintage bottle.

This is the most attractive appearance that I've seen in a stout. What makes it so is the head. I can best describe the color of the head as burnt sienna - a reddish light brown. Immediately after pouring, the head is only half a finger which reduces to a thin film with bubbly halo. The brew is completely dark.

The nose has dark chocolate, black licorice, hints of cinnamon, leather and alcohol. All of the smells meld nicely and are not too strong.

The taste is immediately rich dark chocolate. The dark chocolate flavor is on par with an artisanal bar of 60% cocoa chocolate. The rich aspect must come from the vanilla. There are some roasted malts and hints of lightly roasted coffee. At the end there is a combination of lingering heat from the chiles and cinnamon, as well as dark chocolate. The heat from the chiles and cinnamon are very subtle on my palate.

The feel is thick, rich and heavy. This is what I expect and have no critique.

Overall, this is one of the best stouts that feature cacao nibs and chiles. The base beer is big enough to mingle with the cacao and chiles. The alcohol is well hidden. All of the flavors play nicely without overpowering each other. This is an excellent brew from one of my favorite breweries in the nation.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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