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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: 2,686
Reviews: 624
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 2,944
Gots: 724 | 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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4.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Adding 2011 version, sampled 1/28/11 with mrand01 courtesy of whartontallboy.

All be below stand true except the chillies and cinnamon were slightly more predominant, balancing the sweet chocolate sludgy base beer. So for my money, I liked the fresher example more. A world class beer regardless, but I would recommend drinking sooner rather than later if you have any.

2010 Version courtesy of mgoblue5743 from an in-person trade.

Pours the most viscous black oily looking sludge I have ever seen come out of a bottle of beer to date. The head is the darker brown I have ever seen, period. As it slowly dissipates you get a stupid amount of soapy dark brown lacing.

Aromas are off the charts. It begins with a melange of dark bitter cocoa and lighter sweet milk chocolate. Second whiff I get various kings of spices that initially overwhelm my nostrils, highlighted by cinnamon and mild chilies. Wow this is crazy... as it warms a little more I get the vanilla beans and some stronger molasses.

The tastes begin with a nice milk chocolate sweetness up-front then mixed with loads of dark chocolate and lesser vanilla, followed by some growing espresso bitterness and spice (chilies and cinnamon) on the back end. Spices were much more apparent on the nose than in the flavor but are still definitely there. Roasted bitterness becomes slightly burdensome on the palate as it warms, but I am nit-picking at this point.

The mouthfeel is very thick and chewy on the tongue. The carbonation is minimal which helps to enhance the creaminess on palate. Flavors linger on the palate forever, initially you never want this to end and luckily it doesn't for long after you sample. As with the flavor, the heft and complexity of this beer weighs on you as you consume further.

Overall, this was fantastic. Leaps and bounds above Marshall Zhukov. Not a drop of alcohol. So many different flavors dancing on the tongue on palate. Not an everyday beer by any means, one to sip and savor because of it's super crazy complex flavor profile and amazing viscosity. Probably better consumed with a friend or two (although I enjoyed mine solo for my first experience, albiet over a 2 night period).

claspada, Dec 15, 2011
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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!

Texasfan549, Dec 12, 2011
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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.

EgadBananas, Dec 05, 2011
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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