1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

Not Rated.
Hunahpu's Imperial StoutHunahpu's Imperial Stout

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

2,957 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2,957
Reviews: 642
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 3,068
Gots: 762 | FT: 43
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 2,957 | Reviews: 642 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The last three times I have had this beer, I have been blown away. If I could have but one stout in my cellar, this is the one.

The beer appears black as night. The void. Quite possibly the darkest beer I have ever seen. The head is beige and thick, coating the glass in lacing.

The aroma brings a potent dose of roasted malt, alcohol, chiles, cocoa, vanilla. Wow, this beer smells fantastic.

Unbelievably well-balanced and teeming with flavor. Simply amazing. The chiles have a big presence in the beer, but don't put out an overabundance of heat or spice. Masterfully done there. Cinnamon, vanilla, and oak meld beautifully with a full-bodied, roasty stout.

Perfect carbonation level. Every sip leaves a thick coating of rich stout on the palate. The feel is just perfect.

Overall, one of the best beers, and certainly among the finest imperial stouts I have ever had. My highest recommendation.

Photo of socon67
4.3/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared this with CTSparky and another buddy during a tasting get together.

A - Poured into a snifter, this guy is thick, syrupy and has the consistency of used motor oil. You'd swear it would clog an artery. Black, reflective, and settles with a hint of a foam on top.

S - Smells intense with cocoa. Rivals FBS in that regard. Has an aroma of fresh baked chocolate cookiescake. Other scents of cinnamon and vanilla are present.

T - Clearly unique. The flavors of dark, rich, chocolate give to a mellow cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla taste. And that's when the heat kicks in. This bottle was a 2011 bought in March and 5+ months later the chilies are still there and in full effect. The phenols make an acidic burn that feels like spicy tex-mex food. Wow! Not sure how much I enjoy it as I finish the glass but it is incredible.

M - Extremely heavy, thick, and the chile flavor is constant. Can't have more than a snifter's worth because of how dominant. In fact, I would have this as the last beer of the night. Your taste buds are overloaded.

O - Great experience and for those Imp Stout lovers it is a must try. But not really a beer you have often. Perfect to share, and kudos to CCB for making this.

Photo of Gushue3
4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Review #150
Thanks a million to Ljkeats for this smooth trade that landed my hands down biggest want.

A- pours pitch black from the bottle into my snifter and sits "black as a oil spill" as Eddie Murphy once said. Nice 2 finger chocolate mocha colored head with grwat retention that turns foamy. thick heavy lacing is left around the glass as the head recedes. many bubbles are left on the glass but not jetting up. Looks like black gold.

S- Chocolate and alcohol booze scents are prominent followed by some earthy spice and vanilla. very nice

T- Heavy cocoa and chocolate are the first thing i notice followed by some light spice like cinnamon or nutmeg. The vanilla is there but hiding behind those flavors. Roasty coffee beans and some heat from hot peppers are there but hidden behind the cocoa and spice. Spicy heat begins to become more prominent as I drink more. Unbeleivable complexity and flavor. This lives up to the hype and surpassed my expectations without a doubt.

M- Heavier mouthfeel wth low carbonation. This is smooth and rich, almost velvety.

O- This beer is unbeleivable. The complex and odd flavors are beauitiful. Every sip is different and awesome, unlike any beer I've ever had. I need more of this.

Photo of DelMontiac
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml into an imperial pint glass.

Hunahpu's is obsidian bee-lack. An aggressive pour will put 1-2 finger head on this beer. Head is fine and dark camel colored. Lacing is very fine when present.

Aroma is a burnt offering of sorts with casdades of black coffee, sweet dark malts, dark chocolate, and licorice.

Flavor is is a knockout - espresso, dark chocolate, burnt malt, toasted almonds, some grassy hops, finishing with some caramel and vanilla followed by some spicey chile shades at the sides of the tongue. The chile flavor does not make camp here, just a brief appearance. Can't say that the cinnamon was detectable amidst all the other flavors. A crazy whirlwind of flavors. Alcohol is very well masked.

Hunahpu's is very silky, chewy, and super dry due to the 11.5% abv.

Overall this one gets a firm attaboy along side some of the best imperial stouts. A real winner this one.

Photo of shand
4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a CCB snifter. 2011 release.

This brew pours an absolutely oppressive black color capped with a tiny, brown head. Looks good, but having had the 2011 Zhukov over the past few nights, the appearance here doesn't quite stack up. The aroma has full espresso and malt roastiness, dark chocolate, vanilla, along with a nice chili pepper kick. Very great smelling. The taste is very nice, it starts out with an absolutely rock-solid RIS base that's as good as any you'd ever want. Tons of roastiness, along with plenty of vanilla and dark chocolate. The things that really put Hunahpu's a step above the others is the chili and cinnamon aspects. The chilis here add a whole new dimension to the RIS, providing a bit of a kick on the way down the throat. As it warms, the chilis become all the more prevalent. All around superb.

The mouthfeel is amazing. It goes down silky-smooth, and the little hint of chili pepper burn on the back of the throat just really keeps things interesting. It's a bit undercarbed though, a little more liveliness would do it well. The drinkability is superb, this drinks way easier than the ABV would dictate. Overall, this is easily one of the best beers I've ever had, and the best imperial stout, right ahead of it's little brother Zhukov. Now, I can't say I've had many "whales", but if they're all this delicious I can see why people go nuts over them!

Photo of fisherman34
4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Jet black in colour with moderate carbonation and an odd coloured (beige with a hint of red) head. Aromas are of roasted malt, spicy pepper, raw chocolate, vanilla, and Mexican coffee. Sort of like a fancy spicy peppery hot chocolate in the mouth, along with more vanilla, red bean, and medium roast coffee. Heavy bodied, with the peppery heat providing some interesting balance on the palate. Amazing stuff.

Photo of mulder1010
4.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ML poured into a Bruery Tulip
Thanks to readbaron for the bottle 2011 version
Thanks to Nicks6217 for sharing the 2010 version in Los Angeles

A-- Poured dark, thick, oily and ominious black. Gorgeous reverse cascading dark leather head that was one finger in height. Looked like a dark mocha. No lacing but left dark residue all through the glass. Beautiful!!

S-- Mexican chocolate, bakers chocolate marshmallow, cinnamon, and vanilla. No hints of the ABV in the nose.

T-- Chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and marshmallow. Sweet but dry.

M-- Lack of Chile's was disappointing. Got faint Chilie's in the 2010 version but none in the 2011 version. This was dry and left me thinking this was a Mexican smore.

O-- Impressive. Easy to drink and savor. Excellent hidden ABV. Prefered the 2010 version as the Chile gave a very nice twist to it. The 2011 tasted more like Zhukov with more character. One of the best beers I have had this year.

Photo of danieelol
4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ticking this one from memory at tonight's tasting. Massive thank you to mulder1010 for the opportunity to try this.

A: lovely pour with loads of head

S: definitely get the Mexican hot chocolate spicing coming through. Cinnamon is detectable in the nose. Chocolatey in general. Perhaps there's some organic fruity chilli smells.

T: There's more of a Mexican hot chocolate character. Quite dry and extremely smooth with very little alcohol detectable. Chillies aren't very prominent in taste or mouthfeel.

M: Thick and viscous

O: This was the pick of the night against such offerings as Black Tuesday, Black Albert and Abstrakt 04. This was supremely drinkable and delicious and imo even a non-beer geek could handle this with ease. Excellent.

Photo of maniacal82
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Split a 2011 bottle with lethalchickens and my wife (she loves RISs and DIPAs - good egg).

A: All imperial stouts need to look like this! Completely opaque black with dark brown head. I don't think I've come across a beer with a better appearance. I certainly know that appearance isn't everything, but this sure looks tasty. Leaves a brown tint to the snifter when you swirl or take a sip.

S: The normal roasty smells you'd expect from an imperial stout are present. Don't really notice the chiles in the nose.

T: The taste is awesome. With the addition of chiles, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs, I didn't expect this to taste like any other imperial stout. And it doesn't. We poured this beer at normal fridge temperature (~38°) and savored it as it warmed. While still fairly cool, the cinnamon dominated. As it warmed, the chiles became more noticeable. I couldn't really notice any of the vanilla. Overall, it tasted pretty much like what you'd expect from a top notch RIS, with strong cinnamon and chile flavors in addition.

M: Super thick body. Really good carbonation - not too much, not too little. Nothing to complain about here.

D: My wife ended up giving me her third of the bottle (her loss). So, I ended up drinking 2/3 of the 750mL. I easily could have drank the whole thing myself. Possibly even a second. It's definitely not a beer to drink all day in the sun, but it's not hard to down a bottle solo.

Overall, this is a beer you should definitely seek out if you are a fan of imperial stouts. If only Cigar City made this a year round offering.

Photo of thagr81us
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed live! Big thanks goes out to my boy Jefe73 for sending me this one in a past trade! 2011 vintage! Served from bottle into a Cigar City snifter. Pours pitch black with a one finger brown head that rises from the ashes and subsides to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma is comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, chiles, vanilla, and subtle cinnamon. The flavor is of sweet malt, roasted malt, deep dark chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet alcohol, wood, and chile heat on the followthrough. It has a heavy feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this is an excellent brew! The flavors and aromas on this one are really complex and excellent. For the ABV this one is really smooth and quite drinkable. I am a big lover of spicy food and the followthrough on this one really appeals to me. Really glad I am getting to try this one as I never have before. A definite must try for sure... Thanks again Jeff!

Photo of BigDub
4.65/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Well this is a tough customer to come by in my neck of the woods. 2010 bottle

A: Poured from bottle into 2 Speiglau beer Tulips. Pours a nice dark , dark brown almost black with a really small head in a dark rust color.The head did fade but left lacing everywhere.

S: Wow, there is a lot going on here. Malt, chocolate, espresso , vanilla and cinnamon. I was in for a treat.

T: This is what I am talking about. A balanced flavor that had you disect it as you went . Hits with a nice espresso taste and then all of the other flavors came to the party, a nice vanilla note , cinnamon (It sounds odd but really captivated you and made you process it more) . A bare hint of the chili peppers but was hidden nicely in the back ground. made you smile. This is an exceptional IRS!!! Swirling this in the glass woke the head up again and brought more of the flavors out

M: Low carbonation , does not feel heavy solid medium body

O: This ranks for me in the top of what I have been exposed to. Just a blossom of flavors that form a truly exceptional Imperial Russian Stout. hats off to the brewers on this one an exceptional balance of flavors that would make even the biggest beer snob smile and be left wanting more.


Photo of polisanl
4.2/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at CCB during the 2011 release.

Pitch black, literally just like motor oil. The head is a dark tan and it fades to a ring around the glass/ swirl in the middle. The nose is mainly of dark chocolate and espressso type coffee. Taste is big on roasted/burnt malts, coffee, and dark chocolate as expected. Mild chilli peppers and a vanilla flavor on the finish. Thick and full bodied. Carbonation fades toward the end. This is a huge beer to say least. Lots going on but it comes together nicely in my opinion. Worth searching.

Photo of s1ckboy
4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark, small brown head that dissipated into some small bubbles around edges

S - Chocolate mostly, slight cinnamon.

T - Initially a lot of chocolate, as I drank more I got a ton of the chillies and a good amount of cinnamon. Couldn't really pick up on the vanilla, it was overpowered by everything else.

M - Very thick, coats your mouth.

O - Amazing, wish I had another to age for a bit. I will definitely seek this one out again.

Photo of FosterJM
3.88/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

682nd Review on BA
Bottle to Flute
750 ML

App- A nearly black stout with a thin capped head. A little bit of cling, little bit of webbing.

Smell- This smelled absoutely amazing in the glass. A lot of aromatics, malty, spicy, sweet, oaky, vanilla. Just WOW!

Taste- Really drops off on the taste. Im sensitive to vanilla so I pick that out, but seems a bit muddled with the spice competing with the chocolate and the vanilla. Still tasty but not as good as I thought it would be.

Mouth- Very slick and medium bodied. Same goes for the carbonation on this one.

Drink- A nice beer with a lot going on for me. Too much in fact. A good stout, but probably wont trade for this one.

Photo of tripelhops
4.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just tasted a 2010 bottle from a trade, poured into a tulip glass. Pours deep black with a wicked reddish brown head that fades quickly, but leave lacing everywhere it touched. I didn't pick up on the chile's, but the smell was otherwise dominated by dark chocolate, hints of vanilla, cinamonn, and a touch of oak. Lots going on in the smell, but the taste was more one dimensional, not bad, mind you, but not quite as complex as the aroma. It's definately up there as one of the best RIS's I've had. The alcohol is hidden well, and drinks very easily considering how thick and heavy the beer is.

Photo of seeswo
3.65/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Pour is viscous like motor oil - thick and black with oily brown head and a body that coats the glass and hangs out anywhere it goes. The nose is dark chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of vanilla and spice. I don't get the peppers. Good, but nothing special. Controversy in the taste. Split this with a few non-BA beer lovers - people who love a good brown ale but are rarely exposed to crazy 750mL imperial stouts. They thought it was really good, whereas I did not. Either way, the chilis hit you in the throat in a very minor fashion. They must have faded considerably looking at other reviews because I get them only as a mime for heartburn, and barely or not at all on the back of the tongue. This makes them not a particularly pleasant addition. The spices and the vanilla are mostly masked as well. The taste is dramatically like a really, really dark chocolate - but one that is not too bitter as to be overly dry. In fact, in contrast to almost everyone, I found this to be pretty one-note. It drinks kind of easy for what it is, with a big body and low carbonation. It really didn't come together for me and I kind of wish I had had it fresh.

Photo of stupac2
4.63/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to jrallen34 for trading me this huge want.

Pours a deep, thick, very dark brown, with about two fingers of milk-chocolate-colored head. The head hangs around for a bit, and leaves a small amount of lacing. A very pretty beer.

If I didn't know better, I'd guess this is barrel-aged from the smell. A lot of vanilla, over the typical stout smell. I don't smell any of the chiles, possible I'm just missing them.

The taste isn't quite as good as the smell. Very sweet, sticky lips, but not overpowering. There's some mild, entirely pleasant heat from the chiles. I get the chocolate, but it seems subdued. If there's vanilla in the taste I can't get it, which is my main complaint.

It's very full in my mouth, but a bit stickier than I like. Not unpleasantly so, though.

Overall this is a very good beer, I'm so glad I got to try it.

Photo of dboon
4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Update from CC. The 2011 version is even better. More chocolate and vanilla with less pronounced peppers. Still get the heat, but mostly on the backend. Superb..
The description on the bottle says it all. The aroma was spicy chilies. The taste was like nothing I have had before. A great stout with undercurrents of roasted malt, chocolate, and cocoa that are dominated by vanilla and peppers. Wowzers...

Photo of Kshock
4.55/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to chris for this, been looking for this for a while. It totally lived up to the hype.

A- Jet black with a decent dark tan head. Head recedes slowly but surely into a ring. Stains the fucking glass its so viscus.

S- Oh wow! Smells fucking incredible! You can smell everything in its place, the chiles, the coco, the vanilla, and of course the cinnamon gives a great complexity.

T- This beer is incredible! So much complexity, but everything is very balanced. You get everything and it all has its place and none of it is ove-rbaring at all. Truly awesome flavor.

M- For something so big and bold it goes down so easy its scary.

O- Easily one of my all time favorites, blew me away.

Photo of GregSVT
4.13/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

750ml capped bottle into a snifter - 2010 Vintage

A: Pours pitch black straight out of the bottle like motor oil...very thick looking. The head is one of the darkest I've seen on a beer and it fades to a ring leaving small bits of lacing.

S: The nose is full of big aromas including dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, peppers, fudge, and dark fruits. The peppers are actually more pronounced than I expected.

T: The taste is a big hit of roasted/burnt malts, coffee, and dark chocolate at first and as it progesses I can pick up the chilli peppers and a vanilla flavor on the finish. It's mainly all roast but the other flavors balance that out during the finish. It starts kind of bitter but ends sweet.

M: The beer is thick and creamy...definitely full bodied. Carbonation is actually nice for such a big beer.

O: This is one of those over the top beers that tastes good but is a bit much for one sitting. I like it but I don't think I'll search this one out again.

Photo of ne0m00re
4.18/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Live review of a 2011 750mL bottle.
A: Opaque black with probably the darkest slow developing head I've ever seen with some lacing.
S: Boozy dark chocolate, spicy with a somewhat floral yeast character, banana and caramel, some vanilla oak character, and blackberries. Pretty good, but relatively unassuming.
T: Dark chocolate creaminess with a spicy (cinnamon) and a very mild pepper flavor (it tastes how peppers smell), while the linger is the peppers, spice, and vanilla. It almost comes off like a dark chocolate-covered chiles. The alcohol bite is noticeable and clean about halfway through. The spice builds as you sip.
M: Creamy, but thinner, with a crisp almost harsh finish (with the alcohol and heat).
O: This is probably the best use of chiles in a beer I could imagine. It's very original and almost difficult to compare to other stouts. I like it.

Photo of alpinebryant
3.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 bottle poured into Bruery snifter

A: Thick viscous mixture that is pitch black an a bright tan head that quickly is just lacing.

S: Heavy roast malt, bitterness from cocoa nibs, a slight hint of chile and some smoke.

T: Also a very heavy roast flavor just to Marshal Zhukov style unsurprisingly. A mixture of flavors, none of them overshadowing the roasted burnt ashy malt flavors. Some of the other flavors coming in are a sweet malt backbone, definite chile presence with a tiny bit of heat even coming through. The cocoa nibs are really hard to pick out among cinnamon and chile spices but they are there adding a little bit of bitterness. Some smokey notes are there as well, literally giving this a chipotle feel to the stout.

M: Thick, just as seen in the pour and a light carbonation.

O: I can definitely enjoy it, it has some sweetness mixing in with the smoke, chile peppers, cinnamon and cocoa nibs. This is literally a kitchen sink of beers with many things added. It is good and a beer worth seeking out, but not an all time favorite stout of mine.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25


Poured into a cigar city snifter glass.

Appearance: Dark black bodied beer with a dark brown head less than a one fingers head. Motor Oil yet again!

Smell: Smells of roasty coffee and dark chocolate. Mild smoke noted also.

Taste: Vanilla hits the palate with a mild sweetness, but makes its present know. The malts are of roasty coffee and become integrated with the peppers which impart a taste of smoke, spiciness and an almost meaty flavor to this beer. I really don't get much cinnamon out of this beer, it seems to be a minor player and is out done by the peppers. Bakers chocolate is found mid-taste and brings everything together. It offers a dry finish to the beer and really makes the vanilla sweetness pop. It excentuates the roasty coffee notes imparted from the malts and adds the mild zip from the peppers. What a nice complexity the beer has going here!

Mouthfeel: Full bodied beer with low carbonation. Motor Oil consistency.

Overall: One of the more complex Imperial Stouts that I have tried to date. Especially when you throw in the factor of this beer not being aged in a barrel. Nice balance of the many ingredients used in brewing this beer. The verdict is that I do enjoy Hunahpu more than Marshall Z after tring both of these beers tonight.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle.
2010 Vintage.

A - Pours an oily and viscous velvet black liquid with a thin but dense dark dark brown head that is about 0.25 inches. Wow. Beautiful.

S - Cocoa powder, milk chocolate sweetness, molten chocolate lava cake. Some bitter dark chocolate as well. Wow. This nose is great. Sweet sweet molasses and caramel. Woody vanilla and cinnamon are present on the nose in the back end. Nice spice to it as well. Bready sweet malt with some oat character and some fresh grain. Wow!

T & M - Oily and velvety start. Bitter dark chocolate and some peppery spice notes. Burnt wood and grain notes mixed in with some cinnamon notes. Milk chocolate sweetness comes up in the middle along with some vanilla as well as some more woody notes. There is caramel and some nice cinnamon through the middle as well. The sweetness comes up after the spice and roasted notes to balance these. The finish has that woody and spicy notes and a slight sticky bitterness lingers after. Very pure chocolaty. Delicious. Mouthfeel is pretty full. It has a nice oily character. Good CO2 and a great spicy finish as it warms.

O - Beer is delicious. Very nice offering from CCB. Chocolaty and very spicy. Reminds me a bit of the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide.

Photo of cosmicevan
4.53/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note's from Captain Lawrence Rosso Batch 3 release / tasting:

Hunahpu 2011 – coats the glass when you swirl it…dark as a black hole, looks great. Swirling builds a thin tan head. chocolate and spiciness…taste – spicy, but really good…coffee, roasted malts, solid flavor. Body is medium, but an easy drinker that slips down like water. overall solid RIS, easy drinker, great flavor (dark raosted malt coffees), really enjoyable.

--- EDIT --- 2011-11-24
had this again last night at a nutty tasting and i'd have to bump the taste and overall to the full monty of a 5. this is really a world class beer and the spiciness held up really well...it was drinking fantastic. gorgeous to look at, smell it all day, and the taste is just amazing. one of the more unique and outstanding beers out there in my opinion.

--- EDIT --- 2012-05-25
2012 vintage (had this not too long ago, but popped a bottle tonight to enjoy with my hunah snifter). gorgeous look of deep dark sludge with a really nice deep brown cap. smells of spicey cocoa nibs and cinnamon. taste is that wonderful medley of spicey peppers cinnamon vanilla and of course deep chocolatey cocoa nibs. there is no mistaking that this is a big beer and a monster to take on alone, but i was feeling brave and needed something kick ass and special tonight and this fit the bill for rewarding myself. cheers! the taste is unique and likely a 5, the rest of my review stands.

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 2,957 ratings.