Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing
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4.28/5 rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Black, turbid body with a thin, bubbly, dark tan head.
Smell: Highly roasty nose with full notes of dark chocolate, black coffee, spices, a big pinch of Captain Black tobacco (white blend, natch), and a sharp, vegetal note from the chilies contained within.
Taste: A heady mixture of roasted maltiness, chocolate, and vanilla give you a sip of Kahlua garnished with a sprinkling of cinnamon. Before long the heat and spice from the peppers kick in, but it's very well-integrated and complimentary to the overall flavor. A few careful drops of prune juice. More tobacco, which really is all too appropriate coming from a joint called Cigar city. Earthy hops with a modest amount of bitterness. Packed with flavor to the very end, there's even a bit of persistent heat beyond the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-low carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Very nice. Beers with peppers have come a long, long way since the infamous Cave Creek Chili Beer, haven't they? Without a doubt, I'm sure Crazy Ed is smiling down from heaven at Hunahpu's Imperial Stout.
Serving type: cask
02-02-2009 19:26:32 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.58/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle courtesy of JRedner in November, 2008. Pours a murky dark black color with a thick tan head that settles slowly. Aroma is strongly of dark chocolate, cocoa, peppers, dark ripe fruit, some hints of coffee, roasted malt and toffee. Flavor is amazingly complex with notes of dark ripe fruit, dark chocolate, roasted malts, chilis, coffee, toffee, pepper, caramel. There is a lot going on in this beer. Full body with a lingering sweet malty toffee finish. The acclaim is well deserved as this is an amazing beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-23-2009 23:53:56 | More by Kiefdog
5/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
On tap at Cigar City
This beer is the standard Marshal Zhukov's Imperial Stout kicked up a bit. Some chili were added along with a bit of vanilla and cocoa nibs.
A: Like all Cigar City stout's this one is evil looking in the glass. As dark as night with a huge creamy brownish black head. The beer clings to the glass as if it is laced with oil. The head hangs around nice, and leaves big chunks of that dark brown goodness.
S: To say the aromas are bold would be an understatement. Huge charred malt aromas with strong notes of bitter chocolate. Light hints of roasted chili's can be detected as well. The vanilla hides beneath all these bold aromas along with a bit of dark fruit and tobacco.
T: The roasted malt is the first thing you detect here. Coffee come next along wtih a blast of bitter chocolate and tobacco. A touch of vanilla can be picked up and then the chilis create a touch of warmth on the back of the tongue. Very complex and very unique.
M: Very full bodied, smooth, creamy with the chili's creating a real depth.
D: Not as drinkable as some of the other Cigar City stouts, but it sure is tasty. A one of a kind treat.
Serving type: on-tap
01-03-2009 16:10:27 | More by tpd975
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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