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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 3,177
Reviews: 684
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 3,296
Gots: 848 | FT: 55
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:
Beer added by: tpd975 on 01-03-2009

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
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Ratings: 3,177 | Reviews: 684
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4.62/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stillyman11
4.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MalibuKenny
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mikedogg195
4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bparker551
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Givemebeer
4.21/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebD
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 Vintage

Appearance: It has a beautiful viscous jet black color to it. It has a nice creamy dark tan head that dies down moderately slowl and leaves light lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet dark fruit upfront, some molasses, roasted malts, cocoa nibs, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon and faint chilies in the back. This things smells amazing!

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads it has a lot of dark fruit and molasses sweetness upfront followed by tones of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. The vanilla, cinnamon and chilies are still there but a bit more faint than the rest.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-med carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. This is definitely up there with my top Stouts. Cigar City never ceases to amaze me. Keep em coming!

Serving type: bottle

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4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TwistofKane
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of DahWag
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JonathannRobert
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MLDucky
3.67/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2014 bottle. Good, but I felt the hype really took over. Maybe it's the fact that it's aged a year. I got a lot of cinnamon and not much vanilla or cocoa. Great stout for sure, solid for sure. Just don't know about world beater for my personal taste.

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4.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of andyrobertson1212
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

In my top 3 favorites period!

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4/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trifecta1
4.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great beer, but too much hype. Super sweet, horchata meets stout + chiles.

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4.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tharper178
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.89/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.69/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is a review of the 2014, I hope I can land a 2015 to see if there is any difference in age.

Appearance: Like pouring dark thick syrup out of the bottle. Very little head in the beginning and then fades to nothing by the end.

Aroma: Not as dramatic as I would have expected it to be. Maybe its the age, maybe its my nose, but it smells almost identical to Marshal Zhukov's. Lots of molasses and sweeter notes some dark fruits, not really noticing the adjuncts though.

Taste: Alright here is where the adjuncts come through! Still strong vanilla and molasses taste are dominant, very reminiscent of MZ, but here is the kicker, you get the burn on the back of the tongue and then it spreads to the entire tongue. Very cool!

Overall: Very well made beer. Glad I had the chance to try it, I would love to try a fresh bottle to see if the adjuncts hold a more robust flavor. Someone noted that the heat had faded from the peppers, but that is one note that I can certainly say has not. Very nicely done Cigar City!

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4.69/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mlmintampa
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Chocolate and spice. So nice.

Photo of tedgelee
4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 3,177 ratings.