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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 2,413
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,818
Gots: 661 | FT: 40
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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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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-23-2013 04:02:31 | More by BlissJunkie
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7%

05-07-2013 19:51:16 | More by MattXT
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 23:25:21 | More by alpinebryant
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zrab11

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

04-09-2012 22:29:36 | More by zrab11
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle from this year's release. The beer and the Cigar City snifter it was poured in are both courtesy of Whartonallboy. This one was allowed to warm from the fridge for about half an hour before being opened.

Hunahpu's pours the typical solid stout black, with at most a finger and a half of *dark* caramel foam topping it. Retention is decent, but lacing is barely there. The nose is a bit muted, but what is there is intoxicating. Rich chocolate is the centerpiece, and it's buoyed by notes of cinnamon and peppery spice. The aroma may have been a bit dull, but that wasn't the case once the beer hit my lips. What would have been a deep dark chocolate base is brought much closer to milk chocolate from the sweetness from the vanilla beans. Cinnamon acts as the transition to a spicy, almost smoky finish from the chiles. Everything is in perfect proportion as well, with the chocolaty notes forming the basis of the flavor profile, and then filtering down to cinnamon and then chiles. The body is perfectly rich and creamy, but the carbonation isn't quite up to the task of cutting through all that. Hunahpu's isn't quite elite in every facet, but it brings it where it counts (the flavor). I'll be doing my best to acquire some more in the future.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 05:38:24 | More by axeman9182
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-12-2013 00:55:13 | More by ldhughes3
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2011 vintage generously shared by Rutager.

A: 1/8" brown head over black liquid.

S: Spicy with scents of chilis and cinnamon along with chocolate and toasted malt.

T: Chilis and cinnamon up front with toasted malt, roasted barley and some chocolate in the finish.

M: Medium to thick viscosity with a low level of carbonation.

O: Kind of disappointing, the chilis were distracting and overpowered almost everything else.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 16:10:25 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Texas

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Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep dark black with minimal dark brown/cocoa colored bubbles on the surface. The nose is just straight tobacco. A little fruitiness from the chilis and some dark baker's chocolate on the nose as well but mostly wet tobacco. The taste is really bitter dark chocolate with loads of richness throughout. The flavors have already really melded together on this 2013 bottle. They play well. There is no chili heat but some fruitiness. The body is nice and viscous to stand up to the big flavors. It's a bit of a sipper though. It needs to be split multiple ways with friends.

Serving type: bottle

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Thailand

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-24-2013 14:00:26 | More by AdamP
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Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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New York

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -7%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -7%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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