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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: 2,453
Reviews: 614
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,845
Gots: 665 | FT: 38
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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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laxer8811

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2013 17:36:49 | More by laxer8811
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ortie

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

09-08-2013 14:16:03 | More by ortie
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -7%

12-18-2012 15:46:00 | More by jkane101
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review #600
2014 vintage, poured into a snifter

A- pours a thick motor oil black color with a small dark tan head that has decent retention and short lasting lace as it settles

S- very reminiscent of a winter warmer style beer. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, a hint of spicy pepper on the nose, sweet vanilla, sandle wood, cherry cordial, cranberry spice

T- sweet fig and prune mix with vanilla and cinnamon, sweet toffee with tart notes of cherry and cranberry , very subtle heat kicks in near the finish, with a linger of dark fruit and graham cracker

M- thick and viscous body with low carbonation leads to a thick and creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish, just a hint of alcohol warmth

O- this should be released at Christmas, as it's loaded with traditional Christmas flavors and aromas. Mouthfeel was nearly perfect the chili complimented nicely

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 20:40:56 | More by Treyliff
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Soto

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

09-09-2013 02:26:07 | More by Soto
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dbossman

Nebraska

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

A: Dark black with a thin but decent head; beautiful and intricate lacing, which is impressive for a stout this big

S: Roasted malts and boozy; some coffee, chocolate, subtle vanilla and peppers, dark fruits; but man those boozy, semi-sweet roasted malts are prevalent; let's do this!

T: Similar to the aromas: big roasted malts up front, along with a hefty amount of booziness but it begins to balance out mid-way through the beer; then you get subtle peppers and vanilla and plenty of roasted chocolate and coffee and dark fruits; it finishes quite balanced for a beer this big

F: Pretty thick obviously, but not as thick and viscous as some beers that are this big, instead it's just sticky and creamy and really well done

O: I am so glad I finally got my hands on a bottle of this (and not just a tasting-sized glass at a festival); big and boozy but not overwhelming

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 01:48:53 | More by dbossman
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thampel09

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-16-2014 18:51:59 | More by thampel09
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2013 23:32:00 | More by kbuzz
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jplopez21

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-02-2013 05:24:57 | More by jplopez21
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ChugginOil

Illinois

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

Pours a thick, viscous, oil-like liquid that chug-a-lugs out the bottle. There is less than a fingers worth of red headed, mocha head. Beautiful color with an amazing colored head that separates itself from the others.

The nose has a crazy density of of rich and bitter chocolate. There is certainly some earthy pepper and spic but note too noticeable or determinant. The cocoa et al has a crazy amazing flavor that is much more robust and flavorful than your average brew. A hefty sweetness surrounds the brew

The taste is full of bitter-sweet chocolate that leaves a nice dry feel. There is some matched chilies involved that create a smoked taste rather than one that is actually spicy. The smoked chilies bring an intense leveling factor to the table when integrated with the massive cocoa flavors. Chocolate covered fruits like strawberries and raspberries back up the cornucopia of fruits introduced by this brew. Boom status to the core.

The mouthfeel is outlandish, as are all of CCB’s brews. Thick as motor oil and classy as the Queen’s dinner. This brew creates a new standard for those who love stouts. CCB is not to be messed with!

Overall, this is an amazing brew that has integration of flavor, style, body, and bad-ass-awesomeness! Everything one could want from a stout, this bad boy delivers. BOOM. AMAZING.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 05:37:53 | More by ChugginOil
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

04-29-2013 13:09:47 | More by brycevolk
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

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

Got this bottle in a trade with kfsv034, thanks Karl...

A: The deepest darkest stout I have ever seen! Awesome thick 2 inch deep chocolate colored head that slowly fades. Darkest head I've ever seen. Perfect!

S: Oaky raisin upfront blended perfectly booze. I get chilis, cocao, vanilla, and chocolate blended in the middle with deep earthy roastiness on the backend. So good!

T: Roasty, raisiny, booze blended upfront. Bitter chocolate chili in the middle with bitter hoppy vanilla on the backend. Sheesh, this is comparable to KTG with a unique twist, from the chilis, that I've never had in a beer before. It can definitely hold it's own to the greats of the stout world, WOW!

M: Super thick. Leaves sticky flavors bouncing around your entire palate. Very good.

D: It's definitely unique at first and the hoppy booze makes this one a little harder to get down at first. Good.

All in all, I am so glad I hunted this one down. This is essentially Kate The Great with a unique twist. The chilis bring some new flavors to the table for beer. This is definitely the darkest stout I have ever had and one of the best for sure, hands down! If you cannot get your hands on a Kate, then this is the second one I recommend you hunt down. Awesome!

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 03:09:09 | More by steve8robin
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Talk about complex...

Had out of a growler and bottle at the Rosso Batch 2 release. Thanks to whomever brought these.

Pour was jet black with very little mocha head, no lace.

Aroma was incredible coffee and cedar aroma, hints of chocolate.

Flavor had an incredibly complex array of currants, plum, tobacco, pepper, and wine flavors. Overall, relatively sweet but this was balanced well.

Very thick imperial stout that drinks very well for the ABV. A fantastic beer that I'd love to get my hands on again.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 20:42:02 | More by ChrisPro
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scotv

New York

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

09-08-2013 14:22:49 | More by scotv
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-21-2011 04:23:59 | More by cosmonick
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.5%

03-17-2014 05:13:21 | More by PA-Michigander
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-07-2012 07:48:48 | More by standardcherry
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev -12.5%

02-25-2013 06:32:31 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-19-2013 02:48:18 | More by HumanParaquat
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Bartos

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-16-2014 15:20:02 | More by Bartos
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a half inch head, no lace.

The smell starts with chocolate, graham cracker and cinnamon, sugar at the finish. Very intriguing smell.

Talk about a flavor explosion! Spicy cinnamon and graham cracker and bittersweet chocolate start this. There is a bit of earthy goodness and vanilla in the middle, straight spicy chili pepper finish! Goes down thick and a bit boozy.

Believe the hype! A very well crafted imperial stout! I hope I can get one to cellar!

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 04:49:06 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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dkw0063

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-22-2013 21:53:29 | More by dkw0063
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2014 17:16:29 | More by RochefortChris
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-01-2014 15:52:21 | More by Nolen12
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

02-25-2013 08:18:05 | More by RobertColianni
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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