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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing

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Ratings: 2,454
Reviews: 614
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2,846
Gots: 667 | FT: 39
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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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Ratings: 2,454 | Reviews: 614 | Display Reviews Only:
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moonknight31

California

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-02-2013 03:09:46 | More by moonknight31
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heatwave33 is a god in my book. Thanks man!

This thing poured thicker than motor oil. Thickest beer ive ever seen. Half inch head that looks like malted milk.

The smell is just wow. simply wow. Loads and Loads of chocolate. Sweet base beer underneath, and a hint of those peppers.

Powdery chocolate upfront, dry oaky notes, bit of cinnamon, and those peppers again. They all come, and in that order. Chocolate feels powdered, but only bittersweet. The spices kind of come in to accent the super sweet chocolate and base beer. Theres a slight hint of heat from the peppers way late on the backend. I like it, it just adds another layer of complexity. As it warms, the cinnamon comes out to play.

This beer drinks as thick as it looks, but not because of the base beer. Its so rich, deep, and complex that you cant drink too much too fast. Itd be like overload.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 20:21:12 | More by VncentLIFE
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to LiquidDegenerate for this long-time want. 2013 vintage split with mnphish. From notes:

As dark as they come... an incredibly stubborn finger of creamy khaki awesomeness forms drapes and drapes of oily lace. Honestly, this is an absolutely perfect looking beer.

Like sticking my nose into a tub of cinnamon ice cream. Homeboy Evan says it "smells like a Cinnabon factory." I don't disagree. Milk chocolate, very faint chile contribution, a mellow suggestion of coffee on the tail end of things. Very dynamic... I'm glad I chose to drink this fresh.

Wow. Like nothing else I can think of... cinnamon and spice, vanilla bean, bitter coffee/chocolate, dry chile aspect... every ingredient plays a roll in a delicious way. Entirely unique. I wish there was some more attainable substitute. Fuckin... yum.

Forever ISO.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2013 20:52:31 | More by yamar68
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gueuzegossage

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

12-13-2012 23:29:28 | More by gueuzegossage
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

5/5  rDev +9.4%

12-30-2012 19:55:54 | More by TheRuss9585
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Chingringo

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-30-2013 01:37:19 | More by Chingringo
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

5/5  rDev +9.4%

03-11-2014 02:37:15 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-17-2014 17:23:17 | More by PappyVans
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hopkrid

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-08-2013 02:23:44 | More by hopkrid
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Rempo

Indiana

4/5  rDev -12.5%

11-20-2011 19:57:58 | More by Rempo
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kirok1999

Ohio

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

Dense....really dense. This thing is thick and one of the blackest beers I've ever seen. Rich brown head lingers to make it even prettier.
Smell is tons of cinnamon, chocolate, milky coffee and just a bare hint of spice.
Taste is exactly as labeled. Spicy cinnamon up front with nice chocolate notes. One of the best chocolate beers I've ever had. The chiles are barely noticeable, I really wish they had been a little more up front. The chocolate lingers quite a while, probably because the beer is so dense.
This is a fantastic spiced stout, one I'd love to have regular access to.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 01:56:35 | More by kirok1999
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-29-2013 02:35:28 | More by gillagorilla
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

02-15-2013 20:33:06 | More by mtbdonn
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

01-25-2014 23:02:46 | More by marine1975
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BillHilly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -7%

08-07-2012 13:24:46 | More by BillHilly
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rbrefbeerman

California

4.25/5  rDev -7%

08-05-2012 14:32:05 | More by rbrefbeerman
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gpawned

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-20-2013 17:04:53 | More by gpawned
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TKEbeerman

Florida

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

A: (2011 Vintage) Poured into my SN bubble glass, this stout pours as dark as deep space with a tasty looking chocolate milk colored head that appears as thick a viscous as the stout below it.

S: The aroma is lacking a bit in complexity. Dark chocolate is present and up front. The aroma is very similar to its base beer, Marshal Z, the complexity of the additions that make this brew "Hunahpu Worthy" have faded. Notes of vanilla beans are and the peppers are faint.

T: The flavor profile still is solid. This brew is rich in chocolate and roasted malt, without being too sweet or heavy. The chillies at first have disappointingly faded, but as the beer warms they spice up the back of your pallet and add a whole new dimension to this beer. The cinnamon is present in the slightest touch, an is opening up more with warmer temperature.

MF: the mouthfeel is full, rich, creamy, and the best carbonation CCB can produce! ;)

Overall, I love having this beer fresh, and I'm going to love attending Hunahpu day every year. Excellent beer, a must have fresh and aged.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2011 00:55:07 | More by TKEbeerman
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.16/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Despite the AMAZING reviews this beer gets, I simply just didnt 'get' it. I found it to be tasty, but more than my 8oz glass started to become a chore.

The aroma is amazing with a lot of little nuances making up the collective body of scents. It's the flavor that gets me; it's SO fucking sweet. I don't do malty IPAs and sweet stouts are of course hard for me to fall in love with. With all the flavor jam-packed into the bottle, I found the drinkability very low and overwhelmed by the sweet fudge-like flavors.

Still a wonderful experience and even though I wasn't IN LOVE, I will still give it a good grade for the sheer complexity of this beer.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 05:59:15 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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pjs234

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-06-2014 22:02:48 | More by pjs234
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M1A2

Ohio

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-03-2012 16:38:00 | More by M1A2
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -7%

04-26-2014 01:18:11 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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chefduff2

New York

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%

06-25-2014 02:53:33 | More by chefduff2
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

11-06-2013 06:31:23 | More by millelacsmark
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a wine glass

A - Pours super thick and jet black. Like motor oil. Probably one of the darkest, most viscous beers I've poured.

S - Smells of sweet chocolate, coffee, and a little bit of peppery spice. Maybe some cinnamon.

T - I don't know why, but I was expecting this to be boozy and maybe a little bitter - but it was not at all. Very sweet, creamy, and complex. Sweet chocolate up front, followed by some chocolate, and finishes with a spicy touch.

M - Liquid fudge. Very creamy and delicious.

O - I was very happy to have gotten a chance to try this. I think I actually like Abraxas from Perennial a little bit better, but if you are a fan of big, complex, sweet stouts - seek this out.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 14:13:01 | More by cnbrown313
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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