Hunahpu's Imperial Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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Hunahpu's Imperial StoutHunahpu's Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

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

Added by tpd975 on 01-03-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#49
Reviews:
824
Ratings:
4,288
pDev:
8.32%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
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Photo of FriedSlug
4.78/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark, thick beer with darkest, thickest head I've ever seen. Aromas include coffee, chocolate, molasses, dark malt and done fruitiness which is reminiscent of raspberries or cherries. The taste is all that but amplified. There is cinnamon in the flavor I did not detect in aroma. This is a thick, chewy, decadent beer. Really amazing.

Just wish it had a little more spiciness.

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Photo of oaktree42
4.61/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 505beergeek
4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.88/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

In a snifter, at nearly room temperature, the beer was black with a one-finger cinnamon colored head.
Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, and pepper.
The taste is where this beer shines. Intense dark chocolate. Cinnamon. The chilis are very noticeable, but are complementary and not intrusive.
This is a wonderful big, bold beer. It more than lives up to its hype.

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Photo of TheOakKing
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of gardner254
4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of akk14
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.51/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
4.41/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle at share. What a way to wash that previous stout out of my mouth. This is was truly excellent all the way around. Silky black pour with small ring of beige head. Roasty, woody aroma. Taste brings in some sweet roastiness, a nice mellow bitterness, and a lovely creamy texture. Thought this would be the evening's winner, but there was a better one out there....

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tittyfish
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at brewery May 2018

Lots of hype, but wow did it live up to it. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg, slightly buttery, super smooth finish. Dangerous delicious beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nograinleftbehind
3.97/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2018 version.

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

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.46/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hudson2508
4.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakecattleco
4.14/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zythophile
4.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date: 2018
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Behold, the legend. Let's see if it's as good as I remember it.

It's dark, and I've seen what appears to bee darker, but I spilled a few drops, and I couldn't see any light through the 1/16in of liquid. Extremely dark head that basically matches the liquid. Relatively heady for the type. Surprising amount of lacing.

So much cinnamon in the nose. Sweet, dark chocolate that I'd like to eat. Slight cola. Fresh vanilla. This smells like an amazingly delicious dessert. Overall, it's rich, but pleasantly so, not amping up one thing to the detriment of the whole. My mouth is watering, so...

Molasses and coffee. The cinnamon goes to the background, but it does have a bit of spiciness. The chocolate recedes to cocoa powder, with a small amount of lactose. From moment to moment, the molasses can veer toward smoky malts and back. I wish there was a rum like this. As it warms up, some of the things in the scent return, like the cinnamon and dark chocolate. Bitterness level is moderate.

Aftertaste is bitter chocolate and lactose. Echoes of crushed red pepper. It's still heavy. Foamy carbonation. Well hidden alcohol, but the initial taste should tell you it's a sipper, anyways.

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4.41/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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