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 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:
#74
Reviews:
830
Ratings:
4,325
pDev:
8.32%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.01/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Did this blindly with Abraxas & Mexican Cake.

This beer is pitch black with no highlights whatsoever. Along with the ring of caramel colored crown attached to the glass, it has islands in the middle. Looks great. 4.75

The smell has peppers, but they are more green pepper like more than anything. Vanilla mixing in there as well. This one is the most underwhelming smell of three. But still prefer it to #2. (Mexican Cake) 3.75

The taste brings a sweetness mixing with a soy like presence. Still more green pepper like to me than spicy peppers. 3.75

The mouthfeel is thick and full bodied. Coats the mouth nicely and fudge like before turning dry quickly. No burn or tingling whatsoever from the peppers, leaving me wanting more of that aspect but still very solid on the other elements. 4

Overall, I like the thick fudge like body this beer brought and how it coats the mouth, but it wasn’t something that blew me out of the water. And when I drink stouts with peppers, I want them to at least provide a tingle, if not a little burn and this one just didn’t bring that. 3.75

Update finishing the bottle. This beer still looks great. Pitch black and forms a pinky width of tight dark mocha colored crown. 4.75

In the taste I’m getting more of a sweetness like vanilla cake batter and brownies with less soy influence. Bumping up to 4.

Gonna bump the mouthfeel up to 4.25. It seems a lot thicker with a clean palate.

Because of these bumps, I’m bumping the overall to 4.

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

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

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

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

Reviewed from notes from an early November share.
Poured black with a finger of dark brown head.
Smells of dark roasty malts, peppers, cinnamon.
Taste follows, roasty, charred malts, cocoa, peppers(not terribly spicy), cinnamon, and vanilla.
Full bodied smooth.
Overall a great stout that is hypeworthy.

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

Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.37/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle poured in November 2018.
Pours nearly jet black with very low levels of khaki head.
Aromas are lots of roasted malt, some peppery heat and coffee.
Flavors are perfectly balanced deep roast, coffee, chocolate and peppers.
Mouthfeel good but a bit thin.
Overall...very nicely crafted.

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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 hcproff36
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of illtexzona
4.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DavidFLetts
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ovaltine
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This pours onyx black with the darkest brown head I’ve ever seen on a beer. The nose has the chilies up front, but there’s a mother lode of other aromas - cocoa, cinnamon, char, vanilla, literally a plethora of notes that blend perfectly.

And they blend better on the taste, if that’s possible. I get the chilies first, probably because I love spicy flavors, and the spice has some bite, but the cocoa and vanilla flavors balance the heat, and then the cinnamon lends a churro quality to this that elevates it to the top of the world-class quadrant. Simply magnificent, IMHO.

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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 chopp02
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Rammed96
4.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Photo of ian_graf
4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaketaz
4.3/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noles9585
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CoachBrobb890
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2014 edition

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 4,325 ratings