Hunahpu's Imperial Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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100
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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
Ratings:
4,124
Reviews:
795
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
3,720
Gots:
1,264
For Trade:
118
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Photo of CollinaTiger
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At Sierra Nevada Beer Camp -Raleigh. Black with brown, quickly disappearing head. Sweet smell; almost syrupy mouth feel with little carbonation. Tones of roasted coffee, cinnamon and brown sugar, but not too sweet to taste. Finishes very smooth with hints of dark chocolate, but no bitterness. Stouts are not usually my go to, especially in hot weather, but this one is so nice! So balanced and easy to drink!

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Photo of Datdubj1988
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnotherImperial
4.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of raspy22
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JJuva13
3.74/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oddlandf
4.4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrisjws
4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BWood
4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Looks ultra black with a decent head.

Smell has some cinnamon. Slight hint from the peppers. Dark rich chocolate.

Taste is explosive. Heat from the chilies. Smooth vanilla on the back and bitter chocolate throughout.

Smooth feel with only a slight remaining burn from the peppers.

Overall it's awesome. Very few complaints.

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Photo of goblue30
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
4.67/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2017 vintage, it pours as black as night in the mountains with a 1 finger tan head that faded slowly and left decent spotty lacing a swirling layer on top.

Smells of cinnamon sticks, dark chocolate, faint brown sugar, vanilla bean, mild chili peppers, smoked malts, spices of all varieties and lots of malty sweetness. Really complex and mostly a nice sweetness in the aroma, with the toffee and cinnamon dominating the nose.

Tastes of caramel, vanilla, cinnamon, chili peppers, orange peel, toffee, plum and other dark fruit, maple syrup, bitter bakers chocolate, earthy notes and cocoa powder. Interesting mix of sweetness, chocolate and dark fruit. Extremely complicated, it's a malty assault that changes with each sip and keeps your attention. It kept me guessing and pleased with the flavor from start to finish. Bold malt and chocolate combo manages to seem balanced just by the shear variety of flavors washing over my tongue, as I'm sure the spice aspects and vanilla evened out the cocoa nibs and hearty malts.

Really tasty, it's a beer that gets better as it warms and goes down much easier than it should. Glad I got to try this whale, it was great, but I wish it had some more heat/chili pepper bite and less cinnamon.

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Photo of Boccu
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with a two finger brown head that fades slowly. Aroma of chocolate and light cinnamon taste of deep milk chocolate, to a cinnamon stick, coffee grinds, cocoa, light chili pepper with a vanilla bean finish. Exceptional stout.

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Photo of Mike_DiMattio
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JintheHam
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
4.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mnbuffalo
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Dark black with a cocoa head.
Smell: Lots of chocolate with a faint presence of the cinnamon and maybe the pepper.
Taste: awesome chocolate flavors galore with the cinnamon and pepper subtly balancing that sweetness. Would have appreciated more of a vanilla profile.
Feel: this is were CCB always gets me. The mouthfeel and carb are so balanced.
Overall: a reminder that stouts can be great even if they aren't barrel aged and from the old money era. Huna was the trendsetter and the 2017 batch is delicious. Not too much cinnamon and green pepper like other years.

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Photo of beer_guy_nc
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Blasterbum
4.78/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bum4ever
4.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bauers
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redfox405
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Jacob17
4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CPAles
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Seeker_11
3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not huge into the peppery beer yet

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
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