Hunahpu's Imperial Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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100
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4,159 Ratings
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:
4,159
Reviews:
807
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
3,723
Gots:
1,266
For Trade:
120
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,159 |  Reviews: 807
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Jet black, coco head
S- Chocolate, pepper, cinnamon
T- Tons of dark chocolate in the 17. Once you get used to that there is a nice spice note from the pepper and cinnamon, but not too much.
F - THICK
O- Like a dark chocolate milkshake

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Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robertm2152
4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PerfecTool
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Had this in 2014 at GABF -- enjoyed it then and enjoy it know! Bottle poured into snifter. Dark rich black in color with little carbonation. Cinnamon, chocolate and spices are apparent. Full bodied, peppery, spicey notes balanced with chocolate (coco nibs). Keep bottling!

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

Photo of SuiGeneris1
4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of South2NW
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bub0316
5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cjweil
3.78/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jmalo
4.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TravisMason
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cnjosephson15
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shareallthebeer
4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed the vertical of all Huna through 2016 bottling at a share in Denver.

2014 was the hands down favorite... years before that were beginning to fade, while years after were hot and needed some time.

I have had different bottles at different times and Huna is a treat beer. While I could down a bottle of, say, a Barrel-Aged Abraxas in one setting, Huna tends to be overwhelming sweet to me. It's a great beer, find a recent bottle... give it about two years in a cellar... and share with friends.

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Photo of Roguer
4.37/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderfully dark brew, with a modest dark brown head, quickly fading to an oily sheen atop the brew.

The aroma is enticing: huge molasses and licorice notes, cleaving through robust char and strong earthy hops.

Flavor isn't quite as sweet as the nose implied, nor do I get half of the ingredients promised. There's a distinctly vegetal note likely from the chilies, but little-to-no heat. Vanilla and chocolate get lost in the overall mix, and the cinnamon is nowhere to be found.

Body is full, thick, and creamy.

It's quite muddled overall, but it's also very, very tasty. At the end of the day, it's a big, strong, roasty, and bitter imperial stout. If I'm in the mood for a beer that represents the base ingredients better, I'm favoring Bomb! every time, especially for the hype and rarity surrounding this beer. But if I happen to have a glass of this on hand? I won't be complaining.

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Photo of gatornation
3.87/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thick dark black color with very little head, smells great chocolate fudge with vanilla,cinnamon cocoa nibs. Taste is very bitter with the chocolate fudge tasting like a dark bitter bakers chocolate , little bit of heat (pepper's) and cinnamon offset this . mouth feel is bitter with spices and adjuncts hard to detect. Very underwhelmed by this stout both in taste and texture , Prairie Clown Shoes & Stone are better , would not trade for it again considering what it goes for.

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Photo of ead73
4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rugyrl04
3.63/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of npala86
4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TylerHockett
4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Khaack
4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cparthemore
4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
4.51 out of 5 based on 4,159 ratings.
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