Hunahpu's Imperial Stout | Cigar City Brewing

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Hunahpu's Imperial StoutHunahpu's Imperial Stout
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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:
#45
Reviews:
819
Ratings:
4,248
pDev:
8.52%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
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Ratings: 4,248 |  Reviews: 819
Photo of Marklaker
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griphon
4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beersgud
4.21/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tazmon
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of durwood64
4.52/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Krice99
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jallen5076
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bigdoc91
4.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ForrestGump
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So many well blended flavors, it's a journey of a drink. Enjoy it. Marinate on it. If only it was a bit thicker, but I'm splitting hairs here, simply delicious.

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Photo of Destiney
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mastercamo
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Emilean
4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seanem44
4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of grapeshops
4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WunderLlama
4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An 8oz pour On draft as a pilgramage to Cigar City Brewing

Poured into a snifter , dark brown liquid, pencil thin Byron foam settles to a bubbly brown ring

Aroma of roast malts, chocolate, whiff of cinnamon-y spice

Taste is Cinnamon forward , roasted malts, peppery spiciness

Bit of acrid, bit of alcohol , dry roasted malt finish , good sudsing

Need to let it warm and taste it closer to room temperature. Taste improves as it warms

Very Good beer, but not worthy of such a lofty rating on the Beer Advocates top beer list

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Photo of Muss42
4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kdouble
4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A 2018 bomber bottle poured into a tulip glass.

Look- This has to be the blackest beer I have ever tried. A thin darker brown head and thick lacing. The beer seemed to just stick to the glass leaving it looking like a window tint. Very thick

Smell- An interesting mix of chocolate, vanilla, and spicy type peppers. The blend was strong but not overpowering. Like an awesome slice of chocolate cake.

Taste- Changed slightly as I allowed it to warm. The chocolate and vanilla mix gave it an interesting sweet taste. The pepper finish was mixed with cinnamon. The middle portion of the pour had a little coffee-like taste.

Feel- Sticky (in a good way) and super thick. So good to sip and enjoy the sweet mix. A longer pause between drinks let the peppers come out a little more.

Overall- Unique in so many ways. The smell and mouthfeel were exceptional. The sweetness is not overwhelming and fades quickly to reveal a nice spicy touch from the peppers. An incredible stout which I highly recommend.

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4.57/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

2017 version
A unique beer, particularly among the "Mexican hot chocolate" style beers.

Among the blackest, darkest pours I have experienced. Borderline black paint look out of the bottle. Deep brown frothy head with thick lacing.

Aroma is cinnamon forward with chocolate, vanilla, roast, pepper, and oak, though not particularly strong or overwhelming.

Taste is the same but more pronounced. Vanilla/chocolate on the front end that is very sweet. This quickly dissipates (experienced more as a melting sensation) into a more biting cinnamon/roast/oak/pepper finish that dissipates relatively quickly.

Extremely thick, among the thickest I have experienced.

Overall, a unique and fantastic beer. A bit of a stronger nose and more lingering taste (that sweetness dissipates quickly!) are only areas for improvement, but delicious sweet to sharp one-two punch of flavor and incredible thickness more than makes up for this.

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Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SirBentham
4.52/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fossage78
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregJ
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpwiemann
4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hard to give a general rating as the year/vintage has some taste changes.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 4,248 ratings