Hunahpu's Imperial Stout | Cigar City Brewing

Hunahpu's Imperial StoutHunahpu's Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
97.5%
Liked This Beer
4.58 w/ 4,167 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
Ranking:
#42
Reviews:
809
Ratings:
4,167
Liked:
4,062
Avg:
4.58/5
pDev:
8.52%
Alströms:
4.45
 
 
Wants:
3,720
Gots:
1,266
Trade:
117
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,167 |  Reviews: 809
Photo of 31Sam13
4.05/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bmeGT
4.08/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of danh53
4.55/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The aroma is cinnamon, chocolate, chilies, vanilla - exactly as advertised. Right away I can tell this is a super complex and intense beer. The taste follows the nose with huge chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon notes. Its such a big beer and sets the standard for mouth feel. The beer is coating the glass and my mouth. I can taste this beer 5 minutes after taking a sip because it coats the mouth and throat so heavily. Chilies have faded after a year, but still remain prominent in the nose and the heat builds as the beer coats the mouth and throat. It pours with almost zero head and that counts against it is the look department, but its hard to find anything wrong with this beer. Edit: 2015 version has less cinnamon. Adjusted scores on aroma and taste.

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Photo of JC333
4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2015 edition. Thick mouth feel. Chocolatey marshmallow flavor. Very good. Had 2014 edition which was not as good. Would rate that 4.25. That was thinner and not as flavorful as I recall.

2016 edition: mild pepper heat. More "stout" forward this time. Not as much cocoa & vanilla flavor.

2017 fresh is very nice. Lots of cinnamon stoutness.

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Photo of papat444
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 02/04/14, released March 8, 2014.

One of the blackest pours i've seen. The minimal head is a very dark brown with burnt red hues. Aroma has pepper, chocolate and vanilla.
Flavor is unique and stands out from other Imperial stouts. Chilies start off the taste, leaves than returns in the finish. Rather than give heat, it lends the actual flavor of the pepper, can almost imagine biting into one. Among that is the cocoa and the cinnamon drops a bit of flavor but lends much more to the texture and feel. Very happy to have tried this!

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

Photo of Drift
4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Graffy
3.26/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The issue comes down to taste with this beer. Huna, DBH just doesnt matter. It takes like im drinking a cinnamon sugar milkshake with some chilies thrown in.

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Photo of Sean66
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kmat10
4.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of FalconOne
4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tleaver33
3.55/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Too much cinnamon and cellery going on here.

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

Photo of mwcullnane
4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of TheRealPour
3.99/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanfox81
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraFlight
4.89/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shared after the massive let-down at Huna’s Day 2014 when one of the share guys overpaid for a bottle, which we poured into the commemorative tasting glasses. 2014 vintage. Opaque black body with a tan head that settles but leaves good lacing for such a high ABV brew. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, pepper, cinnamon, and dark malt. Taste is off-the-charts good - sweet chocolate, vanilla, and malt; bitter spice and coffee; subtle chili pepper and booze warmth. Full body, thick, creamy texture, soft but appropriate carbonation, warming boozy finish.

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Photo of Zomdust
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KillerJigger
4.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Decent burnt brown head with good carbonation. Good bite with a sweet sweet cinnamin taste. Subtle cocao notes as well. Great beer to share and enjoy with a friend.

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Photo of bram325
4.67/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 97.5% out of 100 with 4,167 ratings
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