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 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:
4,104
Reviews:
789
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
8.65%
 
 
Wants:
3,721
Gots:
1,255
For Trade:
117
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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

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

2011 vintage, thank you very much Greg!

Pours a completely black, slightly viscous color, with a small, dark brown head.

Has rich aromas of chocolate, earthy, scorched malts, notes of molasses and a gentle coffee infusion, well balanced by unsweetened bakers chocolate.

Tastes of smooth, creamy chocolate, joined by toffeeish malts, evoking a mousse au chocolate impression, joined by a sweeter, calming, slightly wooden vanilla note. Has a hot peak, at first introduced by a decent hop bitterness, carried by a generous malt earthiness, transforming into a spicy, hot chili burn. This spiciness numbes the palate for a short glance, then revealing an interplay between a slick coffee bitterness and mellow, sweet chocolate. Finishes with a semi-dry aspect and cinnamon to it, including the taste of whole, burned coffee beans, dipped into hot chocolate. Burning, hot Jalapeno and cinnamon are sticking on the outside of my teeth, accompanied by a subtle sweetness. The balance of this brew is outstanding, regarding its complexity. There are no moments in which any off-flavors get revealed, or in which the beer turns into something odd, but its full body is defined by a great smoothness and diversified taste.


Huna '14

Re rate: spices are even more pronounced, hotter, with a burning, spicy peak to then, then I initially remembered them to be. Cinnamon and mousse au chocolate blend perfectly into the spices, with a wooden vanilla note on top, exhibiting a louscious, well suiting sweetness. Hops provide a slightly bitter, still hot, flavor, adding an appealing variety to the finish, among bready, slightly wooden malts.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.36/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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

First had this beer in Nov of '14. It blew me away. The spices and hints of vanilla were and amazing compliment to the booziness. I've been lucky enough to have again a few times since and it still holds up. Normally after I've had a stout, I don't go back, instead looking for new ones. But I always seek out additional Huna.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.7/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark thick black pour. Not much head at all. Chilli pepper aroma with lots of cocoa smell. Slight pepper bite with a sweet toffee taste. Sticky thick mouthfeel. Hints of molasses, chocolate, fig. Delicious.

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5/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
4.51 out of 5 based on 4,104 ratings.
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