Hunahpu's Imperial Stout | Cigar City Brewing

4,164 Ratings
Hunahpu's Imperial StoutHunahpu's Imperial Stout

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States

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

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is easily the best imperial stout out there. If you are not looking for the high ABV, and hence not that boozy taste of fortified wine, this beer will make you a fan.

This is a nice imperial stout. Pours a dark beer with some carbonation. Smells like coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Taste is superb. It is not dry, it is like a sweet coffee drink, or liqueur. I literally could sip on this all day long. Mouthfeel is syrupy and sweet.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle into a snifter for my 30th birthday, acquired via trade (huge thanks to valrxman!). Poured at fridge temp, allowed ample time to warm.

Look: pretty spot-on used motor oil. There’s that hint of a golden color, but mostly just very dark brown sludge—absolutely delicious looking sludge, in this case.

Smell: maraschino cherries, cinnamon, a little pepper spice. As it warms, the chocolate and cinnamon really amplify.

Taste: the initial taste is a perfect fusion of cinnamon, chocolate, and chili pepper. Shortly, the flavor shifts much more heavily toward the pepper aspect, which I find a bit too vegetal for my preferences. The aftertaste is pure chocolatey stouty goodness.

Feel: decently thick, and pretty dry (probably the combined effect of the cinnamon and peppers).

Overall: this is a tasty stout, but I’m honestly surprised it’s anywhere near as highly touted as it is. Of course, for a non-BA offering, it’s hard to think of anything that’s substantially better. I’m hoping that a bit of age will mellow out some of the vegetal qualities in this one that keep it from being really great for my tastes.

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Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
4.51 out of 5 based on 4,164 ratings.
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