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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:
#42
Reviews:
811
Ratings:
4,190
pDev:
8.52%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
Wants:
3,716
Gots:
1,271
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,190 |  Reviews: 811
Photo of RealDeal
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely great. Bursting aroma of vanilla and cacao. As it warmed in the glass the taste started coming along with a palate of the peppers. The spiciness from the peppers balanced the sweet notes from cinnamon and vanilla.

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Photo of Chackman151
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of izzyismyrott
3.99/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Ivan52
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Given the hype, I was hoping for a bit more body. Overall good tho.

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

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

Photo of Cibsie
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours black with a thick beige head. Awesome aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla and spices. Taste is equally impressive. Very complex. Flavors of chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, coffee, caramel, chiles, dark fruits, toffee. Moderate to heavily sweet with mild bitterness. Syrupy mouthfeel. I'd put it up with Three Floyds Dark Lord as one of the best imperial stouts in the world.

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Photo of madelf66
4.08/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of xyz_entropy
4.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WesMantooth
4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A 2017 750ml bottle

It is a viscous pour, with a thick, frothy beige head.

It smells like liquid Cocoa Puffs with vanilla and cinnamon. There is a bit of cayenne like pepper too.

It is a wonderful blend of flavors. Although vanilla is the most prominent and it combines with the layers of chocolate to make it taste pretty sweet, there is still plenty of roasted barley and bitterness on the back side and a nice pepper spice compliment.

The body is full and velvety smooth without being more chewy like Zhukov.

The flavors are really well balanced and this is an outstanding tasting beer, but I don't think the flavors pop or stand out as much as they do in the Double Barrel or with some other cinnamon and pepper beers like Jackie O's Oro Negro and Xocoveza. A little less vanilla and a little more pepper would be phenomenal

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Photo of beermanben
4.85/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of frasergrove
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tampalocal5577
4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2016 batch on tap. Lives up to the hype but doesn't exceed it. Another year of aging may take it to another level. All the elements show up and the chili pepper heat flares up on the back end.

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

Photo of codytwo
4.17/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Phineasco
4.8/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pitch black with khaki head.
Smell: Cinnamon, vanilla, raisins, and chocolate.
Taste: Cinnamon, sugar cookies, vanilla, raisins, and chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth and complex.
Overall: Amazing stout from Cigar City.

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Photo of Nace4
4.81/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 4,190 ratings
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