Hunahpu's Imperial Stout | Cigar City Brewing

Hunahpu's Imperial StoutHunahpu's Imperial Stout
BA SCORE
4.58/5
4,184 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:
4,184
pDev:
8.52%
Bros Score:
4.45
 
 
Wants:
3,714
Gots:
1,272
Trade:
119
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,184 |  Reviews: 809
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4.72/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChiCubs78
4.46/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deonreds
4.23/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dub_deuce22
4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Klourie
4.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of steve032
4.57/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rabbott2
4.67/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2016 bottle drank on 4/16/2016

L-thick motor oil with a thin tan head

S-chocolate, hints of vanilla, cinnamon, subtle peppers

T- sweet dark chocolate with spices...some vanilla comes through and the peppers are subtle and not annoying or overpowering at all

F-drinkable big time...minimal booze. Really nice creaminess

O-first time I have had really fresh and this was very enjoyable. Great aged and great fresh!

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Photo of Holopirek
4.12/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml brown bottle, sample sent from the brewery.

Dark crude oil color, brown head slowly dissipates to a thin but sticky lacing. Aromas of over-caramelized cinnamon buns, chocolate, mild dark fruit, and a roasty maltiness. Sweet throughout but there is so much going on here it simply is the perfect and complex Imperial Stout base. Cinnamon and chilies really pop, cocoa nibs and a fine layer of chocolate and meld well with the sweetness, vanilla adds some depth, and the alcohol really round this brew out with floral and dark fruit undertones. Clearly a sipper, a fun one at that. Its quite obvious this is one of those bucket list beers. Well worth hunting a bottle of few down.

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Photo of kevanb
3.96/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, 2016 release, poured into a Cigar City "Cursive Hunahpu" snifter glass.

The beer pours out super thick and viscous, jet black with a thick caramel colored head with good legs and retention leaving spots of lace behind. The aroma is bursting of chocolate cake, rich grains, light cinnamon and vanilla bean with some stone fruits and a touch of pepper heat. The nose is super rich and decadent, very inviting. The flavors boom with chocolate cake and brownie batter, cinnamon, more pronounced pepper heat that adds some depth and complexity but really dries the beer out, mild vanilla bean with roasted grain that linger with some stone fruits. The mouthfeel is very dry but coating, very silky and smooth, chewy with a warm finish.

Verdict: A nice spiced stout from Cigar City, great chocolate flavors and tame heat that adds some nice flavor. That being said, compared to many other stouts with chili peppers, this one is super dry and it detracts from how rich the aroma was.

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4.26/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.62/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ajcuster89
5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It doesn't get much better than this as far as stouts go. I downed a whole bottle by myself last December, and I loved every drop. Tons of chocolate and cinnamon, the peppers give it just enough heat to make it interesting. Just an amazing brew.

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Photo of CTFalcon
4.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 30helens
4.74/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jbrianlee88
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RJGaible
4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrb378
4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ductape28
4.19/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Possum77
4.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MJSFS
4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My first experience with this beer was a fresh 2016 bottle in my kitchen. Sadly, I was less than impressed. I'm currently sitting at the Cigar City Brewery in Tampa, FL drinking from a 2014 vintage bottle and I'm blown away. Has the recipe drastically changed or did 2 and a half years work that much wonder on this beer? I'm not sure, but I'm editing my rating to reflect the level of degree that my mind was blown into. This is an amazing stout that deserves the praise bestowed upon it. It's complexity is intense. It's sweet, hot, sour, and savory. Thank you CCB for the experience.

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Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.18/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 4,184 ratings
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