Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Cigar City Brewing

Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel-AgedHunahpu's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
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Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #72
Ranked #205
4.5 | pDev: 6.44%
Feb 18, 2024
Dec 09, 2009
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Central to Mayan mythology is the story of twin brothers named Xbalanque and Hunahpu, the Hero Twins. After the Twins’ father was murdered by evil deities from Xibalba, his corpse became a cacao tree that spawned our two Heroes. Epic adventures followed, culminating in a journey to Xibalba to avenge their fathers’ death. Vanquishing their enemies handily, the Heroes then ascended unto the heavens where they became the sun and the moon.

Imperial Stout brewed with Ancho and Pasilla chile peppers, cinnamon, vanilla and cacao nibs aged in white oak barrels previously used to age bourbon.

OG: 30
IBU: 80

Tasting Notes:
Cinnamon, vanilla and bakers chocolate are assertive on the nose with rustic wood and molasses playing supporting roles. Viscous and assertive on the tongue, baking spices meld with fresh ground coffee, dates and fudge as this massive beer coats the palate. Mild scoville heat builds with each sip but never overwhelms the bourbon spiciness or the nuanced finish of this truly complex stout.
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Rated: 4.31 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 18, 2024
Rated: 4.57 by timmy2b from New York

Jan 25, 2023
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours black, dark tan head, absolutely gorgeous BA imperial stout. The nose features the spicy peppers, cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa, and a bit of booze. Wow.

The peppers and cinnamon are forward on the taste and AMAZING, with plenty of vanilla, cocoa, and barrel notes to provide balance and a delicious flavor profile. This is truly amazing.

The mouthfeel is rich and creamy, perfect for this beer. I’m a HUUUUGE Abraxas fan, and this is a little bit better, IMHO.
Jan 25, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2023
Rated: 4.43 by GarrettBoots from Georgia

Dec 24, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Nov 18, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Jimmeekrek from Wisconsin

Jun 16, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 28, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by jhavs from New York

Feb 26, 2022
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2021 Lottery bottle. Poured at 57°. Black with ruby edges; dark tan head fizzled out quickly; poor cap retention, thin ring, a few spots of lace; thin legs on swirl. Bourbon nose with cinnamon, sweet plums and green chilies right behind; some boozy heat on the retro nasal. Taste follows nose; more sugary plums and sweet bourbon; figs, molasses and brown sugar; very light chocolate/cocoa nibs; bourbon and dark fruit finish. Hot bite on tongue from peppers and booze; full minus body, not at all adjuncty; smooth, silky feel; full mouth warmth from alcohol (13.3%) and hot peppers. Overall, loads of well balanced flavors; base and barrel merge seamlessly; long sweet bourbon and dark fruit linger leaving cinnamon and hot chilies sauce aftertaste. A sipper for sure!
Feb 20, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Bum4ever from California

Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Prospero from Colorado

Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Gtwreck45 from Missouri

Jan 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake from California

4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured at fridge temp. Pours black as night. A minuscule layer of brown head appears and then flees. Tiny bubbles throughout.

The nose is insane. Big toffee and dark fruit. Raspberries come to mind right away, but after a few minutes that fades a bit. In comes cocoa nibs, cinnamon, coconut, vanilla, and coffee.

The taste is amazing. Coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and cinnamon are apparent. Maple syrup seems a lot stronger now. However, the cinnamon and coffee are strong. Flavors are intense.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick and the beer is clearly low in carbonation. Overall, a wonderful and intense beer!
Jan 01, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by kramacam from Kentucky

Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by sordyl from Illinois

Nov 08, 2021
Rated: 4.69 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Oct 07, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Dharms from Pennsylvania

Oct 04, 2021
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look - Fantastic thick black with a nice tan head lacing and rimming
Smell - bourbon woody caramel cinnamon vanilla blend, boozy
Taste - nice woody caramel bourbon carrel with a nice cinnamon vanilla cocoa with a very light spice
Feel - medium full body with a slight cirsp
Overall - incredible
Sep 13, 2021
Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 436 ratings