alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
First and foremost, thank you Adam!
Smells like a really sweet hunahpus, seriously. The chocolate and cinnamon are present but the chili is very subdued, although I can still get the heat a little on the back of my tongue. Taste is very rich and sweet. Almost fudge like. Definitely get the brandy and slight tart. This is just outstanding. Some vanilla in there for sure. Somewhat roasty as well. I love it. Better than the original.
Strykzone (4386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at small peen. I just had after regular Hunahpu. I hated it. This definitely takes the edge off the pepper. Brandy is gentle but cannot over come the negatives of the pepper. Not a strong enough base. For me anyway.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler. Viscous inky think unctuous black. Huge chalky sweet woody rich mint chocolate white chocolate coffee crumble. Soft. Oily. Hunapuh spice masala late. Early flavors dark chocolate, sweet plum seems muddled at first because palate needs to attenuate to appreciate and to notice the cinnamon. But then when the tongue is coated, yum. Not as smooth and sublime as original but yummy and fun.
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phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 Growler (6/18/12) shared by umr_urgefan- thanks again, Paul! Pours an inky, dark, opaque brown with almost no head whatsoever. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, oak, berries, apples, molasses, caramel, and soy. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, cola, oak, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, and then some subtle smoke and peat on the finish, maybe with a hint of the spices. The spice from the base beer is very subdued here. Medium-full bodied, with a silky smooth mouthfeel and low-moderate carbonation. Pretty damn sweet. The barrel takes over in this one. Excellent, and looking forward to having it again in a few weeks. Re-Rate: Well, it’s been a few weeks, so we had it again along with a 2010 bottle (number 37 of 84) that was shared by Sean9669- thanks, Sean! The 2010 wasn’t quite as tasty as the 2012; it had smooth apple brandy, molasses, vanilla, caramel, and oak in the nose; the flavor was just as smooth and rich, with low carbonation. It just didn’t pop like the 2012, which is every bit as good as the regular, whiskey, and bourbon Hunahpu’s, and which was the overall winner for our tasting group. It’s just a little too sweet for me to put it above those other three, but it’s damn good. A singular drinking experience.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012 growler and on tap. best Hunahpu’s treatment. Smooth and so good. I want to bathe in this. chilis on the back end, spices kick around there but the barrel gives this great sweetness, it is so smoooooth!
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What just happened? Thanks Brad for this share, completing my Huhaphus journey. Beer served in a cervoise.
Beer is black with a nice tan head, small bubbles, lacing, low carbonation, decent retention.
Aroma is hunahpu’s base, chocolate, sweet, mild spice, with this incredibly layered liquor, this smells perfect.
I’m cautioning myself from giving this a perfect 5 but it is damn close. Nice body, medium, creamy, coats the mouth almost completely, mildly roasty, sweet liquor up front, mild fruitiness, chocolate and fudge on the palate. An awesome beer.
Huhzubendah (2230) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared by who else but ygtbsm94. Wow man, thanks for sharing another one of my most highly coveted beers.
Bottle 61 / 84
The beer is black. The appearance is oily and viscous. Atop the beer rests an inch of dense, beige head that hangs out for the duration. Cigar City sure makes some good looking stouts.
The aroma offers less cinnamon and spice than the standard Hunahpu’s. Beautiful dark roast and chocolate aromas, along with oak, vanilla, and a light boozy sweetness.
The flavor is fantastic. The brandy character gains momentum as the beer is allowed to warm. Well balanced, teeming with flavor, complex, unique. Yeah man. Another amazing stout from Cigar City. What a treat.
burg326 (3085) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On draft at Cigar City, poured a thick dark black color with aromas of chocolate, vanilla, light chillies, and brandy. Flavors are fudge, chocolate, apple brandy throughout, light cinnamon, and some vanilla. Really great beer, glad I got to have this beer multiple times this week, I really hope they do this beer again, the best variant of Hunahpu in my book so far.
tricyclist (520) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big thanks to Nate at World of Beer for sharing! Heaven in a glass! Nectar of the gods. Pours a thick, viscous black with a red thin head. Aroma is rich booze, sweetness of caramel and toffee, roasted malts and mild spice. Flavor is boozy, chocolate, rich malts, caramel, spice, vanilla, heaven. Palate is huge thick, rich and healthy. Overall, one of my top five to date, easily!
jcwattsrugger (10903) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours black that sheets with a thin dark brown head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits, brandy/wood, spice, dark malt-molasses. Taste is sweet dark malt/oat-roasty/molasses, wood,brandy, dark fruit, then a slight alcohol burn.