BOLTZ7555 (2602) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
So incredibly stoked to try this beer as the other variants have been absolutely incredible! Not sure if it was my palate the night of the tasting or the barrel influence on the base beer but this one was definitely lacking. It lacked the depth and richness provided by the cocoa nibs, pasillo and acho chili peppers, vanilla, and cinnamon. It lost the capsaicin punch. It was missing the mild wood, roasted coffee, and brownie batter. What it gained was a green, leafy, almost bell peppery finish and heavy brandy and alcohol influence. Still got some dark chocolate. Got a hint of smoke. Just average, unfortunately.
JBoan (167) - Arizona, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Pours deep inky black with good tan head. Smells of booze, spice, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, burnt malt, leather, faint sweet vanilla and oak. Taste up front is coffee, bitter chocolate then fading into oak, vanilla, cognac and finishing with tobacco and leather. After taste is not enjoyable for me. Full bodied decent carbonation. Decent stout but there are better stout for sure.
brystmar (984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Boozy, barrely brandy to a fault. Too much barrel, too much spice, overly complex for its own good. Better than the Huna base, yet suffers from FPS.
markwise (4098) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Halfway There Rare Beer Fest. Pours a deep obsidian color with a menacing dark tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, cafe con leche, espresso, wood, brandy notes, and hints of cocoa. Flavor starts with espresso and dark chocolate then moves to brandy, chocolate, and finishes with wood and brandy. Balanced and medium in body, little booze throughout. Intense flavor experience all the way. Overall a terrific taste experience.
Sean9689 (258) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Kevin for sharing this. 750ml yellow wax bottle.
Pours mocha brown/black, tan-colored head, thin ring, wisps on top. Nose is chocolate, barrel, smooth booze, burnt sugars...maybe some slight chilies but not a ton. Flavor is mostly sweet chocolate & brandy barrel with some bitterness (think dark chocolate). Body is full, rich & creamy finish.
One of my least favorite Hunahpu’s variants, but still, a very good barrel-aged stout. Going to age my bottle 6 more months or soand see how it turns out.
5000 (5651) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle for rating #5300:   Super black, thin frothy dark brown head, little lacing.   Always amazed as to how black the Cigar City stouts are!   Sweet aroma of candied butter pecans, maple syrup, rich roasted malts, and cocoa or bakers chocolate.   Similar on the tongue, very sweet up front, candied pecans, glazed walnuts, some maple or birch syrup.   Backside is the roasted malts and cocoa nibs.   A bit dry, a little astringent and acrid on the finish.   Brandy comes out on the back.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Not as thick as Mornin Delight, which is a shame.   Wished it were chewier.   Great beer, but top 50?   Hmmm...   Lingering ashiness after the finish.
Ernesto987 (3041) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 Huge thanks Collin! Really appreciate it, the Florida homers are actually right on this one, to a of cinnamon with some peppers and brandy sweetness is amazing, not quite apple brandy but rediculous, love it
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Black beer with a nice beige head. Spicy, vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, dark fruits, liqorice and bourbon aroma with cherry notes. Malty, caramell, vanilla, cocoa, licorice, brandy flavour with lovely cherry notes. This is a magic beer - true love in a bottle :-)
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
another impressive Hunahpu variant, thanks a generous group at Lion, Tigers and Beers...dark black, thick, pepper, vanilla, chocolate, decadent
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours Dark Lord black with a small, creamy, deeply tanned head. The bouquet is a mélange of fudge, vanilla, dark chocolate and fruity brandy with less significant notes of cinnamon and cocoa. Ultra full-bodied and chewy with low carbonation. The lavish flavor is burnt, boozy, vinous and moderately bitter. Boozy, burnt, black mocha, finish. World class treatment of a world class imperial stout! Bottle courtesy of landhoney.