b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle to snifter. Looks great; a viscous black with mocha lacing. Smells and tastes sweet, malty, bourbony, and smooth with hints of pepper and a great mouthfeel. Fantabulous.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from fishingnet. Thanks, Ben! Pours a rich thick blackish hue, dark and black ominous. Opaque and inky. A thicker dark brown head sits atop, cakes and laces well. Aromas are chocolate chip cookies, some whiskey, oak, vanilla, and gentle spice. Some mellow vanilla, lots of cocoa, roasty and sweet caramel, toffee, and biscuits. Gentle toast. Vanilla and touches of cinnamon touch, but pepper seems muted. A touch of butter and creamy caramel. Initial is thick and big, an enveloping way of cocoa and caramel, roast and toast. Whiskey, vanilla and oak tannins, gentle spirit. Big and rich, offering some good big flavors. A bit sweet. Into the middle touches of spice and more sweet and barrel presence, the pepper doesn’t show up till the finish and lingers a bit. Gentle spice, mellow whiskey, big sweet and roasty melange of flavors. The ashy and roast, some smoke and gentle pepper picks up in finish and lingering on. Still covers up the cinnamon too much. The barrel is well executed and plays well, but I still think the barrel and aging with this beer covers up some of the best stuff about Hunah. Very nice. Significantly thicker and sweeter than the base 2011. Still love the base more but this is a very nice beer. The nuance of the regular is just lost fairly easily here, some pepper still remains but all that life from the cinnamon and toast, vanilla and even pepper strength. Great beer.. But when you drink it side-by-side with the base, it’s just hard to compare.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl, Bottled on 8/2011 (blue wax), no mention of ABV, as Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (aged in Whiskey Barrels), exclusive American brew, with cinnamon and chili peppers, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic/woody and slightly fruity/spicy/sweet, yet not too heavy, very balanced, cloudy, small head, World class!, yet very expensive!, ’This sample aged very well... This IS craft beer! If I just got to try the Apple Brandy Edition...’
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
20/V/14 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel (Gent) - BB: n/a, bottled: 3/VIII/2011, blue wax (2014-512) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, no head. Aroma: lots of vanilla, sweet, some caramel, sugary, molasses. MF: no carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start, lots and lots of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, sugary, little fruity, red forest fruits, jam. Aftertaste: bit sugary, mocha, dark chocolate, bitter touch, vanilla, caramel, crème brûlée, slightly sour, acidic touch. Amazing beer!
Sledutah (5575) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at the RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Black with a small tan head, light lacing
Aroma: Whiskey, vanilla and dark roast malts
Taste: Roasted malts, vanilla and woody
Nice and smooth.
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown black pour with light tan head. Aroma is whiskey, oak, chocolate, and coffee. Dried fruit, whiskey, chocolate, and burnt coffee. Full body with good carbonation.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted side-by-side with regular, Bourbon, Rum, and Virgin Oak. Thanks to everyone for making this happen. Served in a Cigar City snifter.
Pours a deep brown color with a thin light mocha head. Small cap and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some faint whiskey along with backing chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and chiles. The base beer is much more prominent here than in the Rum and Bourbon versions. The flavor has a good whiskey backing plus chocolate, roast, and some nice spicing. Medium body with good carbonation. Quite tasty, but not quite at the level of the other barrel-aged blends. Boom.
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle during RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours black with small tan head. The aroma is strong whiskey, cocoa, and wood. Thick mouth with nice roasted malts, cocoa, vanilla, coconut, strong whiskey, really nice stuff.
77ships (4698) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks to Sebletitje fors haring this goodness. 75 cl. bottle, thick navy blue way. 2011 Vintage apparently – sole bottled one it seems. Got a tasting glass of this goodness. Pours a thick decadent, sludgy pitch black goodness, flat, zero head, a very vigorous pour gives a mocha head for about 2 seconds. Nose is full of pure sweet vanilla oak goodness, ridiculous, thick fudge, chocolate pie, whisky, light booze, very thick syrup, syrupy coffee, roast,… Taste is molasses, pure fudge, thick chocolate pie, whisky, oodles of vanilla wood, booze, whisky, thicker vanilla, some light chilli in the back, red peppers kind, cacao, light roast,… Very thick syrupy, little carb. booze,… This is indeed as noted by Man-ki epic. Almost wanted to lick-up the single drop that was spilled.
markwise (4587) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this one. Pours the color of obsidian night with some dark tan head. Nose is legendary: roast, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, hint of booze with bits of spice and pepper. Flavor is equally wonderous: roast, slight ash, chocolate, vanilla, whiskey, pepper, slight mallow, and spices. The balance is outstanding, the base beer is great, and the overall experience is symphonic. Amazing beer with medium to full body and lingering sweet Hunahpu finish.