alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big Thanks to Adam for this growler!
Smells oaky as hell, but has all the symptoms of a regular hunahpu’s: cinnamon, chocolate and a little bit of pepper. Taste is ashy with chocolate and very little pepper in the back. Surprised this was as ashy and woody. Still nice but once was enough. Really happy I got to try this.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes. 9/24/11
This brew poured black with a tan head which disappeared quickly.
Nose has a lot of big chocolate aromas, there is a nice woody presents with hints of dark malts, vanilla and coffee.
Taste follows the nose, lots of chocolate with sweet roasted malt, oak flavors, vanilla, a bit of coffee bitterness and just a little heat in the finish.
Mouth feel is silky smooth, nice big round body, slightly bitter finish that ends in a nice warming.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. First reviewed 10/31/2011. Poured from a 32 oz. growler into a tulip. Tasted side by side with 2011 Hunahpu’s and the Whiskey Barrel Aged Hunahpu’s.
Nearly black in appearance, a very nice ebony color with a very nice creamy chocolate head. Comparable to the other Hunahpu’s versions.
The oak kind of dampens the other aromas. Cocoa, vanilla, a bit of cinnamon, some oak, and nice bit of roasted malt.
The sweetness really gets crushed by the oak. Roasted malt, a bit of coffee, unsweetened chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and some of the chiles are still present. The finish has more malt and is relatively clean.
The oak dries the body out. A full body and light, crisp carbonation are standard from the base beer. Less sticky than the regular version.
The oak dried it out and really did not add a lot to the flavor, so I prefer the regular Hunahpu’s.
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to KickInChalice for the pour. Lots of oak on the nose – adds a somewhat medicinal quality to the delicious Hunahpu flavors. A bit of chocolate and malt. At times it smells a bit like brandy. Pours viscous, black, lightly carbed with a dark tan head. Taste is solid, but inferior to the regular hunah. Not as much sweetness, cinnamon or heat. Replaced by woody oak. Feel is also inferior to regular hunah – a bit drier. Overall – the virgin oak hurts the beer. Still very tasty, but not worth repeating.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At HallingHansen Grand Tasting, thanks for sharing. Pours a pitch black beer with no head. The aroma is malt, licorice, chocolate, vanilla, wood and green pepper. The flavor follows the nose with additional chilli. The palate is sweetness with chilliwarmth. Overall a good beer with a good chilliwarmth.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Jason for sharing this 32 oz bottle. The beer pours to a pitch black 12 month old used 75+ weight oil. A huge dark brown head sits on top. The aroma is hugely oak. Lots of vanillin from the wood. Earthiness from the peppers. The flavor is deeply chocolate with lots of earthy and lightly spicy peppers. Super rich milk and dark 70%+ chocolate. Really thick and syrupy, but not sugary and sticky. This beer is really damned good.
AmEricanbrew (6646) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Diesel oil black body with fleeting brown head. Big deep roast malt, dark chocolate, chili spice, lumber yard aromas. Rich heavy body with a smooth mouthfeel. Sweet dark pit fruit, dark chocolate, dry wood, chilipepper flavors. Mild chili heat to finish--very good
hallinghansen (2686) - Odense SV, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler, trade from Sean9689, thanks man. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is oak, chili notes, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, ashes. Flavor is oak, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla.
Christian (12573) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a small off-white head. Aroma of green pepper, with undertones of brown sugar, dark chocolate and peach. Cloying sweet, thick licorice flavour going towards hard roasted and ashy character. In between, you find some lovely dark chocolate and vanilla/oak complexity though.
Dedollewaitor (15386) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Hallinghansens US Tasting, Odense. Handbottle. Thanks Jacob. Pours black with a dark creamy beige head. Oak, whiskey, coffee, roast, a bit of chili, ashes, soy and liquorice. Sticky, slick, soft and oily. Warmth. Very nice and enjoyable.