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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
In Mayan mythology, Hun Hunahpu was the father of the Mayan hero twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque. Hun Hunahpu, along with his brother Vucub Hunahpu, was tricked by the Dark Lords of the underworld and slain. Hun Hunahpu’s corpse morphed into a cacao tree, his head becoming a cacao pod, which in typically awesome mythology fashion, spit upon the hand of a young maiden named Xiquic who promptly became pregnant with the hero twins. The twins would ultimately grow up to avenge their father and uncle and defeat the Dark Lords and ascend the heavens to become the moon and sun. We brew Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout once a year and release it only at the brewery. We will continue to do so until the end of the cycle. Released on the second Saturday in March at the brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (896) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Dégustée chez Janick. Merci pour le partage Janick! La bière est noire, huileuse, peu mousseuse et semble très lourde. Le liquide colle à mon verre et s’y agrippe longuement en y laissant une pellicule brunâtre et grasse. La palette aromatique est la dimension que j’ai préféré de cette bière: cacao, café, fournée de biscuits aux brisures de chocolats... Vraiment, cette bière offre un nez absolument magnifique! En bouche je fus saisi par la proéminence des épices qu’il m’avait été impossible d’anticiper en humant la bière. Le mélange d’épices et étonnant et également très complexe et homogène. J’ai décèle du chili doux, du poivre, de la cardamome et de la coriandre moulue. Il faut absolument reconnaître l’habilité avec laquelle le brasseur a su ficeler ces saveurs entre-elles. Je demeure tout de même sceptique quant à la nécessité d’ajouter tant d’épices lorsque la trame de fond repose sur une pâte à biscuits. J’aurais sans douté préféré cette bière le soir du Réveillon de Noël!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wsnich (27) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
The one negative thing that hurts this beer is inconsistency. 2013 b1 was incredible. 2013 b2 sucked. 2014 was good. 2011 was amazing. Fantastic beer and definitely one of the greats.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeuroPliny (235) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2015
Poured from a 750cc bottle into a stem glass. Shared w/ML&JB. Pours crude oil black with a small quickly fading tan head. Nose is gingerbread, dark cherry, cinnamon, expresso, dark dried fruit, and notes of cacao. Flavour is cinnamon, dark chocolate, nutmeg, expresso, fig, vanilla, chili pepper, roasted malts, and notes of molasses and brown sugar.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bobbyearl (19) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Exactly what the label states. The nose and taste have pepper chocolate cinnamon... pours black and thick just like I like it. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (4625) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2015
2015 bottle. Pours opaque black with tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate, cinnamon, light spice, roast, and woody character. Flavor is rich chocolate and espresso notes with nice spice profile and a nice roasty finish. Medium/full body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ctipping (693) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Originally reviewed 6/10/2011. 750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. As black as they come. Not even a hint of brown in the stream of the pour as it comes out of the bottle. It foams up nicely as I pour it with a dark brown head. The only thing that’s missing is lacing, which is minimal. Unbelievable aroma. Deep dark chocolate. The friend I split it with said it smells like "really expensive chocolate." Roasty aromas abound with the chocolate and a slight burning in the nose from the alcohol and peppers. Delightful. Taste is an immediate hop bitterness that fades immediately to a strong flavor of dark chocolate. The pepper flavor burns the taste buds just slightly throughout the entire drink, never allowing the sweetness to overwhelm. In the middle are the dark roasted malt flavors, followed by a finish that wants to be sweet, but can’t overcome a hop bitterness and peppery bite. There’s heavy and chewy, but this is ridiculous.One of the heaviest beer I’ve ever had. Pretty high in carbonation considering the ABV and weight of the beer. Gives it a good tingle that complements the peppers nicely. Outstanding stout. The flavors are perfectly balanced, complex, and like no other stout I’ve had. The pepper addition is the pièce de résistance that elevates this beyond just a good stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilnatp (647) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle. Pour is opaque black. Aroma of brownies. Taste is chocolate with a hint of spice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ebone1988 (765) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2015 Bottle shared with koleminer20, oh yes indeed. 2014 vintage. Aroma is cinnamon, cocoa, some chili presence, vanilla, roasted malt. Appearance is black, brown head, poured ridiculously thick. Taste is cinnamon up front, slight chili, chocolate, vanilla, hearty roasted malt, oh man. Mouthfeel is ridiculously thick, oily, perfect carbonation, so good. Overall...my god. I?ve waited so long for this and it?s everything I wanted. It’s ruined my palate and is a life-altering beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8624) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015 by kbudd. Inky oily near black pour. Lovely complexity here! Rich chococlate, hearty thick malts, cinnamon, coffee, capsicum. The pepper here is subtle and is just part of the overall beautiful landscape that paints the palate. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 12, 2015
Great beer overall. Nice chili taste but not too hot on the tongue. My favorite Cigar City beer and one of my favorite chili beers for sure.

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