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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 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
heavily roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, cinnemon, peppers, herbs, chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. Amazing blends of tastes...just amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle shared by adnielsen during Christmas in Vail. Thanks Aaron! Pours a black color with tan head. Brownie, cinnamon, spicy peppers aromas. Spicy, chocolatey, fudge, cinnamon flavors. Some alcohol burn but it works with the spiciness. Fuck yeah

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1055) - , Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
bottle from trade a couple of years ago - aged for 2.5 - 3 years. might have been a shade too long. In addition to the great aromas of spices, wood, ash, chocolate there was a little vinous aroma. nice palate. Taste was ok, but not outstanding; didn’t live up to the hype for me - also didn’t take detailed notes as I drank this 2 weeks ago - would try again, but won’t seek out...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4603) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bittersweet cocoa, leathery, pruney, boozy aroma. Wine bottle, decent label. Pours like used 10w40. Sour, chocolate and coffee, subtle burn, raisins and dates. Warming. Overall effect is greater than the sum of the parts. Chewy. Great finish with lots of complexity that leaves me wanting more. Thanks to someone at Baby Proof for sharing. 2011 vintage.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sloshgator (533) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2014
What can I say? Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout lives up to the hype. Nice dark pour with a tight, tan head. Aroma is spicy blend of ancho chiles, chocolate and cinnamon. Taste is more of the same. The high alcohol content is hardly detectable -- nothing but smooth. Huhahpu is an intoxicating mixture of flavors that isn’t matched anywhere. If you have the chance, do not pass up Hunahpu!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
John25 (960) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2015 Bottle. Oily black. Aroma is chiles and cacao. The taste adds brown sugar, cinnamon, more cacao, and some vanilla. Warm, smooth, rich feel but, drinkable. This beer is amazing. Perfect execution with the flavors coming in waves. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
conway (1938) - - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours oily jet black with no head. Aroma is dark fruit, fudge, cinnamon and peppers. Taste adds brown sugar, cocoa and graham cracker. A hint of vanilla bean turns up in the aftertaste. Thick sticky mouthfeel with a very long finish. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (398) - GERMANY - DEC 1, 2014
2011 vintage, thank you very much Greg! Pours a completely black, slightly viscous color, with a small, dark brown head. Has rich aromas of chocolate, earthy, scorched malts, notes of molasses and a gentle coffee infusion, well balanced by unsweetened bakers chocolate. Tastes of smooth, creamy chocolate, joined by toffeeish malts, evoking a mousse au chocolate impression, joined by a sweeter, calming, slightly wooden vanilla note. Has a hot peak, at first introduced by a decent hop bitterness, carried by a generous malt earthiness, transforming into a spicy, hot chili burn. This spiciness numbes the palate for a short glance, then revealing an interplay between a slick coffee bitterness and mellow, sweet chocolate. Finishes with a semi-dry aspect and cinnamon to it, including the taste of whole, burned coffee beans, dipped into hot chocolate. Burning, hot Jalapeno and cinnamon are sticking on the outside of my teeth, accompanied by a subtle sweetness. The balance of this brew is outstanding, regarding its complexity. There are no moments in which any off-flavors get revealed, or in which the beer turns into something odd, but its full body is defined by a great smoothness and diversified taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (1095) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2014 bottle. Aroma has a nice chocolate and roast note. Some raisin and dark fruit with a moderately strong cinnamon character. Medium light peppery spice note with a hint of alcohol. Pours black with some dark brown notes on the edges. Small, mocha head that recedes to a film in the middle. Light lacing and sheets of alcohol. Flavor is fairly sweet with quite a bit of chocolate. Chocolate is balanced by a nice roast character with bits of leather and dark fruit. Medium light cinnamon with light spice in the finish. Light alcohol. Mouthfeel is full bodied with medium light carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Overall, a nice at out but it has too much cinnamon. Good chocolate and roast character. This beer just doesn’t seem to do it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garlic_of_Doom (555) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 2014 release, Bottle received in a trade, thanks! Pours pitch black with a espresso coloured ring. Aroma has dark chocolate, coffee, chili and vanilla. Taste has dark chocolate, molasses, fudge, coconut (and lots of it), vanilla, chili and cinammon. Full body, soft carbonation, thick yet smooth.
A fantastic Imperial Stout where the chili plays second fiddle, nice with a mellow heat for once in a while.

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