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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bellco33 (160) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2012 bottle poured into tulip: pours black with a tan head. Aroma of cinnamon and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, smoke, cinnamon, and bit sweet. Theres a lot going on here, but its all awesome. Full body, really thick but not cloying. Great beer. So good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wchesser (1002) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
From a trade with cpetrone84-thanks, Chris! ’13 bottle, drank in Dec. ’13. Viscous, oily pour. Deep black. Vanilla, dark chocolate on the nose. Incredibly smooth and creamy mouthfeel with flavors of vanilla bean, touch of soy, dark chocolate that lingers and lingers in a very long finish. Palate is just so plush. Been wanting to try this forever and did not disappoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle, 2011 vintage thanks to Adam. Pours a viscous oily black with no residual head. Aroma of molasses, dark chocolate, tobacco. Big, chewy mouthfeel. Pretty heavy bitterness starting midpalate through finish. Pepper heat is sensed, but is fairly subtle, probably lost with the age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Vintage 2011 A: Pours obviously quite thick - crude oil. Broken, dark mocha foam coats the surface and then dissipates nearly immediately. No residual foam. No lacing. The beer coats the walls of the glass and tans the window. S: Plenty of vanilla. Plenty of earthy and spicy chiles. The ancho chiles are more evident than the pasilla’s, but nonetheless, the chile is there. Anise and licorice notes are also there, and IMO, more prominent than the cocoa. T: Dark chocolate truffles laced with salt, chile and vanilla. Decadent. Very sweet and sticky. The beer is not particularly complex, but the ingredients are fairly balanced in here. I’ve read that the chiles are the fastest dying aspect of the beer - I’ll buy that. The cocoa is at the forefront of the beer, but the chiles offer the counter to the sweetness albeit subtly. The vanilla flourishes in the ol factory aspect of the palate. There’s bitterness which is predominated by the malts IMO. M: Sticky, tacky, viscous, chewy. I really can’t use enough adjectives to describe how thick and alive this beer feels. The thickness is only interrupted by the fine, sharp carbonation. There’s no visual indication that this beer has carbonation, but the feel is spot on the for the style. Finish is dry and mouth watering. O: There’s no question this is a fantastic beer. Does it live up to the hype? Almost. A little more from the chiles and I would say yes. I can’t see the benefit of aging this in barrels. The bottle size is a bit too much for one, but would be great for four folks as a digestif. Serving type: bottle 05-13-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1041) - Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2013 bomber. Glugs out of the bottle, thick and black. Very sweet. Slight peppery cinnamon. Some chocolate. More cinnamon as it warms. Tastes like it would be a good christmas stout. No doubt that this was good, but not the 14th best beer in the world.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Pours black with thin beige head. Smell is sweet mocha. Hazelnut caramel, chocolate and some pepper. Good stuff

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ElManana (135) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2013
Pours really pitch blck, with a very dark foam. Looks absolutely amazing. Nose is chocolate, some peppers and smokey. Taste is amazing, really complex with lots of chocolate, vanilla and a nice peppery feel to it, which really does the trick on this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Catching up on old ratings. One of my all time fav imperial stouts. Always delicious. A dark and complex beer. The pour was jet black with khaki head. Aroma was chocolate, chiles, honey, cinnamon. Taste was even more chocolate and cinnamon. Nice heat from the chiles which really make this beer stand out from other imperial stouts. Especially when balanced with some vanilla, toffee, and bourbon sweetness. Wonderful, creamy thick mouthfeel. A winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (11884) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Bottled@CBC2013. Vintage 2013.
Opaque black color, small firm brown head. Tobacco, sweet cigar aroma, light black peppery notes. Full-bodied. Cocoa, pepper, cigar-tobacco, perhaps hints of vanilla. Very complex and enjoyable

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheCobbgoblin (5) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013 does not count
Sweet chocolate and honey to the nose. Pours black and thick and settles with a fine thin off white collar. Slick to the mouth boasting of cocoa, sweet vanilla, and honey. Almost too sweet but backs off at the finish with a hint of spice from the Ancho chilies. I cried when I first drank this nectar of the gods.

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