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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martinus (3711) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Pitch black, big mocha head. Aroma of coffee, mocha, vanilla, cacao, alcohol, black chocolate, caramel, a bit of cocoa. Bitter cacao flavour, coffee, bitter black chocolate, sweet caramel, toffee, light vanilla, molasses. Hint of chili. Thick body. Sweet finish, brown sugar, warming alcohol, coffee, spices, lingering sweet. 2011 has some more complexity and depth than 2013, a little age works well for this beer.
(from bottle @ ZBF 2014. 2011 and 2013 bottle side-by-side. Huge thanks to JulienHuxley for sharing!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2015 Pours a deep brown. Aroma is cinnamonm, vanillla and some chilli. Taste is vanilla, caramel, toffee which leads to a warming chilli spicy finish. Full bodied with a thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle ’14, tasted side by side with Dark Lord and Darkness. Pitch black pour with a small tan. Nose has vanilla, spices, cinnamon and some chocolate. Taste has light roast, some soy sauce, vanilla fudge, toasty nuts and dark dried fruits. My favourite of the three.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
popway (106) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pitch black pour with a finger head of brown Aromatic chili dark cocoa gourmet chocolate bar Poured in a snifter. The palate is thick and flavors of chocolate orange with a mild kick. Intriguing, unique. Goin this bottle solo is a bit much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arkurzynski (1791) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Deep black pour with orange tan head. Nose of dark chocolate, roast, cinnamon, vanilla, and coconut. Flavor is excellent. Dark chocolate shake with vanilla and cinnamon sticks. Lightly sweet with lingering cinnamon and trailing faint pepper. Thickish, but unbelievably drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Le liquide noir se répand comme une vieille huile. De belles jambes brunes et rouges foncées glissent sur la paroi de mon verre. La mousse foncée monte docilement mais ne reste pas bien longtemps. Le nez est complexe, riche, cohésif. Ça sent les épices, la réglisse, le biscotti aux amandes, les fruits enrobés de chocolat, la mélasse poivrée, la noix de coco vanillé, le café caramélisé, le tabac à pipe et j’en passe. La liste pourrait encore être bien longue. Des arômes de qualité supérieure puis-je me permettre d’affirmer. Ma bouche est certainement ravie. Les sucres résiduels sont importants mais habilement secoués par une petite chaleur d’alcool, par un piment bien dosé et par une attaque céréalière justement rôtie. Autant d’éléments intelligemment placés pour éviter une trop grande férocité sucrée. Au palais, le liquide est fortement musclé. La texture est presque sirupeuse et même parfois un peu trop lourde. En deuxième moitié de la dégustation, les commissures de mes lèvres restent légèrement collées. Les bulles fines et explosives me semblent être façonnées, enfin, je le pense, pour tenter d’éviter toute forme de suffocation. En finale, les notes pimentées chaudes et l’amertume noire viennent gratter le fond de ma gorge avec une certaine intensité. Une bouteille datée du 8 mars 2014. Très bonne bière qui ne semble pas être capable de totalement m’étonner.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gramity (1573) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Pours as viscous as motor oil with a tan head with ruddy highlights. Smells like vanilla ice cream in a cocoa sauce spiked with red pepper. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, with a tinge of spiciness that hits the side of the tongue. Finishes long with a bite of the pepper with no hint as to the 11% alcohol bill. Loved it - my kind of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1422) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2015
750mL shared by disposable income Dan, thanks! Pours deep dark brown with a milk chocolate brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, roast. Flavor is amazing semi sweet chocolate, mild pepper, cinnamon in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2014 release. Opened 7/13/14. Thick black, quarter finger of fast dissipating dark chocolate head. Perfect cinnamon, and a touch of pepper on top of dark chocolate on the nose. One of the best smelling stouts I’ve ever had. Flavor is tons of great cinnamon, with a nice pepper skin/heat. Dark chocolate and roast espresso on the middle of the palate, and a finishing hear. So beautifully smooth, but also complex, and drinkable. A great balance of big flavors. In my top 3 stouts easy.

   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.

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