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RATINGS: 921   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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.


4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
From notes. May 2010. HUGE thanks to Armin for this one! Pour is a very dark brown, with a nice mocha head that fades fairly quickly. Looks like a pretty standard IS, smells like a pretty standard....wait. Is that chili pepper? And vanilla? And bitter coffee, chocolate, oak, roasty goodness, all wrapped up into one snifter? Simply sublime smelling, with all of the aromas blending perfectly, complimenting without competing. Taste suffers somewhat, as the first sip lingers and muddies the distinctive flavors in the subsequent tastes. Finishes slightly weak compared to the way it starts.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Perfection! Received this bottle from Chairmissing and I can’t thank him enough! A: The darkest, thickest beer I’ve seen to date. Decent carbonation. S: Coffee, chocolate and vanilla. T: Let me start by saying I came into this beer very skeptical. I never believe the hype behind beers but this left me speechless. I let the bottle sit for about 20 minutes after taking out of the fridge, poured into a snifter. The first taste was strong chocolate and alcohol with a interesting aftertaste. As it warmed the cinnamon and chili became quite apparent. The strong chocolate hits first then some malt and to finish it off the chili hits the back of the tongue simply amzing and this is now the most complex beer I’ve ever had. O: Can’t describe how much I love this beer. There is no way I will miss the release next year. I wouldn’t trade away the cellar to try it but if you have a friend near the brewery or someone offering you a bottle for a decent trade definitely do it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3612) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2011
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9,4 ounces, with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on June 5 2011; eye: black, opaque, dark brown head that turns into a tiny ring; nose: roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice, light molasses, smoke, tobacco, slight burnt; mouth: roasted malt, dark chocolate, liquorice, molasses, smoke, light tobacco, light burnt, woody, finale in roasted malt with presence of dark chocolate, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, slightly sweet and bitter, slick texture; overall: quite good FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 5 juin 2011; œil : noire, opaque, mousse brune foncée qui se transforme en un très petit anneau; nez : malt torréfié, chocolat noir, réglisse, léger mélasse, fumée, tabac, très léger brûlé; bouche : malt torréfié, chocolat noir, réglisse, mélasse, fumée, léger tabac, léger brûlé, boisé, finale en malt torréfié avec présence de chocolat noir, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, très légèrement sucrée et amère, texture coulante; en résumé : bien bon

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Solid pitch black in color with dark brown head. Huge spicy cinnamon aroma. Light heat from the chilies on the lips, tons of cinnamon this year. rich roasted malts, molasses, syrupy and delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12401) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
A super thick and oily black imperial stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, an explosion of chocolate sauce, molasses, berries, rhubarb, tobacco, and licorice. In mouth, loads of bitter chocolate and tobacco, herbal in nature, burned coffee, bitter cocoa, soy sauce, iodine, complex and intense. 750 ml shared with GRM, Mike H and Ian G, June 5 2011.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sarro (133) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle served cold and split three ways at a small lambic themed tasting. Hunahpu pours a dark black with a small, creamy mocha head. The smell is pleasant and veggie-like with notes of celery, carrots, black pepper, and dry hot chocolate. Taste-wise I got dark, dark chocolate, spicy chili powder mid-way through, and a finish that ends like a nice boozy hot chocolate. A bit of cinnamon shows up in the background from mid-taste to finish, but it compliments the stout well. Overall, one of my favorite imperial stouts. Drink it fresh before the chili and spices fade!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
brendaniel (55) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Incredibly dark in color - no light getting through this one, small head - and light lacing around the glass. Bitter chocolate aroma, slight vanilla as well. Taste is unbelievable!! Bitter chocolate, some vanilla with hints of coffee and some cinnamon in the finish - but not overly boozy. Incredibly complex and unique - thanks to my beer bud for sharing this one with me!!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Deep motor-oil black color with a deeply brown head which has a nice red hue. Aroma has many interesting characteristics; Tons of vanilla, some chili, faint alcohol - well managed. Also lots of smooth chocolate, and nice, bitter coffee. Sharp but at the same time managed and subtle. Nice! Taste is extremely viscous and has loads of delightful roast, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa beans, dry chili. Extremely long duration, some booze but not too much. It has some side-notes of weird medicine-like cough syrup but it doesn’t in any way harm the taste. Also pumpkin and cannabis.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours a pitch black beer with a chocolate head. The aroma is malt, coffee, cold coffee, green peppers and soya. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is dry and roasted with sweetness. Overall a really good beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jzzbassman (1560) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2011
2009 Bottle courtesy of the Cheeseman. 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. Truly amazing beer.


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