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RATINGS: 901   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 Hunahpuís 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 Hunahpuís 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
Bottle from a trade with Mashmaster. Wow, Iíve been wanting to try this one for a long time, nice to finally try it. Engine oil pour with an intense brown head with a beautiful red shine. One of the most beautiful beers Iíve seen. Aroma is rather sweet with fresh vanilla beans, chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon, coffee, fudge, brownie, a whiff of chili sharpness and a small hint of strawberry. A slight medicinal touch. Taste is very nice as well, loads of cocoa, roast, coffee, vanilla, rather medicinal as well, the chili becomes more evident the longer you keep it in the mouth. Very interesting, but also very very nice. But the medicinal component notched it a bit down for me. Overall a very complex and delicious beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
48FanInCali (831) - California, USA - APR 11, 2011
Not was I was hopping for based on the hype. Poured a dark stout color. It is fairly obvious that the base is Marshal Zhukov but this actually is a bit better than that grog. Taste had hints of coffee and chocolate. ABV of 11% is well hidden. I would like to try a BA version of this as I think it would certainly make this great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Bottle. Pitch black with a wonderful dark reddish brown head. Very odd aroma with spicy coffee, chile and vegetable notes. The flavour is quite sweet at first with a roasted and bitter finish. It is very odd but also very interesting. Iím not sure wether I like or not. I can taste the chile and vanilla, but I really the flavour has more hints of hokkaido pumpkin and medicine (cough syrup?). It is indeed very interesting, but is it good? Iím not sure.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (17494) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
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Black color; medium sized dark brown head. Light aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, cacao, light alcohol, very light vanilla. Thick and quite viscous mouthfeel; very strong chocolate flavor, lightly smokey, salty; light chili pepper too; tobacco; more liquorice in the end, with warming alcohol. Peculiar, very good, not easy, but bold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radioscooter (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
This one has some hype to live up to. Pours dead black with the most amazing cocoa head ever. Smell is a bit off-putting. Nothing inviting here, bitter, dark hops and/or cacao. Taste is COMPLEX. Getting cacao beans, and a healthy cinnamon burn which is amazing. Coffee roast coming through as well. Not getting a ton of vanilla. Did I mention Cinnamon and chile burn? Wow, this is a wonderful taste. I love cinnamon and chocolate combined and this is the best of all worlds - Cinnamon, chocolate and BEER! But it works. This reminds me of the deScriptions of ancient Aztec hot chocolate drinks back when the cacao bean wasnít the invention of Milton Hershey. Not much else to say. Not going to be a favorite if you donít like new things. :) I love this - though I canít see drinking it all night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sthlm (1268) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2012 [Bottle, thanks so much for the trade!] Pours black with a very dark brown head. Aroma is spiced chocolate cake, apple crisp, vanilla, rounded fruitiness (reminds me of banana, but not quite the same). Taste has the cinnamon again, apple, chocolate, and pepper comes out as it warms. Really integrated beautifully though, as the heat is in the background and just compliments the other flavors instead of overpowering them. A little ashy in the finish, but fairly subdued. A little thinner than the Zhukov, but still very thick. Smooth, and has a long finish. Outstanding imperial stout, in fact, one of the best that Iíve ever had. Very unique, and everything worked for it. Thanks again!

I still crave this beer quite regularly, so it is getting bumped up a point. I need to trade for some of this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Guerde (1261) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2011
(bottle shared by OSLO, thanks Al!!) Pours jet black with a very thin dark brown head. Aroma is very strong of both vanilla and cinnamon, and itís very unique as it smells like a spiced chocolate pudding. The pepper isnít present at all in the aroma, and itís predominantly spice and chocolate. Flavor is very similar with plenty of chocolate and cinnamon that pair very well with one another. Pepper is present here and the subtle heat builds the longer you drink, and is most present in the finish. This is really good and very unique, and every aspect of this beer is very well integrated, with no aspect dominating the other. Thanks again for sharing Al!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 2, 2011
Poured from a 750ml bottle from JDubFL. Sampled as part of a CCB tasting night at my house. Pours black with a fair amount of tan head. Nose has some chocolate and vanilla, but I could not get the peppers. Taste was similar to Marshal Zhukov, but without as much soy sauce taste as is prevalent there. I got some chocolate there, but not as much as I expected. It was decent, but the hype was a bit overblown.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Received this bottle in a trade -- thanks. Poured into a snifter. Beer is noticably thick as I pour, leaves legs on the sides of the glass. Beer is pitch black, black black. You canít see through it at the corners to through the thinnest part of the beer. Its just not happening. Forms a brown head, overall thin of smallish to medium sized bubbles and it leaves some lacing on the glass - although I think the alcohol is hindering the lacing overall. The aroma is surprisingly spicy. I can get some alcohol, very slight, but I can definitely smell some chilis. This makes me nervous slightly but not too. The more I smell the more subtle characters of sweetness and a slight chocolatey bitterness come through. Smells good. Beer is full bodied in the mouth. There is not a spicy / chile flavor as I was expecting in the beer after the initial aroma. There is a lot of roast in the back of the palate and nice carbonation / connectivity on the palate. There is some sweetness up front and nice chocolate based / roast based bitterness on the trailing end. No aftertaste to note and drinkability is high. I enjoyed it. It was complicated and some of the complexity is lost by the size but overall a very good stout. Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BlumpkinKing (1) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2011 does not count
Went to the release event of this mystic beer and was asounded by the taste for an imperial stout. Extremely dark w/ a pleasant aroma of a Beligum stong ale. Great tastes of the chocolates along w/ vanillas. Imperial stouts are definitely my least favorite beers to drink, but if I had to drink one for the special occassion, this would be the one & only.

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