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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.28   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 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2010
22nd May 2010. ChrisOs íBlue Ridge Mountains Of Virginiaí tasting! Opaque black beer with a dark chocolate coloured head. Chocolatey nose. Soft palate with a little carbonated froth. Dark semi sweet chocolate with a touch of vanilla. Some subtle chili heat at the end. A very deft beer. The draft version was a little less sweet and quite a bit more chili heat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Thick viscous pour with a tan head. Lactic sour aroma with cherry notes. Very sweet and roast flavor. Cherry and berry notes.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Pours a thick black with a almost black head. It looks like used motor oil that has been sitting in a pan in someoneís garage for about a year. Basically the way I want to see my stouts. Has a malty pepper smell to it with a little chocolate. Taste is very much like the smell but itís smooth and you can really pick up the peppers in the back with just a little bit of cinnamon. A nice stout I must say but the BA version is much better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2011 Re-rated for the 11: I still think I prefer the Zhukovís (esp the various barrel-aged) to the great Hunahpu but for those of you itching to try it again this year itís more of the yummy same. The general censuses at the release event was this was the lesser of the two but I actually liked it more. Try it if youíre lucky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2010
From a growler. Woodshop 5.0 Dinner. Mostly black, opaque pour with a finger of creamy tan head. Lots of chocolate nougat in the nose, accented by some light vanilla and roast. Thereís a peculiar cherry gumdrop fruitiness that reminds me distinctly of sloe gin. The cinnimon spice is clearly noticeable, but the other elements seem to layer themselves more inconspicuously in the beer. Restrained alcohol warmth. The resemblance to sloe gin is uncanny - must be some combination of fruitiness from the peppers combined with the alcohol. Full bodied, medium-light carbonation with a soft, smooth texture. The flavors are definitely more on the chocolate side of the malt spectrum as opposed to roast or char. More of the fruity sloe gin notes come through in the flavor, followed up by some of the brighter cinnimon spice. Minimal hop presence, but well balanced in terms of sweetness. Unique and enjoyable beer, but I find it draws too much of the complexity from the spice additions, leaving the malt to be kind of just there, supporting the spice. I wouldnít say itís over-spiced, but I definitely preferred the Marshal Zhukov base beer, so itís not adding anything for me either.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4445) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Tap at Capones during PBW10. Pours a deep black with a medium creamy/bubbly tan head. Aroma of toffee, tobacco, chocolate, caramel, cinnamon. Flavor of the same, what a great Imp stout. Flavor is intense and wonderful. Light peppery notes.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1336) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Silky oil black. Red earth head. Cacoa, chocolate, chile in the aroma. Dark, compounded coco, chocolate, and lingering slight spice from the chiles in the taste. Finish is amazingly quick and clean. No noticeable alcohol in the taste. A solid, 1-of-a-kind beer. My only criticism is that the chile seems to create a one-note bitterness that detracts from the overall flavor - almost tilting toward a slight taint of unpleasant sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle (taste) courtesy of puzzl, 20th May 2010. Black with a very dark tan head. Nice nose of vanilla and cocoa. Pretty smooth and very perfumy. I know itís very highly rated, but it didnít click for me. Just not up my street I guess.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2010
One of the best beers Iíve ever had. Pours jet black with a quickly dissipating reddish brown head. Nose is vanilla, oak, subtle chillies peppers, cinnamon and coffee. Taste is full and in your face, but velvety smooth at the same time. Chillies are present in the background, but donít burn. I detect some licorice, chocolates, coffee, chilies, vanilla beans and a whirlwind of other flavors I canít even describe. The only thing keeping this from a 5.0 is that there is no head retention. Otherwise, this is the perfect imperial stout.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
at Savvy1982ís tasting - Aroma of malt is soo dark, sweet and thick. It is very dark, with thick dark foam and nice lacing. The flavour is soo complex. There is chocolate, a hint of peppers for 2 sec, than vanilla, coffee in that order. Soo smooth and even and it just flows. This has so many layers, it is soo good. Thick and dark. I would get this all the time if I could. I was amazed that there was 11.5% in there, I couldnít tell at all!


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