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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
Rustyham (1779) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Blackest/thickest beer I have ever seen- this puts Tenfidy to shame. Darkest head I have ever seen- deep dark brown with a slightly reddish tint. Body looks almost like blood. Aroma is very sweet and roasty malt. Flavor is very sweet rich hot chocolate with sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon. Holy crap this si good. Very complex but still very smooth, balanced, and drinkable. Bottle from a trade with FreshBeerCesar, shared at the PreLabor Day tasting in Nashville.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopKitty (59) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
It’s very black, opaque, bloody head. Matches my burgundy nail polish. Aroma is chocolatey cacao, and like maca powder (Peruvian root). Flavor is sweet and sticky. The peppers are present in the flavor, but are very subdued. You taste them last. Definitely coats your tongue. Bottle from a trade with FreshBeerCesar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ScottyP (425) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Pours motor oil black with a reddish brown head, never seen this before. Aroma of rich chocolate, malt, some vanilla, cinnamon. Similar taste, the chile pepper notes finally shines through in the finish. Oily and thick bodied. Very complex and enjoyable. Big thanks to Rustyham for sharing this with us, along with the other Cigar City Brews provided. Great way to top off the tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bottle shared by Rustyham. Pours a viscous motor oil brown with a super dark head that has reddish hues. Aroma of dark roasted malts, plums, and chili powder. Full bodied with a slick texture. Flavor is a very nice melding of chocolate, dried peppers, vanilla, sweet red wine, and tamed spicy hops. Warming finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2010
I brewed a beer like this, but much spicier. I’m humbled to say that Cigar City’s version is much more enjoyable. Absolutely splendid from beginning to end. Tantalizing black chocolate body with cinnamon cream head. Feint vanilla chocolate cinnamon nose. Smoothened chocolate body, quite refined and with no rough edges. Just an initimation of heat. If it were to be improved in any way, I would ask for a little more pepper kick. Otherwise--it’s pretty much flawless. Creamy milk chocolate with easy cinnamon spice nuanced body and a whisper of vanilla. Top-notch and worthy of seconds and thirds. Hunahpu’--thank you and I hope we may meet again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Inky black and a dark tobacco head. musty earthy nose, thick sweet body, creamy chocolate cake. I miss out on the vanilla and pepper but still great

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2011 Update from CC. The 2011 version is even better. More chocolate and vanilla with less pronounced peppers. Still get the heat, but mostly on the backend. Superb.. The description on the bottle says it all. The aroma was spicy chilies. The taste was like nothing I have had before. A great stout with undercurrents of roasted malt, chocolate, and cocoa that are dominated by vanilla and peppers. Wowzers...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
neepsntatties (1280) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2010
Once again, thanks to "hannont" fro this one! Colour... black with a thick brown head. Nose... care far a bit o’ chili powder in yer coffee, sir? Palate... gad! This stuff is as thick! Mounds of dark chocolate, with loads of spice and coffee. Reminds me of what might happen if you made an imperial stout with about 200 Ibarra chocolate discs added to the mix. YUM!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pepsican (1469) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 Black black black. Super dark brown head. Up front aroma of vanilla, toffee, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor is more vanilla, chocolate, coffee, cinnamon, citrus, and some roasted oats. Big sweet finish, good carbonation. Wish this one had the chili presence I’ve read about, probably my fault for sitting on it for so long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 12, 2010
2010 Bottle - Thanks dchmela!! - Pours thick and almost black with a small brown head...aroma is dk cocoa, dk char, sweet and smokey burnt malt...flavour is similar, cocoa and espresso, no chile heat that is noticable at all...finish is tannic and sticky...

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