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RATINGS: 823   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fratto (2654) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Bottle from drowland via Cavie. Black pour with a thick, brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, bitter cocoa, alcohol, tons of coffee, licorice, and black pepper. Taste is creamy, licorice, sour candy, chocolate, coffee, almost beefy, spices, and peanut butter. Big coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2010
One of the few beers I took notes on at Dark Lord Day. 22 ounce bottle served into a 4 oz tasting glass. Dark black and opaque with a think brown head. Malty coffee in the smell. Chocolate malt balls with a bit of an orange and tangerine twang to it. Dark fruits like plums and raisins along with chocolate and vanilla notes. Full bodied, but light and creamy on the tongue. Smooth, nice dry finish. Certainly worth another taste -- would be a nice beer to have after dark or with a chocolate dessert.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4960) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. pitch balck with a deep espresso almost red colored head, coats a glass ridiculously. great on the palate, huge flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, chilis in the end, raisins and so much more going on here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
Pours black with brown head. Dark like expedition. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and chiles. That is it. Flavor of chiles, vanilla bean, cocoa, dark chocolate, toffee. Very heavy. Pure desert beer. Thick, chewy, filling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (6843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 750 ml bottle shared by foppa78 and the KC Beer Saints- thanks again, guys! Pours a motor oil, almost-black, dark brown color with a small brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, dark fruits, and a bit of smoked wood. The flavor follows suit, and I notice the cinnamon is present here, and the berry fruits stand out as well. A lot of chocolaty goodness. Full-bodied, with low carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. Re-Rate: 7/27/12. Yeah, this needed a re-rate, and what better occasion than a full vertical and horizontal? We had a 2012 back to a 2010, and even a 2009 that was bottled from a tap at a bar whose name shall remain secret. That one was infected, so I’ll leave it out. The 2010 through 2012 are all doing great. 2010 was the roastiest of the bunch, and the one where the pepper was the most mellowed out. All have notes of roast, dark chocolate, fudge, and pepper, without as much vanilla as I’d remembered. 2011 had by far the most chocolate in it, getting roastier and more peppery as it moved along. 2012 had the most pepper, and was very smooth throughout. Medium-full bodied, with moderate carbonation. Fantastic imperial stout. One of the greats. Re-Rate: The 2013 version is solid but not what it used to be.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 29, 2010
Wowzers! Bottle shared by jbye4334. Pours opaque with a large, dark brown head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, caramel, toffee malt, cinnamon, peppers, vanilla, light alcohol, figs, and prunes. I could smell this all night and not get tired of this wonderful aroma. Flavor is chocolate, dark malt, cinnamon, peppers, vanilla, alcohol, fig, raisins, prunes; smooth and velvety. Full body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation. This one lives up to the hype.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2010
bomber shared DLD-black pour -brown head -aroma and taste of vanilla, roasty, peppers-smooth peppery finish that lingers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2010
Sampled at DLD. Thick black pour with a rich dark brown head. Aroma was amazing as well as the taste. Chocolate, cocoa, smoke, coffee, vanilla. You get a bit of the pepper at the end, but nothing overbearing. Definately a beer for anyone to try that likes Impys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2010
Bottle tasting at DLD. You’ll have to forgive me for my less than thourough tasting notes... a drunk taster with a destroyed palate does not, a proficient rater, make! "Chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, some smoke... been hearing alot, very good but not amazing." <--- Official tasting notes, probably the longest response to a beer I wrote all day, lol. This was a darn fine beer, though just a bit overhyped. It was a pleasure to try some from a fellow RBer at DLD after trading my only bottle away for some Nemesis. I’d be happy to get ahold of more!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
LtDan (1796) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 2012 Batch, score stays the same. Appearance: Pours black,like motor oil with a small cap of tan froth.

Aroma: Vanilla, hot peppers, green bell pepper chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough.

Taste: Bitter Chocolate, burnt roast, cinnamon covered almond, vanilla,oily hot pepper. Finishes more burnt that previous fresh batches.

Mouthfeel: Thick. Full bodied.

Overall: Still in my top 3 favorite beers EVER. I think the pepper was more pronounced than the last two years, when fresh, and seemed a little hot alcohol wise. Drinking very well.
=============== 2011 Batch

Appearance: Pours an extremely viscous dark brown. Leaves behind an iodine like coating on the glass and virtually no head milliseconds after the pour.

Aroma: Chocolate liqueur,vanilla bean, dark chocolate and cinnamon.

Taste: Canoli, dark chocolate, toasted coconut, cinnamon covered almonds.

Mouthfeel: A little dusty/chalky, very thick with modest carbonation.

Overall: I was amazed by last years batch, and this one topped that.

2010’s Batch, 4.7 10/10 - 5/5-10/10-4/5-18/20=4.7

Appearance: Pours a viscous dark brown with a tan cap of head.

Aroma: Dark chocolate, vanilla, smokey malt and dark fruit.

Taste: Dark cherries, dark chocolate, smoked malt, vanilla and a little bit of cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: Goopy goodness.

Overall: Amazing and complex. I absolutely love this beer. Better than MZ Imperial Stout by a little bit.

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