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RATINGS: 923   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
A: Quite an ominous pour from the bottle. Viscous and black, creating a sturdy mocha head in the glass. S: I was worried that the chili peppers would overwhelm the beer, but they provide only a subtle spice to the beer which works nicely with the sweet components. Chocolate and vanilla, along with caramel and roasted malts complete the nose. T: A much more balanced flavor than the BA version offers. An inviting sweetness up-front of chocolate and vanilla, followed by a touch of bitterness and spice (chili and cinnamon) on the back end. M: A very thick and chewy feel on the tongue. The carbonation is minimal, as it should be and just helps to enhance the creaminess. D: The alcohol is nowhere to be found, but this one does pack quite the punch. A fantastic stout and one of the first CCB beers I’ve been really impressed by.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (15387) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2011
75cl Bottle. Thanks to Hallinghansen. Pours black with a creamy brown head on top. Roast, charcoal, black pepper, soy and dark fruit. Chewy, creamy and smooth. Truly nice!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhunter111 (15291) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 14, 2016
CBC2016. Schwarze Farbe, geringe braune Schaumkrone. Geruch süß intensiv röstmalzig, Schokolade. Geschmack intensiv süß röstmalzig, Vanille, Cocoa, Schokolade, Sahne, sehr dickflüssig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (15158) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2009
Handbottled. Sweet vanilla aroma. Black colour. Small dark brown head, reddish almost like copper. The flavour has some cinnamon, sweetness. Subtle warming feel, at first it seems like alcohol, but it is probably the peppers. The flavour is very sweet with a distinct roast barley note, but it is balanced OK by the alcohol and chilli. Perhaps a bit too many flavours added, but at least they are quite subtle. Very late coffee aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14975) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle at Plovmand’s - Thanks. Pitch black - big brown head. Chocolate, cocoa, sweetness, cocoa-powder, dusty, licorice, coconut notes, smokey notes, nice hoppy, high sweetness. Lovely fullbodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (14974) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2009
UPDATED: APR 6, 2010 Revised rating, bottle
Thanks to Diego for this one! Extra black and inky. Very dark head. You aren’t going to see through this. The aroma is crazy - milk chocolate, ancho and alcohol. Big and brash. On the palate, this is a rich imperial stout, very thick, with a great ancho and chocolate accent. Fun stuff.

Original rating, draught at the brewery. Extra black body with a rich dark brown head. Complex aroma - chocolate, tobacco, light ancho and dark fruit. Tastes like beer candy - ancho, lots of dark fruit, rich coffee, intense dark sugars, creamy black malts, cherries. There are so many layers to this it’s scary. A full value champion. 8-5-9-5-18 = 4.5

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (14637) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle @ CBC. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, thick, little liquorice, hop, medium sweet and medium bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (13737) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
750 from ericandersnavy. Pours very dark black/brown with a small fine bubbly dark tan/brown head. Aroma is very chili/veg over smooth burnt malt. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor shifts between burnt malt, chocolate and mild chile heat. B\ody seems to thicken with time. Vanilla comes out. My scalp sweats from capsaiscin. Pretty good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (13523) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2015 One of the best beers I’ve 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 don’t burn. I detect some licorice, chocolates, coffee, chilies, vanilla beans and a whirlwind of other flavors I can’t 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. - Original rating 6/18/2010 - 4.9

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (13163) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle from daknole shared by alexsdad06. Poured a reddish black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and spice aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark bittersweet and small pepper bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is another standout beer.


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