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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11148) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle @ Fanø Slumber Party, 2012.
Pours deep black with a small, creamy, dark beige film head. Aroma has chocolate, is vinious, sweet, nutty and luscious vanilla. Medium carbonation, fat and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is fairly sweet, nutty, chocolate, roasted, vinious, pleasantly elegant. At the same time in my face and subdued. Very good despite the sweetness. Warming in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2009
12oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering–pours a slight off white ring and black color, which coats the glass as it moves-Exxon Valdez-esk. Aroma is sweet dark malt, dark fruit-cherry, vanilla, some spice, some smoky. Taste is sweet dark malt, dark fruit-cherry, vanilla, some spice/pepper, some smoky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11052) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2011
Black with a small light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, green peppers and chili. A vegetable and pepper note dominates the flavour, along with cloying sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10902) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012
Name: Hunahpu’s
Date: January 31, 2009
Mode: Cask
Source: Beerfest, ACAT
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: black, scant head
Aroma: dark roasted malt aroma, lots of earthyness, lots of spicyness
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, lots of spices, touch of hot pepper, dark caramel sweetness keeps it balanced, nice chocolate brought out by the sweetness, lots of complexity

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Hunahpu’s
Date: February 27, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Brewvival
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine brown head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet choclate aroma, light roast, dark caramel and vanilla sweetness
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, just a hint of the peppery spicyness, dark caramel sweetness, cedar adds a nice complexity

Name: Hunahpu’s
Date: May 08, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2010
a bit more intense in the bottle, pepper character is coming on stronger, strong chocolate keeps it balanced,

Name: Hunahpu’s
Date: June 19, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: brewery
Vintage: 2010
Score: 4.2 to 4.3
Appearance: pours as black and thick ink, dark brown head, thick and viscous with legs, globs of sudsy lace are too heavy to stick and slide back into the glass
Aroma: big sweet chocolate and roasted aroma, agressive pepper character blends wirh the spicy wood, vanilla sweetness
Flavor: sweet dark chocolate flavor, vanilla sweetness, lots of roasted, light spicyness from the chilis and wood, chili builds up as it warms towards the bottom of the bottle

Name: Hunahpu’s
Date: December 25, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2010
still one of the most complex imperial stouts with the dark chocolate balanced by the hop peppers,

Name: Hunahpu’s
Date: March 12, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
Vintage: 2010
picking up some sherry oxidation to balance the huge roast, mellow on the peppery character when side by side with the 2011

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 9/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **** /4

Name: Hunahpu’s
Date: March 12, 2011
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: solid black, fine brown head
Aroma: dark roasted aroma, nice pepper character, touch of sweetness balanced the roast and pepper
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of peppery character, bitter dark chocolate, good dose of hops

Name: Hunahpu’s
Date: April 17, 2011
Mode: bottle
Source: brewery
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: black, creamy brown head, drippy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma with a light peppery character
Flavor: splitting only half the peppers leaves the flavor a lot sweeter in the bottle bringing out more of a rich chocolate character, peppery spicyness is in the background
Overall: I like the extra pepperyness of the draft which use all split peppery, but the bottle version is great as well

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ***+ /4

Name: Hunahpu’s
Date: March 24, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Vintage: 2012
Appearance: black, fine tan head
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, chili pepper coming strough strong, rich chocolate
Body: huge body
Flavor: big rich chocolate flavor, lots of vanilla sweetness, balancing chili pepper, rich roasted, long pepper rinish

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 10/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 19/20
Rating: 4.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (10868) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (10826) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
CBC. Vintage 2012. Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is is quite sweet and rather biter.Dry and rather bitter finish. Smooth. 030513

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10764) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
pitch black, smooth dark brown head. chocolate,toffee,vanilla, wood. in the aroma. flavor is roastedgrains, toffee, chocolate, wood, strong cocoa flavor, tastes like an imp stout with lots of pure cocoa powder added.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10728) - Orange County, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10674) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2013 Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2012, London. Thanks to Ed - and Paul (if I recall correctly)! Pours deep brown-black with a thick, brown cream head. Aroma holds some lightly tangy dark malts, booze, heavy roast, some spice. Big sweet flavor, lots of dark malts, stinging alcohol, some dark fruits, raisins, tar, burnt wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish with dark baking cocoa, acidic coffee, booze, charred wood. It has a dry, vinous quality to it. It’s quite hot. Not overly sweet, which is nice. Very, very good. (4.2)

Bottle at The Stouts Tasting, London - thanks to Jack. Pours black-brown with a creamy, brown head. Rich dark malt nose, spices, dark chocolate. Big sweet flavor with oily chocolate, cinnamon and chili, dark char. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Hot finish with more oily, dark chocolate, light chili spice coconut, cinnamon, earthy bitterness, dark malts. Great stuff. (4.3)

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