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RATINGS: 737   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 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 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Cask at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. Pour almost completely black with a bubbly mocha head that doesn’t stick around too long. Well I knew I was in for an interesting beer when I got my first whiff. It has the typical dark chocolate malts with some hints of dark fruit and vanilla, but there was an interesting spiciness with some cinnamon and tobacco as well. Interesting. The taste was just as interesting, if not more so. All of the above flavors were there, with chocolate malts and some vanilla along with dark fruit sweetness. But it’s the finish that was the most intriguing with a spiciness from the chilies that actually melded pretty well with the underlying stout. The mouthfeel was pretty full bodied with low carbonation and a tingly spiciness throughout. This may not have been my favorite at the ACAT, but it was definitely the most distinctive beer that I tasted. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
My 14,900th rating. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, chili, and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, soy sauce, alcohol, chocolate, and chili, leading to a dry roasted finish. The alcohol leaves a burn in the mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2010
[Bottle] shared by tytoanderso. Counter-pressure filled Bierkraft bomber pours inky black with a moderate super dark brown head that gradually dissipates into a few soapy bubbles. Aroma has a definite pepper presence, dark chocolate, roasty malts, French press coffee and some fresh coffee beans. Flavor is really strange and unique. Chalky and astringent bittersweet roasted malts, lots of spicy pepper, lots of dusty chocolate and cocoa powder, alcohol is slightly noticeable. The pepper is really interesting – lightly green but smoky and earthy overall with a light actual spiciness that really builds as I drink it. I don’t get much for cinnamon or vanilla, but it doesn’t matter too much. Long super astringent and bittersweet finish. Unique beer and one that I’m happy to have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2010
8oz pour at the RnH event. Poured was a deep black with a thick beige head. Roasted malts, tobacco, cocoa, coffee in the nose. Taste is tobacco, vanilla, cocoa, ash, roasted malts. .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2010
750ml bottle pours an oily, opaque black with a thin, creamy, brownish red head. Aroma has raisins, dried chiles which some thought smelled like figs, brown sugar, some like spice. Flavor is big on the raisin, fig, dried dark chile, brown sugar, spices, a touch of earthiness, light tobacco, pears, peach, dried cherries, and the cinnamon comes out when the beer comes up to room temperature. The chile throws a lasting tinge of spice in the back of your throat. There’s also a lasting sweetness and a little dryness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
satan165 (1018) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
saved approximately half of a 750 which spontaneously cracked in my cellar weeks after its safe return from tampa. served at cellar temp. still a few wisps of lace laid about the top of the beers surface, otherwise expected opaque pour with seemingly zero lacing. aroma is devoid of booze even completely unchilled. cornucopia of aromas speak to me: raspberry, grape and big organic earthy note similar to tobacco. chocolate is the star, this stuff like like glue and motor oil mixed, the glass is filthy and the lip is super sticky. chocolate is the most tantalizingly sweet example i’ve ever sampled until its gone and your mucky palate notices not the burn but the actual flavor of the chilies lingering on the roof of the mouth. a second bottle (which was still intact at last check) is currently cellared off premises but assuming it has and continues to survive a proper sample will amend this rating in a few weeks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbone78 (42) - Panama City Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2010
Poured Black like the stallion of midnight and stuff. I noticed a light tan fizz on top that disappeared fast, like Grease Lightning. Smelled different not like the uncle you rarely see, but more like a Mexican pinata before it is filled, not really but it sounds fun. I guess the smells are from the chiles? The taste is blended nicely with hints of nutmeg or cinnamon, chocolate (unsweet), the blend of chiles and finishes quite dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2010
Big thanks to ericandersnavy for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a inky black color with a brown, small head. The beer is oily and coats the sides of the glass. The aroma is roasted and burnt malt with dark fruit. The flavor is cinnamon, dark fruit, roasted/burnt malt, semi-sweet chocolate and pepper. The mouthfeel and thick and chewy and the carbonation is pretty low.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, dark brown motor oil in color with long inky mercurichrome legs, aroma has cinnamon, chocolate, roasty malts, flavors of cinnamon, spicy thai chili, cocoa, chocolate, thinnish mouthfeel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8212) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2010
22 oz bomber from Bierkraft. Very, very thick, sticky pitch black pour topped by a deep, dark brown creamy mousse. The nose is absolutely loaded with rich cocoa and chocolate. Thick and unctuous palate that is sticky, slick and palate coating. There is just a kiss of chile flavour with lots of chile heat and a fairly pronounced cinnamon character on the back of all the big roastiness. Warming brings more cinnamon and cocoa to the front and also lends a molasses character to the beer as well. The ancho really comes up as well and the warm woodiness of the cinnamon starts to stick around and the beer comes together much better than it does when it’s cooler. Rich and sticky and a very unique beer.

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