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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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 18/20
kp (10884) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2010
22oz bottle from a growler. Shared by Adam. Huge thanks.... Pours an oily black with a nice thin tan head... Aroma of smoke and ash, some added roast... Flavor is really lush and smooth with smoky chocolate alongside a mild degree of chili pepper heat that lasts long through the finish. Really smooth and velvety.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SrSilliGose (3319) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
First beer at the chicagoland ratebeer tasting. 22 oz bottle graciously shared by Flssmrbrewalum. Thanks again Adam for putting this tasting together- I had a great time.

Pours a deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of coffee, molasses, vanilla, dough, and smoked meat. Off to a good start! Flavor comes through with a nice flowing tabacco, hot pepper (seemed more like jalapenos than chili peppers,) roast, and cocoa. The hot pepper gives a nice complimentary bite to this. Doesn’t overpower or take away from the other attributes of the beer- like rogue chipolte ale, for instance. Nice body, sticky mouthfeel. Pretty solid all around and tasty fo sho. A great, complex stout where the heat and smoke work great together making this a very different beer from regular zhukov. I enjoyed both regular zhukov and this quite a bit, but, if both were readily available, I could see myself drinking the original zhukov on a more regular basis. Likely goes great with a cigar. Thanks again adam for sharing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 Bottle. Poured an opaque brown color with a tan head and oily legs. Aroma of milk chocolate, cinnamon/nutmeg, brown sugar, spice, and sun flower seeds. Roasty spiced flavor. Chocolatey. Medium bodied and silky on the tongue.

Tap @ Rattle n’ Hum. Poured black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with cocoa and mild notes of coffee. Light alcohol and ash. The flavor was of dry roasted malt with a mild roasted bitterness. Light side of medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (3399) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 March 2014: Vertical kindly shared by Lance up at Proof (dude, thanks). Very interesting to try these side by side: ( ’11 - musty, 1st); (’12 - 4th, easily worst); (’13 - soy - 3rd); (’14 - 2nd close to 11); Original Rate 3/11/2010: My first run at this - going to the bottle release tomorrow - this one on tap at the dubliner. I’ve had the Zhukovs and this is a fair bit different. I’ll give a more proper rate soon, but this is my initial impression score. ReRate: had this a few times now and this is my last bottle from the release party at the brewery. Giant aroma of cocoa, coffee, peppers and vanilla. Rich tastes of dark chocolate, burnt coffee, wood, vanilla, tobacco and the peppers. This is a complex brew for sure. Finishes up slightly sour - but still dominated by the ashy bitter and pepper tastes. It’s an interesting experience for sure. I love the Zhukov because it’s so drinkable and complex. This is much more of a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chilies, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavor of licorice, roasted malt, chocolate, earth, anise, cinnamon, caramel, and chilies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3543) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2010
25.4 oz bottle. Dark brown with a creamy tan haze. Brown stains remain on the glass with lacy specks. Nose is dark chocolate, black olive, fudgy coffee and vanilla with spicy hints. Full body; chalky, almost gritty, with a mild buzz. Taste is huge chocolate, cinnamon, licorice and vanilla with toasted coconut coming through in the finish. Subtle chilis with a bit of heat coming out long after. Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bvc (1180) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
750ml capped straight from Tampa...with the best titty bars in the nation!...via ibrew; thanks man! Fuck me!...the nose is killer and this isn’t a style that I really seek out and I’m not talking about impy stout, cause this should be a spiced/herb...but, at any rate. Big bitter 70%+ black cocoa with light yet perfect cinnamon and pepper spice. All of this goin on in the flavor and I love this. This is the best CCB beer ever!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirdeye11 (5780) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
(750ml bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) jet black pour that coats the glass with deep brown hues, no bubbles. Nose of olives, spicy chiles, fudge and dark chocolate. Taste of vanilla, light chile heat, fudge, semi-sweet chocolate, graham crackers, tobacco, cinnamon with a thick, creamy, spicy finish. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (5485) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Bottle sample at DLD 2010 shared by Bobby from Cleveland. Pours pitch black with a medium brown chocolate milk head. Roasty aroma with dark fruits and plenty of chocolate. Roasty and chocolatey flavor with dark fruit and a bitter spicy finish.

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