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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 Hunahpuís 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 Hunahpuís 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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Draft at Caponeís 6/5/10. Pours very deep brown, capped with a moderate sized brown head. Aroma of roasted chocolate malt and coffee up front with some vanilla highlights in the background. Flavor begins with chocolate, espresso, and vanilla in the forefront. Some green chili in the background adds really nice complexity. Coffee lingers, with some nice support from the vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2010
(Pour thanks to Nick!). Pours black with milk chocolate milk head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, light chili pepper. Taste is sweet with some roasty bitterness. Full bodied with creamy/sticky texture. Finish is roasty bitter but smooth. Dark chocolate and some vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 Had this on tap at Cigar City early in the afternoon right after I got my ticket to buy the bottles. A: Pours a very viscous dark, dark brown with a very nice tan head with plenty of lacing. S: Whoa, lots going on here. Everything is almost overpowering, yet fits so well together. Lots of chocolate up front, followed by more subtle hints of roasted malt, vanilla, roasted chilis, and cinnamon. T: Even better than the nose. Right up there with the absolute best imperial stouts Iíd had; definitely top three. All thatís there in the nose is there with the first sip, and the complexity of this beer only improves with each sip as it gets a bit warmer. The chocolate is definitely the base, and the light touches of cinnamon, vanilla, and chili peppers are fantastic and make this such a well-rounded beer. M: Very thick and huge. Nice and chewy, yet incredibly smooth. Fairly low carbonation, but entirely appropriate. No alcohol heat. D: Insane. Each sip brings forth new nuances. I spent less than 16 hours in Tampa, waking up a 3:00am on consecutive days for early flights (one of which didnít pan out), and if I hadnít gotten bottles, Iíd still be supremely happy and thought the whole trip worth it. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 03-13-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle - thanks Dave. The pour is what I love in an impy; silky dark brown, near black and two fingers of creamy brown head. Looks delicious. Nose is roasty, chocolate, and espresso. Mouthful is silky and smooth, slightly oily. Taste is rich with the chocolate, dry roast, slightly smokey, and I just ever so slight sense the chili peppers hit the back of my tongue. Seamless transition of flavors. Thick sheets of sticky brown lacing. Badass brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sigma23 (380) - , Maine, USA - JAN 3, 2011
first batch opened on my new years beer bash. Pours pitch black with small tan head. Aroma is explosive with sweet chocolate and a earthy tone lending to coffee. Drinks with coffee and sweet chocolate upfront with that earthy note im assuming from the peppers. Vanilla is faintly noticeable on the back end and finishing again with semi sweet chocolate and day old coffee. very nice beer but I think the peppers are throwing me off on putting this in my top 5 stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10998) - 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13976) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle at Plovmandís - Thanks. Pitch black - big brown head. Chocolate, cocoa, sweetness, cocoa-powder, dusty, licorice, coconut notes, smokey notes, nice hoppy, high sweetness. Lovely fullbodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anker (723) - HillerÝd, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle at plovmand tasting. Pours pitch black with a dens creamy firm black head. Aroma is very nice, sweet and roasted, with notes of caramel, roasted malt, vanilla, liquorice and coconut. Aroma is soy, roasted malt, caramel, bitter coffee, tobacco and dark chocolate with a hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MadIndian (2499) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Growler gift from Southern Johnny. I heard alot about this one and I was not dissapointed. Black pour with reddish hue, aroma of coffee, vanilla bean and wood. A chocolate, cinnamon taste that finishes smooth but mildly peppery. Vert Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
radioscooter (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
This one has some hype to live up to. Pours dead black with the most amazing cocoa head ever. Smell is a bit off-putting. Nothing inviting here, bitter, dark hops and/or cacao. Taste is COMPLEX. Getting cacao beans, and a healthy cinnamon burn which is amazing. Coffee roast coming through as well. Not getting a ton of vanilla. Did I mention Cinnamon and chile burn? Wow, this is a wonderful taste. I love cinnamon and chocolate combined and this is the best of all worlds - Cinnamon, chocolate and BEER! But it works. This reminds me of the descriptions of ancient Aztec hot chocolate drinks back when the cacao bean wasnít the invention of Milton Hershey. Not much else to say. Not going to be a favorite if you donít like new things. :) I love this - though I canít see drinking it all night.

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