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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 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 (3311) - 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 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 (5776) - 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 (5454) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2010
So, the Hunahpu has arrived. Bottle shared by Eric. Pours a black color with one of those wonderful dark brown heads that always foretell good things to come. The aroma was mostly sweet cocoa, chocolate, rich vanilla, slight spices. The taste was very nice; mostly upfront with huge blasts of cocoa, rich and heavy chocolaty goodness. A tingle of warm is throughout, but it is not from the alcohol but burns slightly in the throat from the pepper. Nice addition. Nothing overdone. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (1124) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2010
Thanks to Andy. Excellent on the palete. Incredibly smooth. No nonsense high abv imperial stout. Nice smokey raunchbier style and subtle, chocolate aroma. Great smooth, fruity, herbal texture, soo smooth. Caramel body, chocolate, roasted malts and leather. A really solid brew. This is a big beer. Enjoy, in good measurements! Cheers Andy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 24, 2010
750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 - I actually got to try this a couple weeks when Dak brought a bottle down to my BBQ. I wasn’t worried about rating it since I had a bottle in the back fridge. It was really good that day. Now, I’m cracking open the 750 to drink all by myself. It pours a solid black color with a small brown head. After a good swirl, light spotty lacing is left behind along with a fine tan film left after the swirl. Aroma is roasted malt, light chocolate and coffee, dark esters, and a touch of vegetables. Flavor is sweet chocolate, roasted malt, esters, and light spice. Can’t detect the vanilla. Finish is roasted chocolate that leaves the lips smackin’. Medium to full body. A pretty damn nice beer. Thanks Dak and Jason.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2011 Thanks Kevin for sharing this! A- Body is thick and solid motor oil black. Pours with a 1 finger foamy dark brown head that has good retention and some lacing is left behind in the glass. S- Awesome, exceptional, and unexpected for an imperial stout. The highlight is a huge spiciness-hot pepper and a hint of cinnamon. This is really in balance with rich bittersweet dark chocolate, anise and licorice. T- Upfront is an accent of spiciness over prominent roasted malt and rich dark chocolate. Some anise is in the background. The finish is quite smooth and adds a hint of vanilla sweetness. A slight alcohol heat lingers. P- Medium carbonation with a smooth, syrupy, and exceptionally smooth and creamy body. O- I am very impressed with this brew. Has to be one of my top stouts. I love the addition of cinnamon and hot pepper and think it compliments the stout qualities very well. Would love to have this one again! Serving type: bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2011 Dark as can be with a slight very dark tan head. Smells of dark chocolate, coffee, and some sort of spice. The first taste is very different than any other Imperial Stout I have ever had. The taste is the usual IS bittersweet chocolate and coffee but then proceed with a spice taste. Also has a nice hop profile to it. Medium heavy mouthfeel with a nice level of carbonation. Overall, this is an excellent beer that I could drink anytime! Curious to see what some time on a bottle will do for it.

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