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RATINGS: 832   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   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.


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4.2
   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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (900) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle ’14, tasted side by side with Dark Lord and Darkness. Pitch black pour with a small tan. Nose has vanilla, spices, cinnamon and some chocolate. Taste has light roast, some soy sauce, vanilla fudge, toasty nuts and dark dried fruits. My favourite of the three.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
popway (70) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pitch black pour with a finger head of brown Aromatic chili dark cocoa gourmet chocolate bar Poured in a snifter. The palate is thick and flavors of chocolate orange with a mild kick. Intriguing, unique. Goin this bottle solo is a bit much.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
arkurzynski (1631) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Deep black pour with orange tan head. Nose of dark chocolate, roast, cinnamon, vanilla, and coconut. Flavor is excellent. Dark chocolate shake with vanilla and cinnamon sticks. Lightly sweet with lingering cinnamon and trailing faint pepper. Thickish, but unbelievably drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3422) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Le liquide noir se répand comme une vieille huile. De belles jambes brunes et rouges foncées glissent sur la paroi de mon verre. La mousse foncée monte docilement mais ne reste pas bien longtemps. Le nez est complexe, riche, cohésif. Ça sent les épices, la réglisse, le biscotti aux amandes, les fruits enrobés de chocolat, la mélasse poivrée, la noix de coco vanillé, le café caramélisé, le tabac à pipe et j’en passe. La liste pourrait encore être bien longue. Des arômes de qualité supérieure puis-je me permettre d’affirmer. Ma bouche est certainement ravie. Les sucres résiduels sont importants mais habilement secoués par une petite chaleur d’alcool, par un piment bien dosé et par une attaque céréalière justement rôtie. Autant d’éléments intelligemment placés pour éviter une trop grande férocité sucrée. Au palais, le liquide est fortement musclé. La texture est presque sirupeuse et même parfois un peu trop lourde. En deuxième moitié de la dégustation, les commissures de mes lèvres restent légèrement collées. Les bulles fines et explosives me semblent être façonnées, enfin, je le pense, pour tenter d’éviter toute forme de suffocation. En finale, les notes pimentées chaudes et l’amertume noire viennent gratter le fond de ma gorge avec une certaine intensité. Une bouteille datée du 8 mars 2014. Très bonne bière qui ne semble pas être capable de totalement m’étonner.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gramity (1518) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
Pours as viscous as motor oil with a tan head with ruddy highlights. Smells like vanilla ice cream in a cocoa sauce spiked with red pepper. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, with a tinge of spiciness that hits the side of the tongue. Finishes long with a bite of the pepper with no hint as to the 11% alcohol bill. Loved it - my kind of beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (1001) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2015
750mL shared by disposable income Dan, thanks! Pours deep dark brown with a milk chocolate brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, roast. Flavor is amazing semi sweet chocolate, mild pepper, cinnamon in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2014 release. Opened 7/13/14. Thick black, quarter finger of fast dissipating dark chocolate head. Perfect cinnamon, and a touch of pepper on top of dark chocolate on the nose. One of the best smelling stouts I’ve ever had. Flavor is tons of great cinnamon, with a nice pepper skin/heat. Dark chocolate and roast espresso on the middle of the palate, and a finishing hear. So beautifully smooth, but also complex, and drinkable. A great balance of big flavors. In my top 3 stouts easy.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
makromaniak (141) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
heavily roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, cinnemon, peppers, herbs, chocolate and a bit of dark fruit. Amazing blends of tastes...just amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle shared by adnielsen during Christmas in Vail. Thanks Aaron! Pours a black color with tan head. Brownie, cinnamon, spicy peppers aromas. Spicy, chocolatey, fudge, cinnamon flavors. Some alcohol burn but it works with the spiciness. Fuck yeah

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crajun (1023) - , Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2014
bottle from trade a couple of years ago - aged for 2.5 - 3 years. might have been a shade too long. In addition to the great aromas of spices, wood, ash, chocolate there was a little vinous aroma. nice palate. Taste was ok, but not outstanding; didn’t live up to the hype for me - also didn’t take detailed notes as I drank this 2 weeks ago - would try again, but won’t seek out...


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