RATINGS: 1053   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale with Cacao Nibs, Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Ancho and Pasilla Chiles added.
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.
Extremely dark in color with a brown head with notes of big notes of chocolate and espresso, moderate notes of vanilla and cinnamon and mild notes of tobacco and chilis. Flavor opens with a big blast of chocolate and moderate espresso with notes of dark toffee and interjecting notes of vanilla with lingering hints of cinnamon and tobacco and chili notes with a mild scoville heat in the finish.

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4.1
DWestrick (2440) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2023
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2023 sampled at Tampa Bay Beer Festival - another long time waiting to try beer - excellent imperial stout - lovely.

5
colui72 (4897) - Sassari, ITALY - FEB 16, 2023
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2023 A beautiful potion, 2019 edition. Smooth and creamy pour, thick, moderate sweetness, roasty bitterness, chocolate, coconut, cinnamon, chili. Intense, rich, delicious. Perfect.

4.2
Zymurgeist2 (4894) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 31, 2022
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2022 Can from March 12, 2022. Aroma is overt cinnamon and semi-sweet chocolate. Faint chili. Also, the cinnamon fades away in the middle of the palate and comes back at the end. Oily black with moderate brown head that fades away to a collar. Flavor is chocolate, coffee and cinnamon showing to the front with the pepper nicely in the distance. Slight roast aroma as it warms. Flavor shows dark fruit and roast as well. Thick, semi-viscous mouthfeel. Moderate alcohol burn.

3.7
ClarkVV (13401) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2022
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2023 750mL bottled 2/26/21, drunk 11/21/22, thanks Chalameuax! Undetermined clarity, dark mahogany with deep burgundy highlights in the light. Medium-sized, tan head shows moderate retention. Nose is beautiful and well-aged. None of the unfermented sugars and syrupy fudge that so many stouts have these days. The adjuncts are done incredibly tastefully, as well with none of it jumping out or dominating. Dark chocolate, vanilla, moderate roast and ample sweet caramel from the malt with no alcohol, even after warming. Everything melds together so well and it's shocking to me that this is a mere 21 months in bottle. Drinks like it's homogenized for 5 years. Soft, malty, rich and yet wonderfully attenuated. Near-perfect balance giving appropriately chewy, luxurious textures with no syrupy sweetness or any fatiguing sugar on the finish. Cinnamon spiciness helps balance and vanilla is soft and flavorful. Nothing jumps out and this is a study in balance and finesse. Through all that, it's still pleasingly rich and satisfying. No alcohol whatsoever. Pretty crazy that I never got on the Cigar City train - just missed the boat. Glad to finally try this and I see now why Cigar City hit it big. Hard to believe they've created this much depth, complexity and balance without barrel aging. This puts many barrel aged stouts to shame, which is impressive. 9/4/9/5/19 2018 bottle drunk 2023. 3 years older than the sublime 2021 bottle I had recently and just a mess of cinnamon and other overdone adjunct. Thin flavors and textures with unrefined sugariness. So bad that it got dumped immediately. Wow, what's with the consistency issues with this beer?? 8/4/5/3/9

4
bergstaden (7787) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2022
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2022 Black with a brown head - Malt and spicy pepper aroma - Malt body with spicy pepper and cinnamon - The dark malts with spicy pepper goes into the finish - This was good

4.2
ChrisOfstad (7895) - Hamar, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2022
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2022 0,75 litre Bottle, at a bottleshare. Dark brown with little head. Roasted malts, cinnamon, vanilla, sweetness, peppers, some bitterness.

4.3
DJMonarch (15202) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2022
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2022 From the Bottle at Chris O's Pre-GBBF Shindig 04/08/2012 Big hop aroma. Pink beige head. Black very strong in alcohol smooth on the palate fruity and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a warming coffee and chocolate finish.

4.1
NordicV (4867) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2022
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2022 Fat @ Malmö Brewing Taproom. Svart öl med ett lättare beige skum. Doft och smak av rostad malt, kaffe, mörk choklad, vanilj och balanserade chilitoner.

4.5
Svesse (14192) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2021
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2021 (Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, 21 Oct 2021. Vintage 2019) Black colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of dark chocolate, milky coffee, vanilla, coconut and cinnamon. Malty, roasted, vinous taste with black coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, rum, vanilla, coconut, a touch of chilli and a generous roasty bitterness in a warming finish. Full body, quite sweet. Rich, powerful and still in excellent balance. Lovely stuff!

4.6
solar (185) - - JUL 17, 2021
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2021 Shared by a friend with me. Vintage 2017 consumed 7/16/21. Pours almost black with brown head that stays around a little while. Very powerful nose of dark fruit, figs, raisin, a bit of alcohol and spice. Could smell this for an hour. Taste is monumental with additional notes of anise, dark chocolate, vanilla, dark cherry, rum raisin, tobacco chew, leather and soft chili bite. Thick mouthfeel. Never overpowering. As it warms, prune juice and tobacco flavors make a complex appearance. Finish is long and complex and evolves like a story on the palette. Each sip is slightly different and demands attention... a conversation stopper. Hunahpu's must be savored, not consumed quickly. This beverage almost transcends the beer genre and is better described as more a kind of fermented elixir (as opposed to distilled spirits) than an imperial stout. It doesn't get much better than this! World class impie! YUM!


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