RATINGS: 1045   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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4.5
Svesse (11905) - 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 (121) - - 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!

4.5
ivolammers (215) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2021
UPDATED: APR 7, 2021 Borefts is begonnen.. Meteen geweldige start met deze Imperial Stout. Op Rate Beer 100 uit 100. Wow. Wordt een mooie dag! Met Remy B.

4.3
fkoolen (3499) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2021
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2021 Bottle at home, 2020 edition. Pitch black, big retention beige head. Cinnamon, chocolate, vegetable, chili with light heat, caramel. Good body, low carbonation.

4
mansquito (12824) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2020 Bottle from 2016. From weihenweizen at a share: pours black with a beige head. Aroma is spices and plenty of chocolate. Taste is cinnamon, some hot peppers, load of cocoa. Quite nice.

4
explosivedog (7935) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2020
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2020 Bottle, 2016 release, at share, thanks to mansquito. Pours black. Cinnamon, chocolate, super fruity, cherry, raspberry, plum, slight heat, dusty toast. Somewhat thin body for the style. Good.

4.1
Johnsense (2251) - - SEP 5, 2020
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2020 Near pitch black pour, smaller head, nonlace. Dark chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, roasted malt aroma. Lovely balance here, dark chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, wood, light tobacco, roasted malt. Thicker body.

4.7
Sask89 (555) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 13, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2020 2018 on tap. Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head. Aroma has noticeable cinnamon and cayenne pepper scents with slight chocolate notes. Taste is dry with a nice sweet and bitter balance; quite nice. Full body, nice carbonation, and somewhat creamy on the palate. Excellent beer in every respect.

3.9
tfontana (3743) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 13, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2020 Bottle (3/14/15) pour courtesy of trade with Johnnniee--thanks, John! Appearance is opaque black with dark brown sheen across the top with finger-width reddish-light brown, crackling fizzy head with poor retention and no lacing. Aroma is strong malt, milder chiles, vanilla and cinnamon. Taste is strong malt and chili spice, late cinnamon, vanilla and mildest cacao. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth texture, pleasant heat (chile? alcohol?), soft carbonation and finish as taste. Overall, a somewhat surprising amount of chili spice and heat given the age--have recent experience with chile adjuncts withering after a year--but think, as good as this is, that it would be better fresher as something seems a little bit off. Am guessing this would be a bit more decadent fresher. However, I'm psyched to have had this at least once--thanks again, John--but would relish the opportunity to try again.

4.4
coachd (2362) - O'Fallon, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2019
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2019 Very good. There are many beers that are copying this formula of peppers, cinnamon and chocolate; this is one of the better ones.


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