sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2011
Entering old rates. Draft @ CCB Hunahpu release 2010. Noire huile de moteur, mousse épaisse moka/acajou deux doigts. Arôme donne bien l’aspect des piments se mélangeant avec la vanille et les morceaux de cacao laissant une impression légère de malt fumé. Palais est épais, chocolaté avec les piments qui donnent juste assez d’épice sans pour cela prendre le dessus sur l’expérience. Cette bière arrive à une nouvelle dimension avec le bourbon qui est frais boozy et réchauffant. Le tout reste un peu lourd sur le chocolat, note de café, soyeuse en bouche chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
bottle... oily black, very thin light tan ring... the aroma is a touch hot, bourbon, wood, char, sweet vanilla note opens as it warms... pretty flat and boring taste, almost devoid of malt, char and oak, weak watery bourbon finish nimbleprop (8378) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Sampled at the DC Ratebeer Gathering. 750ml bottle pours an oily, opaque black with some red, fading head. Big spicy, chili aroma, raisins, ancho chili, cherries, dark mexican chocolate, black pepper, vanilla, coconut. Flavor of brown sugar, molasses, raisins, chili peppers, tons of chocolate, dried cherries, malts, light coffee, cracked peppercorns. Full bodied finish although extremely smooth. I was very skeptical of this but it lived up to the hype. craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Huge thanks to GT2 for this one! Black as night pour; looks like motor oil. Dark brown head. The nose holds chipotle pepper, mocha, cayenne, and chocolate. The flavor brings absolutely monstrous chocolate truffle, fudge brownie, molasses, and more of that light capsaicin spice. Also a touch of bitter roast in there. Decadent, smooth mouthfeel. Awesome. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2011
750mL green wax 2011 release. Rating #3000 on this site. Pours an expected used motoroil jet black with Martian red bubbles ascending into quite the thick, black looking head. Decent retention. Looks hilarious but the same as almost all Zhukov interpretations. Tawny, cellary nose with cinnamon apple and baked apples. Pretty obvious acetaldehyde like the Virgin Oak Hunahpu. Taste is woody, very bitter, rich, earthy, acidic coffee, very muted peppers. Great oily mouthfeel- wildly thick. Rich and tart in the finish with a lot of bitterness to back. Pretty good.
Drake (13728) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle shared by GT2. I’ve never had regular Hunahpu’s, so why not start with barrel aged version? Pours a rich inky, oily black. Thin dark coffee colored head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, rich chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, coffee, wood and peppery notes. Full bodied. Lingering spiciness. Very nice. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2011
black motor oil out of the bottle, glop glop glop. Head is standard brick red/brown, large bubbles fading to a ring. Nose is heavy sugar, marshmallow, heavy cocoa. Flavor is soft, cocoa, light pepper, moderately chalky in the sweet, brownie finish. This trend is past poor now, just boring really. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 Bottle. Thanks to Matlzilla for sharing this one. Boozy/bourbon nose. Joan Jett black pour with a chocolate head. Thick, chewy, robust, lots of mellow bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, and heat from the peppers. Fan-freakin-tastic....... oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Thanks GT! Uber black pour with a dark brown head- darker than most beer in fact. Lots of spicy pepper notes, vanilla bourbon, peppery chocolate, cayenne, and cocoa nib. Super smooth and supple palate with silky carbonation, epic viscosity, and capsaicin spiciness. BeerandBlues2 (13308) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle shared by GT2. Pours opaque with a medium, fizzy dark brown head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate, and coffee malt, light spicy peppers, prunes, raisins, and dates, light bourbon and oak. Flavor is moderate roast malt, spicy peppers, bourbon, vanilla, and oak, caramel and cookie malt, coffee notes, light alcohol, and a dry finish. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation.