chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (8075) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 (3576) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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 (12835) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
gn0sis (68) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 2011 release.. Extremely chocolatey, robust and bourbony..nice subtle dissipating tartness with a tinge of vanilla. Rich, dark fruitiness reminiscent of date and plum resonate. The Chile peppers are all but gone from the profile but there is an ever so slight hint of their remnants. Very tasty stuff, overall very pleased to have tried this one fresh.