tderoeck (9029) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
18/II/2012 1Pt. 9.4Fl. Oz. bottle from De Hopduvel @ De Hopduvel - BB: n/a (2012-137) Thanks to BoBoChamp for sharing the bottle!
Dark brown soy sauce like fluid, no head, 2 or 3 bubbles, thick and oily. Aroma: vanilla, caramel, whiskey, alcohol, mocha to coffee, very powerful and overwhelming. MF: no carbon, full body, thick almost cloying texture. Taste: sweet caramel, vanilla, some tobacco, dark chocolate, mocha, little spicy. Aftertaste: mocha, coffee, sweet caramel, alcohol burning in the back of the throat. Pretty impressive stuff.
blipp (8742) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at RnH. Pours near black with a tan head. Huge bourbon and roasty aroma with some lighter notes of vanilla. The flavor starts with sweet bourbon and vanilla, follows with a little bit of chili pepper heat, and finishes with roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Very good.
b3shine (8560) - Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to oversized snifter (thanks hubsluvsbeer). Looks good; pitch black with thin lacing. Smells great; malty and boozy. Tastes great too; much like it smells. Nice on the palate too. Excellent stuff!
Ibrew2or3 (8458) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2010 Pours deep darkness with full mocha looking head. The aroma is amazing and comes up just shy of knee buckling. I get thick rich fudge chocolate rum cake, a thicket of vanilla, some oak, roasty malts and then a light amount of bourbon way in the back. I would be just fine tugging on this aroma all day. The taste begins with thick velvety dark chocolate and roasty to nearly burnt malts. It then quickly picks up fudge brownie, vanilla, some modest oak and a touch of earthiness to mingle with dark chocolate and roastiness. It ends with bourbon building to just beyond a noticeable level allowing for only a barely detectable sliver of chili heat (if I didn’t know it was in there I doubt I would have noticed it). Great mouth feel and lots and lots of yum.
Some samples I’ve had were in the barrel too long. As a consequence some of the tasty goodness of Hunaphu was over-run by boozy sweetness.4.7 goes to a 4.4
SudsMcDuff (8267) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml .. had in the lineup of big spenders .. . pours a deep brown black .. mild foam .. . light whiskey, charcoal, ash, and barrel .. . mild mouthfeel .. . good all around but the original is still stops .. . . colonneh
drowland (8127) - Georgia, USA - MAR 25, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had at the Hunahpu release party as a part of RBWG 2010. The pour is pure black with a nice and really dark brown head. The aroma is basically all wood, lots of oak, some bourbon characteristic, but not as much as I had hoped. The flavor is awesome, though, with plenty of bourbon and wood mixed with awesome stout characteristics including chocolate and coffee and a wonderful spicy finish as well. Love this stuff!
nimbleprop (7921) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some hype, but this really is a damn solid beer. Pours with a large tan head that stays over a deep, inky black body. Glass coating. Aroma is minerally, chocolaty, raisins, a nice burn (both alcohol and pepper heat), vanilla and some bourbon. Taste is vanilla, cinnamon, mexican mole, chocolate, dry bourbon and wood notes, mexican coffee, pepper burn, but the alcohol is well hidden on the flavor. Syrupy mouthfeel. Would go well with a chocolate chip cookie!
teorn88 (7611) - Rimini, ITALY - JAN 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
75cl bottle shared at Kenny’s 20K celebrations @Chriso’s, thanks to Kenny. It pours a deep dark brown color with a medium brown head. Aroma is big sweet bold boozy with a hell lot of bourbon vanilla chocolate molasses and raisins. Taste is crazy bold sweet with loads of coconut dark chocolate vanilla and rum. Medium to full bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, extremely intense
The_Osprey (7581) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Kenny’s supreme 20K tasting - many thanks to Ken for sharing this and the other special beers. As ’Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout - BBA’, green wax. Black, small foamy brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is spicy bourbon, red pepper, cinnamon, woody, oak, meaty soy sauce. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, bourbon coconut, cinnamon, a little chili, dry salty finish. Tastes pretty nice, if a bit sweet. Like a lot of American-style imperial stouts, the smell is a bit meaty and harsh. Overall, a nice one. Thanks for sharing Kenny!