daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pours black as hell with a typical reddish brown head. Flavors are incredible. Peppers, cinnamon, bourbon, brandy, vanilla, cocoa...just wicked shit. Fuck yeah. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Dark brown, nearly black pour with a tan head. Aroma is brandy, spice, chocolate and taste is brandy, chocolate, peppery goodness. So very awesome, one of the best beers I’ve ever had! rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Timmy coming through in the clutch! Sludge black pour with a thick brown head. Aroma is heaven, deep thick fudge, coconut, vanilla roasted malts and coffee. Flavor is similar all the way throughout. Transcendent, absolutely incredible. Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2014
At jacob’s with group. Pour is black with faint lacing. Aroma is sweet complex bourbon/brandy, big delicious roasted malt, cream brule. Taste is phenomenal, complex malt, some cinnamon spice. It is hard to describe, it reminds me of rare, has a beautiful unique sweet booze note in there, so savory and so good. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2014
750ml bottle, via trade. pour is marvelous. oil slick, syrupy, jet black that sits still in the glass capped by a thin ring of rusty head. aroma is sublime with huge dark chocolate, coffee, smoked peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, and dark rum. flavor follows suit with subtle, toasted oak, bourbon, and mild pepper heat showing their presence along with dark fruits, cinnamon apples, and chocolate cake. palate is simply perfect with silky carbonation, coating mouthfeel, and lingering finish of cocoa, wood, and spices. overall, just another perfect iteration of Hunahpu’s.
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Huge thanks to the local group for sharing this with me. Pours deep black, very dense. Very little head on the pour but still looks awesome. Aroma is ridiculously good. Can smell it from a couple feet away. Apple brandy, chocolate chip cookies, berries, vanilla, cinnamon, soy, and marshmallow. Tastes just as incredible as the aroma. Apple brandy, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, chocolate syrup, cinnamon, light smokey peppers, and a hint of dried dark fruit. Perfect mouthfeel as well. Very low carbonation makes this extremely smooth and allows the huge flavors to stand out. I’ve had a couple days to think about this beer and I’m convinced it’s the best beer I’ve ever had. My first perfect 5. I would trade many bottles in my cellar to get another one of these. MeerkatTampa (23) - New Port Richey, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2014
I’m not sure what to say here. This is the second-best liquid I’ve tasted to date (the best being a 40 yo scotch). The liquor is well balanced and smooth. The spice comes through perfectly. The color is black, but only because I have no words to describe the next shade darker than black. Savor every drop that you can if you are lucky enough to come by this. Alengrin (5639) - BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2017 Courtesy of Martinus at Leuven Innovation Beer Festival the first time I had this, big thanks for this one. Almost no head, some loose beige bubbles which quickly disappear (probably because this precious bottle has been opened and resealed over and over again), colour a very dark burgundy, near black. Absolutely wonderful aroma of infinite complexity: a strong perfume of noble chocolate, vanilla, coconut, cinnamon, hint of dried soft chili pepper, espresso, soy sauce, bayleaf, candied dates, old port and old sherry, marzipan, banana liqueur... Truly incredible. Taste is equally amazing, a symphony of candied fruits, slight salty soy sauce accents, sweet marzipan and ’Bounty’ candy coconut plus chocolate, caramel and tons of chocolate fondant, all playing in a thick, heavy, profound texture; finish has more bitter chocolate and fine coffee in store, enriched with a vinous, warming alcohol effect of the finest brandy or single malt you can find, still a very faint hint of chili and peppery hops drying a bit and leaving you flabbergastered as if you just swallowed the most precious liquid ever made. This belongs to the most complex, most rewarding and most satisfying things I ever tasted. I felt privileged enough being able to taste this whale the first time, but I had double luck in encountering it (from a younger and later batch) a second time at B.U.M.B.A. yesterday - this time adorned with a moussy, pale beige head and with a somewhat 'fresher' aroma, which was so incredibly stunning that I have no choice but to grant this a perfect score. I cannot honestly see how a stout, or any top-fermented beer for that matter, could get any better than this... wsnich (27) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
2nd best beer of all time. Not sure what else I could say that hasnt been said already except this: POUR SOME OVER VANILLA ICE CREAM. You’ll thank me. ebone1988 (2080) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2015 Sample at Funvitational. Aroma is rum barrel, cinnamon, chilies, vanilla, chocolate. Appearance is thick, black, brown head. Taste is cinnamon, sweet rum, nutmeg, chilies, cookies, sex, wow. Mouthfeel is perfect, a touch of heat and thick with little carbonation. Overall, move over Proprietor’s 2014. Enter my perfect beer.