Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2012
750ml bottle via trade with omegax - HUGE thanks, Jordan!
Pitch black brew with tons of tan head. Big time roasted and chocolate aromas with some earthy chiles, vanilla, and spices. Lots of cinnamon up front balanced by flavors of fudge and vanilla with a near perfect amount of heat from the chilis on the back end. I love it when beers live up to their hype! Hector82 (10) - USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bought a case at Hunahpu Day.. Love that chili/chocolate combo. Comparing this to the Dark Lord, I would give it the leg up(unless you are aging). Dark lord was too syrupy and sweet and almost too overpowering with vanilla. Both are great stouts, but for my tongue, Hunahpu wins. BigSound (196) - New York, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pours thick and black with an equally thick tan head that lasts a good minute before receding to a colar that leaves some killer lacing.
The aroma is great, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and cinnamon.
I taste coffee, choclate, cinnamon, vanilla, with heat from the chillies sneaking in at the end.
Big syrupy mouth feel, very full body, low carbonation.
Yum! alex4r (82) - - MAR 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2012 This is a an impressive specimen. Pours a thick black sludge; looks like Cuban coffee with a beautiful tan head that lingers slightly. The aromas hit you with a blissful reminder of how excellent an imperial stout can be. Right off the bat you get chocolate, cinnamon, brown sugar and coffee. The taste is a flowing river of constantly evolving notes. Vanilla , a little bit of heat , cinnamon , chocolate, toffee, and sticky syrupy molasses. This is a full bodied expedition which will force you to evaluate and rethink your purpose in life. This is verbose and I will not apologize. Tried this again last night and yeah this is the best imperial stout I’ve had, better than dark lord. robertjm (892) - Albany, California, USA - MAR 14, 2012
(trade w/mcGrupp612) 750ml btl - Pours a VERY dark tight foam head. Lasted about two minutes in the glass before falling. Body is pretty much black as sin. Aromas of toffe and chocolate. Some smoke aroma from the ancho. Mouthfeel like motor oil. Flavor is stunning!! Lots of molases and dark brown sugars. Dark fruits. Smoke from the peppers blends well with he other ingredients. Shows up on pallete IF you know what you’re looking for. If I smoked I could see sitting back with a big maduro, waxing about the news of the day, sitting on the plantaion veranda!!
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2012
Sampled at Trail Magic release party. Pours brownish black with quick tan head. The aroma is raisin and molasses, walnut, and vanilla. The flavor is lots of vanilla and raisin. Quite sweet altogether. The finish is nutty with some interesting spice notes and a lingering sweet aftertaste. I don’t pick up the peppers really, but get vanilla more than anything. beerme212 (3) - brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012 does not count
Had 2012 brew on tap at Hunahpu day. Was absolutely fantastic. this is easily one of the top three beers I have ever had. The aroma of this beer is amazing (vanilla, cinnamon, choc, etc.). I was surprised at how smooth this beer goes down for such a heavy stout. I am not a big stout drinker ( more of a hophead) but this beer is definitely worth the hype. Even if you are not a fan of stouts, you should give this brew a try if you ever get the chance because this beer is too good to pass up. changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2012
It’s kind of ridiculous it took me this long to rate this beer. 2012 Hunahpu on tap at Hunahpu Day. Black with a creamy frothy brown head on top. I don’t really pick up a ton of chili pepper in the scent. Lots of mocha, dark chocolate, and light vanilla, however, with some ash as well. The flavor is completely different. Tons of cinnamon and chili pepper heat mixes with smooth mocha, sweet vanilla bean, and some caramel notes. Finishes somewhat dry with ashy bitterness. Big beer. Very very interesting stuff and quite good. Incredibly silky smooth considering the sharp flavors. It’s amazing how the ingredients all come together when I didn’t get all that complexity in the aroma. cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
jet black, dark tan head. aroma is spicy, lots of chillies and peppers, toffee, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, taste starts spicy, cinnamon, prunes, toffee, chocolate, coffee, great thick texture, outstanding beer OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Hell, it’s about time. Draft at CCB. 2012 batch. Nose is loads of cinnamon and chocolate. A hint of vanilla and roast round this one out to make it quite pleasing. I like how you can easily identify each element of flavor/aroma to this beer. Pour is jet black with that dark khaki head. Stains the glass...almost permanently haha. Taste wise this one is loaded with more cinnamon and vanilla flavors. Earthiness probably from the chiles. Lots of nice chocolate and roast. Good stuff and very well rounded. One of the beers that deserves hype.