thepatrickman (1457) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2017 joromiller (22) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Back log. Enjoyed at a tasting with some local beer buddies 2 weeks ago. Good Lord!! This was fantastic!! Tobacco on the front. Cinnamon, vanilla and pepper start to take over as it warms. Absolutely stellar beer.
Another one of the fabled, great imperial stouts that have spun their own mythology and everyone has to try at least once, or their beer nerd friends will think less of them. So, being a beer nerd with a fragile ego and some overly judgy friends, it was high time I tried this.joet (2646) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Not every beer in this category lives to the hype, but this certainly does. It gets every component just right. Even without the adjuncts, this would be a near-perfect stout. It's thick and full (although it holds back just enough not to be syrupy), and the flavors are a brilliant combination of chocolate, coffee, and a little bit of toasted/roasted grain. And then, on top of all of that, the adjuncts bring a smooth bit of vanilla, and some sweet and spicy heat, all of which compliments the base beer. Believe the hype!
Mayan mythology, Hun Hunahpu was the father of the Mayan hero twins Hunahpu and Xbalanque. Hun Hunahpu, along with his brother Vucub Hunahpu, was tricked by the Dark Lords of the underworld and slain. Hun Hunahpu’s corpse morphed into a cacao tree, his head becoming a cacao pod, which in typically awesome mythology fashion, spit upon the hand of a young maiden named Xiquic who promptly became pregnant with the hero twins. The twins would ultimately grow up to avenge their father and uncle and defeat the Dark Lords and ascend the heavens to become the moon and sun. We brew Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout once a year and release it only at the brewery. We will continue to do so until the end of the cycle. Released on the second Saturday in March at the brewery. blankboy (7788) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2017 [Draught at 'Beaus Oktoberfest 2017', Sep. 23] Pours black, oily looking, with an average size small frothy long-lasting light-brown head. Lovely aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some lactose, dark fruit, light hops, vanilla and more -- complex and lots there. Flavour: Oh wow! It's everything the aroma is along with hints of ginger and other spices that I did not expect to be there -- simply fantastic! Medium bodied. This definitely lives up to it's reputation and does not disappoint.
I can't believe I've never had this before! italianjohn (3228) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Black pour with a nice layer of brown head ..... Aroma is of cinnamon, cocoa, roasted malts, and silky chocolate, smells like your about to drink a mole stout .... Tastes of cocoa, sweet chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon, with a nice earthy very light spicy kick .... the body is full, very balanced, smooth .. mouthfeel is creamy, slick and oily .... the abv is hidden well and the flavors are intense ..... solid and highly drinkable .... finish has some bitterness with a great balance of cinnamon and cocoa The_Osprey (8722) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2017
September 2017 - Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza. As 'Cigar City Hunahpu's Imperial Stout'. Opaque black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is cinnamon-forward with some chocolate truffle, cinnamon-infused chocolate. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is again chocolate and cinnamon, earthy, spicy with some light booze showing up in the finish. Wasn't overly impressed with this straight from the keg, but it got a lot better as I hand-warmed it. (8-4-8-3-16=3.9)
nutjes (1189) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2017
75cl-fles op tasting bij Tjabbe. Merci! U: Zwart met een donkerbruine schuimkraag. G: Drop, geroosterd, chocolade, vanille en wat pepers. S: Zoet met een lichte moutbitterheid. Chilipeperig, vanille, chocolade en koffie. M: Volmondig, sticky en lichte carbonatie. moldovan9807 (467) - Oradea, ROMANIA - SEP 11, 2017
Draft at The Beavertown Extravaganza.Aroma of dark chocolate, intense molasses, cinnamon, vanilla, toasted coconut, little bit of pepper burn right in the back. Taste is intense:sweet chocolate,cocoa, cinnamon, dark chocolate, soy sauce, bitter coffee beans, not much pepper in there, near to perfection.excelent beskid (271) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2017 Draft at Mash, Barcelona. Aroma is chocolate, cinnamon, some vanilla. Taste is sweet, deep, texture is oily and creamy, a lot of cinnamon again, cocoa. The peppers scratch your throat in a nice way. I really want to try the barrel-aged version now. SirLimpsalot (4451) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2017
@ Brewskival 17-8-26: Veldig bra öl men stora mörka toner som först och främst bär pregl av krydda (kanel). Lång fyllig och fin eftesmak. Bra Samuel214 (1361) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2017
Brewskival, Fredag. Tjock, kolsvart krämig vätska med mörkt, krämigt brunt skum. Massor av fudge, kokos, choklad, riven mandel och mandelmassa. Stor, fyllig kropp. Bra med sötma och bra chilihetta utan att det tar över. Massor av kokos här med, lite fruktiga toner från chilin, vanilj, choklad och agavesirap. Lite "tropisk" feeling. Är egentligen inte särskilt förtjust varken i kokos eller chili i öl, men svårt att förneka att detta är väldigt välgjort, och maffigt!