callmemickey (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2010superspak (5504) - Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 A: Deep black with only the slightest hints of light poking through the edges. Not too impressive of a head... tiny khaki cap, with modest retention. Dissolves to a tight ring around the edges. An occasional wisp of lacing left on the glass.
S: Roasted malt, bitter chocolate and a bit of vanilla. Nothing unusual and certainly not a fair indication of the flavor just around the bend.
T: Bam... this was one of the most unexpected flavor profiles based on the nose... large blasts of bitter dark chocolate, cacao, roasted malts, and vanilla... supplemented with an earthy smoked-woodyness... a little bit of cola... and of course the spicy chilies! Reminded me of Black Tuesday in the sheer monstrosity and complexity of the flavor layering.
M: Heavy... dense... with some lively carbonation to balance out... nice prolonged finish
O: I really was blown away by the flavors here... I haven’t had much success with CCB beers in the past and was sure that this beer was benefiting from some hype... well, I was pleasantly treated to a delicious beverage... my hats off to CCB for the stones to brew this beast.
750 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/11/2017. Pours very dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark brown head with insane retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Insane appearance. One of the thickest, darkest beers I have ever seen. Aromas of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, fudge, molasses, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, chili pepper, nuttiness, and toasted dark bread; with light notes of tobacco, leather, raisin, plum, fig, smoke, charcoal, wood, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, coffee, and spice notes; with big strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, fudge, molasses, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, chili pepper, nuttiness, and toasted dark bread; with light notes of tobacco, leather, raisin, plum, fig, smoke, charcoal, wood, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light roast/char/woody bitterness and pepper/cinnamon spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, fudge, molasses, caramel, toffee, cinnamon, chili pepper, nuttiness, toasted dark bread, smoke, char, wood, light dark fruit, and herbal/roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, coffee, and spice flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet and pepper/cinnamon spice balance; with no acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Slight dryness from roast/char bitterness and pepper/cinnamon spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Very minimal building pepper heat through the glass. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/rich, and slightly slick/sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is awesome. Alcohol is very well hidden; a very mild increasing warmth of 11.5% through the glass. Overall this is an insane spiced imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, coffee, and spice flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Damn near perfect balance of spice flavors, with insane levels of rich stout complexity. Great pepper presence with minimal added heat. A highly amazing offering. As a side note: the last tiny pour of the bottle was all yeast. There was an obscene level of dregs in the bottom, but the rest of the bottle was spot on. Kapsel (320) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 17, 2017
Kapsel is drinking a Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (2017) by Cigar City Brewing
Cynamon, lekka wanilia, papryczki są, ale nie przeszkadzają, gęste, bdb, melasa. 4,5
Kapsel is drinking a Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (2015) by Cigar City Brewing
Pumpernikiel, cynamon, lekki sos sojowy, papryczki są, lepszy niż 2017, mega piwo.4,75
Kapsel is drinking a Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (2013) by Cigar City Brewing
Mniej intensywny, bez papryczek, bez cynamonu, trochę pumpernikla, sosu sojowego. 4,25
Ocena jednak dla rocznika 2015 pójdzie, dwa lata to idealny czas żeby to piwo się ułożyło i było idealne do picia. dambor (680) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2017
Pours black with head disappearing fast. Aroma: chocolate, coffee but also spices like cinammon and chilli. Taste: incredibly thick, with chocolate perfectly balancing with peppers and spices ( especially cinammon). Very good. ciocanelu (2461) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JUN 12, 2017
Black color with dark brown head. Aroma is syrupy, sweet with brown sugar, cinnamon and light pepper notes. Taste starts with a vegetal green pepper note, continues with cinnamon and sugar syrup, not very sweet though. Finish gets more roasty with bitter chocolate flavor. Full body, low carbonation. Really nice spiced stout. Balanced, easy drinking and smooth. MrTipple (4782) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2017
Dark chocolate, cacao, herbaceous, spices, light coffee, rich, dark malts. Black, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. More cacao, dark chocolate, light chilli, filter coffee, soft carbonation, full bodied, light chilli heat in the finish. Nice Impy, rich but not too overpowering. Keg at MBCC Yellow Session, Copenhagen.
ALIBALI (1989) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2017
MASTERCLASS IS!!!! Zuerst Tonkabeanpower, dann zimtiger Würzwahn, aber nur um dich final in den subtilen Chiliheaven zu entlassen.✨. Fassware bei der MBCC 2017.
Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2017
Draught at MBCC 2017. Low creamy lasting brown head. Pitch black body. Mild coffee cocoa liquorice vanilla aroma and flavor with a nice hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish. jesperhammer (4727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2017
12-MAY-2017, tap @MBCC Yellow Session, with Ulkløbben.
Black with a huge Brown head.
Cinnamon, roast, chili. Not as huge as Dark Lord but great. A bit heavy on the cinnamon for me.
Biroholik (1342) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Tap @ Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017 W ostatnim czasie było to najbardziej poszukiwane przeze mnie piwo Spodziewałem się konkretnego pier...cia, a wyszło tylko OK.
W aromacie ogrom nut cynamonowych, leciutka wanilia, kawa, delikatna czekolada.
W smaku ponownie na pierwszym planie cynamon, mało wyraźna czekolada, chilli stonowane, nie gryzie w przełyku.
Stawia tylko kropeczkę nad "i".
Alkohol trudny do określenia, nie jest wcale łagodny, ale to może być przez chilli.
Tylko umiarkowane ciało. Nie jest to wcale żaden super gęścioch.
Dobry RIS, ale tylko i wyłącznie dobry taki na -4.
Legenda upadła? Spróbuje jeszcze na spokojnie butelkę to porównam ocenę. olsvammel (7216) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2017
Sample at MBCC 2017. Dark malty and spicy smell, I got cinnamon but could have been chili or something else. Similar taste with some chili. Slight rough mouthfeel.