MrTipple (7282) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Intense dark chocolate, spices, cacao, dark chocolate cake, whiskey. Hazy, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Heavy sweet. More dark chocolate, cacao, dark, moist pralines, intense bourbon, spices, chilli, soft carbonation, full bodied. Beautiful, rich and intense, punchy. Keg at GABF17, Denver. koleminer20 (4261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed on draft at Hunahpu’s Day 2017 on March 11. The pour is a lighter black with a thick ring of dark khaki colored head and a couple spots of lace as it falls. The aroma is definitely spicy. This is on the verge of the spiciness level in fresh Mexican Cake or Abraxas. There is a light chocolate going with it and a hint of bourbon. It’s not really standout, but it’s pretty good. The flavor is much of the same. Light chocolate, lots of spiciness from the peppers, and a hint of bourbon. There is a little cinnamon, but the peppers drown it out. The mouth feel is on the lighter side with a little too bright of a carbonation and a lingeringly spicy finish. To the dude who referred to this as a “Hunahpu’s slayer,” you’re sadly mistake, my friend. drowland (9191) - Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3/12/16. Sampled at 2016 Hunahpu’s Day. Black pour with a nice tan head. Nice aroma, peppers present, barrel, whiskey, oak, fudge, vanilla. Nice flavor, heat sneaks up on you for sure, fudge, whiskey, oak, vanilla. Tasty! jrob21 (3920) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Sample at strong beer fest. Finally trying this one after hearing about it for forever. Really spicy at first. Let this one warm a bit or else it will be overwhelming. After a couple of minutes the complex character and stout notes come through. All of it is there, lots of chocolate and vanilla sweetness. Rich flavors and milk chocolate aromas. Really nice. Really complex, and really spicy at first.
ChainGangGuy (4949) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Appearance: With an onyx body under a very, very thin head, tan in color and short-lived.
Smell: Roasted, blackened grains, some chipotle. Sharp French roasted coffee grounds. Chocolate, very mild vanilla and very mild citrus.
Taste: Roasted malts and heavy coffee-ish accents coated in a glaze of bitterish chocolate. Subdued sweetness. A lil’ dollop of vanilla cream spiked with cinnamon. Growing roasting and chile pepper heat. Peppers throughout but not overbearing or squashing the other flavors. Earthy quality on the back half. Lightly citrus hops and bitterness. Roasty, chili-heated finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: It’s a bit reminiscent of Hunahpu, which is a good thing.
ineedbeer (2329) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Poured from a growler.
Aroma is moderately strong in chocolate with medium cinnamon, light pepper and medium light vanilla. Some medium light bourbon notes with light oak. A hint of a banana character in the back.
Pours black with a medium sized, moderately thick, dark mocha head that slowly recedes to a thin film that lingers on the edges. Medium light lacing and moderate length legs.
Flavor is very sweet with a medium dark chocolate note upfront as well as a bit of caramel. Some moderate cinnamon and pepper character mid palate with the spice becoming more prevalent as it lingers. Light vanilla and moderate bourbon notes. Some lingering spice, cinnamon and chocolate syrup.
Mouthfeel is very full bodied with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth,
Overall, a nice beer but definitely not my style of beer. A bit of an odd banana note int he aroma. Too sweet and thick with a lot of adjunct character. If you like spiced stouts you will like this. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 22, 2015
This brewery absolutely KILLS imperial stouts! This is rich and spicy and chewy. Hell yes. The vanilla, chocolate, peppers and cinnamon are all in perfect harmony. Bravo.50belair (3718) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Earlier Rating: 10/17/2013 Total Score: 4.8
Holy hell what a beer. Gives BA Hunahpus a serious run for its money. Wow. Black pour, dense reddish brown head. Tons of dark chocolate, peppers, very light smoke, cinnamon, vanilla, the barrel flavors are integrated seamlessly. I was blown away by this beer.
On tap at Huny Day. Rye Barrel Aged. Dark brown pour with a chocolate head. Cinnamon and chilis bouquet. Smooth rye battles the cinnamon, chilis, and dark roasted malts. This is the bomb. Great mouthfeel and body. John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 Draft sample at Hunahpu day 2015. Black. Bourbon vanilla with a ton of cinnamon and smoky malts. Some pepper heat too. Extremely complex. One of the best of the day.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2014
On draft at Cajun Cafe Fall Fest 2014. Pours a nice stout brown with a tan head. Nose is big cinnamon and earthy peppers with some vanilla and chocolate. Flavor is assertively cinnamon and pepper with vanilla, oak, some light spirits. Light to medium in body, tasty as hell, and a great beer hands down.