Hunahpu’s Imperial stout is aged on cacoa nibs, ancho and pasilla chiles, madagascar vanilla beans, and cinnamon.
Here’s the background:
In 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 to the heavens to become the moon and sun.
Final Rating: 4.48/5
My Full Review:
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a cigar city snifter. Thanks Keith for this bottle!
Appearance – Pours an inkjet, oily, slick black body with a generous dark brown head that reduces slowly to leave little lacing. Beautiful.
Smell – Subtle aromas on the nose of dark fruits, soy sauce, light chocolate, vanilla bean, lightly roasted coffee. Slight metallic aroma.
Taste – Upfront I get dark fruits, cocoa, slight cinnamon. The finish is SUPER roasty.. deep roasted coffee, dark chocolate, toasted malt. I get slight chilies on the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel – Thick, viscous, rich. Low carbonation. It will be hard to finish a 750ml of this.. it’s literally a meal.
I can see why this is rated so high, this stout is packed with flavor and complexity. Definitely worth seeking out. Share this one!