Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout

The Beer

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.

We brew Hunahpu’s® Imperial Stout once a year and only release it on Hunahpu’s Day®. We will continue to do so until the end of the cycle.

Tasting Notes

“Pours extremely dark in color with a brown head with notes of big chocolate and espresso, moderate notes of vanilla and cinnamon and a mild tinge of tobacco and chilis. The flavor opens with a big blast of chocolate and moderate espresso with elements of dark toffee and interjecting threads of vanilla with lingering hints of cinnamon and tobacco and chillies notes with a mild scoville heat in the finish.”
-Brewmaster Wayne Wambles

Geek Speak

Ratebeer: 100 overall
BeerAdvocate: 100 overall
Untappd: 4.56/5 overall

Medals

2009 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting – 1st Place
2010 United States Beer Open Championship – Gold Medal
2010 Best Florida Beer Championship – Gold Medal
2010 Best Florida Beer Championship – 1st Place, Best in Show
2011 United States Open Beer Championship – Gold Medal
2012 Beverage Testing Institute World Beer Championships – Platinum Medal