PW's Year of Beer: Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at

You don’t often hear about Florida beers because, frankly, that state isn’t exactly a Mecca for beer geeks. Cigar City is one of the handful of exceptions, and it’s a big one. They’re brewing an array of highly praised beers right now, but perhaps none is as sought after as Hunahpu, a ridiculous, ultra-limited imperial stout that is one of those beers you simply have to try if you can. It pours thick as syrup and black as a moonless night. It throws off aromas of cocoa and licorice, and tastes of burnt chocolate, sweet coffee, and musty dark spices. And all of it is huge. Absurdly so. This beer is a powerhouse by any measure. Typically available only at their Florida brewery, a rare opportunity to try it is coming up at Monk’s on June 6 when Cigar City taps this and other beers.

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