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Amager / Cigar City Xiquic And The Hero Twins

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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Danish: Hvem Xiquic egentlig var kan være lidt vanskeligt at forklare i korte vendinger, men de heltmodige tvillinger kender vi alle: Wayne Wambles og Jacob Storm - chefbryggere på henholdsvis Cigar City Brewing i Tampa, Florida og så her hos os på Amager Bryghus. Siden sit første besøg på bryghuset tilbage i 2011 har Wayne været lidt af et idol for os. Vi har nemlig svært ved at forestille os nogen, der er mere dedikeret og kompromisløs i sin tilgang til brygning - og det kombineret med ægte passion og sans for detaljen. Derfor var det en stor ære, at Wayne tog imod vores invitation om at brygge hos os - og det endda på hans fødselsdag! Opskriften blev skabt gennem en endeløs række e-mails. Cigar Citys signatur-ingrediens - cedertræet - blev bestilt hjem og en fødselsdagskage blev bagt. Det blev en sjov dag - og vi håber at du vil have det sjovt med at smage denne dobbeltmæskede cedertræslagrede peber Imperial Stout - ja intet mindre. Det er lidt af et bæst - men et blidt og venligt bæst.

English: Who Xiquic was, is a bit hard to explain - but we all know the hero twins: Wayne Wambles and Jacob Storm - headbrewers of Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL and Amager Bryghus, Denmark respectively. Since his first visit at Amager back in 2011 Wayne has been quite the idol for us. We don’t believe it’s possible to find anyone with a bigger heart in brewing - combined with the utmost passion and sense for detail. Therefore it was a great honor to us that Wayne accepted our invitation to come brew at Amager Bryghus - even on his birthday! A recipe was created from what seemed like an endless stream of emails. The Cigar City signature cedar wood was ordered and a birthday cake was baked. We had a fun day - we hope you’ll have fun enjoying this double mash cedar infused black pepper Imperial Stout, yeah, no kiddin’. It’s a bit of a beast - but a gentle one.

Ingredients: Water. Malts: Pale, Crystal Rye, Crystal 50/100, Crystal 70/140, Crystal 100/200, Black, Chocolate Rye, Roasted Barley. Cedar, Black pepper. Hops: Citra, Centennial, Chinook, East Kent Goldings, Herkules. Yeast: UK-ale.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kauge (610) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle as a gift, thanks A! Pours near pitch black with a huge, dense, thick creamy head - it does disappear after a long while. On the nose it’s roasty and peppery, some soy notes, liqorice, wood, peat. Kinda salty. The pepper fades later on, giving way to a more traditional, thick and vinous Impy character. Tastes extremely nice - deep roast together with not overpowering bitter chocolate sweetness, then in the second wave some hoppiness and woody notes. Burnt wood. Cedar and juniper. The peppery character is just enough to give off a nice warm sensation while not disorienting the well crafted Stout that this is. Body medium plus, soft and velvety in the mouth, with near flat carbonation. Leaves the roof of the mouth somewhat dry, even ashy. Alcohol well covered. Complex and memorable. Excellent! I absolutely love it. So glad I’ve got another bottle of this - YUM!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Klimaet (577) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle split two-ways. Pours pitch black with a medium dark brown head. Aromas of pepper (shitloads), sweet licorice, light cinnamon-like spice, savory, dark chocolate. Taste is very dry, piney, cedar wood, lots of pepper, dark chocolate, soy, bitter roast. This is not for me at all. Ugh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2333) - NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle from VP Aker Brygge enjoyed at home
Pours pitch black with a demse brown head. Smell of cocoa, toast, dark dark malts, coffee and roast. Heavy sweet, alot of dark dark malts, more coffee, chocolate, roast, dark fruits; quite sinful. Moderate bitter finish, chocolate tail Balanced, pepper arives late and plays along

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
26th April 2015
Opaque black - brown beer, small tan head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Fairly rich dark malts. A modicum of smoke. The cedar and black pepper kick in and completely dominate. Dry finish with a long spicy cedar linger. Interesting beer but it’s relentless in it’s cedar and pepper and thus drinkability goes out the window.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (367) - POLAND - APR 13, 2015
Aromat: paloność, drewno, likier kawowy i specyficzna przyprawowość, w tle delikatna śmietanka i alkohol. Wygląd: klasyczny RIS Smak: jest palono-czekoladowo z muśnięciem kawowego likieru, alkohol grzejący przełyk, ale niewyczuwalny zbytnio w smaku, do tego lekko mleczny akcent i lekko szczypiący pieprz w finiszu. Dziwny, intrygujący, ale świetny RIS.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3428) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
50cl bottle shared by Arve_Christian - thanks! Pours close to black with beige head. Roasty aroma with mild wooden notes, hints of citrus, licorice and spices. Strange, but delicious! Balanced and easy to drink!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3791) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika- a little while back. Black color,ok offwhite foam. Medium/ high aroma intensity: roasted aromas, hops, leather, cedar & coffee. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, good bitterness- balances well. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13608) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Pours oily black-brown with a creamy beige head. The nose holds rich burnt cedar, chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with heavy charred wood, earth, dirt, bitter cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. The oppressive burnt wood character continues into the finish, with further earthy bitterness, mild chocolate, cedar. A bit heavy. Not very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (702) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2015
Black with tan head. Complex pepper, roasted malt, molasses and espresso aromas. Spicy, rich, pepper and caramel finish. Overall: Excellent! Complex pepper stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (647) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2015
Deep, black pour with a thick tan head. Big, meaty, roasty aroma, some cocoa, pepper, burnt sugar. Taste is bitter, roasty, pepper, coffee, thick mouthfeel, good but almost a bit much going on


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