Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, - SEP 29, 2013
Poured a deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of smokey malt, coffee grinds, dark chocolate. Full body, flavour as the aroma, a bit peppery, some wood. Dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndyW68 (1423) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Black-brown pour with lasting tan head. Aroma is roast malt and a sweet humidor. Taste is cocoa, pepper, roast malt and tobacco. Ends with a short bitter hit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (1129) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 11, 2016

Butelka z datą: 04/2020, batch nr: 993.
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, średniej wysokości.Pięknie zdobi szkło.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Dominuje lukrecja i nuty leśno-ziołowe. Dopiero w tle wyczuwalne są m.in.: czekolada, karmel oraz kawa.
SMAK: Wytrawne. Ciemne słody, z początku mocno ziołowe z lekkim cytrusowym posmakiem. Końcówka kawowa, długi. Goryczka wysoka, długa. Alkohol świetnie ukryty.
OGÓLNIE: Nie jest to z pewnością ortodoksyjny RIS, a już na pewno nie każdemu posmakuje. Specyficzne. Mi smakowało.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (807) - POLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Piana obfita, drobna, beżowego koloru, ładnie zdobi szkło. Barwa czarna z brązowymi prześwitami. W aromacie od razu po otwarciu dolatuje do nas potężna czekolada i pikantność pieprzu, ze szkła pieprz wręcz łaskocze w nosie przy wąchaniu, do tego trufle, lukrecja, jakieś taniny (może i cydr)... W smaku półsłodki, czekoladowy, kakaowy, choć szybko kontruje to pikantność podkręcona drobnym, szczypiącym nagazowaniem (mimo, że niskim) i wysoka, palona goryczka, która w połączeniu z pieprzem bardzo długo zalega. W posmaku nuty ziemisto mineralne, "tłuste" (jak olej roślinny). Dość treściwe, dość gęste, choć nie oleiste, alkoholu brak.
Dobry RIS, choć dodatek dużej (wydaje mi się) ilości czarnego pieprzu zaburza poprawny odbiór trunku, czyniąc go nieco pustym (pikantność pieprzu przykrywa wiele ciekawych smaczków) i trudnym w piciu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Manslow (1019) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 22, 2016
Butelka 0,5l Kolor ciemny nieprzejrzysty, piana brązowa ładnie się trzyma i osiada na szkle. Aromat sojowy, pikantny, lukrecja i torf,, do wyboru do koloru" Pełny smak solonej wędzonki, trochę czekolady, jałowca? Pełnia smaku i aksamitne odczucie, super imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4055) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle. Nose is light citrus with dark roasted grains. Deep dark coffee. Pitch black with light brown head. Taste is where this guy shines. Lots of cocoa powder and lightly bitter chocolate. Light fruity esters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HonusWagner (2013) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2016
Um. No. Intense cedar aroma is at least somewhat pleasant because dear god the taste. Beats your skull in with cedar and rye and is just so damn spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Dirrerent...pours a dark mahogany brown with fluffy tan head. Aromas of cedar, cedar, and cedar...just like my humidor, spicy peppery goodness. Flavors of chocolate malts, a touch of tobacco, and then straight cedar. Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bastarda (395) - Freiburg, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2015
thanks to bartlebier for sharing this wonderful beer @ his cellarclearing tasting! exceptional nose of powdery dark chocolate, espresso, vanilla, smoked herbs, pipe tobacco; more smoked herbs and spices with dark chocolate and roast in taste, wonderful palate, long finish, with a decent yet subtle bitterness. Not a trace of alcohol burn in spite of its 9% abv. A real work of art.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (3306) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - DEC 21, 2015
500ml kindly sent by Enjoyit in a former EU Swap 2014 - tak skal du have! - Batch nr. 00628, bb07/2018. - Shared during Freiburg 2015 Jolly Cellar Clearing (Saison&Weird). - Mid-unctuous deep, cultured black pour. Smells luxurious and elegant, a suave cedar-darkgreen varnish glazed over tobaccoed espresso. Massive C-hops tucked away underneath layers of dry bitter chocolate and coffeebean roast, the pepper slowly adding a punch where the exotic cedar adds wood-vegetal misdirection. Love how the rich C-hop resins stay in the mid and bass part of the mix here, never becoming treble but always there - very original and well engineered. Could be a tad more lush in mouthfeel, but perfect considering abv. Great PoMo composition of a Transatlantic ImpStout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3020) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Now this is thinking outside the box. Aroma is about what I’d imagine when done by these guys. Flavor’s a surprise and works so well. Excellent finish. Thanks to friends Patrick n Karen for this treat.

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