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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (3217) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6138) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
50 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a small off-white head. Peppery, chocolaty and malty aroma, some cocoa, burnt malts and syrup also. Creamy chocolaty flavor, cocoa, some dark malts, syrup and ash. some oat too. Dry and tasty but something seems to be a bit off.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6206) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours a black colour with a small head. Aroma of roastiness, cream, sweetness and some berries. Flavour of roasted malts, peppery spiciness, earth, bread, grains and heavy grassy bitterness. Medium bodied and a heavy, sweet, extremely dry roasty finish. Nice, spicy and smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3723) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
500ml bottle from De Molen Webshop

Pours pitch black with a smooth light brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, pepper, wood, spices and licorice. Taste is spicy, roasty, sweetish and syrupy with notes of wood, licorice and pepper. Finish is peppery, spicy and roasty with notes of licorice and wood. Quite spicy and peppery imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5629) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
50 cl bottle @ tiong. Batch #628, BBE 07/2018
Aroma is sweet with licorice and some syrupy tones. Also some toasted sugar, Flavour is sugary sweet with toasted sugar, some peaty tones and licorice. Feels like DH3 at all its sweetness. Drinkability suffers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Karstenborg (230) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Black color with a medium dark brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted and liqurice. Taste is liquice and black peber.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HKdIPA (227) - HONG KONG - AUG 14, 2014
Draft at Taps Beer Bar in KL layover. Thick black pour with minimal tan head. 24-herbs smell with stoutiness. Taste is similar. Off-putting 廿四味 taste unfortunately - very medicinal/herbaceous - cedar and pepper maybe. Too bad.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (311) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle at ølbutikken. Pour is Black with a fluffy, tan head. Aroma has lots of pepper, sweet licorice, dry Wood, hops, sweet hash, some vanilla and some chocolate. taste has more salmiakish licorice, a Tiny bit of dry smoke, dry Wood, pine, Fairly bitter, pepper. Really an experience, as it starts out really sweet, and ends off extremely bitter in a not-hoppy way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RasmusOtt (1091) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2014 Bottle @ olbutikken. Aroma if sweet liquorice, pepper, weak smoked malts, vanilla, dark dried fruits, wood, some hops and sweet chocolate, sweet cannabis. Taste is roasted and peppery. Some raw cocoa, dark bitter chocolate, sweet tobacco and wood. Really dry and prominent. Interesting indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (2407) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle 50 cl. Pours pitch black in color with a thick and creamy tan head. Burnt wood, black pepper, grassy herbs and some roasted notes in aroma. Roasted malts, licorice, wooden notes in taste. Wooden, sweetish flowers and peppery notes in finish. Smooth on the whole.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1100) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
Black body with a medium brown head. Strong and sweet aroma of dark caramel, dark chocolate, wood, whisky and hints of black pepper. Strong flavour with a floral woody feel, with lots of black pepper in the moderate bitter finish. The pepper also makes the finish unusually dry, and there isn’t that much sweetness in the initial taste either. Mid-bodied and softly carbonated. A nice one, but too thin, too dry, too peppery, too little bitterness and too little sweetness to be a favourite.
[Sample from 75 cl bottle @Kaaz’ Ølsmaking på takterrassen]


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