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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 166   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 (3292) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (4822) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle at Cardinal. Black with a small head. Roasted malts with definite cedar tree aroma. Roasted coffee and intense cedar trees flavours. Special.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (2990) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2014
Brown bottle, 50 cl, lot 00628, best before 07/2018, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on September 9 2014; eye: black, opaque, nice sheet of brown head that turns into a ring, slight lacing; nose: coffee, roasted barley, pepper, chocolate; mouth: coffee, roasted barley, pepper, lightly lactic, chocolate, light burnt barley, light ashy, bittering hops, dry finale in pepper with presence of coffee, full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 50 cl, lot 00628, meilleure avant 07/2018, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 9 septembre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, belle couverture de mousse brune qui se transforme en un anneau, très légère dentelle; nez : café, orge torréfiée, poivre, chocolat; bouche : café, orge torréfiée, poivre, légèrement lactique, chocolat, léger orge brûlée, léger cendré, houblon amérisant, finale sèche en poivre avec présence de café, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jaksmart (411) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is thick with strong, tactile pepper, spices and some roast and chocolate. Taste is extremely spicy and quite bitter but also smooth and balanced. The peppery presence has lots of staying power, remaining strong throughout the experience. As it warms the pepper becomes more managable and compliments the oaky undertones. Somewhat boozy but not overly so.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle shared with ajax25g for his birthday, pleasure drinking with you. Completely black. nice brown head. Aroma of cigar humidor, holy cow! Taste is burnt espresso, licorice, dark bitter cocoa. Tobacco plus cedar, first time I’ve seen this in a dark beer. Works pretty damn well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajax25g (61) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Thanks to Travlr for sharing the bottle. Great birthday beer. Lots of coffee and roasted toffee on the nose and taste. Pretty full in the mouth. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6211) - 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 (6264) - 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 (3771) - 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 (5695) - 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 (249) - 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.


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