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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
Kastrup, Denmark
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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
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.


4.1
fidelis83 (2403) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2017
Deep black pour with a three finger creamy to chunky tan head. Aroma is huuuge on black pepper, sweet roasted nuts, roast, tons of spicy grain notes and some clove-like cedar. As it warms some faint citrus and tropical hop notes come out. Flavor is cedar, black pepper and char up front, then some mint, toasted wood (cedar?, I don’t know), bitter roast, big spicy rye, bakers chocolate, guava, dark caramel and burnt orange sweet rolls. Heavy body, creamy, chewy feel, light, but blanketing and sharp carbonation, suits the beer perfectly. I really liked this beer. I was expecting some considerable heat from the black pepper, considering how strong it was in the aroma, but its barely discernable.

4.1
nasty3939 (29) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2017
I was really excited by this beer becuase I am a big fan of peppered beer. Usually what I look for is something trying to emulate Mexican Chocolate, but this is spiced with black pepper. Pour gives off a great tan head on a black body with the pepper being the first thing to hit your nose. You can definitely taste the Cigar City influence through the cedar wood taste along chocolate, coffee, and licorice but what you get first is the warmth and bite of the pepper. This beer is a success for me, but I don’t think I’d recommend it without knowing that the person enjoyed a pepper beer.

4
CraftBeerNick (2472) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2017
Bottle at home, 12th January 17. Pours black, perfect tan head. Aroma is black treacle, liquorice, burnt notes, coffee. Taste is peat, wood, barrel, liquorice, coffee, treacle, spice and a little heat from the black pepper, stops this from being too sweet.

3.8
Korcz (3310) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4
scirtes (612) - POLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Bottle, batch 993, bb 04/2020. Pours black, with brownish head. Aromas of tobacco, dark chocolate, pepper. Moderately sweet, with distinct bitterness and resinous aftertaste. Oily, full-bodied. Quite interesting.

3.8
PacoRasas (11) - Toledo, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2016
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. Good.

4
StilleStorm (1514) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2016
DWF: Bottle 50 CL., drunk at Cardinal. Pours small to moderate, black with a creamy, lacing and fading tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, chocolate, coffe, wood, moderate dried dark fruit, light alchol and liqorice. Taste is heavy sweet and bitter with a lasting roasted, pepperish, warming finish. Body is full, texture is thick, carbonation soft.

4
AndyW68 (1541) - 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.

3.8
KW92 (1552) - Warszawa (Warsaw), 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.

3.5
alteregoo (1392) - Kalisz, 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.


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