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Amager/ Cigar City Xiquic And The Hero Twins | Amager Bryghus

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Amager Bryghus

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by samEBC on 10-17-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Anatole
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBeast
3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vylo
4.84/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.76/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pour a huge, creamy tan head that dissapates quickly. Very dark brown with a little sediment.
Smell is predominantly peppercorn and wood chips. Faint chocolate and vanilla.
Taste of pepper comes out early along with the tobacco leaf. Grat chocolate and nut combo, slowing for the vanilla to come through.
Wonderful warm and smooth mouthfeel.
This collaborated effort took a huge risk, but I am sold!

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Photo of SBarbeerian
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

A: black & beautiful, brown head & some lacing
N: very fragrant..dark chocolate, roast, cedar wood, vanilla, only a hint of pepper
T: roast, some chocolate, wood & vanilla...but too much black pepper to be a sipper. The pepper fast overtakes the other flavors as it warms up. Lacks balance. Over the top, and not in such a good way.
MF: filling, heavy.
O: too much black pepper to be consumed and sipped on its own. For sure one to have with food, heavier foods (red meat for carnivores, potatoes or heavy stew otherwise). I'm a big fan of Amager's, but not of this beer. Not horrible, but not to be had without big heavy foods to compete with heavy taste of black pepper.

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Photo of MunsonRoyE
3.4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of suckaj
2.11/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.52/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmappenzeller
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mehinaman
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Oh man was this beer not for me. The pepper was just flat out overwhelming. That being said if you are a fan of pepper or have tried pepper flavored beers before and liked them then by all means give this one a try. It's just not my thing

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3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dodgerrigo77
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours beatifully into a large goblet.
Great big four inch head quickly disappearing. I can smell pepper in the nose of this bad boy.
Well first taste is like ur drinking straight pepper, really overwhelming. Decent mouthfeel, but pepper is gonna for e me to drain this beer ;(
If you love pepper give it a shot but youve been warned, big disappointment and it looked so beautiful in the goblet.

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Photo of BDeibs
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice looking beer here. Too much black pepper on the taste though. It would complement it more if the ABV was a bit higher. That would have been wonderful. But great brew to try.

Would buy again if the price was better. At $13, it's a bit much to spend on something that's not extraordinary in taste.

Love it, great offering. Will have to try another Amager beer.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque black with a foamy super dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, black pepper, char, and cedar aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa powder, char, black pepper, earth, and cedar flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of black pepper and cedar characteristics that are front and center all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GregJ
4.07/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rwalford74
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of personpitch
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of dcmchew
4.7/5  rDev +25.7%

Pours pitch black with a one finger mocha head, pretty bubbly, straight to a nice lace in half a minute.
Whoa, smelling this beer really pinches: big clear freshly crushed black pepper! Also really great dark chocolate (the good kind with big cocoa content), vanilla, wood, some faint dark berries, roasted malts and some light coffee. Kinda reminded me of Hunahpu's, but surely the label and story helped a bit.
Dark chocolate up front and a dark fruit zing (plum, blackberry, faint fig). Cocoa intensifies, along with some roast, then vanilla and some faint woody spices (cinnamon, bit of nutmeg). Pepper flavor from the start, at first just aromatic (concentrated, more like pink pepper), towards the end quite prickly, but not overly aggressive. It also goes hand in hand with the rich woodiness, at first spicy on its own, somewhat leafy (hop bitterness also present), hinting cigar tobacco, then charred and ashy in the finish (and especially in the aftertaste), with some deep roasted coffee too.
Medium body and bit prickly carbonation, almost smooth. Greatly hidden warm alcohol. Aftertaste is quite "burnt", but the flavors come back with each new sip.
It's nice how the black pepper becomes the star, enhancing parts of an already great Imperial Stout and not messing anything up, especially. Really good stuff.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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Amager/ Cigar City Xiquic And The Hero Twins from Amager Bryghus
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 32 ratings
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