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Xbeeriment Black Force One Bourbon Barrel Edition

Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus

Style: Imperial Stout
København NV, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
English: A very smooth version of Xbeeriment Black Force One with complex notes of maple syrup and oranges from the Bourbon blending in with the roastiness and hoppiness of the imperial stout. An extremely complex beer. Only 375 bottles made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6743) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s black with a small head. The nose is roasted apple, woody booze. Soft spices. Burnt chocolate. Dark forest fruity tang. The taste is rich booze, more wood. Caramel-dipped apple. Toasted cocoa. Some ash. Rich boozy finish. Full body, inky. Overall, a solid impy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5250) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2013
On tap @CBC13. Black with small tan head. Aroma faint; roasted malt, bourbon and wood. Flavour is roasted malt, leather, smoke, ashes, coffee and bourbon hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Tap, 040513. Black with beige head. Aroma of roasts and vanilla. Flavor with wood and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, oak and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malt, alcohol. oak, vanilla, coffee, chocolate and liquorish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2013
[5/4/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Black with a beige to light brown head. Roasty aroma with some wood, bourbon and coffee. Bittersweet flavor, roasty, coffee-ish, with some bourbon notes. Full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/15=3.7

[5/4/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. As "Black Force One XO". Black with big creamy brown head. Boozy bourbon aroma with some roastiness and dark fruits notes. Alcoholic flavor of bourbon, some vanilla and some chocolate. Pretty full-bodied. Way too boozy and bourbon-y. 5/4/6/4/11=3

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (1966) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2013
On tap at CBC. Black colour with dense beige head. Dark chocolate, roasted and bourbon aroma. Roasted taste, with alcohol warmth. Full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8808) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Sample as "Xbeeriment Black Force One XO" @ CBC’13.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, licorice, cognac and dark chocolate. Flavour of dark berries, coffee, cognac and licorice. Very smooth chocolaty palate, dry woody finish.

Definitely nothing to do with bourbon, a distinct XO dominant brew. can’t quite see the reasoning with the aliasing here. A call for anti-aliasing (pun intended).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12380) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2013
Sampled at CBC 2013. Opaque, pitch black colored beer with a large, dense, excellent lacing, fully lasting off-white head. Aroma is moderately malty, roasted malts, chocolate, light to moderately hoppy. Taste malts, roasted malts, lightly earth, bourbon and moderate to heavy bitter. Full body, oily texture, (a bit too) lively carbonation and a bitter finish. Could be a bit better balanced though. It basically has all the ingredients to make a great beer, but somehow they "only" combine to a good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013 (as XO, Cognac Barrel Aged Version) on 4.5.2013. Pours a pitch black colour with a creamy white head. Aroma of roasted malts, really strong and pungent cognac and strong herbal notes. Flavour of strong roasted malts, cognac, herbs, plastic and wood. Other off-flavours as well. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a roasty, herbal, cognac-driven finish. Horrible balance. I don’t like this at all as cognac basically destroys this beer. Horrible beer. The base beer itself is excellent, this is ruined.

Since when cognac barrel aged beers are aliased to bourbon barrel aged beers? This beer was listed as "Xbeeriment Black Force One XO" which is aliased to the Bourbon Barrel Edition. Paradox.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2013 Originally rated on 4.5.2013. Draught @ CBC 2013 (as Cognac Barrel Aged version)

Pours pitch black with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, some sweet wooden notes, oak, Hints of cognac and tart fruits. Taste is sweetish, roasty and cognacy with notes of wood and oak. Finish is roasty and smooth with some sweet cognac and stingy tart apples. Quite balanced but a bit tart and sweet cognac is.

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