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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
On tap at CBC, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chalk, and subdued barrels. Flavour is extremely roasty, as much as the regular Black Force One, with shitloads of roasted malt. The bourbon doesn’t really come through at all. The roast is intense, bordering burnt. Great stuff, but not very different than the base beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12924) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Draught at CBC. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy ugly bourbon aroma. Moderate bitter bourbon flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tinco (611) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
(Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.) Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 24, 2013
Chopp. Pitch black, small brown head, ok lacing. Sweet well roasted pleasant maltiness in the aroma along with chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol / bourbon. Good mouthfeel. Sweet well roasted maltiness with chocolate and dark fruits in the flavour, alco notes, bit wood.
Earlier Rating: 9/14/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Flöska. Pitch black, brown small head, good lacing. lovely roasty malty aroma with alcohol, dark fruits, choolate, wood, boubon kick in tnhe nose. Good filling mouthfeel. Roasted maltiness indeed in the flavour with bourbon , wood, chocolate, some vanilla, bitter alco roasty alco finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33993) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Draft. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of bourbon, wood, spices, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, bourbon, spices, alcohol, and wood, leading to a dry roasted and bourbon finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutHead (942) - DENMARK - MAR 20, 2013
On tap at Fermentoren. Pours black with a medium sized tan head. Has a sweet taste of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and fruits. Mouthfeel is vinous and full with a long bitter aftertaste of malt, chocolate and vanilla. The bourbon taste really stands out, but somehow it works very well anyway. Super good beer. Edit: having mistakenly placed my original review under the wrong beer and having to move it, and having tasted the non-barrel aged version in the meantime, I’ve knocked a couple of points off this beer. The barrel aging gives it a taste I can only describe as ’tinny’, and I feel that the "normal" version is slightly more balanced than this. But like I said: it IS a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15096) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
Draught at Fermentoren. Pitch black - white head. Lots of bourbon. Lots of sharp booze. Burned malts. Molasses. Dried fruity. Tarmac. Hard burned malts. Sweet notes. Lovely high malty. Rather dry and hard burned malty. Nice - but a bit too boozy.
Earlier Rating: 6/5/2011 Total Score: 4.2
Bottle (No. 7) at København ØLfestival 2011 - Thanks. Black - brown head. Nice mellow bourbon, fruity, burned malts, licorice, nice malty, berries, whiskey, carcoal, roasted, light hoppy. Lovely smooth body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17004) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle #198. This was rate number 10,000 for my good beer buddy John (Saxo) who had to have a bourbon barrel aged beer for this occasion :o) Almost black with a big brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, wood, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with heavy alcohol. 091212

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle # 198 of 374 @ run to 10k session. Rating # 10.000! As I have finally learned to appreciate bourbon barrelled imperial stouts it had to be one of those, since I have done my share of downratings of those. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, bitter chocolate, fruits, vanilla, coffee and hops. Dry finish with some alcohol present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneevel (71) - - NOV 3, 2012
Pours dark brown with awhite brownish foam. Intense aromas of choco-coffee, nuts, some earth. Licorice, meat, chocolate, and some hops in the mouth. Cream bubbles. Super concentrated. Balancing bitterness. Bottle 33 of 374.

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