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Xbeeriment Black Force One Bourbon Barrel Edition

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overall
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75
style
Xbeeriment
Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus

Style: Imperial Stout
KÝbenhavn NV, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6844) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle shared at 3 Sma Rum. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate, bourbon, coffee and vanilla. Flavour is sweet and roasty with the same aspects as aroma. Full bodied and low carbonation. Tasty!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14992) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift. Black beer with lasting dark beige head. Not too heavy on the bourbon but still dominates the beeer, Itís an impy stout with bourbon. Too hot, too all over the place.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2772) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle. Opaque, black liquid with tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, coffee, chocolate. Really balanced. Light sweet taste with medium bitterness and lots of coffee and bourbon. Really good, thick body. Great, balanced beer. Canít believe itís not rated higher.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15190) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle, shared by Meilby. Some reddish notes, else itís a dark brown beer topped by a dense, light tan head. Some alcohol on the nose, with roasted malts, a sort of pleasant boozy touch, some coffee, dark chocolate and some vanilla. A touch of vanilla and booze on the palate, full-bodied and warming, with roasted malts, some coffee and chocolate and alcohol. Lasting finish with roasted malts, some booze and a nice bitterness. Certainly a really nice one, would certainly like to repeat this one. 120224

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle.Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, bourbon and oak. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, alcohol, brown sugar, chocolate, molasses, oak and vanilla.Medium to full body, average carbonation.Medium to full body, average carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle 500ml @ yngwie
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, oak, bourbon and coffee. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3461) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2012
Copenhagen Beerfestival 2011. Pours black with a beige head and lacings. Quite sweet with some bitterness. Malty aromas of caramel and chocolate. Also aromas of bourbon and hints of cask wood and honey. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Long bourbony finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kestral (506) - Ňrnes, NORWAY - FEB 3, 2012
Bottle. No idea where this came from anymore. Anyways, a black pour, zero highlights, and a finger of beige head. Boozy aroma with tons of dry yet sweet dark chocolate, some odd earthy notes I canít pin down. A little vanilla, a little bit of dark fruits. Almost a little peppery. Very, very full flavoured, jesus this is a flavour bomb. Loads of chocolate, coffee, definitely a bit boozy, with a spiced, earthy tinge to it. Burnt malts, alcohol in the finish. Fairly well balanced, but perhaps a little bit on the sweet side. Full bodied, and quite generously carbonatied. This is a good one for sure, but it falls a little short of the big hitters in terms of complexity. Itís not exactly one dimensional, but itís not one of those beers you can just smell for hours and still pick out new things in.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sigmund (5695) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2012
Shared bottle at local tasting. Bottle No. 49 out of 374 made. 10.4% ABV, 98 IBU. Pitch black colour, large to moderate tan head. Lovely aroma of bourbon cask, vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Excellent flavour, same elements as the aroma, but even more harmonious and well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MotherBrother (800) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2012
Pour opaque pitch Black, with a solid half inch beige head. Aroma has plenty of chocolate. Roasted malts, mocca, vanilla. Some wood and some burbon. Quite Nice. Taste is quite sweet, but very balanced. Medium full body, with low carb.


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