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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: 118   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2016
Bottle 500ml. Pours black with low beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of bourbon, nuts, roasted malt. Taste is of cardboard, ashes, roasted malt, burning alcohol, acidity. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Good stuff. Bourbony.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3416) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle shared by czar, thanks! Pours a dark brown with a thin beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of slightly ashy or at least burnt malts, coconut, coffee, smoke and bourbon. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, smoke and a little coconut. Drying alcohol. Body is full, carbonation low and mouthfeel is just rich. A nice bourbon stout that aged pretty well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5398) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle (500 ml), shared by czar. Black with a small beige head leaving little lacing. Aroma is quite bourbon forward with roasted malts, vanilla, caramel, liquorice and chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet with roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, liquorice, alcohol, hints of cardboard and chocolate. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Alcohol. Roasty and warming finish. It doesn’t feel too old despite being old. Bourbon forward and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (7892) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2016
pours unclear medium dark brown with a small beige cap offering some retention and lacing. obvious bourbon, woody raspberries, chocolate grapey roastiness, gently smoked caramel, some sweetness - hint of vanilla and maple syrup; spices, charred resin, minerals. moderately low carbonation, medium body - oily; smooth and warming woodsy-spicy finish. very good danish smoked bourbon aged stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (3188) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2016
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured. Black with beige head. Aroma is descent bourbon, medium body, low carbonation, and pretty good lacing. Taste is roasted malt, anise, and some smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1681) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Thick Black chesnut pour aroma whisky caramel vanilla ice cream, licorice, wood. Tastes licorice, wet wood, oak, boozy. smoked semisweet chocolate seared on mesquite. Drying heat of alcohol on finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3186) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Good stuff, but I don’t pick up the bourbon or maple. I do get the oranges, oak, along with cocoa, coffee, black malt. leather. Short bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2015
The bourbon and smoke did not meld well together here, and I love smoked stouts as well as bourbon barrel stouts. Something is waaaay dry on the smoke side, and the barrels weren’t really picked up as much as the booze flavors themselves. Not terrible, but kinda meh.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tightslice (1001) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle share at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Smoked malts with big, busty bourbon on the nose, even some soy sauce. Taste is bourbon, Islay whiskey, roasted grains, All Beasts Come Out At Night. Huge Standout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (2844) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black with beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, coffee, wood, vanilla, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.

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