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Xbeeriment Black Force One

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Xbeeriment
Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Imperial Stout
København NV, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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Editor’s note: From 2009 - 2012 this beer was brewed at Amager Bryghus. Starting from the summer of 2012 it will be brewed at Herslev Bryghus.

Danish: Vi havde stor succes med Xbeeriment Barack, som blev fint modtaget både i Danmark og i udlandet. Derfor måtte vi naturligvis lave en kompromisløs Imperial Stout version, som videreudvikler grundelementerne i Xbeeriment Barack.
Xbeeriment Black Force One er brygget med 5 forskellige malte (pale, cara aroma, crystal, chocolate og peat smoked), ristet byg, sukker, vand og gær. Der er anvendt 3 forskellige amerikanske humler i brygningen (Chinook, Centennial og Amarillo), hvorefter øllet er tørhumlet med Cascade.
Resultatet er blevet en kulsort øl med en intens aroma af tørverøg, elementer af grapefrugt og fyrrenåle fra humlen og selvfølgelig masser af smagsnoter som espressokaffe, tjære og chokolade fra de ristede malte.
I modsætning til mange Imperial Stouts har Xbeeriment Black Force One ikke en massiv restsødme. Øllet har fået lov til at gære ud til en vægtfylde på 1010, hvilket giver en øl, som får sin sødme fra de 10,4% alkohol og ikke fra store mængder restsukker.
Dette giver Xbeeriment Black Force One en flot balance mellem fylden fra malten og alkoholen og den kraftige humlebitterhed og de syrlige noter fra den ristede byg og malt.

English: Our basic idea with this beer originated while making Xbeeriment Barack. When we’d done that we thought "What if we took it further?" So we decided to go for it and create an Imperial Stout made with 5 different kinds of malt including substantial amounts of peat smoked malt, roasted barley and 3 different hop varieties. We then added a 4th variety for dry hopping. Finally it was bottled unfiltered, bottle conditioned and left to mature in the bottle for 2 months before release. Serve at 12-14 degrees Celcius (53-57 degrees Fahrenheit).


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2222) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 16, 2014
Tasting after party at Marko’s, in Belgrade. I brought this bottle from Gothenburg. Rich black-brown, tan foam. Smoke is mild, coffee, alc notes, fruity ester. Smoke adds to the bitterness and finishes dry. Good strong stout, dry and bitter with hints of interesting smoke. Very good imp stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (170) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at a private tasting in Belgrade. Pours oily black with a tan head which leaves a nice lacing on the glass. It smells of coffee, biscuits, smoked cheese. Mouth stays mild and drinkable with all the aroma notes present and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2287) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Purchased at the LCBO a year ago. Pours a real dark brown colour with red highlights. Big beige creamy-frothy head, long lasting with some good lacing. Beautiful peaty malt nose with dark fruits, roasted malts, licorice, sweet chocolate and mild coffee. Smooth mouthfeel, medium-bodied. The taste has lots of anise over the roasted malts, which is not showing as sweet as the nose gave out to be. Alcohol is very well-hidden behind the darkness. Complex and definitely worth trying. Wish I would of bought more to cellar.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
bottle, bbq with kim in copenhagen. rich jet black with a minimal head; aroma of smoked chocolate, light pineyness; plenty of bitterness, traces of licorice, light citric touch. pretty good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
2014-08-01. Black body with a small tan head. 3++ Aroma is moderately smokey, over a sweet dark malt core. Flavour is similar, moderate earthy smoke throughout, sweet dark malt core. 6+ Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. The smoke is relatively restrained which lets the richness of the dark malt shine through, but ultimately the smoke is still more than I personally like. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (263) - FRANCE - JUL 3, 2014
Périmée depuis 6 mois. Noire pétrole, peu de mousse. Nez de malts grillés, café, cacao, ces derniers aromes étant rélativement peu présents pour une imperial stout. En bouche, goûts de fruits noirs et de café, la deuxième bouche est plutôt sur la café avec des notes de pins. en 3ème bouche l’aspect résineux prend doucement le dessus sur le café. L’amertume est bien présente, assez sèche. Corps puissant. L’alcool et le sucre sont omniprésents tout au long de la dégustation. Bonne bière mais manque un peu de caractère pour le style ...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark ruby-brown with a small wisp of tan head that quickly disappears. Lush aroma of heavily roasted malt with a peaty character and dark bitter chocolate backnote. Medium bodied with minimal carbonation. Nice flavour combo - charred malt, licorice, peat smoke, bitter chocolate, bit of coffee. Warm finish, nicely bittered with noticeable but not overpowering alcohol. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2362) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Pours inky black with a small beige wisp. Aroma is roasted malts, smoke and a small deli meat. Taste is velvet mouthfeel, smoked malt but not overwhelming which allows me to enjoy this. Small hop bitterness in the end.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1296) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget Sweden. Fluffig lasting brown head. Initial som aroma that goes away and leaves a chocolate aroma. Big and smooth chocolate taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3728) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Black with a small Brown head, no lacings. Aroma medium smoky, medium+ malty (roasted, burnt, coffee, dark, chocolate, licorice) and hoppy (citrusy, piney). Flavor medium sweet, heavy bitter, long lasting. Medium+ body, a lot of alcohol.


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