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Xbeeriment Black Force One

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Imperial Stout
København NV, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zeke626 (459) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle, pours an opaque dark brown body with a thick brown head. Aroma of cocoa, roasted malts, and light espresso. Taste is similar with a long roasted malt finish and some hoppiness/booze.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (340) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Had this one cellared for about a year. Sorry DerWeg for sneaking in a rating after yours. Liked this one when I first tried it, so grabbed another and stuck in the basement. By this point you know it pours like a stout and looks like a stout. It has a nice nose full of espresso, some smokiness, lots of roasted malts. The taste is solid, with some of that smokiness that’s subtle and a little sweetness. Lots of roasted malts, there is that ashy, dusty flavour that seems to happen fairly often with stouts, which I don’t love, but overall well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Black, malty and fruity with sweet cocoa and espresso roast. Black dried fruit and malt sweetness. Smoke. Sticky malt and hay aroma. Slight grassy hops, tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6563-20140801] Bottle. Roasted grainy malt aroma has a chocolate base with a mild cherry note. Brown black body with a quick foamy tan head. Roasted malt and mild dark chocolate flavour. Full body. Delicious. (8/3/8/3/16) 3.8
Overheard: "Suck on my chocolate salty balls."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6539) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2014
Backlog rating: Its black allright, nice creamy eggshell head Dark chocolate, chocolate sirup on whipped cream mouthfeel, getting a ice cream vibe here. Sweet finish with dry roast to balance. Chocolate retronasal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (843) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Noire opaque. Beau collet brun et dense. Nez: chocolat. Grain. Café froid. Réglisse. Fumé. Bouche: riche. Très ronde. Sucré avec une bonne amertume. Torréfié à souhait. Fine chaleur d’alcool. Café espresso. Fumé de tourbe présent mais loin de dominer la bière. Un peu de bois et de réglisse. Finale choco amer. Excellente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (14740) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes/schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, Kaffee, leicht rauchig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack scharf malzig, Kaffee, ordentliche Portion Hopfen, bitter, alkoholisch, Molasse und Schokolade im Abgang, leicht brennend alkoholisch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1410) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Bouteille 500ml. Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka riche, crémeuse et persistante laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme de malt torréfié, fumée, tourbé, noix, café. Goût de malt torréfié, chocolat noir, belle amertume, alcool, espresso en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen, pourrais être plus corpulente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (744) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Very sweet and malty smell, chocolate, strong aroma. Black but with very little head, big watery bubbles that disappear quickly. Full bodied and,oily, chocolate, long aftertaste, no alcohol heat despite the 10.5, extremely smooth. Finish is balanced, beer is very balanced. Doesn’t punch you as hard as some imperials, but the balance and texture is excellent, a well crafted beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
Couleur noire avec de léger reflets brun et un col beige assez résistant. Liquide assez complexes, chocolat,grains grillés,café, des notes fumés qui ne sont pas désagréable. Excellente!

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