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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
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 325   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).


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2011
16.9 oz bottle from Capone’s, and this pops my beeriment cherry. Pours onyx with 2-finger tan head. Nose is black patent malty, with cacao, coffee, big hops, some rauchy and roasty notes, and blackberry/port. Tastes rich, complex, hefty on the palate, very patent malty, with notes of cacao, hops, blackberry, and tobacco. The malt takes center stage here, with the hops a supporting actor, but very pronounced nonetheless. This one is thich, rich, complex, hoppy, and very good.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6755) - 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."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5847) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (612) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8387) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (806) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Listigovers (369) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (782) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - black pour with good sized tan head. Dark roasted malty aroma and taste, caramel, big chocolate, some smoked peat notes, coffee, great mouthfeel, roasted bitter finish. Lovely brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at Taphouse. Pitch black with a dense, tanned head. Roasted aroma with chocolate, coffee, herbal hops, subtle smoke and light honey. Taste is sweet. Full body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and roasted with dark malts, coffee, chocolate and herbal hops. To bad Xbeeriment is out of business!

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 28, 2014
500ml bottle. Jet black colour with small to average, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Roasty dark malty and herbal hoppy aroma has resemblance to typical Black IPA flavours, green onion notes, with the hop flavours quickly evaporating malty notes of dark chocolate predominate, "Schoko Toffees", chocolate truffle, hints of coffee. Taste is initially roasty dark malty, minimally sweet, hints of chocolate and treacle, the decline of chocolate flavours is inversely proportional to the rise of a peat note, accompanied by a complete fade out of sweetness and a flashing up of some herbal hop; dry, somehow ’crumbly’, peaty finish. Interesting course, but finally you cannot understand what has happened on the way to find yourself now ended up with that slightly unpleasant and unrelated peat taste in your mouth. How did you get there? Wormhole? Anyway, one fact can be stated: this would be a better beer if the tour was taken in opposite direction.


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