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Xbeeriment Black Force One

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Imperial Stout
København NV, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 339   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).

demmbonz's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bomber to giant snifter. Scored in a trade and drinking during the inauguration ceremony. Pours dark black but not thick. Substantial head that dissipates and leaves a nice mocha ring around the edge. I’m not a fan of smoked beers, but this one is quite subtle on the smokiness, so if you love smokey you may not like it. Just tastes like a really good Imperial with a hint of smoke and some hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2183) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose soy sauce, molasses, raisin, some chocolate. Taste seems hot up front, alcohol, then mineral, dry coco powder, molasses, and earthy. The roast and chocolate comes out late. Good mouth feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazy_cat_lady (345) - - MAR 15, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. In the cellar for about a year. Pitch black with tan head. Smoky aroma, with some coffee and chocolate and raisins. Leather and bitter coffee and chocolate flavours. Lingering bitterness. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7701) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
(Bottle) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of black coffee, cacao, soy sauce and hints of smoke and tar. Malty, roasted taste with strong black coffee, tar, soy sauce, liquorice, dark chocolate, smoke and a slightly vinous finish with a generous coffee bitterness. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Quite powerful and really tasty. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PtiBisc (29) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2016
Beautiful Stout color with a small foamy top. Great taste: A small bitterness and smokey taste with a milk ish texture. Enjoy anytime anywhere. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (3147) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2015
Flaska från SB ca tre år gammal. En lite udda IS. I doften lätt rökig med lite tjära. Smaken har tydliga lakritsdrag och är relativt torr men det finns också en syrlig bärighet med hallon, björnbär, jordgubb. Det blir en snygg smakkombo. Jämte finns också lite grape med lätt skalbeska och lite kaffe. Snygg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (669) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2015
coffee, chocolate, toast, cereal, roasty, smoke, woody, vanilla, grass, black, hazy, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, warm feeling from alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (2552) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
Bottle (500 ml) @ Havregatan 151031. Roasted malty and light smokey with dried fruits, liquorice and woody notes, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, roasted and light smokey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1713) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2015
On tap at Global Brew. Appearance is opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is licorice and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and licorice along with some vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2438) - GREECE - JUN 26, 2015
500ml bottle. Black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, smoked notes, light fruity. Sweet and bitter taste, roasted coffee and chocolate like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajnepple (4839) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2015
500 ml bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits, poured into a small snifter. Black appearance with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, light smoke, dark chocolate, light coffee, earth. Similar flavor, rich and robust, everything comes together nicely. Medium to full body with a soft, creamy feel. Pretty smooth and fun to drink. Very nice overall. Pairing: Radiohead - Black Star

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