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Xbeeriment Black Force One

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Imperial Stout
København NV, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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).

brewtant's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brewtant (7) - - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle from lcbo 10.4% on bottle lcbo tested at 8.8% Poured an almost opaque black. Nice tight beige head. Smell is lightly peety with some roasted coffee and cocoa notes. There is also a big floral hop aroma. The taste is quite nice hoppy, lightly smoked coffee. The mouthfeel is thick and oily and quite enjoyable alcohol is nicely hidden. Overall a unique example of an imperial stout with a good hop presence. Would drink again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1589) - 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 (1455) - 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 (3748) - Conifer, 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1192) - Lille, FRANCE - APR 8, 2015
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, smoked finish. Coffee and caramel notes. Taste: good complexity, roasted malt with smoked finish. Coffee and caramel. Really nice! Aftertaste: coffee and small chocolate with smoked and roasted malt. Very good beer !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zeke626 (454) - 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 (307) - 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 (1567) - 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 (7455) - 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 (6175) - 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 (786) - 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.

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