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Brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Imperial Stout
København NV, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 304   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).


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle 500ml. @ Xbeeriment Black Force One Launch
- Ølbutikken, Oehlenschlægersgade 2, 1663 København, Denmark.

Clear medium to dark black color with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, dark chocolate, coffee, smoke notes, hoppy. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100109]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and fruity. Roasted, fruity and wooden. Distinct hoppy. Smooth fruity and crisp bitterness coming through a nice roasted chocolate dense malt base. Ends dry and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
Drunk to celebrate my rating number 17,400. Bottled. I’m drinking this the day before it expires, which every day is... I’m drinking it on its own, since chocolate deserts makes me fat and I can’t afford Cuban cigars. The beer is black with a huge dark brown head. The aroma is powerful with notes of dark chocolate, alcohol, roasted malt, and dextrose. The flavor is sweet with strong notes almost an explosion of roasted malt, dark chocolate, wood, and alcohol, as well as medium notes of astringent hops and dextrose, and hints of smoke, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. The alcohol leaves a tickling both on the palate and tongue. Huge thanks to yespr for giving me this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2010
On tap. Pours black with a vague orange hue and a tall and dense light brown head. Aroma has rich, dry burned malts with licorice and peaty smoke. Surprisingly only medium-bodied, burned - very burned - malts again some licorice with notes of vanilla and ashes. Has a distinctly malt bitter finish. Well made, but personally I prefer my Imperial Stouts a little sweeter. 090110

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Bottled@Yespr. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is toffee, roasted malts, some dark dry fruits as well as mild vanillaish notes. Flavour is dark dry fruits, toffee, some roasted notes and mild smoked notes as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2010
Bottle in Ølbutikken. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and hops. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, coffee and hops. Dry roasted and hoppy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (18944) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2010
Bottled. Very black, small head. Fruit nose with slight licorice. Blown up body with clean, rounded mouthfeel.. Fruity with licorice and whipped cream, growing inky bitterness. Feels a bit pointless, the flavours seem contained under pastic foil, leaving me a just the inkt bitterness. Not really my cup of tea.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2011
Tasting at Yespr
Slowing gushing bottle; black color; creamy head. It has a nice aroma: chocolate, roasted malt, glue, some dust. Coffeish brew, but with some sweetness, even if the final is more roasted and dusty. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2011
Tap @ Chr. Firtal. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich roast malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice and hops. Dry finish.


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