Xbeeriment Black Force One Bourbon Barrel Edition

Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus

Style: Imperial Stout
København NV, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
English: A very smooth version of Xbeeriment Black Force One with complex notes of maple syrup and oranges from the Bourbon blending in with the roastiness and hoppiness of the imperial stout. An extremely complex beer. Only 375 bottles made.

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rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle. Black beer, brown head. Hoppy grassy aroma, tar and chocolate. Chocolate flavor, bitter, tar, licorice, roasted, grassy.

Rune (13643) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2011
500ml bottle, no.32 of 374, bb: tomorrow, carried back home from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo. Pours a big dense and bubbly, fawn-coloured head, slowly fading, covering a deep, devil-black body. Inviting aroma of chocolate malts underscored by liquorice and dusty hops. Pleasant taste of slightly roasted dark malts, woody vanilla, some berries and liquorice supported by tingling alcohol. The bourbon part is, however, not present. Dry bittering malts to the finish. Surprisingly easy to drink. Just a very decent sipper at home on a Saturday eve (Tromsø, 03.09.2011).

KingCecil (2088) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2011
600 # Bottle, pours pitch black with large light brown head.... the aroma is oak, vanilla, roasted malt, butter biscuit.... the flavor is butter, cream, roasted malt, light coffee.... nice mouthfeel : creamy, fluffy finish....

Plovmand (8630) - Grindsted, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours pitch opague black with a beige creamy head. The aroma is bourbon, hard roasted malt, tobacco, biscuit, chocolate, vanilla and oak. The flavour is quite hard roasted with notes of bourbon with the authentic vanilla and oaky notes. Chocolate and light coffee notes finishes this great Bourbon edition. Great work guys.

tkrjukoff (4334) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
Bottle. Courtesy of rlgk. Pours black as name states. Barely any head, oily. Aroma is roasted, malty, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is sweet, pungeant, roasted and fruity; very nice. Finishes bitter dry.

Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2011
(Bottle) Pours black with a light brown head. The aroma is “green” hoppy, balanced roasted and soft woodshop/vanilla oaky. Undertones of salt liquorice and asphalt. The flavor is light sweet, medium bitter and tiny acidic. Tones of “green” hops, roasted/burned malt and wood. The mouthfeel is clean, round and light oily with a light carbonation. Light alcohol, burned malt wood tannin and citric hops on the finish. Medium to full bodied.

gnoff (11065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 First rating
Bottle at Haket during Gothenburg Beer Festival 2011
Sampled on Friday September 2, 2011
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent. Sweet, alcohol, smooth taste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
Very nice!

Sampled draught at CBC, blue session, Saturday afternoon May 4, 2013.
Dark brown to black color, brown head. Sweet, bourbon scent. Sweet, wood taste. Dry wood finish. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Alcohol shines through.

Nisse666 (8100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
Bottle, sample GBF 2011 cons 2011-09-02
AP: pitch black, wee beige head
F: vanilla bean, heavy coffey, truffel chocolate and some nice fruitiness freshness

sebletitje (10421) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2011
Sample @ Gothenburg Beerfest 2011. 2-9-2011 bottle#134/374
Brune foncée, col épais beige/moka.
Arôme de fût boisé, malté et chocolaté.
En bouche, bière qui bénéficie bien du traitement en fût de bourbon, malt épais avec des notes de chocolat, café, grillé. Bourbon reste présent sans prendre le dessus. Un vrai régal à déguster en douceur.

Palme (4831) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2011
0.5l bottle #53 of 374. This one pours a dark dark brown - near black body with a massive fluffy and tanned head. Aroma has lots of roasted malts, sweet alcohol notes(bourbon?), vanilla, also something light fruity and sweet. Could it be like figs or dates? Oak, some good quality coffee and hints of dark chocolate and licorice. Really nice! Really lively carbonation, it’s full-bodied and has a nice creamy and oily mouthfeel. Strong and roasted flavors. Lots of roasted malts, a distinct bourbon flavor, really woody and there’s lots of nice stingy hops. Ends with chocolate, vanilla, dark caramel and tons of licorice before it glides in to a both extremely warming and hoppy aftertaste. This has everything the un-barrel aged version is missing. Nice beer!

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