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: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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).

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franzen (595) - - SEP 20, 2013
Peaty smokiness in the aroma, feels like I’m back on Islay. There is also some dough in the aroma. Some brittish hop aroma. Might be a combination of the brittish hops and smokieness which make me think of islay. Nice black appearance with great foam. Nice sweet caramell, chocolate and coffe taste with some smokieness balanced with a small to moderate bitterness. Medium to full body, pretty dry, some bitterness and coffe in the finish. A really nice Stout with a nostalgic touch as I,m back in one of my favourite pubs on Islay

kokkenrolv (348) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle, from 2012. Black, nice and big light brown head. Aroma is coffee, dark chocolate, hints of smoke, dark red fruits, licorice, hints of pine. Heavy sweetness, medium bitterness, taste is dark chocolate, licorice, coffee, dark fruits, apricot. Full body, medium carbonation, nice oily mouthfeel, long finish with notes of espresso and dark chocolate. Fantastic!

The_Osprey (8010) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2016
August 2016 - Bottle share at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig, Day 1. Thanks! As ’Xbeeriment Black Force One’. Opaque black, foamy dense brown head. Aroma is redcurrant, some smoke, papery. Body is frothy with soft carbonation. Taste is earthy, smokey, dark chocolate, light metallics. Decent. (3.6)

Theydon_Bois (19561) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle split at Chris & Ruth’s pre GBBF Shindig, 07/08/16. Black with a well appointed tan head. Nose is dark fruits, chocolate cake, light spice, charr. Taste comprises light smoke, toffee, earthy, molasses, roast malt, cocoa powder. Medium + body, fine carbonation, light warming alcohol in the close. Decent enough Impy.

Leighton (21307) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2016
Bottle shared at the chriso and Ruth pre GBBF Shindig 2016 - London. Day 1. Pours oily black with a creamy tan head. Harsh charred malts in the aroma, baking cocoa. Medium sweet flavour with notes of ashy roast, chocolate. Full bodied, chewy and oily, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with lots of bittersweet chocolate and scorched earth. A nice, hearty, full-on impy stout.

teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 9, 2016
Pre-GBBF 2016 tasting at Chris&Ruth’s, Day-1. It pours a it pours a dark brown color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is tangy smokey sweet chocolatey with vanilla and raisins. Overall, very tasty

mR_fr0g (12140) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2016
Bottle shared at the pre GBBF chriso’s tasting day 1 06/08/2016. Many thanks to Chriso for this one. An opaque black dark brown coloured pour with a a fading dark tan head. Aroma is earthy roasted grains, grapey fruits, apricot, liquorice. Flavour is is sweet bitter black malts, liquorice, jammy fruit, raspberry. Palate is sticky sweet, sugars, moderate carbonation. Nice.

italianjohn (3144) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Black pour with a thin khaki head and spotted light lacing .... aroma of licorice, dark fruits, chocolate and roasted malts with some smokey peat malts .... taste is of licorice, chocolate, roasted malts, smokey peated malts, coffee and bitter dry hops .... has some dark fruity yeast flavors to it ..... finish is smokey with lingering coffee and chocolate flavors and has a bitter bite .... the flavors have definitely settled and made this brew complex with a nice slick and oily body ..... great balanced brew that aged well .... abv hidden well

RichTheVillan (7857) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2016
Bottle shared at Chris and Ruth’s pre GBBF shindig; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma has dark fruits and some smoke, taste has rich chocolate, some smoked malts, camp coffee.

Benzai (15625) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2016
Sampled @ ChrisO Pre-GBBF Shindig. Opaque pitch black color, average sized beige head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, liquorice, liquorice. Taste malts, roasted malts, liquorice, bitter. Oily texture, medium to full body and medium carbonation. Very nice.

planky84 (3263) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Bottle at Chris and Ruth’s pre-GBBF Shindig, 2016 (Sunday sesh.)- scavenged leftovers from the Saturday session. Dark brown pour. Raisin, nuts, sweet spice and smoke aroma. Flavours of raisins, chocolate, licorice toffee and caramel. Tasty.

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