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Xbeeriment Black Force One - Xbeeriment I/S

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BA SCORE
88
very good

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 03-24-2011)
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-23-2014 17:18:37 | More by johnnnniee
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-01-2013 01:26:23 | More by andrenaline
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

03-26-2014 14:26:22 | More by duceswild
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-18-2013 05:47:31 | More by WeissBoy
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black, with some dark head. Above average mouthfeel, slick oily. Decent, but a tad of the off mouldy taste I have had from other xbeeriment beers was in there. A fresh bottle. Decent drinkability.I liked it, my mate didn't want more than a sip.Smoke in aroma, and not overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 02:37:07 | More by Sammy
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chakadrum

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16.9 ounce bottle

Pretty darn close to jet black. Appropriate amount of head which is dirty-white in color. Strong lacing (not quite Duvel-strong but good).

I'd like to think I smell chocolate and roasted stuff. A good smell but not mind-blowing. As it warms up I like the smell of it less.

Chocolate, hops and roasted stuff. Tasty. There is some sweetness that makes me think of a milk-stout. The hop bitterness throw me off a little bit. This reminds me of something like Southern Tier Mokah but isn't quite as chocolaty as that beer. After taking a break for a minute or two, I'm amazing how dryed out my mouth is from the hops. I wonder what aspect the peak-smoked malt plays on the taste. I don't feel like I taste much smoke.

Good body to the beer.

Overall, a good beer. Reading the label and seeing what was involved in the beer helps the rating. Peat-smoked malt is cool idea.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 04:57:31 | More by chakadrum
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of roasted malt with some notes of dry coffee with light tobacco notes. Taste is also dominated by dry coffee notes with lightly bitter roasted malt with some black chocolate. Body is pretty full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well brewed overall but lacking a little bit of character to stand out from the mass of imperials stout out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 17:35:42 | More by Phyl21ca
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oline73

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at Max's in Baltimore. Poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours black with hardly any head except a ring at the edge of the glass that leaves some lacing.

Smell: The smell is mild. Roasty with a hint of dark fruit.

Taste: Very bitter from the roast and hops. Tastes a bit burnt and smokey. Hints of sweet dark fruit. The finish is really, really bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick body, smooth tingly carbonation, and a mildly dry finish.

Overall: This is a very bitter stout. Not a whole lot else going on. Still not bad, but I'm not sure I want any more.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2011 21:14:15 | More by oline73
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ehammond1


3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Urge Gastropub
San Diego, CA

Black on black with a thin light brown head. Lines and sheets of lacing down the glass.

An atypical big stout. There's a pretty substantial pine and earthy presence in the aroma along with the typical offenders of roasted malts, chocolate, and some mild coffee. A nice, if unusual, aroma.

A moderately bitter, somewhat piney, big American stout. The roasted coffee and chocolate are present but not quite as dominant as in most others within the style. There's a touch of alcohol warmth and sharpness here as well.

Big, luscious, thick mouthfeel. Decadent and lovely.

A decent, if confused, big stout.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2011 22:37:01 | More by ehammond1
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Josephkeene

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour at Max's Taphouse.

Pours a dark rich chocolate with small chocolate colored lacing, beautiful motor oil black.

Smell reminds me of vanilla with light hint of coco, but mainly smells of alcohol from the oak.

Taste is rich smooth chocolate hops and vanilla , syrupy though somehow the alcohol is heavily hidden in the oak taste.

I am unsure if id order this one again but since it was new I would say try it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2011 14:44:37 | More by Josephkeene
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes from a month ago.

Opaque black with a dense espresso colored head. Trails and chunks of lace coat the glass on the way down. Plum, raisin, roasted malts in the aroma. Sweet christmas pudding with rum mixes with a dry roastyness and a very light hop profile. The 10+ abv is definitely noticeable, but never a distraction. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a medium carbonation level – very creamy and smooth. Light hops and a vinous maltiness linger for a long time in the finish.

This is a good RIS. Very malty with restrained black malt bitterness and hop aroma. Worth a try for sure, a great winter brew. Dangerous!

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 08:21:55 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $7

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and vanilla. There is also a bit of a roasted peanut flavour, some dark fruits, coffee, and some smokey notes.

Overall - A nice blend of a variety of flavours. It's a very satisfying and it goes down fast, considering the ABV. Although the lcbo tag on the bottle lists it at about 8%. A little pricey, but worth picking up a bottle to try. I'll get a few more bottles.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 01:48:42 | More by spinrsx
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours very dark brown/black with about an inch frothy tan head. The head sticks around a long time, and there's also a good amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted and smoked malt, chocolate, coffee, and some dark fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like roasted and smoked malt, coffee, bittersweet and milk chocolate, piney hops, dark fruit and a bit of licorice. Nice balance between the sweet and bitter flavors. I don't think the smoke is strong in either the aroma or flavor. It is noticeable, but it's closer to being subtle than it is strong (which is a disappointment since this is labeled as being a smoked imperial stout). Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's coating and has moderate carbonation. Even though this beer wasn't as smoky as I was expecting it to be, it's still a good overall brew and I liked it.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 22:39:40 | More by bluejacket74
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SurpriseTruck

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-26-2013 02:11:00 | More by SurpriseTruck
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mightyhef

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-27-2012 14:20:10 | More by mightyhef
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down but consistently left lacing on the surface as well as a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of roasted malts in the nose along with some hints of hops. The smell improves as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of burnt and roasted malts and coffee and has notes of smoke from the peat and a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and somewhat dry on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer isn’t overly difficult to drink, although the bitterness and roasted flavors can get in the way of its drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 02:17:52 | More by metter98
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tjseveryday

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-08-2011 22:10:08 | More by tjseveryday
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Mugs Alehouse in Brooklyn, NY

A: Pours a very dark black in color with some subtle brown hints when held up to the light. The beer has a very thin tan head that reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Lots of dark roasted and slightly charred malts along with light hints of chocolate.

T: Lots of dark roasted malts with some subtle hints of bittersweet chocolate. Very smooth and very complex. Some bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Really enjoyable and definitely one to pick up again - I guess I'm lucky that my local bottle shop carries this one. I really liked the complexity of the flavor and the smell.

Serving type: on-tap

03-12-2012 15:57:55 | More by dbrauneis
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-30-2014 02:59:18 | More by threedaggers
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Armsby Abbey, Worchester, MA

A heavy, imperial stout, that was apparently only brewed once, so I was fortunate enough to have it on tap at Worchester's amazing Armsby Abbey brewpub. (Though I believe I saw this on deck at TJ's, mid-Sept. '11...just FYI.)

Poured into a snifter, an opaque obsidian, with a finger of tan head that retained and laced well. Roasty aroma, as would be imagined, dark malts, chocolate, dark fruits, and hints of wine. Taste followed the aroma: roasted dark malts, dark chocolate, cocoa bitterness, coffee notes, raisins and black cherries, brown sugar, with a mild earthy hoppiness just barely detectable. Definitely one to enjoy nearer to room temperature, or at least not "ice cold." Rich and full-bodied, and very enjoyable overall.

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2011 07:03:28 | More by Rifugium
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Asgeirr

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-06-2013 22:52:09 | More by Asgeirr
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-05-2013 16:24:15 | More by byronic
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NeutroMan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-13-2012 01:03:07 | More by NeutroMan
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-16-2012 17:36:26 | More by Duff27
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-12-2013 20:13:46 | More by spycow
Xbeeriment Black Force One from Xbeeriment I/S
88 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.