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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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jrallen34

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Alex for this bottle, and representing the buzzed beers... dark brown body with a nice light tan head... nose is pretty decent, smoke with a bit of cream... the taste is more char than anything, too bitter and harsh, ok... wouldn't have again

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 00:22:44 | More by jrallen34
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pitch black color and a thick, totally opaque consistency. Some floaties, but a negligible amount. There was a big, tan-colored, long-lasting, foamy head. Excellent lacing. A great-looking beer.

S: A nice aroma of malt, hops, chocolate, and a hint of coffee.

T: Tasted of malt, chocolate, coffee, hops, and barley. Not as heavy on chocolate and coffee as some stouts, but the flavor is extremely robust and very tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a surprisingly smooth and dry finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

D: This is one of the best stouts - certainly one of the best American Double/Imperial Stouts - I've tried in a while. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 11:31:57 | More by avalon07
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass. Poured pitch black with a three finger light brown head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, alcohol, and subtle smoke. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cream, subtle alcohol, and slight smoke. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. This one wasn't otherworldly but it was quite tasty for sure. Smelled great as it was very complex and had me guessing the entire time on what all I was picking up on. The flavor was also quite nice and complex as well which was very nice to see. A definite must try for anyone out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 19:52:03 | More by thagr81us
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-12-2013 14:34:59 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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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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dgilks

Australia

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

Dark brown colour with a creamy tan head. Fair head retention.

Rounded sweet roasty malt and some coffee. Slightly earthy. Good.

Big, peaty smoke with some piney hops. Moderate coffee. Nice and very curious.

Medium body with a sharp medium carbonation.

A big flavoured stout with lots of peat. Almost a little OTT for me. Good.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2011 12:22:42 | More by dgilks
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

01-18-2014 20:00:34 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Australia

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very, very dark brown colour, just glimpses of colour up to the light. Head is a gorgeous hue, ochre, with nice density, settles out to a thinnish film. But some lovely clingy lacing left behind. It's a cracker.

Smell is toasty and pleasant. Not too heavy, but a bold, strong roast to it giving charred wood, espresso and some black pepper. Notes of honey-glazed meat and some walnut characters as well. Also a slight hoppy note on there lifts it. Really quite good, but maybe a little too savoury; has a slight staleness to it after a while.

Taste is quite nutty and malty as well. Really rather sweet, with a touch of molasses, vegemite and some prunes, sticky date and caramel as well. Midway the roast hits, adding another dimension but not quite quashing the sweetness, just guides it gently with a final dark bitterness. OVerall, doesn't quite plumb the depths of flavours it introduces - the sweetness floats and dominates through it all, and the roastiness could have saved the day if it were a bigger complement.

Full, nice boozey texture, but manifested as dryness on the back without a lot of heat. Not bad at all.

Yeah, not as great as it could have been. Nice big characters, but there's a lot of homebrewers who could throw together these characters on a small scale and produce a similar beer. Not quite enough wow factor for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 10:29:23 | More by laituegonflable
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not normally a huge fan of smoke beer as generally it's so heavy handed with the smoke. I'm not also a big fan of dark beers with heavy molasses or dark ripe fruit flavors as I find the characteristics to clash. I poured this a bit cold with a small to medium size, tan, foamy head that soon settled to a thin filmy cover with some sudsy islands and good lacing. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is old leather, roast malt, molasses, dark ripe fruit, and just a little smoke. Flavor and body is where this beer really stands out and compliment one another. Flavor's a little like nose, but the qualities that I don't like are well muted and behind the roast malt, the perfect amount of smoke, slight malt sweet, the bitter and carbonic tang. Body/carbonation are untoppable. Finish is like flavor, very drinkable, of average length for this style, and almost no indication of alcohol power. Superior beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 22:43:47 | More by drpimento
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

05-24-2013 14:55:05 | More by AngusOg
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

11-16-2011 02:04:19 | More by bpfrush
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.09/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A-Sample from EBF. Pours very dark.

S-I found it to be very peaty in the nose. Some char and ash. Burnt coffee and bitter dark chocolate.

T-More peat. A little bit of leather. Pretty bitter. Dark chocolate and burnt coffee. A strange yeasty flavor. Anise.

M-I didn't even think this was a Stout. It was thin for a beer of this magnitude. I didn't find it to be very boozy either. It needs more body.

O/D-I wasn't a huge fan of this one. The flavors didn't match up well. Oh well it was just a sample.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 23:19:30 | More by VelvetExtract
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Sean9689

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to Alex for this one. Poured into Darkness snifter.

A - Pours black, thick collar, cream, thin cap. 4

S - Lots of smoke, chocolate, and roast. Pretty straight forward here, you know what you're getting.

T - Chocolate, smoke, super bitter harsh finish. The finish is just not all that good, truthfully. The harshness is just a little to much for me.

M - Body is medium, soft carbonation, creamy roasty finish.

O - The look, nose, and feel are all spot-on for me. However, the finish is just too harsh for me to enjoy drinking this beer. Cannot recommend.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 15:31:44 | More by Sean9689
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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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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very dark black color with a finger of frothy chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of chocolate malts, smoke, coffee, molasses, black licorice, and vanilla with a touch of dark fruit and booze.

T - Starts off with some chocolate malts with some molasses, dark fruit, vanilla, and black licorice. Through the middle, some coffee comes through with some good smoke flavor. The finish is a mix of chocolate malts, with smoke, dark fruit, molasses, black licorice, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a smokey, sweet, and warming finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice big smoked stout. Good balance of flavors with some nice smoke character.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2012 05:47:25 | More by ngeunit1
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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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rarbring

Sweden

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is black, a chestnut head with little lacing but good curtains.

Smelling much of roasted tones, vanilla, chocolate and caramel.

The taste has sweet dark fruits, coffee, some toffee and chocolate.

Medium carbonation, soft and oily and alcoholic, a dry finish and a good body.

A nice complex beer with good action and much to enjoy, this was a barrel aged edition.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 18:34:32 | More by rarbring
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice RIS with a light smoked edge.

Presentation: 50 cl brown capped bottle. Black label with a green and white typography with a circle of white stars with a green x at the center. Side narrative with small overview of ingredients, and brewing process. Shows 10.4 Alc. by Vol. Served in a snifter.

A - Black pour with dark brown edges, rich brown head, nice retention, and lacing.

S - Nose with good malty notes, roasted coffee, dash of chocolate and a hint of smokiness.

T - The palate follows with a rich malty and roasted sense, subtle smoked notes in the finish. Fruity/bitter touches throughout.

M - Medium-full body, creamy with soft carbonation. It has a final roundness and flow that I find difficult to describe but that feels essentially perfect.

O - Great work overall, solid RIS offering and a subtle smoked hint with a luscious mouthfeel.

Notes: Great beer to rescue from the tap and bottle it. Was Nogne somehow involved in the development of this one? Either way, a great one and worth keeping one's eye out for this quality.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2011 15:48:12 | More by Daniellobo
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-30-2014 02:59:18 | More by threedaggers
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-11-2014 19:26:13 | More by Molson2000
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-26-2013 18:09:47 | More by kwjd
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB 17/06/2015

Beer is black with a moderately-sized tan head,

Nose contains anise, mild peat, roasted malt and chocolate.

The peat is stronger in the taste, but still not overly strong. Peat, a bit of smoke, roasted malt, chocolate, anise and some vanilla. Nice flavour, and the peat is a nice addition, but not anything remarkable.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation, fairly slick.

Overall, a good and slightly unusual beer, but nothing that one would need to seek out.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 00:22:27 | More by jrenihan
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Phelps

Arizona

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed in a snifter.

Born from Xbeeriment #44, which was brewed for Barack Obama’s nomination, this stout’s made with five different kinds of malt, including some peat-smoked stuff. Three different hops made it into the boil, and the beer was dry-hopped with a fourth.

Midnight black, not a hint of light coming through anywhere. Liquid black. One finger of head the color of cocoa powder fizzles out quickly, becoming a thin ring and leaving grasping fingers of lace.

Nice. Lots of campfire smoke, peat and pine backed by sweeter dark chocolate. Maybe some anise and spruce as well.

The flavor’s quite a bit weaker than the nose would lead me to believe. The smoky pine remains, with a handful of bitter dark chocolate backing it up. Spicy anise is in there as well. Decently smoky, but it could use more sweet malt to back it up.

Light in body, a bit thin and watery. Light yet prickly carbonation with very soft fizz. I’m not impressed with the mouthfeel, but it’s redeeming quality is that it hides the nearly 11 percent ABV very well. I don’t feel it until I get the buzzing in the chest.

I could use more sweet malt to back up the smoke and add complexity. The alcohol is well-hidden, but I need more dimensions.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 05:35:49 | More by Phelps
Xbeeriment Black Force One from Xbeeriment I/S
88 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.