Xbeeriment Black Force One | Xbeeriment I/S

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Xbeeriment I/S
Denmark | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by thagr81us on 03-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
112
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
13.82%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Photo of avalon07
4.63/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Armsby Abbey Stoutfest.

Creamy head, lots of lacing, over pitch black color.

Nose lots of earthy spicy hops, fresh hops, pine, some dark earthy malts, choc, roast, oats, etc.

Taste similar, oats, choc malts, light bakers choc, roast, tons of hops, bitter earthy and spicy hops, pine, chewy malts and oats, very light smoke and minerality briny taste, fairly bitter and gets more on the finish, drier finish.

Heavier body, good carb, light boozy taste.

Overall fairly good, nice darker malts, nice hops, oats, nice flavors and decent aroma, nothing off.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.7/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at The Bruery's Provisions on the "right hand shelves." This is a must try for any fan of big, bold, and assertively flavorful stouts. End of story.

Pours black with a thick khaki head that fades to a khaki dime thin layer with dark glossy brown edges.

Nose is all sweet black chocolate, candied cherries and dark plums.

Mouthfeel is creamy and lightly viscous with light carbonation and a really nice balance and feel.

Flavors are wonderfully bold and aggressive. Perhaps one of the most "thick sweet coffee/chocolate" brews I've ever tasted. It's like drinking a coffee/chocolate/bitter espresso extract with a mid palate of molasses and burnt plums. Mid palate and mid flavor profile is like a bitter then sweet then bitter chocolate fudge.

Finish is big bitter plums, to black burned toast to bitter extract of espresso. This beer is just full of huge flavors and layers and all very appealing.

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Photo of Josephkeene
3.82/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at The Firkin.

This thing sounds like some kind of awesome blaxploitation film, doesn't it? It pours a straight darkness topped by a finger of ecru foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, chocolate syrup, light-ish coffee, and dark chocolate powder. The taste veers more toward the hoppy end, though, with notes of bitter coffee, bitter dark chocolate, darkly roasted malts, dark greens (we're talkin' spinach dark here, people), and leather. The body is a hefty medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a feel that yearns to be chewy. Overall, this could have been a great stout, but the bitterness is just an inch too much and the body is just an inch too light and thin.

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Photo of sjbarleywine
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The bouquet here is passable, though better when aired. Has a dense hoppiness that lingers on the back of the tongue. The middle taste is all salt water taffy and just plain salt water. Finish is thinly sweet but for the lingering bitterness, which doesn't end it all that well. Still, I'm definitely going back for more.

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3.98 out of 5 based on 112 ratings.
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