Beer review: Xbeeriment Black Force One Bourbon Barrel Ed.

This is a barrel aged version of the Black Force One. As you might see from the sticker on the neck of the bottle only 374 bottles was made of this beer.

Xbeeriment Black Force One Bourbon Barrel Ed.Looks

The beer looks pretty much the same as the regular Black Force One.

There is a bit more head to this edition and it’s not as creamy.

Aroma

The aroma is more sharp on this edition. I’m getting more alcochol (the ABV is the same as the regular edition).

The barrel aging is present in the aroma as well, with hints of vanilla and wood.

Flavor

As the other edition, the flavor is pretty much as expected. The barrel aging is present in the flavor as well. This edition is clearly more carbonated than the regular one, which I could do without. There is also a hint of alcohol in the flavor which I didn’t get at all in the regular edition.

This is a really complex and balanced beer. I enjoyed it from 8°C to about 16°C and the profile changed as the temperature rose. I definitely enjoyed the beer most towards the end (~16°).

Finish

Up front the finish is very similar to the regular edition, but it’s less bitter towards the end.

I enjoyed the finish on this beer more than the regular edition.

Food matches

There are still some hoppy hints in the beer, so the notes found in the other review would apply to this beer as well.

Rating

The carbonation level is a tad bit too high, and the hints of alcohol ruins it a bit for me. It’s still a really good beer! Score: 4/5.

This is bottle #110 of 374 and was bought at Vika Vinmonopol in Oslo.

Xbeeriment Black Force One Bourbon Barrel Ed.

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