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Xbeeriment Barack

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Xbeeriment
Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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NOTE! In the US this beer is marketed as Xbeeriment #44. The reason for this is that any references to President Obama would only be permitted by US authorities if we had a written permission from the White House. So the dressing’s changed, but the beer stays the same!

Also please NOTE that the first US edition of "Xbeeriment #44" is erroneously labelled 10.4% ABV.

English: Brewed to celebrate Barack Obama’s inaugural as the 44th President of the United States, and the first black person to hold the office. A potent stout with a fair amount of peated malt in the grain bill. This adds a smoky character to the beer which obviously also has roasted aromas from the dark malts and roasted barley as well as loads of citrusy hop notes from the US hop varieties. NOTE: From 2009 - 2012 this beer was brewed at Amager Bryghus. From the summer of 2012 it will be brewed at Herslev Bryghus.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3022) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle - 500ml. Pours an opaque black body with an average beige foamy head. Wonderful, complex malty/hoppy aroma with roasty, chocolate, and some smoked ham/bacon hints. Its robust, well balanced taste carries licorice, roasted coffee, and smokey notes. Ends with a long, warming bitter/roasty finish. Very well done.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (1666) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2014
As smoked stouts go, this one is pretty lame and tepid. Definitely not worth the price for this one. Needs more smoke definitely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (1885) - USA - FEB 6, 2014
Rated as Mikkeller/Xbeeriment #44 smoked stout... Brown black in color... Light tan head... Aroma of roasted malts, oak, heavy peated malts... Flavor is fairly sweet roasted malts with smoke coming through late and especially on palate... Fairly enjoyable but smoke kind of overwhelms other nuances... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
pours unclear very dark brown with a creamy beige head, good retention and lacing. chocolate and roasted coffee beans, bold yet under control smoked more than peated malts, red fruitiness, piney and resinous, peppery and dusty-not quite ashy roastiness - some welcoming minerals too, moderate sweetness - pinch of milk. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, assertive and bold bitter coffee-smoky-piney finish. balanced smoked stout. tasty and good too! solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6607) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2014
Dark, almost black. Has a light brown head, lasting. Dark, roasted aroma with notes of port-wine, soft and still some faint coffee notes. Yeasty too. Flavor starts heavy sweet, more roasted, lightly burnt notes. Smoke? Perhaps. Moderate bitter finish. Soft texture.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (4623) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2014
grass, brown, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). Dark brown with a medium beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of smoke (more fire than meaty smoke), vegetal coffee, dark chocolate, peated notes, wood and light citrus notes. Taste is of peated malt, smoked malt, wood, dark chocolate and light bitter finish. Medium/full body. Medium/good carbonation. Roasted presence mouthfeel is still velvety. Good smoked Stout. Well balanced and enjoyable. Well done.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours an orange tinted black with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, smoked, peat, meat. Flavor is coffee, earth, boozey, dark chocolate, herbal. Finish is strongly smoked, peaty, boozey, coffeeish.Lingering smoke, coffee, booze. Full body, velvety mouthfeel, weak carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1284) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2014 Pours a really really dark brown and is topped by a thin beige head that receeds into a ring that leaves OK lacing. Aroma is indeed smoky, but also woody and a little vegetal (someone said green coffee beans, I concur). Taste is highly roasted and no real sweetness is perceived. Flavors of hickory, coffee, slight green peppers. None of the ashy character I despise in some stouts. Body is full, carbonation moderate. The smoke gets a bit tiresome as you reach the middle of the bottle but that might be just me. Nice one!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdb288 (519) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Whiskey is prevalent in the nose - also charcoal, burnt wood. Taste is whiskey, roasted malt, smoke...boozy but well balanced. A nice beer.


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