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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16441) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Dry roasted slightly burned malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Hasa dry roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep brown coloured with a huge light brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dry smoke, chocolate and coffee. Flavours of sour smoke, burned malt, caramel, hops and chocolate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2011
Date: July 11, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: RBSG 2009
Appearance: dark brown, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, very dry, roasted bitterness, just a hint of caramel sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Name: Smoked Stout
Date: January 04, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, frothy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, sweet caramel and chocolate, light smoke
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate, bitter dark roast finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting. Very dark brown with a tan head. Nice roasted malt and light coffee aroma with a smokey touch. The flavor is dry, with lots of roasted malt and hops. The character of this struck me as very porterish for some reason, though I’t hard to say exactly what that means.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2121) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
RBSG09 bottle at the grand tasting. Darkest brownish-amber color with a tan head. Aroma is big on roasted malt and coffee with a whisper of smokiness. Flavors of cocoa powder, burnt coffee, oak, smoke, and alcohol. Dry finish with moderate bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13198) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2009
On tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It pours a next to black body under a tan head of medium size. Slgihtly oaked (peat?) nose with roasted malts, some burnt notes, coffee and alcohol. Charcoal, coffee, sweetness and some warmth in the mouth, rather dry, even though there’s some sweetness present. Roasted finish. A nice beer that I would like to have more of. (090516)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at the Weekend of Tarts.
Thanks to Bullseye for this. Opaque, very, very dark brown with a superb off white head. A proper Danish stout aroma. Big hops, slightly floral, dry, fruity and plenty of roasty darkness. Massively smoky and oaky in the flavour. Big dark chocolate bitterness. Another slew of hoppy bitterness too. Loads of oak chips, quite French in fact. Something a little thin and dull about the finish that holds it back just a little. Bloody excellent beer all the same.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2009
From tap@Københavnske Øldage 2009. A low tan head over a black body with no clarity. Dry, powdery coffee-ish malt aroma. Cocoa notes and a whiff of fruity hops. Taste is fairly dry malty. Lot of roast and notes of coffee, cocoa and ash. Also quite hoppy with a fine fruity bitterness that last all the way through. Medium body, slick mouthfeel. Dry, malty-bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2009
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - shared by Mirjukka - thanks!
Black, tan head. Stodgy porridgy aroma, and loads of elastoplast. Massively dry and ashy palate. However, it’s quite tasty, plenty of fruity and citrussy hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2009
(50cl bottle) Pours a black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of citrus, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, oak, citrus, and coffee with a bitter finish. Nice!


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