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Xbeeriment Barack

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark


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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
odgaard (382) - Skyum, Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2009
Beautiful black beer with a lasting brown head. Fine lacing. Aroma: smoked malt, but also fruity, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, hops in the background. Taste: really well balanced. More hoppy than most stouts, but it goes well with the burnt bitterness from the malt. This connection gives it a very distinct tar-like taste and being half finnish i really enjoy the taste of tar. Really good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2009
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours a dark mahogany color, showing a bit of translucency at the edges. A thick, foamy, mocha colored head shows good retention. The nose sports notes of dark, dry, bittersweet cocoa, with a big mocha roast component and a hefty dose of grassy and earthen hops. Flavors follow suit, boldly hopped and roasted, bitter grasses and dark coffee beans playing off of one another uniquely. Cocoa lends a lingering, bittersweet finish. Smooth, the palate has a touch of lactic creaminess, medium-plus in stature. Good brew. One of the hoppier stouts I’ve come across in ages.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3544) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2009
14-SEP-2009 @Ølbaren. Dark dark brown with lasting brown head. Sour nose, tar, very roasted, coffee. Quite creamy, fine porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6731) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
500. Thanks, Maria! Pours jet black with a dense, creamy tan head. Lots of bubbles, lots of lace, very dark coloration. Big sweet chocolate and roast nose, just delectable. Creamy medium body, light but firm carb in the background. Very rich roasty dark mid-palate, plenty of chocolate showing through but definitely not predominant in effect. Long dry roasty finish. Lovely, complex, drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2009
Hotel room in Sheffield ... Thanks to Fonefan.Pitch black with a small brown head. Lovely roasted aroma, coffee, vanilla. Very smooth and creamy, great roasted maltiness in the flavor with some coffee notes. Very nice one. thanks Charlotte and Jan !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HenrikSoegaard (11625) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2009
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown excellent fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Pione and roasted notes. Heavy bitter roasted flavor. Delicious coffee notes. Long great finish. Fantastic balance beteween roasted malts and hopps. Creamy palate. Wonderfull beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2009
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Light brown head. Liqourice, sweetness, caramel and herbs in the aroma. Flavour of fruits, chocolate, liqourice, carael, roast, spice and herbs. Very rich flavoured and balanced. Medium to full bodied. Dry. Roasty bitterness in the end. Me definately like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5823) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2009
Bottle at Copenhagen Beerfestival 09. Decent stout. Aroma and taste of coffee, some licorice. Ok, but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14260) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2013 Bottled (Pikkulintu, BB 01/2011). Obaque black color, steady creamy tan head, good lacing. Coffeish roasted aroma. Medium-bodied. Coffeish and roasted, some hops in the finish. A bit peaty. Long roasted aftertaste. Robust enjoyable stout without big suprises. (7/4/7/4/15 3.7)
Keeg@CBC2013 as "Xbeeriment #44 Smoked Stout Whisky Barrel"
Dark brown color, almost opque, some brown head. Sweetish, bourbon-like aroma. Medium-bodied. Licorice, toasted maltyness, whiskey. Nice sweet rounded palate. Good drinkablity even its strong. Some smoke. AR 7 AP 4 F 7 P 4 OV 14 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2009
Hotel room in Sheffield ... Thanks to Fonefan ... Deep balc ... thick tan head ... nice roast ... smooth coffee nose... big big bitter coffeee .... nice deep roast ... solid malts ... light toffeee.

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