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Xbeeriment Barack

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Xbeeriment
Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark

bottled
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on tap
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are smoke, roast malt, coffee and hops.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12610) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2009
Murky dark brown. Very coffeeish with hazelnut aromas, light vanilla and a hint of chocolate. Woody, thin character with a sweet, syrupy background. Toasty in the finish. This never really comes together after a promising aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10158) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2009
It is black with a light brown, lasting and creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, coffee and licorice. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, fruit, citrus and weak hints of smoke. The finish has a roasted bitterness. It is nicely balanced and pleasant to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Bottle shared by Bu11zeye at WSF, thank you Marcus! Pitch black with nice tan head. Rich carob, coffee, and nougat, nuts, and smoke in the aromas. Smooth, clean, nice. Somewhat burnt but in a good, roasted coffee bean way. I really liked this one. Yum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2009
A 0.5L bottle tasted at Pikkulintu 10.6.09.Coffeyish nose. Pale brown head. Dark black colour. Coffeyish slightly bitter taste. Not too sweet. Some hoppiness at end. Very nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6213) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2009
Medium brown lasting head. Opaque black body. Roasty milky pine needle aroma with citric hop notes. Dry burnt citric pine needle taste with milky sooty notes. Thinnish body. Dry metallic burnt aftertaste with coffee and pine needle notes. Quite nice, but a bit thin and dry. (0.5l bottle, HJ Hansen, Odense.)

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4600) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2009
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2009-06-10) Black. Medium sized tan coloured head. Liquorice, coffee and roastedness in aroma. Full bodied and stinging palate with medium carbonation. Coffee, liquorice, nuts, roastedness and bitterness in taste. Bitterness, nuts and roastedness in aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle - Deep black body with a dark brown edge, very creamy lasting mocca head; Excellent very well put together aroma, the more you put it to your nose the more refined and deeper it gets, it has everything: the creamy soft chocolate without being the least vulgar, the roasted malty fruitiness without being neither dry or floral, the piney resin without being to sharp, extremely nice; The body is very interesting but no at the same level as the nose and maybe a little more interesting then really good, there is some thing invisible about it either it is the texture being extremely soft at the same time as being a little watery, maybe it is the fine combination of balanced sweetness and dry roastedness; It finishes very long and grows in bitterness to something that last very and quite dry, at another level you have a cream like soft sweetness almost like condensed milk, it makes again a very interesting combination, this with a very light roasted bitterness makes again a very very interesting combination. Very very interesting and very good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2009
(Bottled) Very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of licorice, roasty-ashy maltiness, hints of alcohol. Flavor of roasted, slightly burned maltiness, faint licorice. Medium body, soft carbonation, balanced. Somewhat too burned for me, but not bad by any means.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2009
Bottled@Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Close to black colouir, bige beaige creamy/foamy head. Aroma is fruity hops, espresso, roasted malts, some eat and mild yeastyness. Flavour is cooffee, caramel malts, some yeast and smoke/peat in mild doses. The peat and smoke come through in the aftertaste. A quite pleasant thing.


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