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Xbeeriment Barack

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark


on tap

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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (11832) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12367) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15393) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13931) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10190) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6924) - 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.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (5616) - 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.

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