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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9823) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, grass and coffee. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2965) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium to big light tan head. Aroma of peat, chocolate, smoke, toffee, coffee and bread. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, peat, chocolate, biscuit and toffee. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Very nice with a balanced smokiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansalon (2076) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Nose is smoke, whisky, coffee, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee, smoked malts and honey. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MF666 (308) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 3, 2013
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3033) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2013
500 ml. Bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over a dark brown (SRM 35) body......nose is light coffee, chocolate, hints of smoke.....taste is light chocolate, mild coffee, hints of smoke, finishing with a moderate smoke hop bitter tone.....mouth feel medium, carbonation adds acid tingle. This is obviously a Stout. The smoke was done with a light hand with the result that it falls within the Robust Stout category. This is nicely balanced, but not particularly complex. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6161) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2013
Sample at Malmö Öl & Whiskyfestival 2013. (labeled as Xbeeriment Smoked Stout) Black with a medium, creamy tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, some smoke, chocolate and coffee. Also some ash in a nice full body. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3339) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized tan head. Leaving a good lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and dark fruit notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A delicious stout.★★★★

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (4353) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle labelled as #44 @Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Aroma sweet, lots of sweet dark malts, chocolate with smoked notes. Taste is sweet, chocolatey with some bitter malt notes. Bitterness fairly high.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jgb9348 (5169) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Dark brown coloured body with a very prominent ruby and violet glow near the bottom, with a thin, half centimetre tall light-brown head. Aroma of smoked peat, nuts, earth, raisins, alcohol, a bit of coffee and some milk sugars as well. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt and peat flavours with a bit of soy sauce and a little earth, but a very thin finish and a bitterness that is pungent. Aftertaste has a bit of an oaky, earthy finish of malt and peat, but the sugars don’t exist and the complexity isn’t much more than a cup of starbucks (read overroasted) coffee. Overall, not such a great beer and perhaps missing a stride along the way in the flavour profile and finish - this one didn’t have the legs. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 28-May-2012 for US$9.95 sampled at home in Washington on 12-February-2013, the day of the State of the Union Address for the first address of the second term of President Obama’s presidency.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2436) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle @ home. Black body with a large light brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, sweet. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, smoke, sweet.

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