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Xbeeriment Barack

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark


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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (5812) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2012
[5/11/12] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Black with a light brown head. Roasted grains aroma, slightly acidic. Sweet-acidic roasty flavor with a dry finish. Medium-bodied. Nice to have a beer with the same name as me, glad it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daleharshman (909) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
500 ml bottle purchased fifteen months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($10.89). This must be the first edition as it is labeled at 10.4%. Pours a true pitch black with a full three fingers of fluffy tan-grey head that has good retention. Aroma of stale, peaty, and somewhat burnt malts along with notes of roasted nuts, smoked meat, and some chocolate. Flavor has lots of astringent burnt malts, charred wood, liquid smoke, ashtray, dark dark chocolate (more like straight bitter cacao bean), and burnt black coffee. Finishes with more bitter-burnt-astringent flavors on the tongue. The burnt flavors become too much (even at this sub-imperial level of stout), and this could actually use some more sweetness. I suppose the "citrusy hop notes" mellowed out because of my aging this bottle. (188, 695)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Something’s a little weird about this one, kinda cigarette ashy and not nearly as "smoked malt" as I’d like. Also, not very much of a stout, kinda sour and not rich or remotely sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
_angst_ (2779) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
500 ml bottle @ 3 Små Rum. Pours oily black with a very small dark brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet with vanilla, chocolate, prunes, wood, glue, toasted malts, lemon zest and overripe grapes. Taste is sweet with roasted malts, coffee, overripe tropical fruits, milk chocolate, solvents and hints of smoke. Mouthfeel is slightly dry, tiny sour and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, slightly sour and bitter with roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. Weird glue- and solvent-like smell and taste sadly ruins the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GothGargoyle (1206) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
Solid black with a decent beige head that leaves behind some good lacing. Aroma is olives, spice, smoke. Taste is olives, vinegar. Slightly sour on the palate. Not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tripplebrew (777) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Pours a dark chocolate brown with thin frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoked jerky and cocoa. Flavor is toasted cocoa nibs, nuts, and earthy peat and a hint of bitter citrus hops. Body is light yet creamy with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Beer pours black with a tiny white foam. Citrusy hop aroma provides a dank musty aroma when combined with the peat malt. Flavor provides a sharp hop bite. Black malt bitterness and excessive hop is an undesirable combination. Finish is acrid and pungent. Like the person its named for. Oops, is that too much?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2012
11/24/11 xbeeriment smoked stout from nbutler. Dark with an orange brown head. A is choco,ashy,roast,wood,licorice F has a nice sour bitterness and char.super earthy spicy hops dry the finish out No sign of the 10%! Thinnish mf for the abv....nice 8/3/8/4/16

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3005) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
(Draught) Pours black with a nougat coloured head. The aroma holds rubber, chocolate, glue and caramel. Some green hops in the background. The flavour is medium sweet, medium to heavily bitter and light acidic with notes of tar, coffee, dark chocolate and green hops (citrus and resin). The mouthfeel is light astringent (tea-like) with a light carbonation. Acidic and bitter finish. Medium bodied. Too green.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8636) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
Black with no head. Some understated roast aroma. Above average mouthfeel, smoke, but a moldy finish that just doesn’t do it for me. Could only drink so much of this.

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