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Xbeeriment Barack

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95
95
style
Xbeeriment
Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13919) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13796) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
50cl bottle @ VinensVerden, Odense. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head and lacings. Nose is hard roasted coffee and ashtray. Some smoked malts and chocolate. Low carbonation. Good & well made.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13477) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Draught at KØ09. Cloudy black colour. Very small light brown head. Slightly rough bitterness. Faint hint of coffee. Too much malt bitterness for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13225) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2009
Bottle at ØLbutikken. Black - brown head. Roasted, burnes, sharpness, sharp hoppy, nice smokey - could use some more, light fresh grass (vegetables) hoppy, coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate, light tarmac notes. Lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13104) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2009
On tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It pours a next to black body under a tan head of medium size. Slgihtly oaked (peat?) nose with roasted malts, some burnt notes, coffee and alcohol. Charcoal, coffee, sweetness and some warmth in the mouth, rather dry, even though there’s some sweetness present. Roasted finish. A nice beer that I would like to have more of. (090516)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12323) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12167) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11925) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Draft. Medium tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, some dark chocolate, smoke, faint cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some smoke, light dark chocolate. Soft medium-full body, somewhat creamy.


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