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Xbeeriment Barack

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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%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (1669) - Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle, 14/06/14. Pours a dark brown, black with a good-sized, dark latte-colored head. Aroma is a lot of roast, coffee, some rye and chocolate, light smoked meat. Taste is semi-sweet, light sour. A lot of roast, some coffee. Light salty liquorice. Quite a bit of smoke. Surprisingly light with decent carbonation. Pretty nice sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1669) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle as Xbeeriment #44. Black color with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, nuts and notes of lemon. Medium bitter taste with some sweetness. Medium bitter finish. Oily feel.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle. Black with a beige brown head leaving lots of lacing. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, creamy. Taste: chocolate, licorice, roasted, ashes, coffee, toffee. Medium bodied, smooth.
Also GBWF, from my huge backlog. Additional notes: fruity, roasted, creamy milk chocolate, not very smoky.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dazz3 (1575) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2011
Sampled at SB & WF 2011. Pours black with a small brown head. Smells soy and smoky. Tastes smoky malty, abit watery, with a similar finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popery (1575) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
RBSG09. This was kind of an odd one. It had a relatively mild, dry flavor for a stout (ok, for an impy stout, which it was not as I now see). There was almost an off cardboard note to it, although I assume it wasn’t aged. Perhaps, it was just something funny about the roasted barley. At any rate, there’s a very good roasted chocolate flavor in there with some good dry complexity. It just might have been too dry for the size of the stout and the strongly roasted barley flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GothGargoyle (1568) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAY 7, 2009
Dark brown with a small light brown head. Mainly roasted malt aroma, mixed with some chocolate and citrus hops and wood. Bitter roasted and hoppy flavor with some sweet chocolate in there leading to a dry bitter roasted finish. Great brew!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts, dark fruits, smoke, vanilla, molasses, black licorice, and a hint of booze. T - Starts off with a mix of dark chocolate malts with some raisin and other dark fruits and some black licorice. Through the middle, some vanilla and smoke comes through with some molasses. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate, smoke, vanilla, dark fruits, molasses, and a touch of booze. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch creamy with a sweet and smokey finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced smoked stout with a nice blend of smoke flavor and base stout.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapez (1534) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
Tap. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and liquorice. Very dark brown colour with small light brown head. Flavour dominated by liquorice wirh some added coffee bitterness. Pleasant mouthfeel and long lasting aftertaste.


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