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Xbeeriment Barack

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark


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RATINGS: 250   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1111) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Ar: smokey, licorice, coffee, burnt pork, alcohol, ashy. Ap: black colour, medium beige head, lacing. T: medium bite, mid-sweet, salty, smokey, licorice, smokiness well integrated. P: medium body, average carbonation, warming, bitter, and salty finish. O: enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1063) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Had at the Porter on a very snowy day-perfect. Pours dark brown/black with light brown head. Strong aroma of expresso with a little cedar. Full bodied creamy chocolatey palate has more expresso and smokey flavors. Excellent.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
kathouse (1016) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle. Pours deep brown coloured with a huge light brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dry smoke, chocolate and coffee. Flavours of sour smoke, burned malt, caramel, hops and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daleharshman (912) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2010
Bottle from CrackedKettle. Poured black, with a beige lacing foam that was burgundy tinted on the edges. Earthy aroma with dark chocolate, cognac, hops, ash, sour cherry and nuts in the nose. Somewhat sweet start, dry, roasted bitter aftertaste. Dense body, with high carbonation.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
StoutHead (661) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren. Pours deep brown/black-ish with a small beige head. Aroma if roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, a bit of licorice and a hint of smoke. Full bodied, sweet and low carbonation. Not super complex, but very tasty and overall very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lassem (652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2009
To celebrate the most important election in the last century - sa appropiate, and thumps up for the idea. Poured in a tulip-glass. Dark brown almost black with a cffé Latte-look head. The nose is strongly dominated of rasted coffee, vanilla and chocolate. Some hops and burned malts and brown sugar and a little hint of smoke. (Cant help like feeling there is some aroma-notes of an old cheese of some kind...cant find the name...and for the record - i like cheese) The taste is bitter with notes of coffee and dark chocolate and malts. The body is creamy leaving a nce palate. The finish is long and bitter... I dont really feel that the taste backs the aroma all the way - but anyhow - its a good beer. VIVA OBAMA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperTiti33 (539) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2013
Noire. Léger collet. Nez: cacao. Café vert. Végétale (légume). Fumé de bois. Réglisse. Boisé. Torréfié. Panais. Beigne/bacon à l'érable. Bouche: entrée sucré. Ronde. Malté. Café. Chocolat. Vanille. Sucré. Bien fumé. Jambon fumé. Fine amertume qui évolue jusqu'en finale pour finir sèche et torréfié. Très bien fait.

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