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Xbeeriment Barack

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Xbeeriment
Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark

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RATINGS: 255   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11896) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2011
Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and peated smoke. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 311209

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2012
Draft at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours black-brown with a fine, white foam head. Tangy dark malt nose. More tangy dark malts in the flavor, some dusty cocoa. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Dry finish, light roast, mild tang. Seems old, not in top condition. Would be kind of weak to bring an out-of-shape beer to the fest. But this beer was just OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11642) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2011
A: The beer pours a very dark brown, pretty much black, color with a thin layer of tan head. S: Can you say nail polish remover? I thought I was having a Drake’s barrel aged beer for a moment. Huge nail polish remover, acetone, and ash with a very, very harsh acidity to it. T: Just a horrible flavor as well. Ashy and chalky with sharp acidic notes. The nail polish remover and acetone notes are in full force on the flavor as well. M: Medium in body with a low to medium carbonation and a lingering burning sensation. O: Truly awful stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours really dark brown with a 3 finger frothy/foamy tan head. Aroma seems mostly chocolate at first, then a bit smokey. Not getting hop. There’s also a burning sensation in the nose from excessive and repetitive deep inhaling. Full bodied. There’s smoke, there’s chcoolate, there’s citrus bitter. The smoke isn’t bacon. It’s frickin burnt wood. Like charred, quenched and left to moulder. That’s not bad, it’s just kind of charcoal. And it seems chocolate always comes back in the end. Finishes dry and moderately bitter. Now I’m thinkin charcoal and baking chocolate. This is pretty complexly changeable, if you can have complex with about 3 primary inputs.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11486) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Black, brown head. Sourish earthy aroma. Hoppy flavor, licorice, chocolate and grass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dry and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11277) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 4, 2009
Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, a hint of peat smoke and some citrus hop. Dry and roasted, licorice dominated, flavour with C-hop bitterness and a slight hint of peat adding complexity. I didn’t know Barack was this bitter, but I’ll take Xbeeriment’s word for it.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11257) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 6, 2009
Bottle @ Ølbutikken, Cph (release).
Pours redish black with a nice, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has nice, dark chocolate, soft smoke and lightly roasted. Some hops peep through. Low carbonation with a slightly thin and watery feel. Flavour is very nice, though it is very dry. Lots of ashes, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Some sugary sweetness that tries to balance the ashy dryness, but never really succeeds. Good, but a tad unbalanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11223) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
500ml bottle-thanks EZAnt-pours a light brown head and brown color. Aroma is peat/smoke-dark malt. Taste is smoke/peat-dark malt, sharp earthy hops.


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