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Xbeeriment Barack

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Xbeeriment
Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
KÝbenhavn NV, Denmark

bottled
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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 dressingís 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 Obamaís 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 (14262) - 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

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
brokensail (13616) - 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 Drakeís 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13594) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (13105) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Mild wŁrziger Antrunk, kernig malzig. Im Mittelteil etwas laff, nur noch wenig wŁrzig, sŁŖ getreidig, monoton. Zum Ende wieder etas malziger mit bitterem Unterton. 11/11/9/7/7/8

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (12976) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dry and bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle at Kō-2010. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, coffee, malt. Flavour is sweet, smoked, coffee, malt, hop. Easy drinkable nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12585) - 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. Thereís also a burning sensation in the nose from excessive and repetitive deep inhaling. Full bodied. Thereís smoke, thereís chcoolate, thereís citrus bitter. The smoke isnít bacon. Itís frickin burnt wood. Like charred, quenched and left to moulder. Thatís not bad, itís just kind of charcoal. And it seems chocolate always comes back in the end. Finishes dry and moderately bitter. Now Iím thinkin charcoal and baking chocolate. This is pretty complexly changeable, if you can have complex with about 3 primary inputs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - 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 (12298) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11804) - 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 didnít know Barack was this bitter, but Iíll take Xbeerimentís word for it.


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