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Xbeeriment
Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
KÝbenhavn 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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 6, 2009
Bottle @ ōlbutikken, 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 (11067) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11021) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2011
Date: July 11, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: RBSG 2009
Appearance: dark brown, frothy tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, very dry, roasted bitterness, just a hint of caramel sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Name: Smoked Stout
Date: January 04, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, frothy beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, sweet caramel and chocolate, light smoke
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, lots of caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate, bitter dark roast finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle. Very dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dry and bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10692) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
brown, thick light brown head. flavor is roasted grains, sweet. mild. nice. very nicve beer overall. super bitter/seeet ending.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - 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 (10530) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (10419) - 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.


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