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Xbeeriment Barack

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark


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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15272) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2009
Draught at KØ09. Cloudy black colour. Very small light brown head. Slightly rough bitterness. Faint hint of coffee. Too much malt bitterness for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2009
A very dark brown beer with a small off-white head that actually leaves some lacings. The smell is fairly mild with aromas of smoked and roasted malts, burnt wood, chocolate and hints of fruits. The taste is quite sweet and balanced with flavors of mild peaty smoke, roasted malts, coffee and dark fruits. The finish is mildly bitter, dry and a short with hints of hops. It’s quite soft on the palate with a rather full body and very mild carbonation. Goes down really easy. All in all, a decent beer, very easy to drink. Cask.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14115) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle at KØ-2010. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is smoked, coffee, malt. Flavour is sweet, smoked, coffee, malt, hop. Easy drinkable nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - OCT 9, 2010
Nose of burnt malt, weak swet licorice, late hazel, mild feel, carb is weak, taste is alcohol, wood, smoke, licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Pours black. Tan head. Nose of smoke, peat and chocolate malt. Taste is ashy chocolate malt and smoke. Underwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 3, 2011
tap at Blue Monk, dark dark black pour. big thick fluffy head. Nice aroma of chocolate malts, freshly brewed coffee. flavor consists of slightly burnt coffee, ligher chocolate & smoke. slight chemical plastic notes. Higher carbonation. ok expected better flavor with great aroma

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 8, 2011
Tasted at the Triple Rock Sour and Barrel Aged Fest on 2/13/2011. This Smoked Stout pours a dark black from a 500ml bottle. Small to medium sized tan head. The aroma is chocolate, fruity, smoky and sweet. A medium bodied smoked beer. Malts are chocolate and coffee, with lots of dark fruit and cherry. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Touch of smoke, with works well with the cherry and coffee maltiness. Finish has some more smoke and a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2009
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours completely opaque black with a dense and creamy light brown head. Aroma of burned malt with some vanilla. Medium body, somewhat raw burned malts with an ashy edge, lightly sweet vanilla and a fairly malt bitter finish. 200409

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2009
Medium brown lasting head. Opaque black body. Roasty milky pine needle aroma with citric hop notes. Dry burnt citric pine needle taste with milky sooty notes. Thinnish body. Dry metallic burnt aftertaste with coffee and pine needle notes. Quite nice, but a bit thin and dry. (0.5l bottle, HJ Hansen, Odense.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2009
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. During Porterveckan, on Sunday October 18, 2009
Black color, light brown head. White pepper, hoppy, sweet scent. Malty, bitter, sweet, roasted, salty taste. Bitter and a bit fruity aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. White pepper gets more dominating when the beer warms up.

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