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Xbeeriment Barack

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark


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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.

Mette's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mette (224) - Frederiksberg, - APR 19, 2009
Flaske. Næsten sort med et tæt moccafarvet skum. Duft af chokolade, kaffe (grums) humle. Smag af kaffe , bitter chokolade, røg. Lang eftersmag af kaffe og chokolade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CObiased (127) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle - pours a very dark brown and only a slight head. Wonderful aromas of roasted grain, chocolate, coffee and a hint of smokey earthiness. Nice robust flavors of chocolate, light roast coffee, smoke, earth and some tobacco are layered within a slightly thin body. Opens more as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2183) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2015
Bottle from Brewfest on ’super markdown" though they don’t tell you that the disties are dumping retired old beer. Black with tan head and lace. Smoky oxidized aroma with raisin dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Roasted chocolate coffee subdued fruit woody bitterness with hints of citrus and lingering smoke. Full body creamy. Pretty excellent despite its age. Glad I bought it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7227) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2015
500 ml bottle from backlog notes, the bottle was labeled #44 Smoked Stout. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small khaki head. The aroma had lightly smoked malts, chocolate, peat, dark fruits, with an earthy character. The flavor is much of the same; light smoke, chocolate, dark fruits, plum, earthy and some roast. Medium bodied and only light smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (533) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
smoke, vanilla, woody, licorice, coffee, chocolate, black, hazy, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, bitter,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2317) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Dark and malty with coffee, chocolate and smokey char. Would love more smoke but still quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2014
(Bottle) Pitch black colour with creamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with sweet espresso, liquorice, a touch of smoke and soy sauce. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong black coffee, chocolate truffles, cacao, liquorice, hints of soy sauce, a touch of peat and a generous roasty bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. The smoke character is quite subtle, so it stays fairly well balanced, but still powerful. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2204) - Kaarina, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2014
A black beer with a medium and light brown head. The aroma is great, roastiness, chocolate, coffee, sweetness, some smoke and marzipan. Taste has coffee, salt liquirice, some smoke medium bitterness. Almost full bodied, not sticky, low carbonation. Balanced and very enjoyable beer with the great aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3351) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
500 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served cold in a tulip and shared. Deep brown-black, when tan head. Roasted malts, a bit of grape jelly, light meaty smoke, some chocolate, maybe a touch of peat smoke. Medium body, relaxed carbonation. Chocolate, coffee, a little more smoke than the nose, nicer flavour than aroma; off-dry with moderate+ bitterness and a long, roasted, lightly smoky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3372) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Brown bottle, 0.5 l, best before 07.02.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on November 13 2014; eye: black, opaque, brown head that turns into a tiny ring, average lacing; nose: roasted barley, smoke, slight burnt barley, light peat, bitter chocolate; mouth: roasted barley, smoke, slight burnt barley, pleasant acridness, light peat, bitter chocolate, light meaty, finale in roasted barley with smoky presence, full body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly oily texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 0,5 l, 7,7 %, meilleure avant 07.02.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 13 novembre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, mousse brune qui se transforme en un petit anneau, dentelle moyenne; nez : orge torréfiée, fumé, très léger orge brûlée, léger tourbe, chocolat amer; bouche : orge torréfiée, fumé, très léger orge brûlée, âcreté plaisante, léger tourbe, chocolat amer, léger viandeux, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de fumé, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, texture légèrement huileuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3084) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2014
On draft at Whole Foods, Chandler, AZ. Dark brown, near black, body with a quarter inch of beige head. Sweet aroma and flavor. Sweet chocolates with a touch of spice. Interesting mesh of char and roast. Smoke character is nearly absent, which is a drag. Average.

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