Xbeeriment Barack

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark


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RATINGS: 264   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.

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fonefan (49399) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle 50cl.
Clear dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, strong coffee. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090717]

yespr (45508) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 20, 2009
50 cL bottle. Pours dakr brown to black with a small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate and light smokes touch. Bitter hoppy flavoured, distinct smoke note, light tar-ish. Distinct bitter and smoked flavoured into the finish. Nice combination of roasted to smoked malt flavoured with a solid bitterness.

Ungstrup (37655) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 21, 2009
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thick dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of roasted malt, hard roasted coffee, and dark bitter chocolate, leading to a dry bitter and roasted finish.

joergen (28164) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2009
Bottle at Ølbutikken. Black coloured with a huge beige head. Roasted aroma of hops, pine needles and coffee. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, coffee, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coffee aroma. Dry roasted slightly burned malty chocolate and coffee flavor. Hasa dry roasted malty chocolate finish.

oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2009
[email protected], Helsinki. Close to black colouir, bige beaige creamy/foamy head. Aroma is fruity hops, espresso, roasted malts, some eat and mild yeastyness. Flavour is cooffee, caramel malts, some yeast and smoke/peat in mild doses. The peat and smoke come through in the aftertaste. A quite pleasant thing.

omhper (25152) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2010
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Very black, small head. Lemony licorice aroma, Sweet and dense with rounded mouthfeel and medium-full body. A bit syrupy with some soffee and licorice, salty finish. Acceptable.

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

Travlr (24880) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Tap at Churchkey, as Xbeeriment #44. Hazy dull brown. Aroma is sweet caramel and light smoke. Taste is peat and weak tea. Mediocre.

madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2013 21st November 2009
Opaque black beer. Dry dry palate!! Rich malt, quite well toasted. Some bitter hops then comes through. Some creamy malt and a trace of dark fruits in the finish. The combination of over dryness, hard roasted malt and hops that impart nothing but bitterness are about as welcome as a kick in the goolies! 2.3.

3rd May 2013
CBC. Opaque black - brown beer. good tan head. Palate is soft and airy. Minerals. Creamy dark malt, a little roast. Light coffee. Light touch of smoke. Unsweet dark chocolate. Finishes with a little roast bitterness. Well joined up!

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