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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armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 18, 2010
0,5 l bottle from CrackedKetlle, courtesy of Balazs.
Poured deep ruby near black like rock-oil, nice creamy lacing beige head with reddish tones. Peat like tarty, dry and smoked aroma with deep roasted grains, woods, some dark chocolate, cocoa. Medium bodied beer with a dry character, but an oily consistance. Surprisingly fruity hops on the palate after the deep roasted grainy flavor. Tart, wood aftertaste with ash and dry roasted feeling.

SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting. Very dark brown with a tan head. Nice roasted malt and light coffee aroma with a smokey touch. The flavor is dry, with lots of roasted malt and hops. The character of this struck me as very porterish for some reason, though I’t hard to say exactly what that means.

17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2010
US Bottle. Peat and Citrus? That’s a new one. Quite strange, but nice depth and has that mark of Amager quality. Pours a lightly milky chocolate brown with a tall frothy head. Aroma of soft wood and peat, milk chocolate, some bright citrus notes. Flavor follows, citrus, candied pineapple, milk chocolate, bacon, light peat, salty, plastic, bit of a pine kick. Milky body, sharp spread out carbonation. I will say the peat, citrus, roast and chocolate are all in excellent balance.

rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Tap @ Blue Monk. Black with a nice tan head. Nose is kinda plasticy peat with iodine, caramel, pine. Quite restrained. Flavor is piney hop, iodine, roast, smoke, plastic. Piney, solidly bitter finish with nice smoke coming out & lingering.

illidurit (2340) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 13, 2009
RBSG09 bottle at the grand tasting. Darkest brownish-amber color with a tan head. Aroma is big on roasted malt and coffee with a whisper of smokiness. Flavors of cocoa powder, burnt coffee, oak, smoke, and alcohol. Dry finish with moderate bitterness.

Fred82 (2324) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
500ml bottle from IPB. Labeled Smoked Stout
Appearance : Black with medium foamy brown head.
Aroma : Acidic cold coffee with roasted malts. Light smoke with light piny hops.
Taste : Acidic coffee with roasted malts. Piny hops. Fairly astringent. Finish is acidic with piny hops. More astringency.
Overall : Nice roasted malt, nice smoke with too acidic. Maybe a bit too much coffee also. Feels a bit too much like a cold coffee. Fairly warm also. A bit hard to drink. Not really my thing.

NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2009
Black coloured brew. Hoppy, fruity aroma. The flavor is very hopped, some coffee, smoke and pleasant roasted maltiness. Balanced stout with a lot of hops. A bit a combination of an IPA and a smoky stout. Very nice.

JDBaker11058 (2217) - Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2016
appearance: dark brown, hint of lighter edges; short tan fizzy head quickly fading. aroma: bitter dark chocolate, molasses, soy sauce, hint of espresso and ash tray. taste: bitter baking chocolate, peat fire, molasses, soy sauce, brown bread. finish: hint of whiskey heat, maybe a touch of vanilla; palate seems a little too prickly and light. notes: In a world of ever-crazier, constantly-one-upping, barrel-aged stouts (not necessarily a good thing), this one didn’t do much to stand out. Palate was too light, flavors just a touch too savory for the style. Aged two years, gift from Sarah for Beersmas.

popery (2170) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
RBSG09. This was kind of an odd one. It had a relatively mild, dry flavor for a stout (ok, for an impy stout, which it was not as I now see). There was almost an off cardboard note to it, although I assume it wasn’t aged. Perhaps, it was just something funny about the roasted barley. At any rate, there’s a very good roasted chocolate flavor in there with some good dry complexity. It just might have been too dry for the size of the stout and the strongly roasted barley flavor.

HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - APR 25, 2012
Something’s a little weird about this one, kinda cigarette ashy and not nearly as "smoked malt" as I’d like. Also, not very much of a stout, kinda sour and not rich or remotely sweet.

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