Xbeeriment Barack

Formerly brewed at Herslev Bryghus

Style: Stout
København NV, Denmark


on tap

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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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mcberko (17178) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2012
On tap at Apex, pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of light smoke and medium roasted malt – not too smoky. Flavour of lightly ashy smoke, roasted malt and some dry cocoa. Full-bodied, with a tasteful amount of smoke. Very solid stuff.

yngwie (17038) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2009
On tap at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It pours a next to black body under a tan head of medium size. Slgihtly oaked (peat?) nose with roasted malts, some burnt notes, coffee and alcohol. Charcoal, coffee, sweetness and some warmth in the mouth, rather dry, even though there’s some sweetness present. Roasted finish. A nice beer that I would like to have more of. (090516)

jtclockwork (16436) - , 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.

brokensail (16432) - Dublin, 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 Drake’s 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.

Dedollewaitor (16055) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
50cl bottle @ VinensVerden, Odense. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head and lacings. Nose is hard roasted coffee and ashtray. Some smoked malts and chocolate. Low carbonation. Good & well made.

FatPhil (15963) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2009
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - shared by Mirjukka - thanks!
Black, tan head. Stodgy porridgy aroma, and loads of elastoplast. Massively dry and ashy palate. However, it’s quite tasty, plenty of fruity and citrussy hops.

MiP (15650) - 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.

Benzai (15446) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle at home shared with DutchDrebus. Pitch black opaque color, brown head. Nice fruity hints in the aroma with caramel and roastyness. Taste malts, a bit sweet and bitter and some coffee. Nice carbo, medium body.

Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2009
Bottle at ØLbutikken. Black - brown head. Roasted, burnes, sharpness, sharp hoppy, nice smokey - could use some more, light fresh grass (vegetables) hoppy, coffee, chocolate, dark chocolate, light tarmac notes. Lovely.

bhensonb (15083) - 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. There’s also a burning sensation in the nose from excessive and repetitive deep inhaling. Full bodied. There’s smoke, there’s chcoolate, there’s citrus bitter. The smoke isn’t bacon. It’s frickin burnt wood. Like charred, quenched and left to moulder. That’s not bad, it’s just kind of charcoal. And it seems chocolate always comes back in the end. Finishes dry and moderately bitter. Now I’m thinkin charcoal and baking chocolate. This is pretty complexly changeable, if you can have complex with about 3 primary inputs.

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