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Xbeeriment Barack (Xbeeriment #44) - Xbeeriment I/S

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Xbeeriment Barack (Xbeeriment #44)Xbeeriment Barack (Xbeeriment #44)

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BA SCORE
83
good

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bark on 06-28-2009)
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-13-2014 01:28:39 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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jdb288

New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle.

Pours black with small tan head. Whiskey is prevalent in the nose - also charcoal, burnt wood (is that redundant?). Taste is whiskey, roasted malt, smoke...boozy but well balanced. A good "winter warming" type of beer on a cold night.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 20:15:45 | More by jdb288
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djaeon

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-22-2013 01:52:47 | More by djaeon
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osuskin

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.7%

10-20-2013 22:48:54 | More by osuskin
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

XBeeriment #44 pours a black color with a lacing tan head. The aroma has bold roasted malt flavors. The taste is much the same very bold and present roasted malt flavors, with hints of a peaty malt flavor. Nice bold flavors, not the most drinkable. Overall its a good flavorful stout, not smokey as the bottle suggests, but still good.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 03:11:07 | More by vette2006c5r
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t0rin0

California

1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

03-07-2013 14:52:11 | More by t0rin0
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-13-2013 23:46:52 | More by Eric908
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Bubbles

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-21-2012 19:40:10 | More by Bubbles
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

2.83/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from tap into taster at 1702 Tucson. Pours a beautiful deep brown with creamy tan head. Nice roasted malt aromas and some freshness.
Now...brace yourself. Taste is bad...really bad. Tastes like nicely roasted malts....then whack! ....cured black olive. Nasty. So glad I didn't get a full pour.
Its actually a well crafted brew but it just tastes horrible.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2012 02:10:46 | More by DrinkSlurm
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emilylee

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-09-2012 22:02:01 | More by emilylee
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque jet black with some dark amber notes when held up to the light and moderate amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a finger tall creamy tan head that slowly reduces to a couple of small patches of medium sized bubbles, a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark roasted malts with some lighter notes of chocolate, smoke, and molasses. Very light hints of dark fruits.

T: The beer starts out with moderately strong flavors of dark roasted malts with some moderate notes of bittersweet chocolate and dark fruits. Towards the finish, the smokey flavors come out with just a hint of iodine (or what my wife refers to as band-aid flavor). Light amounts of bitterness that linger.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with light amounts of dryness and alcohol warming in the finish.

O: This beer is quite enjoyable and the smokiness just adds to the complexity of the flavors and aromas of the beer - rather than taking over or dominating. Alcohol is pretty well hidden which makes this beer somewhat easy to drink but it is definitely a sipping beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 13:38:01 | More by dbrauneis
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts, dark fruits, smoke, vanilla, molasses, black licorice, and a hint of booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of dark chocolate malts with some raisin and other dark fruits and some black licorice. Through the middle, some vanilla and smoke comes through with some molasses. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate, smoke, vanilla, dark fruits, molasses, and a touch of booze.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch creamy with a sweet and smokey finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice balanced smoked stout with a nice blend of smoke flavor and base stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 05:49:43 | More by ngeunit1
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY into a ¾ sized snifter. It shows a jet black color with a half finger tall head of light brown bubbles. These leave patterned, spidery lacing around the glass as the head recedes at a medium pace. No haze or sediment is noted when held to light, and carbonation appears lighter. The nose shows acrid smoked pork, rich roasted chocolatey malts, plastic and medicinal phenols, and raw coffee toast on the far back. Alcohol becomes present on the back, and that helps to warm the drinker a bit. Our first impression is that we can’t decide if the flavoring is just very smoky, or overdone with a fusel paint-thinner wash. As we sip, we soon decide that it is just insanely smoky!! The flavoring opens with biting phenolic plastics, the deepest roasted coffee and chocolate malts, and the faintest grassy hop. Huge charcoal smoke drives in, eliminating all flavoring to the peak, where coffee bitterness and lactic sourness takes over. These make room for a milky sweetness through the end, and a light lemon flavoring, right before the smoke crashes to the finish once again, with more sour lactics from before. The aftertaste breathes of smoked wood, ham, lime rind, raw dark chocolate, raw espresso beans, light grassy hops, and full grainy maltiness. The body is light to medium, and the carbonation is way high. There is nice froth and slurp to each sip, with an even coating creaminess, but the mouth is eventually left dried with an astringent coffee bite. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks rather slowly on account of the robust flavoring.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the nose, as it sets the stage so nicely for the tasting with it’s crazy smoke and char, while keeping a somewhat lighter, sweeter vibe on the back to balance. There was a surprising inclusion of hoppiness, striking a nice contrast with the deep malt base. The char, too, was nice through the taste, but robust enough to make you not want more than one of these guys.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2012 20:22:38 | More by TheBrewo
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beergoot

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque black with a nice creamy tan head that leaves nice rings down the glass. Smoke and roasted grains announce themselves immediately with the aroma. Toasted bread and a hint of date or fig are there, too. Light-bodied, bittersweet and smooth, and clean in body. Sweetness and bitterness, mixed with a milk chocolate-like flavor round out the tastes. Alcohol warmth blends nicely with hop bitterness.

A nice stout with interesting character. I would have liked to have had a more noticeable smokiness to the overall beer, but plenty of subtle highlights await your palate. Nice depth and complexity without being over-the-top...

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 00:06:28 | More by beergoot
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larbush

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-17-2012 17:27:44 | More by larbush
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rusty3335

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

06-01-2012 01:24:19 | More by rusty3335
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vfgccp

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-31-2012 21:42:13 | More by vfgccp
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Black with no head. Some understated roast aroma. Above average mouthfeel, smoke, but an off tasting moldy finish that just doesn't do it for me. Expresso and chocolate do not cover it up. Not well integrated. Could only drink so much of this. Bottle bought last fall.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 04:26:05 | More by Sammy
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-18-2012 22:50:21 | More by kaelingirl
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Stoffel

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-07-2012 04:39:57 | More by Stoffel
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tsauce2

Indiana

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

P: 22 fl oz bottle in to a pilsner glass.

A: SRM is black/dark brown. Nearly opaque. Head is dark tan, semi-puffy, 1 in, dissipates to 1 cm. Medium carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Vanilla and carmel notes with dark roast malt.

T: Nothing like the nose. Smoking process on the dark roast malt comes through very balanced and is predominant but not overpowering. Slightly bittered non-sweet chocolate/light oak char. Aftertaste is slightly roasty and smoky.

M: Medium/full body. MF is affected mostly by the dark roast malt and the smoking process applied to it. MF is balanced. Flavors are complimentary in how they help create overall mf.

O: Nice. Not super smoky, but that component was definitely noticable and manifested nicely with a little time to sit and warm up. Nice balance of ingredients and flavors all complimented each other nicely. I will buy more of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 12:58:17 | More by tsauce2
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-16-2011 00:02:21 | More by PthPndr
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shufon

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-07-2011 07:38:00 | More by shufon
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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with some tan bubbles on the surface that quickly died down and almost completely faded away, leaving some hints of lacing on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of roasted malts and chocolate in the nose along with some hints of smoke. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is filled with flavors of roasted malt, although the smoke is stronger.
M: It feels full-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a light amount of carbonation. The finish has some dryness as well as warming from the alcohol.
O: Considering its strength, the beer is rather easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste. The smoky flavors add a nice bit of complexity to the taste yet isn’t too strong.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 20:09:34 | More by metter98
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Scrumtralecent

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A - Black but slightly see through with a foamy off-white head. Quite carbonated and fizzy, reminds me of pop. Little head retention.

S - Some chocolate with a little smokeyness. Roasted malts, but still a little to be desired. I'm surprised at how much I have to seek out the smokiness.

T - Malt, chocolate, quite a bit of bitterness from possibly some hops, coming through in the end. The smokiness is very light, showing its face a little in the aftertaste. Kind of disappointing really, I'm a fan of smoke and could have used some more if you put "Smoked Stout" on the front of the bottle.

M - Quite carbonated and pretty light all things considered. More a medium bodied stout, not sitting too heavy with anything besides maybe that hop at the end. Would want this to have a little more body.

O - A pretty average stout, nothing too special. Smoke was a little too much in the background for me. Had the opportunity to get more smoke in as the stout is a little thin in some areas, so could have built up that smoke and not caused an overwhelming experience.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2011 04:02:59 | More by Scrumtralecent
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Xbeeriment Barack (Xbeeriment #44) from Xbeeriment I/S
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.