Amager / Barrier The Mortician

Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Imperial Stout
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
This is a blending beer of Barrier’s Morticia Imperial Stout in a non barrel-aged version and Amager’s Hr. Frederiksen Imperial Stout, with an added twist of Kenyan coffee and smoked malt.

English: Throughout the 18th century The Alistair Smythe Burial and Cremation Company had a thriving business based in Hempstead, Long Island NY. Immigrants brought in illness and disease galore, and personal hygiene was still not really regarded as anything other than a waste of time. Let’s be honest, people died like flies and the Smythe morticians had their hands full taking care of the dead. But with the 19th century approaching things were starting to change. Everyone who met the new owner – Alistair’s oldest son Walter - described him as the perfect mortician, compassionate and caring. But only Walter knew the blood red reality of the company accounts. The Long Islanders had started using soap, the roads were getting paved and even the immigrants seemed healthier. People simply didn’t die at the rate they used to. Walter, being a practical man, realized he had to make his own customers. Soon he had formed a band of nighttime gravediggers who would raid fresh graves and dump the corpses from a row boat in the narrow channels south of Oceanside. For years, the local police wondered about the numerous dead bodies that washed ashore on Parsonage Island and The East Channel Islands. But since they were impossible to identify and apparently missed by no-one the police quietly closed the case. Walter Smythe died a rich man, famed for his abilities with a row boat. A model citizen, and a much respected mortician.

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omhper (26043) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2018
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Black with rich beige head. Rich aroma of licorice with a mild touch of smoked meat. Sweet with full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Sugar and licorice. Mid bitter finish with some saccharine. Too sweet and somewhat edgy.

Turtles (3171) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2018
500ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black with a solid beige head, rich lacing all around the glass. Looks great! The aroma is full of chocolates, oats and tobacco. Chewy, smooth and full bodied mouthfeel. Close to nonexistent carbonation. The flavors are packed in this one. Chocolates both sweet and bitter, spun sugar, ash, tobacco, oats and roasted/smoked malts all coming together in a nice way. It’s a lot going on but Amager is pulling that off again like they usually to. Long roasted bitter finish.

larsniclas (7321) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2018
Bottled from Systembolaget Black with a beige head. Sweet, vinous aroma with dark chocolate. Coffee-beans in the flavour along with bitter chocolate.

tovesa (101) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2018 Bottle 500ml at home. BBE 06/2022. Batch 1638. From Beergium. A black beer with beige head. Aroma has roasted malts licorice and coffee. Taste is pretty much the same. Roasted malts, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, warming alcohol. Full body, average carbonation, bitter roasted finnish.

Hopmaestro (1858) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2018
Aroma is roasted malty with licorice, chocolates and coffee. A wee bit of smoke. Taste is thick and roasted with licorice and some smoke. Coffee bitterness. I have (as you know?) some troubles with smoked malts, but here it's alright. Actually, this is my second bottle even, and I'm bumping it a little, as I appreciated it a little bit more this time around. Maybe it needed some time to settle?

SlackerMads (3646) - DENMARK - FEB 11, 2018
Bottle batch 1677. Black with a medium sized light brown head with good retention and regeneration. Pleasant and mild aroma with roasted malt, dark chocolate and light vanilla. The flavour has roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate. Full body, creamy texture, medium to heavy sweet and bitter with warming alcohol. Well executed straight ahead imperial stout that drinks pretty easy for the abv.

Rasmus40 (22687) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2018
Bottle from Mikkeller Web Shop. Black with a brown head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt, coffee and licorice. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather jitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 090218

Iznogud (4991) - CROATIA - FEB 7, 2018
On tap at Caffe X, beerup, Zagreb. Pours black with medium tan head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some dried fruit. Sweet with some roasty bitterness in finish. Medium+ bodied.

Marko (6385) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 29, 2018
Tap at the #BeerUP ZG. Blackish (dark dark brown?) body with a tan head. Full, complex dry malty aroma, strawberry jam, plums, etc... Sweetish taste... plum, nutty notes, chocolates, dry maltiness, light light bitterish touch and some vague citrus, soft and slick and very much a tasty IS. Hats off, this was a great collab!

foodgazer (44) - MALAYSIA - JAN 28, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2018 Roasted, cocoa, chocolatey, slight liquorice in the back end. Very tasty though. Highly recommended stout. On tap at Mikkeler Singapore

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