Amager / Barrier The Mortician

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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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julesxxl (1202) - FRANCE - JUN 29, 2018
(> torréfié-cara, ~choco, yeast, moyenne, carbo-pique, sucre (ad), back ~thick (oat), s’harmo-caractéro-adoucit, > malt)

gunnar (10556) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2018
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat, enjoyed at Aaserød. Pours black with a big creamy dark tan head, Good and inviting malty aroma, weak smoke and roast, liquorice and complex dark malts.Taste is smooth creamy dark malts, lots of liquorice, well hidden alcohol, splendid beer.

DeanF (3034) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2018
Heavy black oil body and firm beige foam on top. Heavy motor oil and coffee aroma with hints of baker's chocolate, licorice, Norwegian charcoal. Flavour is heavy and sweet syrup witj bitter molasses notes, yet alcohol is quiet in the background. A nice big sipper going on here.

Lilja (3675) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2018
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, mörkt bröd, mörka bär och torkad frukt med toner av lakrits och rostad malt. Fin fruktighet och sötma, viss syrlighet, rund och len med fint avslut.

RexTalionis (3978) - FINLAND - MAY 25, 2018
Draught. Black in color with a tan head. Roasted malts, dark coffee and mild campfire in aroma. Bitter chocolate and some roasted coffee notes in taste. Some vanilla like spicyness too. Kinda soft and smooth too, nice drinkability as well. Roasted and bitter chocolatey finish.

Vignale (4454) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2018
Flaska från SB. Svart med fingerhögt brunbeiget skum med stora bubblor. Doft av kaffe, toffee, laktos. Smooth mellanstor kropp, något lättare för en IS. Lätt sötma i smaken med toner av brunt socker och kaffe. Sötman och beskan växer till sig något, men överlag ändå en torrare, välrostad IS.

mcberko (22746) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2018
On tap at Sori Taproom, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out medium roast, light vanilla and some cocoa. Flavour is quite smooth, with rich dark chocolate, some vanilla and subtle roast. Rich and velvety on the palate. Very nice impie.

alvaro78 (744) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 18, 2018
Aromas a cacao y torrefacto Buen aspecto espuma poco persistente En boca cuerpo pleno, maltosa, cacao, galletas y café ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

anstei (3126) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 13, 2018
Bottle, courtesy of ttt. Aroma is strongly roasted coffee, a bit burnt and some ash, little liquorice. Body is heavy, really sweet, but mostly heavily roasted and a bit burnt coffee. A bit boozy, but also lots of candy and diabetes. Really good!

Kavu (5805) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 10, 2018
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2018 0,22l on tap @ Sori Taproom. Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with coffee, chocolate. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, coffee, whisky, chocolate, a hint of smoke, alcohol, hops. Very good.

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