Morticia - Barrier Brewing Company

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 48
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
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Barrier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BColton1 on 06-09-2013

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 48
Photo of dar482
4.05/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The aroma hits of chocolate, lots of rich licorice, roasted malt.

The flavor follows with that smack of licorice up front, ashy roast, onto cacao and dark chocolate. A bit lacking in sweetness and richness.

The mouthfeel is medium minus and slightly light for the style. (272 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev n/a

Thanks to drewone for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice balance of cocoa and smoke characteristics all around.

Serving type: bottle. (650 characters)

Photo of LeahM
4.53/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Aged for a year in the bottle bought from the brewery in Oceanside, NY.

A: Dark dark brown almost black, with a large, fluffy, dark tan head that stayed for a few minutes.

S: Maple, dark chocolate, hints of coffee. Not a particularly strong smelling beer.

T: First taste is of bitter chocolate, giving way to a deep, sweet, smoky maple flavor and finishing with smooth coffee. Good balance of bitter with sweet. No alcohol taste for it's 9.5% ABV. Medium, appropriate carbonation.

M: Very full bodied, I felt like I was tasting the beer for a while after drinking it. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, but not sticky or cloying at all.

O: One of my favorite imperial stouts ever. The maple adds a great sweet and smoky flavor complexity, and the beer changes tastes from beginning to end. Extremely smooth and drinkable for such a dark, high ABV beer (although I certainly felt it), a benefit of the year of aging I assume. I'll have to try and pick up another one to try and age even longer, if I can stop myself from drinking it. Barrier's best stout, and one of their best offerings for sure. (1,091 characters)

Photo of 2Xmd
4.49/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought this right at the brewery in Oceanside. Bottle date of April 2013 that states its bottle conditioned with maple syrup and can be enjoyed now or aged for years.

A: Dark brown with a small light tan head. Seems to be perfectly carbonated for the style.

S: Sweet choclately malt smell, light coffee.

T: Tastes of chocolate and caramel.

M: light syrup mouthfeel but not too sticky.

O: Glad I finally opened this. Hope there are more for purchase at the brewery so I can get more to age. Similar to Storm King but not as hoppy. Storm King is one of my favorites and this is right up there but really smooth. Would love to try this with a year or two on it. (664 characters)

Photo of BColton1
4.4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at Combined Tasting.

A: Pours black with a slightly tan head.

S: Roasty...

T: This is a Russian Imperial Stout! Strong malt with a touch of bitterness. A hint of coffee in the finish. This is a tasty RIS, but it is a little hot right now. I have another bottle I'm planning on aging for a year or so.

M: Medium body, smooth in the mouth.

Overall: It's a good RIS. Another nice job by Barrier Brewing Company. (432 characters)

Morticia from Barrier Brewing Company
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