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Raspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice - Mother's Brewing Company

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Raspberry Imperial Three Blind MiceRaspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice

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BA SCORE
87
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: russpowell on 02-27-2013)
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Tafyob41, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

On tap at Itap Columbia MO 11/13/14

Poured into snifter. Very dark brown with 1 finger head.

Smelled faint raspberry with chocolaty notes.

Taste is very nice! Raspberry forward, but not overpowering. Some dark malt notes with a hint of cocoa.

Overall a very good sipper. Would definitely pick up a bottle if possible.

gibgink, Nov 14, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown with amber highlights. Fingernail thick tightly woven head of beige head is on top. Brussels lacing. Seriously sweet aroma of a raspberry sauce is all I get,but it is appealing. The mouth is unexpectedly warm and silky smooth. I detect plenty of dark malt,fig,and coffee notes. There's definitely raspberry,but unlike the aroma it is a background note on the palate. A great dessert beer.

Franziskaner, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

cmwilliq, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of russpowell
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle# 296 pours a scarlet tinged brown with a pinky of tan head. Alright lacing & head retention

S: Big time raspberry, black currant, hints of booze

T: Raspberrry, chocolate, dryness, toasty malt & black curant up front. Chocolate & raspberry mingle as this warms, pluss some cocoa powder, plus a bit of booze warmth & vanilla mingling with some woody hops & a bit of modest smokeyness. Finsihes with a nice raspberry flourish, dry with a touch of caramel & vanilla

MF: Medium bodied with faint carbonation, warming, but also a bit thin on body as this warms

Three Blind Mice is an Alt bier. This seems to be more fruit forward, so I deemed it a fruit beer. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong as there is no Imp Alt category...

Tasty & satisfying, not world-beating, but I would buy this again

russpowell, Feb 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

KCBeerNerd, Jul 22, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from LambicPentameter (many thanks!). No bottling date but this is labled as bottle #1808, whatever that means. Served in a goblet.

Pours a garnet hued deep brown with almost two fingers of beige head. The bubbles fade to a tiny ring around the edge that leaves only a few ocassional patches of lace.

Aromas of raspberry, cereal grains, molasses and a little cocoa.

Flavor has a serious milk chocolate covered raspberries thing going on. Nice! Raspberry, chocolate, molasses, mildly tart stone fruit skin, caramel, earth, tobacco and enough alcohol presence to remind you to respect it. The berries and smoothness of flavor make this not quite refreshing but much easier to drink than you may assume for it's near double digit booze bill.

Creamy, medium full body with moderately sharp carbonation. Semi tart berry, chocolate and burnt sugar finish but that raspberry goodness lingers on the for a really long time.

I still prefer an imperial stout but this is a mighty fine brown ale. The raspberry addition is spot on- enough to be consistently present but it leaves room for the chocolatey caramel base. Not sure I'd go out of my way for it but I'll happily consume it if another chance comes up.

ThickNStout, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

csmalley, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

jbriggs7, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

c-rum, Jun 11, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2014 rendition. Poured into a snifter. Pours with a nice head that dies relatively quickly. Almost entirely opaque, with only the tiniest bit of garnet showing at the edges.

Aroma is more subtle than one would expect. The raspberry is there, but it doesn't assault your nose. It's more a quick hello before drifting off to other parts of the party. Tagging along with the berry is a hint of cocoa, and a bit of alcohol. There are other darker fruit aromas in here, but they are definitely supporting actors.

Oh my, the flavor! Raspberry, obviously, but again not in a big, brash, or "Hey! Fruit beer comin' through!" way at all. It's more subtle, a "oh hey, we added raspberry" kind of flavor. Still prominent but not demanding. The other flavors of this beer are all still easily identifiable, and man are they good. The cocoa from the aroma, some slight roasted grain flavors, the plum and prune flavors, all play a part. Wrap them together, and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One of the best raspberry beers I've had, including last year's version of this.

Mouthfeel is lighter than might be expected. This only adds to the drinkability of the beer. It hides the ABV we both in flavor and by not being thick and oily.

Overall, this is very, very nicely done, and an improve my over the 2013, was was itself a fine beer. To take a big brew like this and somehow make it subtle is quite a feat if you can locate some, grab it. It's well worth the search.

jokelahoma, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

dsalmons, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

MNPikey, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

zeff80, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Raspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice from Mother's Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.