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MILF | Mother's Brewing Company

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MILFMILF
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company
Missouri, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
You're in for a treat with this one. Brewed with cocoa nibs and raisins and then lovingly aged in rum, sherry, bourbon, brandy and whiskey barrels, this big beer takes on flavors from the spirit and wood of each barrel. The end result is a complex and elegant companion that's right for carefree nights of privilege and excess.

50 IBU

Added by Punisher on 03-17-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
356
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
25.53%
 
 
Wants:
152
Gots:
95
For Trade:
13
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Reviews: 49 | Ratings: 356
Photo of maximum12
4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Bunuelian for handing me this beer unprovoked. 12 oz. bottle consumed in a St. Cloud hotel room. Though after seeing the workers washing eight million sheets & towels right across the hallway, I’ll never complain about my job again.

The pour is black with a persistent lid. Aroma is a bit puzzling as it comes on like a toy hammer. Mild sweetness, vague booziness, but even after 15 minutes, not much. Eh.

I can only imagine what IT trip-wires I’ll set off during my next “ISO: MILF” posting from my work computer. The lack of smell explodes into a MILF-bang in my mouth. Boom! Huge barrel notes, mostly rum with a backdrop of sherry, & enough booziness to half-numb my agile tongue. Light spicing (rye whiskey or brandy?), brown sugar, sweet raisin, black licorice, numb throat. Wood finally shows & lingers, along with the 80 proof & slight smile. Sharp, full, & ridiculously drinkable. I could do this all night.

Four and a half penises straight up. Excellent beer.

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Photo of dar482
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a black color with hints of brown climbing up the glass when you swirl, with a medium brown head.

The aroma offers raisins, juicy figs, dried dates, fruit cake, waves of barrel character with rum, brandy, whiskey, big caramel sweetness, hints of roast.

The flavor follows a sharp hint of alcohol and barrel character, with brandy and rum coming through. Onto dark fruit with raisins, and plums, with some toffee and caramel sweetness. The beer moves onto a medium roast quality.

The mouthfeel is medium to medium plus. It reminds me of a a roast forward red wine, in terms of the robust fruit quality, oak, and silk mouthfeel.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: pours black and super thick, no head
S: chocolate and tons of barrel notes. Rum, brandy and bourbon. Wow, lots of aromas to pick up. Smells great
T: yum! This is fantastic. Wasn't expecting this. The separate barrel notes compliment each other rather than detract from each other. Overall it's a sweet stout, not bitter at all.
F: thicker than it looks, very smooth and creamy. Very nice feel.
O: surpassed my expectations. This is a great beer!

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A lot going on here; yet this is a well blended smooth beer that I enjoyed. All the flavors listed are present. I notice the raisins and Sherry more in the taste than the other flavors. Smells more of rum & Sherry combined.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a rich dark chocolate color. Aroma is all over the place between all the barrel flavors. Flavor is really nice, very smooth with a roasted malt profile and booziness with a bit of a warm mouth. Overall a very good beer.

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Photo of Kdubzz
2.92/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A beer is only as good as it tastes, and this one tastes purely like Milk Duds. It is so overly caramely sweet, almost zero hint of roatiness, chocolate, coffee, or anything else that marks the style. No hops, no roasted malt; just sickly sweet. One of the worst imperial stouts I've ever had.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade. Pours inky black with a quick fading mocha head. Catch a lot of barrel and dark fruits in the nose. Taste is unique....the blend of barrels works perfectly. Very well balanced....alcohol is well-hidden. Medium heavy feel with little carbonation. Great stout...will definitely seek out again.

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Photo of mothman
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tan head. Black color.

So much barrel flavor. Sherry and brandy flavors stick out a lot. Nice oak with bourbon and vanilla notes. Raisins and cocoa. Chocolate and dark fruits.

Full bodied. Well done.

The barrels are so unique and add so much flavor. Rum and cognac really show in the finish.

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
1.24/5  rDev -70.7%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Terrible. A 5 because it looked good. 1's on everything else. Maybe it's because I'm poor white trash but this stuff is just awful. I enjoy a good stout but geeze. First sip tasted like whiskey so bad I poured it out. Drank a few Erdinger Weisbeers and tried it again. It's just unbearable to me. Good luck everyone.

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Photo of Jonny41
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cherry stood out along with sweet fruit notes, reminder of port or sherry
rich flavors reminds me of carmel apple?
lots going on here almost too much... a great beer for sure but glad I shared this bottle, a little goes a long way.

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Photo of -Rick
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: blackish with a tan head
S: chocolate, raisins, vanilla, sweet fruits, dates??
T: so much going on here. Some booze, raisins, slight chocolate and vanilla
F: creamy with not much carbonation, a bit of boozy heat
O: quite the complex beer. A little hot on the booze, this was a 2015. Would love to try a older version. Great beer

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Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

jet black with a small dark tan course head. no lacing

sweet boozy smell

Molasses, little booze, sweet very pleasant taste. not much alcohol taste. a little fruity

sooth, not much carbonation. a little thin

very delicious. i got as a trade extra but i would definitely buy it again

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Photo of ovaltine
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: black as coal, 1+ fingers of tan head.

Smell: lotsa booze - whiskey, sherry, some sweetness, dark malts.

Taste: the sweetness is right up front, then the booze kicks in, some chocolate and cocoa maybe? Exquisite.

Feel: creamy delightfulness, the booze doesn't thin this out at all.

Overall: this is a world class Imperial Stout. My first beer from these guys, I'll be a repeat imbiber.

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Photo of popery
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with brown edges. Small tan head. Molasses, burnt brown sugar, chocolate. Lots of rich roasted malt flavor. Sweet with some nice booze kick. Some vanilla and coffee. Sherry, bourbon barrel sweetness. It’s a bit muddled but there’s a lot of nice stuff going on. Mild oak. Long roasty, sweet finish. Low-ish carbonation. The alcohol heat is warm and nice. Very good imperial stout.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Post Tisha B'av libation. Good idea? We'll see. 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

A - Pitch black with a half-finger mocha head. Head didn't stick around much, but the lacing is tremendous.

N - Whoa. A lot going on here. Up front I get a blast of roast and a moderate amount of vanilla. Then I get the brandy and bourbon coming in on the sides. No raisins or chocolate so far. Let's try.

T - Mmmm. Very tasty. Very very tasty. Definitely getting the raisin here. Lots of chocolate. Honestly, I'm not getting too much from the barrels, but to continue with my honest streak, it just don't matter. This is a decadent treat.

M - It's thick, but not a ton of coating. And it just disappears on the finish. Mouthfeel could use a bit more work, but I don't have too much to complain about.

O - Wish I didn't trade away my other 2 of these. Oh well. This is just outstanding.

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Photo of docoman
4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent BA imperial stout. received in trade can not disappointed. Definitely different barrel flavors but they go together nicely. recommend trying.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wow, I really liked this one here . . . one of the better barrel aged stouts I've had in a while. All these barrels may be a bit much but there is no arguing the layers of complexities it adds to this beer. Really liking the wine and rum attention. Fantastic stout . . . Good beer !

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance is jet black with a mocha head that leaves great lacing.
Smell is multiple different spirit barrels mainly port and bourbon barrel, with excellent dark base beer under - vanilla, coconut, caramel, bourbon, red wine, oak, dark malts, charred marshmallow, slight smoke.
Taste is awesome. Great bourbon barrel aged stout with just a twinge of red wine there. Vanilla, caramel, coconut, bourbon, brandy, red wine, dark fruits, dark malts, burnt marshmallow, dark chocolate, cocoa
Mouthfeel is awesome. Heavy and thick, alcohol completely covered, aftertaste is all the same goodness leftover from the taste
Overall, this is a beer i'd buy any time I see it on the shelves. It's insanely well balanced, and in my book it rivals bcbs.

Review for Milf Single Barrel Brandy Barrel Aged
A - 4.5 - nice dark brown/black beer with a big mocha head that sticks well and leaves nice lacing
S - 4.75 - big.vanilla, coconut, caramel, oak barrel, brandy, little bit of green apple
T - 4.75 - vanilla, coconut, caramel, oak, brandy, dark malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, tiny bit of smoke, tiny bit of green apple, overall it's just as complex as the "regular" Milf but the reg is slightly smoother
M - 4.75 - nice heavy, thick ba stout. Alcohol covered. Aftertaste is oak, vanilla, caramel, slight brandy, dark impy stout.
O - 4.75 - not surprising that this gets the same score as the regular milf, it's different but no less complex and no less good, glad I got to try it

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Photo of MissSmisje
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasting lots of barrel here, with the sherry, wine and whiskey barrels dominating. High pitch flavor from the barrels and raisins. Roasty flavors in the background with notes of anise and sasperilla round it out.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black with a small khaki head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Lots of barrel aromas. I get something like brandy or sherry and bourbon. Boozy. Very fruity. Some dark chocolate.

Taste - I taste much more stout here. Dark chocolate. The barrels are still very strong, though. A lot more whiskey here, but the fruitier barrels are still prominent. I think I taste rum and brandy.

Mouthfeel - Boozy. Medium heavy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The barrels are all over the place, but it somehow works well. Boozy and huge, but good.

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Photo of hophead723
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Got a nice fresh four pack for $12...this damn well better be worth it! Poured into a pint glass, even though I would prefer a tulip for this style.

Look: Pours an absolute impenetrable black with a frothy caramel colored head. I held it right up to the light an saw nothing but deep ebony. Leaves velvety lacing like bunting around the glass.

Smell: Wow! Immediately smells strongly of alcohol and raisins, followed by brown sugar, and a vaguely caramelized sweetness. The nose is quite complex but the strength of the predominant aromas overpower the nuances to some degree. It actually smells like the taste of rum raisin ice cream. This complexity comes from the fact that it was aged in rum, sherry, bourbon, brandy and whiskey barrels.

Taste: Extremely potent taste of molasses, rum, raisins, oak, chocolate, and coffee. There is a lingering taste of brown sugar. The alcohol is highly detectable.

Feel: Quite smooth and thick. Coats the mouth with a sticky sweetness.

Overall: This beer is a monster. It's huge, delicious, and very satisfying. It posses the highest ABV of any beer I have reviewed on this awesome website. If you are in the mood for a stout to end all stouts, this is the one. It's like Guinness on steroids times a thousand. Enjoy. Oh, and Happy 420!

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Photo of TheCondor
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I love the name on this beer. Got a free sample from Alcohol Paul. Side poured from the bottle into a custom Deschutes/Boulevard snifter.

Appearance - Pours a deep black color with a beautiful small mocha head. Leaves a bit of lacing on the side of the glass. Amazing presentationg, of course love the name and the packaging.

Smell - Deep complex smell of so many different elements: sherry, oak, boubon, booze, sweetness, dark fruits, and manliness. A very complex nose, impressive.

Taste - Follows the nose very closely, but more intense. THe sherry is very strong in the drink, as well as the dark fruits and the oak and wood notes. This is an amazing tasting beer.

Mouthfeel - As always with stouts and porters, mouthfeel is typically my favorite part, and this is no different. Thick, rich, smooth, and boozy. Warming.

Overall - A through and through amazing beer. Highly recommended if you are into this style at all.

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Photo of gibgink
4.84/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So many good things to say about this beer. Poured into snifter. Got about 1 inch head with aggresive pour. Very dark brown, with some light around the edges at times. Smells like rum soaked raisins. Also picked up some of the malt early on. Great taste! Dark fruits, and get a little of the rum. Flavor coats the mouth, and a pleasant warming after each sip. A bit on the sweeter side for some, but I enjoyed this immensely. At $12-15 for a 4 pack, the value of this beer is off the chart. I am dissapointed I did not get more .

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Photo of bnelson997
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, super complex. The nose is sweet, dark fruits and vanilla. At the front of the mouth, more sweetness from the rum, sherry, and brandy barrels but slowly gets into the warm bourbon and whiskey notes in the middle and on the back end. Slight tannic quality from the sherry as well as a "Raisinette" chocolate covered raisin note. Very complex and well put together brew.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a creamy looking dark brown, almost black, with a foamy head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells pretty sweet, I can pick out brandy and wine, with some vanilla, and caramelized sugar.

It seems like this might not have needed to have been aged in 5 different barrels. I can only really pick out sherry and brandy flavors here- no rum, bourbon, or whisky. I do get a little bit of oak, but lots of sweet syrupy molasses and sugar flavors, with some vanilla. It's a lot of sweet flavors, making it better that I only had a 6 oz pour.

This is thick bodied, with a syrupy sweet mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation. It's drinkable for a few oz but the syrupyness and the sweet flavors get to be a bit much.

This is a well-crafted BA stout, but it's a little excessive- it doesn't need to be aged in 5 different barrels, really.

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MILF from Mother's Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.