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MILF - Mother's Brewing Company

Not Rated.
MILFMILF

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

38 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 38
Hads: 265
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 3.23%
Wants: 133
Gots: 63 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Punisher on 03-17-2013

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
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Reviews: 38 | Hads: 265
Reviews by claaark13:
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

More User Reviews:
Photo of hophead723
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
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! (1,283 characters)

Photo of joemetric
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Afroman
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DuckDodgers
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jared14
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mctizzz
3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of gibgink
4.84/5  rDev +11.5%
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 . (540 characters)

Photo of poopfaced
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.79/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
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 ! (282 characters)

Photo of cmwilliq
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Schlafly33
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesStreet
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquired via trade as an extra and then dumped into a 12 oz tulip
Look - Opaque black with a mocha-colored head of about 3/4" that persisted for about 30 seconds. Moderate amount of lace.
Smell- WOW! This smells amazing. You immediately get a blend of the different spirit barrels: bourbon, brandy, sherry and rum. That's followed by a second wiff of wooden charred barrel and sweet milk chocolate. Surpisingly, the alcohol is not very present.
Taste- A good mix of the spirits with some nuttiness (maybe walnuts), the chocolate, vanilla. Just a really nice sip. Some dark fruits come in as well and really contribute to the taste. Raisins being the dominant one. A bit of booze on the sip, but that is expected with the 11% abv.
Feel - heavy side of medium and a bit chewy. Sweet but not quite cloying. Goes down with a bit of an aftertaste
Overall - This is a review of a beer already had. It's amazing how the pallet changes over time because this time the score is a bit higher, but well-deserved. This is a really good barrel-aged stout. (1,050 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of MorganSaunders
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of zachpaschal
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ADG2995
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Suspended
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hooliganlife
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of StoutItOutLoud
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
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. (590 characters)

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MILF from Mother's Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.