MILF - Mother's Brewing Company

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 9.13%
Wants: 103
Gots: 24 | FT: 4
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:
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

(Beer added by: Punisher on 03-17-2013)
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4.98/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a brandy snifter for this review.

It pours pitch black, with a small khaki colored head that fades somewhat quickly.

The aroma is insane. Raisins, wood, a bit of booze... it's all here. There's a dark fruitiness to the nose, but the main focus is on the wood and liquor aromas. Oak jumps out, spicy and strong, and then the mixture of liquors used leaves you trying to figure out exactly what you're smelling. It's very appetizing, no matter what scent you decide is predominant.

The taste is simply amazing. It hits at first with a surprisingly bright fruit, much brighter than one would expect. Still raisiny, but without seeming overly sugared. That fruit melds smoothly into the chocolate, so subtly you almost don't realize it's changed. Only in the aftertaste do you really realize that it's cocoa now, not raisin. The wood and liquor flavors aren't hiding, but they aren't playing a starring role, either. Overall a great balance between the various flavors. Nothing hogs the spotlight, nothing gets overwhelmed. It warms your throat nicely at the end, without ever getting alcohol "hot".

The mouthfeel is almost dead on. At times it can seem almost thin, which is stunning in an 11% ABV brew. It's not enough to diminish the enjoyment at all, however.

Overall, this one absolutely deserved the local hype. With so many things going on, especially with the various spirit barrels in which the aging was done (run, sherry, brandy, bourbon, and whiskey), this could easily have been a muddled mess. Instead, it's one of the best brews I've ever had. One of the rare hyper-hyped beers that makes it worth the trouble of disposing of the bodies of the people I had to kill in order to get some.

Photo of ubenumber2
4.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into what should be the right glassware

Pitch black as midnight brew with a two finger tan head , the lacing is there and stays through the glass

The smell is amazing a complex smelling stout that really has all the components you are looking for and some you are not. The booze , the smell of chocolate malt and fruit all three mixed in together

A really nice mouthfull of a beer , not too heavy but really smooth and just the right amount of carbonation

The taste of this beer is really nice , the dark malts , the booze , the fruity flavors all mix in well and the alcohol and bitterness comes in well at the end

Overall I am impressed with this beer , cant wait to age a few bottles of this and see how this taste in a year or two , if it gets any better I can only imagine

Photo of Seabass1964
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Punisher
4.76/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A-Solid appearance, nothing special. Had 1 finger head, with nice dark chocolate brown color with lighter tan head.

S- Wonderful sherry and bourbon aroma. By far the best smelling stout I have had.

T- Initially great raisin/dry wine flavor followed by slight chocolate taste. After swallowed the bourbon and sherry really overpower the palate in a great way. Over all very balanced sweet/malt finish.

M- Very light mouthful for how heavy and thick the beer is. Very surprising more along the lines of Russian stout mouthful then what I got. Does have a good boozy warming sensation but not as much as I thought with the 11%

Overall- Great beer coming from a relatively new brewery. This is tied with foggy notion as my favorite beer from Mother's. Everything I have had from this brewery is hit or miss, and this beer was hit out of the park. Looking forward to trying new things from these guys.

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MILF from Mother's Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.