Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Three Blind Mice | Mother's Brewing Company

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4.22/5
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49 Ratings
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Three Blind MiceBourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Three Blind Mice
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
mothersbrewing.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Three Blind Mice, once Mother's little brown beer, is now all grown up and running the show. Left to rest and age in bourbon barrels, this beer is rich and full bodied with chocolate, coffee and caramel malt flavors. It bestows a beautiful bourbon character and balanced finish on its loyal subjects. This is one regal brew fit for a king - out on the town or home in the castle.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,344
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
49
pDev:
7.58%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
12
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by cvm4:
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4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - Pours a muddled dark brown that is bordering on black with a plum skin purple hue to it. The khaki one finger head holds up well and dissipates to a ring around the glass. I didn't notice much lacing.

S - What a sniff! Just a rich texture of bourbon, vanilla, malt, toffee, caramel and brown sugar. I could smell this for days, so enticing and inviting.

T - Straightforward and follows the nose. Rinse and repeat and I'm in love!

F - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. The smooth liquid has an alcohol burn to it.

O - Looking past the alcohol burn, this is a great beer. I just happen to love bourbon so it works out. Everything else falls in place as really enjoyable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jared14
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of gibgink
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is hot! As in if you don't like a "bourbon burn" steer clear. From the nose to the finish, bourbon is extremely present. Some dark fruity notes in between. I would get again, but cellar it for at least 6 months to see if the bourbon dies down a tad.

2015 Edit: I got to revisit this beer, and the 2015 is not as hot, so I gave it a little bump in rating over last year. The dark fruity notes were more prevalent in the nose as well as the mouthfeel. Very raisin-like with a nice carbonation.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shawner
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brians52
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mahogany hued amber chestnut with a thumb of tan head. Viscious look to this, middling head retention & lacing

S: Bourbon, figs, & raisins; nose picks up as it warms

T: Follows the nose, some brown sugar & boozeyness as well up front. Dryness, figs, raisins, toffee & brown sugar sweetness mix with sourmash as this warms, a little molasses as well. Finishes warming, figgy with Bourbon, dryness, with a big-time oaky twang & brown sugar

MF: Medium bodied, fairly firm carbonation, warming

Drinks alright, this beer could probably use 6 months more of aging minimum, not perfection by any measure

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Photo of Fievel
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Helping to put Springfield, MO on the map for sure. This is another one of theirs that I think is underrated. Great taste and nose. Not as bold as some BB stouts, but sometimes I am not after something too heavy that still carries same BB characteristics. Easy to enjoy, sad when it's gone!

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Photo of MeLoynes
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skyjmpr
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of thefluker
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of foundersfan1
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Harrison8
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brown that is just a shade off of black. Head formation is a finger in height, khaki in color, and retains fairly well. Good patches of lacing left behind. Aroma is bourbon with a little sugary caramel, toffee, and molasses behind. Biscuit, and roasted malts form a sturdy foundation. Flavor profile is sweet notes of caramel, toffee, and molasses mixed in with bitter notes of biscuit and roasted malts. Bourbon and oak are present throughout, giving it a flavor boost. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a velvety texture. Overall, a tasty bourbon barrel ale. It has a quality balance, all the while showing a variety of notes.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of c-rum
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of PeakedInHighSchool
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Carb-Overlord
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of floridadrift
3.62/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Dark brown body, cream-like bone white head
S: Bourbon, malt, roast
T: Like the nose, nothing special, some oak and bourbon blended, coffee, some chocolate notes
F: Smooth, creamy, thin
O: Nothing special

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Photo of dsalmons
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of JayPeso
4.62/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jules11788
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Three Blind Mice from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 49 ratings