Single Barrel MILF - Brandy Barrel Aged
Mother's Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 7.89%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
48
From:
Mother's Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  4
Gots
  12
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Photo of maximum12
3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to scarysun for this 750ML bottle. The regular MILF was so enticing I wanted more. Split with my wife. I like the sound of that.

Black. Like its namesake, the smell is light – sweet Brandy.

MILF – Brandy Barrel Aged is like a brandy enema all the way into your taste buds. Holy brandy, Lisa Ann. Hot, boozy brandy cuts through everything I’ve eaten & drunk in the past two weeks. Mid-palate brings intense raisins & a fruitiness that would make me believe it if someone said there were port barrels involved. I like port. No chocolate on the sonar. Thick & decadent, aperitif-esque, but a tiny portion wouldn’t be enough to assist in the digestion of the well done steak.

I preferred the regular MILF next door to the brandy MILF, but a MILF with a little less depth is still a very good MILF.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a very cool beer, i think the base beer is well suited to the brandy barrel, although there is something a little strange to this too, like the brandy comes in so intensely, there are flashes of tannins and tang from the brandy and the wood, an almost astringent moment in the middle, and overall a lot of sharpness for an imperial stout. the smoothness of the original, at least some of it, is eroded by this, but i think its interesting enough and complex enough to really be awesome even if some of these qualities are weird or unconventional in it. i taste and smell purple grape, almost jelly-like, with some chocolate in the malt backing it up, a lot of alcohol, subtle vanilla, licorice, fall spice, and oak. there is a whole lot going on, really heavy brandy escalated even more by the strong alcohol in here. some bitter roast to balance the sweetness, boozy and even a little bitter at the end. chocolate covered raisin, cordial, and espresso notes late. id love to try some of the other single barrel variants, but i have a hard time imagining any of them being more distinct than this one!

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

Got in a BIF from jdell15. 22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 3/9/2016. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas if big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, molasses, brandy, raisin, plum, sherry, red grape, citrus zest, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, smoke, coffee, leather, tobacco, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, raisin, and brandy barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, molasses, brandy, raisin, plum, sherry, red grape, citrus zest, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, smoke, coffee, leather, tobacco, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Light roast bitterness and brandy/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, molasses, brandy, dark fruit, sherry, citrus zest, toasted oak, dark/brown bread, light coconut/smoke, leather, tobacco, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, raisin, and brandy barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and brandy/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from roast bitterness and brandy/oak spiciness. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and slightly slick/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is very well hidden; a very mild increasing warmth of 11%, with zero barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic barrel aged imperial stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, raisin, and brandy barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Super rich and complex, with perfect balance of the Brandy barrels. Never overwhelming on fruitiness, even with the added raisins in the base beer. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of thebeers
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This mega-gusher eventually poured near black with a thin tan head.

Big chocolate and brandy in the aroma, with hints of cherry, raisin and vanilla.

Brandy-forward taste, with some cocoa, nuts, raisin, apple and marshmallow, and a hot alcohol bite on the back end.

Medium bodied and highly carbonated feel.

Despite the gushing, this was still a real treat. I like regular MILF better, but this is delicious nonetheless.

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Photo of russpowell
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2+ fingers of mocha colored head. Great lacing, better than average head retention

S: Plums, raisins, vanilla when warmer & booze, plus caramel & chocolate, really opens up once warm

T: Follows the nose, cocoa, dryness, & roastyness as well up front, some herbal hops as well. Vanilla, cocoa, barrel dryness & booze as this warms, some caramel as well, orchard fruit shows up late. Finishes dry with much dark fruit, caramel & vanilla, a little woody, plus warming

MF: Thick, light carbonation, warming

Smooth, easy drinking for the ABV & style, a nice variant to the standard bearer for this brewery, I like/love most of their stuff though & this is a shining example of why...

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Photo of gibgink
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 22 oz bomber dated 3-6-16. Pours black with small tan head that quickly dissapates. Smells of raisins and a little wood. Initial raisins upfront on the taste with a hint of alcohol that lets you know this is a big beer. As it warms, the beer presents a slight chocolate taste after the initial raisin profile. Great dessert sipper.

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Photo of zeff80
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Poured a thick, black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of dried dark fruits, chocolate vanilla and booze. Sweet chocolate and brandy with oak, a fruitiness and vanilla.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark with a small khaki head. Head vanishes quickly but leaves a ring of foam.

Aroma is raisin, plum, fermented grapes, and caramel. Some oak. Alcohol present but not strong.

Taste starts out with the raisin and plum. Definite brandy notes. Oak, molasses, and mild chocolate. A touch of vanilla. Grapes, dates, and apples.

Semi-thick body with medium carbonation. Sweet going to syrupy. Stronger lingering fruit notes with some brandy as well. Fairly boozy.

Very tasty but not up to the very high standard pf regular MILf. Overally sweet and boozy. Still, an excellent beer.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a stout glass. Pours dark brown/black with about one to two fingers of brown head. There is some lacing and the head dissipates in about a minute or two with an aggressive pour. The smell is brandy and raisins. There is a small amount of chocolate underneath. There is a medium level of carbonation - more than I expected but goes well with the beer. The raisin comes through very strong immediately with a definite brandy taste. On the back end the chocolate comes through really strong and adds a lot to the overall flavor. The 11% abv is very well hidden. Overall, this beer drinks very easily, more so than other barrel-aged beers. However, I didn't enjoy it as well as bourbon aged beers, but that's just personal preference. A very good beer overall.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Prefer this to reg MILF. The single barrel of the brandy does a fantastic job of highlighting the aspects of milf that I really enjoy- chocolate and dark fruits. Lots of raisin character here.

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Single Barrel MILF - Brandy Barrel Aged from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 48 ratings