Materfamilias
Mother's Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #807
ABV:
11%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,571
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 6.71%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
21
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Mother's Brewing Company
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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DannyBoy15347 from Missouri

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Super dark black color. Head is a light brown color that fades pretty quickly; may have briefly had an inch of foam that lasted for 60 secs or so. Aroma is pretty awesome; i pick up notes of chocolate, coffee, roasted barley, and then small hints of either bourbon or rum (can't decide which). Taste reflects a lot of the aroma, has what feels like an appropriate bitterness, light carbonation, with kind of a boozy finish. Overall a pretty solid beer, perfect for a chilly spring day like today.

Apr 03, 2020
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt, chocolate, toffee and bourbon. Sweet boozy taste with vanilla, oak, chocolate and toffee.

Mar 14, 2020
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Received from @jdell15 in NBS BIF #9. Reviewed 4/21/19. Thanks Jacob!
“Vintage 2018” on label (I think, it’s kinda smudged). Stored at 42 degrees and served at 60 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.25.
Body – Dark brown to black, opaque. Still opaque when held to the light.
Head – Small (Maximum two cm, aggressive center pour), brown, medium density, fizzy, very short retention, diminishing to a slightly irregular three mm ring, and a thin partial cap.
Lacing – Excellent! Complete bands of mostly extremely tiny bubbles. Lacunae eventually open which gives a lace curtain appearance. Some stalactites form. This is amazing because of the 11% ABV alone.
First pour – Dark brown, translucent.
Aroma – 4.25 – Dark fruit, bourbon, rum. Not picking up the rye barrel and I don’t drink enough brandy to recognize the aroma or flavor.
Flavor – 4.5 – Begins with a slight sweetness and some dark fruit soaked in rum. A slight gastric warming eventually occurs. No alcohol (11 % ABV!) aroma or flavor, no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 4.25 – Full, creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.25 – An excellent brew! It is well-balanced in both aroma and flavor, perhaps somewhat detrimentally because of the loss of individuality of the unique barrel attributes of the bourbon, rum, rye, and brandy barrels. To my taste, only the rum carries through as a unique flavor. The palate is near perfect with only a slight syrupiness to detract from its near-perfection. I’m sadly looking at the remaining swallow in my snifter, wishing I had a case to age.

Apr 21, 2019
Materfamilias from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 21 ratings