Raspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice
Mother's Brewing Company

Raspberry Imperial Three Blind MiceRaspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice
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American Strong Ale
3.92 | pDev: 10.97%
Mother's Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Raspberry Imperial Three Blind MiceRaspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice
Notes: Raspberry meets Imperial Three Blind Mice for a fruity, sweet, slightly tart, and incredibly indulgent treat.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 54
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

on tap at antons in kansas city, i really liked this beer, my first form these guys. its really unique in thats its grain base is almost like a bock or a dark amber, big and hearty, moderately sweet, with all the layers you would expect in something like a barleywine. its pretty thick, dense, not overly carbonated by any means, but somehow enticing and compelling, satisfyingly large. the berries are what make the beer though, they are tart and fresh and not at all reserved. they provide jammy sweetness, juicy tang, and an acidity that helps cut the grain down a little bit. i love the freshness there, and the way this beer bends the style guidelines so much. i found it just a little too sweet for large volume consumption, and its alcohol is not all that well hidden, which i actually almost prefer as it warms up. i also think the strength has something to do with the extraction and preservation of the authentic raspberry flavor, and i would hate to have that aspect reduced because it whats makes this beer stand out. overall delicious, but not something i would do again if i wasnt sharing it. great first impression though from this brewery!

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Photo of Spiff
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nothing but pleasantness - Warm, slightly sweet the original brown ale was present -but the imperial treatment added a touch of toast and majesty. No bitterness, brought the happy. It helped me tell my son I loved him for the first time and I almost said I was proud of him. If only it was a tad better.

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Photo of SirHopsHoppington
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle Number: 1409
Opened on: 3/13/15
Pours a dark blood red. Smells of tart raspberries with a lingering waff of alcohol. Tatses of fresh fruit, and dark chocolate finishing with a small bite reminding you its an Imperial. Definitely would recommend anyone picking up a bottle if they can find one.

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Photo of gibgink
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

On tap at Itap Columbia MO 11/13/14

Poured into snifter. Very dark brown with 1 finger head.

Smelled faint raspberry with chocolaty notes.

Taste is very nice! Raspberry forward, but not overpowering. Some dark malt notes with a hint of cocoa.

Overall a very good sipper. Would definitely pick up a bottle if possible.

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Photo of ThickNStout
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from LambicPentameter (many thanks!). No bottling date but this is labled as bottle #1808, whatever that means. Served in a goblet.

Pours a garnet hued deep brown with almost two fingers of beige head. The bubbles fade to a tiny ring around the edge that leaves only a few ocassional patches of lace.

Aromas of raspberry, cereal grains, molasses and a little cocoa.

Flavor has a serious milk chocolate covered raspberries thing going on. Nice! Raspberry, chocolate, molasses, mildly tart stone fruit skin, caramel, earth, tobacco and enough alcohol presence to remind you to respect it. The berries and smoothness of flavor make this not quite refreshing but much easier to drink than you may assume for it's near double digit booze bill.

Creamy, medium full body with moderately sharp carbonation. Semi tart berry, chocolate and burnt sugar finish but that raspberry goodness lingers on the for a really long time.

I still prefer an imperial stout but this is a mighty fine brown ale. The raspberry addition is spot on- enough to be consistently present but it leaves room for the chocolatey caramel base. Not sure I'd go out of my way for it but I'll happily consume it if another chance comes up.

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Photo of Franziskaner
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep brown with amber highlights. Fingernail thick tightly woven head of beige head is on top. Brussels lacing. Seriously sweet aroma of a raspberry sauce is all I get,but it is appealing. The mouth is unexpectedly warm and silky smooth. I detect plenty of dark malt,fig,and coffee notes. There's definitely raspberry,but unlike the aroma it is a background note on the palate. A great dessert beer.

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Photo of jokelahoma
4.64/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2014 rendition. Poured into a snifter. Pours with a nice head that dies relatively quickly. Almost entirely opaque, with only the tiniest bit of garnet showing at the edges.

Aroma is more subtle than one would expect. The raspberry is there, but it doesn't assault your nose. It's more a quick hello before drifting off to other parts of the party. Tagging along with the berry is a hint of cocoa, and a bit of alcohol. There are other darker fruit aromas in here, but they are definitely supporting actors.

Oh my, the flavor! Raspberry, obviously, but again not in a big, brash, or "Hey! Fruit beer comin' through!" way at all. It's more subtle, a "oh hey, we added raspberry" kind of flavor. Still prominent but not demanding. The other flavors of this beer are all still easily identifiable, and man are they good. The cocoa from the aroma, some slight roasted grain flavors, the plum and prune flavors, all play a part. Wrap them together, and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One of the best raspberry beers I've had, including last year's version of this.

Mouthfeel is lighter than might be expected. This only adds to the drinkability of the beer. It hides the ABV we both in flavor and by not being thick and oily.

Overall, this is very, very nicely done, and an improve my over the 2013, was was itself a fine beer. To take a big brew like this and somehow make it subtle is quite a feat if you can locate some, grab it. It's well worth the search.

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Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle# 296 pours a scarlet tinged brown with a pinky of tan head. Alright lacing & head retention

S: Big time raspberry, black currant, hints of booze

T: Raspberrry, chocolate, dryness, toasty malt & black curant up front. Chocolate & raspberry mingle as this warms, pluss some cocoa powder, plus a bit of booze warmth & vanilla mingling with some woody hops & a bit of modest smokeyness. Finsihes with a nice raspberry flourish, dry with a touch of caramel & vanilla

MF: Medium bodied with faint carbonation, warming, but also a bit thin on body as this warms

Three Blind Mice is an Alt bier. This seems to be more fruit forward, so I deemed it a fruit beer. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong as there is no Imp Alt category...

Tasty & satisfying, not world-beating, but I would buy this again

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Raspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 54 ratings