Raspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice | Mother's Brewing Company

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Raspberry Imperial Three Blind MiceRaspberry 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): 9.90%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Raspberry meets Imperial Three Blind Mice for a fruity, sweet, slightly tart, and incredibly indulgent treat.

Added by russpowell on 02-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
8
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
For Trade:
1
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of jokelahoma
4.64/5  rDev +13.7%
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 Seabass1964
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gibgink
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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 KCRealAle
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Spiff
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
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 +4.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of leefx
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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 Sweffin
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aratcliffe
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Raspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice from Mother's Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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