MILF | Mother's Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
You're in for a treat with this one. Brewed with cocoa nibs and raisins and then lovingly aged in rum, sherry, bourbon, brandy and whiskey barrels, this big beer takes on flavors from the spirit and wood of each barrel. The end result is a complex and elegant companion that's right for carefree nights of privilege and excess.

50 IBU

Added by Punisher on 03-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
423
Reviews:
71
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
9.15%
 
 
Wants:
144
Gots:
102
For Trade:
12
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4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Masonz223
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Smell: sweet booziness, oaky woody. Milk chocolate covered raisins. Dark cherry, plum, vanilla, dusted coco powder. This smells really really good!

Taste: right upfront you get that dusted cocoa powder and dark cherry. In the mid plate you get big raisin a little plum. Milk chocolate covered raisins a little bit of booze starts to creep in and goes into the finish. The beer finishes with a nice sweet vanilla and a mix of big oaky woody barrel notes.

Feel: Medium body. It's on the thin side for a barrel aged Stout. Smooth and velvety on the tongue. A little alcohol burn when the beer is going down but not off putting by any means.

Overall: I'm glad I got to try this it's really good. Nice barrel character. It's complex. If I had this in my area I would definitely pick up more. 95/100

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Photo of Choppr
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is great! When I smelled it in the bottle it had a strong smoked smell, but that might have been the fire pit I was sitting around. After pouring it in the glass, it totally exploded on the nose. Tobacco, coconut, cherry, vanilla, toasted marshmallow... Pure awesome. I split this bottle with a friend and was sorry I did after talking the last sip...

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Photo of Mdaniel723
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a tan head. Smells of malt and chocolate. Taste follows smell with malty chocolate taste. Fairly good coating mouthfeel. Have some in the cellar right now.

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Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brentk56
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A gusher, but not infected; pours fudge brown with a thin tan head that fades to a ringlet; splotchy lacing

Smell: Dark fruit, raisins, caramel, fudge and a variety of barrel aromatics, with brandy, sherry and rum prominent

Taste: Fudge and dark fruit forward, with a distinctive raisin element; through the middle, the caramel barrel tones emerge, with a slightly boozy blend of brandy, run and a hint of sherry

Mouthfeel: Full body with moderate carbonation; warmth in the gullet

Overall: A really interesting beer, more like an old ale than a stout; not sure all five barrels can be detected but I enjoyed the experience

Thanks, jmueller216, for the opportunity

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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leefx
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received from @THSdrummer for NBS BIF #5.
Bottle dated 12/23/16 at 42 degrees. Allowed to warm to 57 – 61 degrees. Served in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – initially cherry, by the end light bourbon.
Head – small (Maximum < two cm, semi-aggressive pour), light brown, fizzy, gone within two minutes leaving only a thin one mm partial ring.
Lacing – none.
Body – black, opaque.
Flavor – The cocoa becomes evident as it warms in my mouth, then brandy and raisins, followed by whisky and alcohol heat. Complex and interesting. My tongue’s getting numb. Ends almost cloyingly sweet.
Palate – full, creamy, soft carbonation.

Definitely an interesting brew. Maybe a little too sweet for the style or my taste, but well worth picking up if you can find it. Probably best shared on a cold winter day after shoveling a ton of snow.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.25.

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4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebeers
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

MILF pours a thick, chocolatey dark-brown color that approaches black. Has a finger of somewhat-soupy tan head that hangs around for a good while and leaves decent lacing.

Big, complex aroma of raisins, bourbon, red wine, sherry, vanilla and chocolate. Can't say I can pick out every individual barrel here, but you really can notice a bunch of them.

The taste is a little less pronounced, with the barrels really blending together here. The raisins do stick out, though, and there's a slight nuttiness to the chocolate. Mild warming alcohol on the backend -- not too hot, just about perfect. Red wine character does linger in the aftertaste.

Smooth tasting, a little on the thin side, with nice carbonation coming through to aerate each sip.

With just over two years on this bottle (it's got a 2/24/15 bottle stamp), this is tasting delicious.

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Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kjkinsey
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jdell15
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jw4free
4.91/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BMart
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmcquirk
3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

MILF has a very thin, tan head, an extremely dark brown appearance, with tiny bubbles streams, visible at the top sides of the snifter glass, with lighter brown at the top and bottom, as the sun shines through it. Aroma is of sharp, bourbon barrel, cocoa, and dark bread. Taste is of rich, chocolate, brown bread, raisin, and chocolate mousse. Mouthfeel is high medium, and MILF finishes medium dry.

RJT

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MILF from Mother's Brewing Company
4.26 out of 5 based on 423 ratings.
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