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MILF (Mother's Imperial Liquid Fantasy) | Mother's Brewing Company

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4.27/5
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MILF (Mother's Imperial Liquid Fantasy)MILF (Mother's Imperial Liquid Fantasy)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Materfamilias

From the brewhouse to the barrels, your Mother’s remains at the service of this exquisite imperial stout. Roasted malt brings rich flavors of chocolate and dried fruit. In the aging process, the beer’s interaction with the wood of bourbon, rye whiskey, rum, and brandy barrels dictates the composition of the final blend. Materfamilias cannot be rushed. It cannot be forced. It brooks no compromise. The result is a stout of such complexity and nuance that you, too, will recognize the authority of your Materfamilias.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,434
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
461
pDev:
8.9%
 
 
Wants:
150
Gots:
106
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 461 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of Gajo74
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to FBarber for throwing this extra as part of a trade.
Pours a mostly black color with hints of ruby. A modest mocha head soon dissipates and leaves behind light lacing.
The aroma opens up with nutty malts and chocolate malts that foreshadow sweetness to come. Notes of bourbon, oak, vanilla, cocoa powder, and roasted malts.
The taste opens sweetly and lightly boozy with flavors of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, and dark caramel. Big full flavored and sticky sweet cereal grains, honey and nutty malts add to the complexity. A roasty flavor, espresso like, also begins to develop, along with black toasted malts, bright hops flavors; add balance and some bitterness. There are also notes of dark fruit, raisins, plum and cherries. Although the alcohol flavor is overall well masked, it adds some nice spicy notes as the drink develops.
Full bodied, moderately carbonated and smooth. A light alcohol spice leads to a warming finish. Easy to drink for the high ABV.
This was perfect for a winter night. I really enjoyed this one and hope to have it again someday.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thick pouring, and pours pitch black. The head is 2 finger, tan, frothy, and long lasting. Some nice lacing on the glass as the head dissipates.
The nose is nice. Rich with licorice, and some chocolate. Got a rich barrel aroma.
Taste - Smooth up front with the chocolate and licorice mixed in with some vanilla and raisin. On the backside is a warm, boozy flavor.
The body is decent. The beer has a nice warm boozy feel that kicks in on the backside.
Damn solid and delicious beer.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Really rich barrel character going on here. The bourbon holds all the other together, with the brandy and sherry coming through on the finish, where as the rum is in the front. Chocolate, vanilla, molasses, raisins, figs, and a sweet coffee drink. Very enjoyable, though admittedly all over the place in the finish.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice dark brown color close to black with an eggshell white foamy head. Some concave lace.
The aroma had a nice boozy whiskey to bourbon sweet woody edge mixing with dark and milk chocolate. Some light notes of dark fruits on the back end.
The flavor takes a sticky sweet meshing of the prior notes and and adds a light vanilla wafers to woody sweetness. Light woody spicy edge coincides underneath. Nice sticky aftertaste of milk chocolate, bourbon/whiskey sweetness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt good. Definitely has some heat as it's impounding my tongue. Nice sweet chocolatey finish with some booziness.
Overall, I probably should have held on to this longer. Still, it's a pretty nice one. I'd have again. Thanks Russ.

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Photo of Scottsbeer
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MinerBob
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EJJ1848
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thefuzzyone
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FrauTotenkinder
4.79/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark chocolate pour. Retains carbonation. Smells like boozy chocolate. Rich mouthfeel. Tastes like a chocolate bourbon stout without too much sweetness. Richness and alcohol content makes for a nice after dinner drink like a cognac.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep dark black pour with chestnut highlights and 1/2 finger of beige-brown head.

Aroma of banana, raisin, burnt caramel, peanut brittle, and milk chocolate.

Flavor is huge. Tons of raisin, prune, caramel, roast malts, coffee, and hot fudge mixed with the complexity of merlot, brandy, bourbon, and belgian yeast. Light roast astringency lingering.

Feel is really viscous and heavy bodied, with tons of stickiness and light yet sparking carbonation, with a nicely roasty and hot finish. Slickness remains on the palate like an oil of sorts.

Overall, this beer is fantastic. I'm so glad I bought a 4 pack and will continue to enjoy this for months to come!!!

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Photo of petermethot
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of porters4life
4.94/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kahlerbock
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Franziskaner
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black in color with no chance for light to seep through. There's a fingernail of creamy brown around the rim. I smell raisins, rum, figs, and bourbon. I'm tasting the rum, bourbon, and brandy. The mouth is very thick, dense, and chewy.

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Photo of grahuba
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WesMantooth
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/5/16

The pour didn’t produce much head, but there was a bit of khaki foam. Decent amount of viscosity.

It smells like rum raisin, chocolate, and fairly sweet with some red fruits, and bourbon. Faint tobacco and char in the background.

For all the barrels mentioned, the brandy dominates. It’s a sweet apple brandy flavor. There is some strong molasses, raisin bread, cocoa powder, bourbon and oak. A decent amount of coffee grounds like bitterness in the end and a dry finish where some sherry wine comes through.

An outstanding beer. Maybe a tad sweet/rich overall, but I would buy this one if I saw it.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaMaJeansNaturalMarket
4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Livyatan1996
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grantearle
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewSTL
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ryno38special
5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MeLoynes
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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MILF (Mother's Imperial Liquid Fantasy) from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 461 ratings