MILF | Mother's Brewing Company

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MILFMILF
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4.27/5
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449 Ratings
MILFMILF
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
Ranking:
#917
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
449
pDev:
8.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
106
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 449 |  Reviews: 78
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
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of BigEZ_VZ
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this beer last after drinking a flight of other stouts with very low expectations until St. Louis Hop Shop owner Ryan stated it was one of his favs. Pours a dark heavy brown with little head, smells of the barrels it was aged in - all of them together, wonderful. Taste - deeeelishous and not at all like your drinking 11% ABV. I'm now curious to try other Mother's brews and will caution you to drink this one slooooowwwly - Very, very good!

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Photo of FBarber
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark black color, ruby tinged around the edges. Almost non-existent mocha colored head dissipates quickly leaving just a thin ring of foam along the outside of the beer.

Aroma is a lovely array of chocolate malts, milk chocolate, light dark fruit notes, a touch of booze, raisins, oak and red wine. I feel like every sniff brings with it new aromas. Sometimes you get the red wine dark fruit notes, then you get rum soaked raisins, and then you get the chocolate malts. Quite a pleasing aroma.

Taste has notes of dark chocolate covered cherries, red wine, rich roasted malts, oak, vanilla, spiced rum and raisins. The flavor is as complex as the nose would imply, but is far more blended than the nose. You don't get snapshots of the various parts, but rather a well blended run of the various components. Somehow, this beer set doing too much and actually works well.

Feel is somewhat tannic - quite dry with an ever so slight acidity - clearly from the sherry/wine barrels. Lively carbonation provides a slight tingle. Light to medium bodied for the style. Makes this beer remarkably drinkable and less of a sipper, but I think I'd like a tad more body.

Overall this was quite a remarkable beer. Outstanding blending of diverse elements to make a great barrel aged beer. I'll need to revisit this one in the future.

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Photo of psweendogg
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got in a BIF from jdell15. 12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 1/5/2016. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, molasses, raisin, plum, cherry, sherry, rum, brandy, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, smoke, coffee, leather, tobacco, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, raisin, and spirit barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, molasses, raisin, plum, cherry, sherry, rum, brandy, bourbon, toasted oak, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of coconut, smoke, coffee, leather, tobacco, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Very mild roast bitterness and spirit/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, toffee, fudge, marshmallow, molasses, dark fruit, cherry, sherry, rum, brandy, bourbon, toasted oak, dark/brown bread, light coconut/smoke, leather, tobacco, and roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, raisin, and spirit barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and spirit/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Mild carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is is fantastic. Minimal chalky roast, oak tannins, or dryness. Minimal warming alcohol for 11%, with zero barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic barrel aged imperial stout! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, cocoa, raisin, and spirit barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Super rich and complex, with perfect balance and integration of the barrels. Never overwhelming on fruitiness, even with the added raisins in the base beer. Loved this just as much as the single barrel brandy. Very similar with some additional underlying spirit complexities from the mixed barrels. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.62/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Super complex BA imperial stout that blends multiple barrels better than any beer I've had. I get tons of dark fruit red wine sweet chocolate and vanilla. the different barrels are really well balanced so non are particularly strong, but together the make a super unique boozy sweet complex beer. Pick this one up if you get the chance it's a great one.

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Photo of Theogre83
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Gambyt20
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shiny black with a thick, creamy tan blanket that thins out but leaves a thick collar behind.

Smell started sharp and unwieldy, a little indecipherable, but quickly mellows to an insanely complex mix of aromas. Maple. Notes of deeply roasted malt and coffee. Red wine and red grape. Molasses. Chocolate almond bar. Cinnamon raisin bread. I mean, really?!

Taste, too, is very complex, starting off with a bit of a sharp, wine-like element that smooths into red licorice, while luscious, deeply roasted malt translating to chocolate and peanut competes for the fore, and neither wins out. Cinnamon raisin bread also comes out on the palate, with caramel nougat arising at its warmest.

MILF has a nice, moderate body and froth with a semi-dry finish. Surprisingly, oak doesn't take a starring role, and is not even giving me a presence in the background. It's not cloying, not sticky--all this insanity actually comes together and works as a grown-up, well-made stout.

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Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of huckPDX
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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MILF from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 449 ratings