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95 Rating: MILF by Mother's Brewing Co.

December, 2017

MILF

Judges Rating: 
95
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
38 / 40
Mouthfeel: 
10 / 10
Overall Impression: 
19 / 20

Mother's MILF Imperial Stout is being evaluated as a Specialty Wood-Aged Beer (category 33B of the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines).  For this category, the best examples have a "harmonious blend" between the base beer and the wood/spirits resulting in a flavorful, complex blend.  This beer has added cocoa nibs and raisins and was aged in rum, sherry, bourbon, brandy and whiskey barrels.

This beer pours an opaque black with a small rim of brown head.  The aroma is prominent and rich roasted, coffee, chocolate, caramel malts with complex vanilla, toasted oak, and mixed spirits.  The spirits are not individually identifiable yet add to the complexity of the offering.  The flavor is strong, rich roasted, chocolate, coffee, and caramel malt with a rich, complex compliment of vanilla, toasted, oak, among a plethora of spirits.  The beer finishes just slightly sweet with a rich maltiness of roasted, chocolate and caramel malts along with a complimenting mixed spirits, vanilla, and a lingering pleasant warmth.  The richness of the malt character is high and the very interesting mixture of spirits and barrel-aged characters adds considerable complexity.

Strong, rich, and complex.  This is a great beer that should definitely be sought out.  I think its apparent that this MF likes the MILF!

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