Review: Mother’s Brewing Native Oak Version 2 | Craft Beer & Brewing

Style: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

ABV: 12.0 IBU: 65

90/100
Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Mother’s Brewing Native Oak Version 2

What the brewers say

A blend of four imperial stouts selected from our favorite barrels.

What our panel thought

Whiskey up front with pleasant date and raisin notes at the forefront. Layers of vanilla, barrel-spirit charac-ter, dark fruits, anise, and light chocolate wrap into a cohesive package of flavors. Well-balanced, with a touch of heat at the finish.

What our editors thought

Rich umami with a soy angle and a touch of orange citrus zest on the nose. The flavor is intensely rich and layered, like a smoky jazz club deep in the morning hours—a heady mix of bourbon, char, and deep, confident cool.

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