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Winter Grind - Mother's Brewing Company

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86
very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 15.89%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sip away the season with Mother's Winter Grind. We've combined the rich goodness of a stout with our cold-brewed espresso blend, roasted for us by our coffee loving neighbors at the Mudhouse. The result is a wintery treat that'll give coffee and beer lovers a reason to cheer!

18 IBU

(Beer added by: TippySelenoid on 11-03-2011)
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Reviews by Goosehunter75:
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%

A - Pours a dark chocolate with a large 2 1/2 finger dark tan head. The head retention on this beer is very good but the lacing is about average

S - Lighter aroma than I anticapted but still a nice smellnig beer. Mainly coffee upfront. It does smell sweet with hints of chocolate int he back.

T - Lots going on in this beer. It tastes much like an iced coffee to me. Very enjoyable and refreshing. There are also undertones of chocolate and caramel present. Nicely done

M - Very good mouthfeel in this beer aswell. Its both creamy and think but goes down very smooth.

O - A great beer! Cant wait to pick this one up again. Great use of coffee as it seems balanced perfectly with the malts. A very refreshing beer as well. It'll be great around a campfire this winter!

11-06-2013 19:44:16 | More by Goosehunter75
More User Reviews:
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2013 05:07:42 | More by JuniperJesus
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-22-2014 23:42:55 | More by cmwilliq
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justdesserts

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

04-13-2014 13:40:11 | More by justdesserts
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brewerburgundy

California

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%

12oz bottle, Boulevard tulip, no visible freshness dating (Mother's usually stamps a Julian date according to Fresh Beer Only).

It's an opaque Stout, with just a dollop of garnet in the divot of the glass above the stem. The head is dark oatmeal colored, thick and like crema.

Sweetened, silky espresso nose. It has that hint of charcoal, like another instant in the oven would have burned the beans, but the brewer and roaster knew what they were doing.

It remains all about the coffee and an almost perfect balance of dark seductive espresso, sweetness, and a dairy note that teases half and half and melds with the burnt caramel, clean sugar sweetness.

This has none of the sludgy thick characteristics of dark mean espresso, but the dairy note invades the texture as well, with a smooth richness for a relatively small beer. A bit like an Oatmeal Stout, but not chewy.

I have not had a coffee beer for awhile, but this is very possibly the best I've had. It is completely coffee-centric with a wonderfully fresh-brewed flavor.

11-14-2012 20:34:01 | More by brewerburgundy
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McNealc31

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%

Strong coffee and not much else in the aroma, as it should be. A little bite from the carbonation. The coffee flavor is a bit mellower than the aroma would have you expect, but it lingers. Oatmeal in the background. Bitterness more from coffee than hops.

Straightforward coffee stout. Not much else going on other than the coffee. I'm not saying that's bad, but that's what it is.

03-01-2014 01:45:36 | More by McNealc31
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markcp

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

12-03-2013 19:33:22 | More by markcp
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

Had this on tap at LL Sayers in Joplin, MO.

Poured black with mocha head. Had Good head retention & sticky lacing

S: Coffee, coffee grounds & Baker's chocolate

T: Rich coffe presence up front with some carob & chocolate notes, plus a bit of woody hop presence, Coffee & cocoa flavor blend with some herbal & woody hop bitterness

MF: Much creamier than the bottled version, nice full body on it as well

This was way easier to drink on tap. I could either session on this or polish of some dessert, either way I would be happy

02-18-2012 13:15:57 | More by russpowell
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -4.9%

Dark brown, bordering black color with a finger of tan head.

Heavy coffee aroma and an off scent of hot wax.

Coffee flavor with not much depth. The finish is wet cardboard.

It's a small stout. Mouthfeel is thin for the style and some more body could have supported the big coffee flavor better.

Overall, it was a ok beer. It had good coffee flavor but no complexity to it and it drank light.

05-24-2013 02:00:47 | More by Vonerichs
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ZorroMulder

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

08-26-2012 14:57:37 | More by ZorroMulder
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Stu_Grimson

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-02-2014 00:43:48 | More by Stu_Grimson
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cyrushire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

04-30-2014 04:58:32 | More by cyrushire
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-17-2013 21:26:28 | More by CRJMellor
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n2185

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

A: Pours black with a finger of light tan head that fades into a thin layer with a little lacing.

S: Roasted malts with bold coffee aromas with some sweet chocolate mixed in as well. Simple, but nice.

T: Roasted malts and bitter coffee dominate the flavor, more bitter than the aroma. The bitterness gives it a charred flavor toward the end.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer is a bit watery in the mouth.

O: A pretty decent stout, overall. It's simple, but smells good and tastes nice. It's a little too bitter on the tongue and could use a creamier body, but still a good beer that makes for easy drinking.

12-27-2011 02:12:44 | More by n2185
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MacsBeerMaster

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

11-07-2012 06:14:44 | More by MacsBeerMaster
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e911mann


4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

12-04-2012 00:22:42 | More by e911mann
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TheCondor

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

I have been looking at Mother's Brewing products for a while, wondering if they are legit. I have seen them in a lot of stores, just have not really ever tried them on for size. This is my first Mother's experiment, kind of excited. Had no idea they were in Springfield, MO, which is n't too far from here. May be a day trip one day to go check out the goods. Anyway, side poured from the bottle into a Boulevard snifter.

Appearance - Black as coffee, true to name, with a small head that quickly evaporates, but this is usually the case with stouts. A small amount of lacing present. Love the packaging on all Mother's products.

Smell - Coffee dominates the nose from front to back. In fact, I have a hard time picking anything else out of the nose but the overwhelming coffee smell. Not that it is a bad thing, because although I hate the taste of coffee, I love the smell. I just wish it could be more balanced, so I knocked it a little here.

Taste - Again, coffee! Again, not that it is entirely a bad thing either! Coming from a guy who doesn't like coffee, this brew is done good enough where I actually really enjoy the taste. A small sidenote of chocolate and roasted malts can be vaguely detected, but mostly it is coffee.

Mouthfeel - I would like to see them make this stout a little less carbonated and watery. Bulk up the consistency some, make it creamier and thicker. Man this would be a formidable stout then. Medium carbonation, kind of light bodied for the style.

Overall - I would certainly recommend this beer, and will absolutely try it again. I could see this beer being a hit at parties, as it would be an excellent accompaniment to chocolate, tiramisu, or other dishes. They also suggested on the bottle to try it with vanilla bean ice cream for a Mother's float. Nice. I may have to give that a shot. Try this beer, especially if you like coffee, I think you will enjoy it!

11-26-2012 04:13:39 | More by TheCondor
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle with no noticeable date into a snifter. Gentle pour that produced a half finger of quickly fading head.

Appearance: Pitch black with tiny carbonation bubbles floating at the top. Poured with a half finger head that quickly faded away. Gentle lacing stays on the side of the glass.

Smell: Roasted coffee, dark malts, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, espresso, dark fruit

Taste: Smooth coffee bean, hint of vanilla creaminess

Overall: Fantastic coffee stout.. Not too big of a beer, but just the right amount of flavor. Perfect for a cool winter night.

11-12-2013 02:29:04 | More by jmccullough108
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thefluker

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

02-03-2014 23:37:10 | More by thefluker
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kenmyers70

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.9%

02-12-2013 04:19:10 | More by kenmyers70
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Dieck

Missouri

2/5  rDev -47.9%

08-30-2012 02:57:54 | More by Dieck
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RussBeercier

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-07-2014 00:16:51 | More by RussBeercier
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JJFordick

Illinois

2/5  rDev -47.9%

11-14-2012 19:52:56 | More by JJFordick
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

It's not winter, but it is raining and cold. Thanks B & M for bringing this back directly from the Brewery and sharing.
"Sip away the season with Mother's Winter Grind. We've combined the rich goodness of a stout with our cold-brewed espresso blend, roasted for us by our coffee loving neighbors at the Mudhouse. The result is a wintery treat that'll give coffee and beer lovers a reason to cheer! Hungry? Goes great with steak & eggs or treats like tiramisu & chocolate cake. Or grab some vanilla bean ice cream for a Winter Grind float!"

Poured jet black color with a thin, light brown head of foam. Good head retention, left chunks of lace on the glass. Strong espresso coffee aroma, roasted malts, and a touch of smoke.
Full coffee flavor, rich creamy and smooth. Some cocoa/chocolate, One of the best coffee stouts I have had in a long time.
Medium bodied pushing to full, but not cloying. Suprisingly smooth and easy to drink.
Would love to try it straight of the tank, maybe a trip to Springfield is in order.

05-23-2013 13:57:35 | More by BigBry
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kguyty

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-21-2013 04:59:55 | More by kguyty
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Winter Grind from Mother's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.