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Winter Grind - Mother's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 15.84%
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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J_Dub

Texas

5/5  rDev +29.9%

04-23-2013 14:49:02 | More by J_Dub
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nsCato


5/5  rDev +29.9%

07-02-2014 19:22:25 | More by nsCato
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DrumKid003

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-20-2013 20:19:10 | More by DrumKid003
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Ed_Johnson


4.83/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown with an off-white head that filled up the rest of the glass to the brim. The airy head took forever to fade into a thick film leaving chunks of lace down the glass.

S: Tons of coffee on the nose mixed in with a few notes of malt; but almost all coffee. It smells like a french press of freshly ground coffee.

T: Coffee and more coffee. Not much else here, except that it is coffee with no acid and coffee with no astringency. Tastes like great coffee smells.

M: Medium to light body, for a stout, drying mouth feel with a touch of sweetness, and soft, even, carbonation.

O: A coffee lover's dream. Cannot wait to pair it with a sweet dessert.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 22:54:30 | More by Ed_Johnson
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justdesserts

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

07-26-2014 15:23:44 | More by GrnLntrn
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woogie359

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

05-23-2014 19:06:50 | More by woogie359
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haggadah

Missouri

4.74/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I poured this, expecting very little from a 'coffee stout'. But what a pleasant surprise. The coffee flavor's there, but not overpowering. There are hops, but they do not distract. And the stout is a standard, but tasty stout--thankfully not thick and oily.

This beer is a brilliant exercise in balance. I didn't notice any one ingredient until I focused on it. Else the coffee and stout and hops and alcohol go so well together, you just enjoy the beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 00:02:43 | More by haggadah
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Amerrell


4.55/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

If you take your coffee black, you'll like this beer. Pours jet black with a 2 finger off white head. Aroma is all coffee. Starts off tasting like cold espresso. A little bit of the milky sweet stout taste comes through in the middle, then finishes off with some bitterness that I assume ones from the coffee. Tastes like someone took a good stout then poured in a few shots of quality espresso.

Personally I love this beer. It makes me sad it's seasonal, I'd drink it year round. I can certainly understand how someone may find the coffee overpowering though, it's rather strong. So be advised.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 02:35:35 | More by Amerrell
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cmwilliq

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-26-2012 14:57:37 | More by ZorroMulder
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e911mann


4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-09-2013 21:16:12 | More by pooogy
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KSBlacksnake

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-13-2014 05:31:28 | More by KSBlacksnake
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TheIconflict

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-27-2014 20:13:25 | More by TheIconflict
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ig88b

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-12-2014 19:49:14 | More by ig88b
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Black_ox

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-09-2013 21:55:06 | More by Black_ox
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elvish

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-10-2013 21:54:51 | More by elvish
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aljskelton

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-04-2013 20:53:41 | More by aljskelton
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rtrasr

Arkansas

4.49/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown almost ruby colored. Nice brown head, immediately there are hints of coffee, cream, sugar, brown sugar some cinnamon. I like it. It has a nice mouthful and finishes rather smooth. This is Mother's best beer although their IPA is up there as well. Wished they had this year round.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 00:04:12 | More by rtrasr
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brewerburgundy

California

4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Germany

4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had several mothers beers, by far the best offering I have had. This one deserves a bit higher of an overall score in my opinion. If you like coffee in your stouts, this one is definitely worth picking up if you have the chance.

Delicious stout full of delightful coffee notes. From the roastiness to the espresso bitterness; just amazing in terms of coffee flavors. Additionally, solid milk chocolate notes with a rounded roastiness and med body; nice creamy mouthfeel as well.

Overall; for a mid-level abv stout with coffee added, this thing is killer. Highly recommend if you like coffee notes in your beer...

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 23:45:35 | More by pixieskid
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-03-2014 23:37:10 | More by thefluker
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Winter Grind from Mother's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.