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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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Ratings: 108 | Reviews: 29 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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Eaglebrewer

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

01-18-2014 21:54:19 | More by Eaglebrewer
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KSBlacksnake

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

01-13-2014 05:31:28 | More by KSBlacksnake
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-10-2014 00:51:15 | More by Boone757
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Lunny777

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-09-2014 01:29:10 | More by Lunny777
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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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Hellpop65

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-04-2014 00:19:12 | More by Hellpop65
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haggadah

Missouri

4.74/5  rDev +23.4%

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.

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

Missouri

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-22-2013 03:57:54 | More by Benvarine
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kguyty

Missouri

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-21-2013 04:59:55 | More by kguyty
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DrumKid003

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +30.2%

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

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-19-2013 09:44:23 | More by priwen
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taospowder

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

12-17-2013 03:38:41 | More by taospowder
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snarygare

Kansas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-14-2013 23:47:32 | More by snarygare
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skiofpinsk

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-11-2013 04:24:25 | More by skiofpinsk
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%

Reviewed from notes. Enjoyed on 12/6/13 from a stubby brown bottle with no dating that remember, but I do know for a fact that this is from the 2013 release of this Mother's seasonal. Poured into a 16 oz standard tumbler glass.

Appearance - Pours a midnight black body with ample two finger khaki head comprised of dense, microbubble foam. Takes a few minutes to dissipate, initially leaving faint sheets of lacing around the edge and a consistent, rather thick film of foam covering the body. As I drink it down, there is a consistent amount of lacing that is dense up near the top of the glass, but becomes more mottled and sparse as it gets closer to the liquid.

Smell - Dominated by fresh espresso, drip coffee, roasted malts and even some fainter hints of bittersweet chocolate, but that last part is harder to pick up. This bad boy is all coffee beer, based on the nose.

Taste - This one could be described, quite succinctly, as carbonated iced coffee. The element from the beans is just so prevalent that it really dominates anything else. It lacks a complexity, but in my experience, if you're reaching for a coffee beer, you aren't going to be disappointed with something that tastes like you're drinking straight-up coffee.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, but it's perhaps on the light side for a stout. Certainly a little thinner than another super popular stout with coffee that shall remain nameless (non barrel-aged). Carbonation is moderate--plenty to give this beer some notes of interest in the texture department. Finish is semi-sweet, as one might expect from the style.

Overall, this is an excellent coffee stout, and one that is reasonably priced and low enough in ABV that I could have a couple or few and not be done for the night. Certainly an acceptable part-time substitute for said other coffee stout, given the price and availability. Mother's seems to be putting out quite a few tasty beers these days.

12-10-2013 20:26:57 | More by LambicPentameter
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Black_ox

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-03-2013 19:48:39 | More by cardsfan
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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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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

2.99/5  rDev -22.1%

Thin black with a wispy ligh tan head of a finger. Translucent edges. Doesn't stick around too long. Not much for lacing either. A rather bland looking stout to b honest.

Full on coffee aroma. Not a coffee drinker, but the strength of the aroma alone here is enough to get u going in the morning. Difficult to pick up much more, but coffee is what they were aiming for and it was a bullseye. I still have to have some barley in my stouts tho.

No surprise. Coffee and roasted notes. Smooth with no astringent roasted character or acidity commonlyp seen of the style. Straifhtforward with some sweet layers here and there.

M- Was too thin for my liking. So thin it's more of a cold coffee with no cream than a stout if there were no alcohol. Missed the mark here.

O- coffee lovers should seek out. I've enjoyed many o coffee stouts, but this one lacked the depth, complexity and character of many others. A lil too heavy on the adjuncts.

11-28-2013 19:58:54 | More by Bosoxfan20
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-13-2013 01:40:20 | More by jroberts8811
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JSchock7

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-12-2013 08:41:04 | More by JSchock7
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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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Kpitevl

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-10-2013 03:27:55 | More by Kpitevl
Winter Grind from Mother's Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.