Imperial Grind
Mother's Brewing Company

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Mother's Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
Stout - American Imperial
4.22 | pDev: 8.06%
Nov 15, 2019
Jun 13, 2017
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4.25 by jewellrunner from Missouri on Nov 15, 2019
4.61 by jle2500 from Missouri on Jan 06, 2019
3.68 by kinmundy77 from Illinois on Jan 02, 2019
4.2 by c-rum from Missouri on Nov 13, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

Pours pitch black. There's a minimal amount of head. What's there is brown that fades into a ring around the edge of the glass.
The nose has notes of coffee and chocolate on it. I also get a hint of vanilla.
Taste - first sip at 54 F - Chocolate, vanilla, and, of course, coffee. The coffee is on the backside, and it hits hard. The chocolate and vanilla are up front.
The body is quite good. The coffee feeling does linger in my throat, and feels good.
A great beer from Mother's Brewing. Really well put together all around.

Nov 12, 2018
4.27 by Monkeyknife from Missouri on Sep 19, 2018
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3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of a hint of roasted malt, alcohol, strong chocolate, plum, raisin, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of strong sweet malt, chocolate, slight roasted malt, strong alcohol, slight raisin, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma and feel, but blend is a little to concentrated on alcohol.

Sep 18, 2018
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4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by FrauTotenkinder from Missouri

Coffee in your face, a boozy, iced espresso stout. Dark and creamy goes down smooth with slight sweetness true to an imperial stout. Have had many coffee stouts and surprised at how good this is.

Aug 13, 2018
3.54 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2018
5 by Euphoria69 from Missouri on Jun 29, 2018
4.27 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Jun 20, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Suds from Missouri

From a dark bottle, this brew is incredible....the appearance is utterly black with a tan head. The aroma is intense with coffee and chocolate. It smells amazingly delicious. The taste doesn't disappointing: dry with a firm bitterness and a creamy texture. Lots of roasted notes and coffee flavors. It hides the alcohol very well. Full body, and very satisfying.

Jun 17, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a fingernail of brown on top. The aroma is of dark roasted coffee. I'm tasting plenty of dark roasted coffee and some dark chocolate. The mouth is fairly oily, thick and viscous.

Jun 02, 2018
4.23 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Mar 04, 2018
4.28 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Feb 04, 2018
4.1 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jan 28, 2018
4.17 by Branlott42 from Missouri on Dec 29, 2017
4.35 by jcflorian from Connecticut on Dec 15, 2017
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4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Grantearle from Missouri

I've had some pretty great coffee stouts and surprisingly this one is up on my list. I think this and a couple other's from Mother's Brewing are underrated. Really easy to enjoy the flavor of this one. It's dark, smooth - like most are, but to me has a really nice balance of flavors. Sounds like they've figured out a good recipe using a mix of coffees.
If they barrel aged this it would be incredible.

Dec 07, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this beer is crazy coffee driven! i like how up front and bold they were with it, and i even like the original grind quite a lot, but this really pushes it to the next level, seemingly as much beer as it is coffee, which given my current coffee obsession, is quite alright with me! i am immediately impressed with the aroma, more like fresh ground coffee beans than actually brewed coffee, still with some of that sweet toffee and cocoa character, roasty but not yet bitter, rich and earthy, fancy even, really attractive to me. roasted barley, dark and sturdy supporting in behind. the flavor is also more coffee grounds than actual coffee, but this time brewed, more bitter, intense, and even a little acidic. still warming and hearty, heavy roast now, bakers chocolate bitterness, and way more booze than this needs, i think this would have worked just fine at around 8% abv, who so strong?! some residual sugar gives it a smooth feel going down for how robust it is, but it starts to feel like a lot pretty quickly. a nice caffeine kick to this too. cool beer, i like the heavy handed coffee, but this isnt a beer to make an evening of, thats for sure. its cool how mothers has gone wild with some of these stronger beers, they do some super ambitious stuff and all of it is good. this was unique and delicious, coffee lovers rejoice!

Nov 29, 2017
4.52 by leefx from Arkansas on Oct 29, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

Got in a BIF from jdell15. 12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 6/6/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger fairly dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of huge nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toffee, cream, and toasted dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toffee, cream, and toasted dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal hop and roasted coffee bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of nutty dark roasted coffee, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toffee, toasted dark/brown bread, light smoke/dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is fantastic. Slightly sticky, chalky, and drying. Alcohol is very well hidden; a very mild warmth of 10.5% lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing imperial coffee stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Absolutely enormous on nutty/fruity coffee complexity, with awesome rich base stout complexity. Feels like there is lactose in this as well. A highly enjoyable offering.

Oct 14, 2017
3.36 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas on Sep 28, 2017
3.73 by kccraftenthusiast from Missouri on Sep 03, 2017
4.57 by Walnut from Missouri on Sep 02, 2017
4.21 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Aug 26, 2017
4.21 by Gregf51 from Ohio on Aug 21, 2017
4.23 by Eziel from Ohio on Aug 18, 2017
4.06 by mig100 from Texas on Aug 07, 2017
4 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa on Aug 03, 2017
4 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma on Jul 10, 2017
4.92 by SynthetikReality95 from Arkansas on Jul 10, 2017
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5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Dark with a white head. Strong coffee smell (it's heavenly). Same on the taste, very strong coffee with a little alcohol hit in it. Very flavorful and strong but also very smooth and easy going down. Awesome!

Jul 09, 2017
4.03 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jul 07, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Pours black with a finger of khaki head sitting on top. Fair head retention with a few strands of lacing. Aroma brings about large notes of coffee, but they feature a charred, burnt quality. Almost as if they've been over-extracted. The coffee smooths out as the beer warms a little past fridge temperature. Roasted and toasted malts show up with hints of dark chocolate, and caramel. Flavor profile brings about a large dose of robust, medium-roast coffee, with only a hint of charring to it. Roasted malts give the beer depth, and darken it up. Notes of chocolate, caramel, and molasses sweeten up the back end of the flavor profile. Mouth feel is velvety, with pleasant creaminess. Thickness is medium-thick. Overall, much more robust than the non-imperial Mother's coffee stout - Winter Grind. The firmness and depth of the aroma and flavor profile is well rounded.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

Jul 02, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by russpowell from Arkansas

Pours an effervescent ebony with 2+ fingers of mocha colored head. Nice head retention & lacing

S: Rich coffee color aroma, cocoa too

T: Follows the nose, vanilla & dryness as well up front. , plus roasty bitterness. Dryness, charred grain, Baker's chocolate, a little woody hops as this warms, a little caramel too. Finishes roasty, dry with a little caramel

MF: Fairly chewy, creamy carbonation that turns a bit agressive as it warms & thins a bit

Pretty good, was hoping for better

Jun 29, 2017
4.37 by Kahlerbock from Kansas on Jun 23, 2017
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4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

Poured an opaque, jet-black color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of rich roasted coffee with dark chocolate and toffee. Good roasted coffee taste. Subtle chocolate and vanilla notes.

Jun 18, 2017
4.25 by leroybrown10 from Missouri on Jun 13, 2017
Imperial Grind from Mother's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 39 ratings