Winter Grind | Mother's Brewing Company

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244 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company
Missouri, United States
mothersbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

Added by TippySelenoid on 11-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
244
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
14.21%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
66
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 54
Photo of jaydoc
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

really great coffee beer, the essence of great coffee is here, earthy and roasty in the nose, bitter and pungent in the taste, somewhat acidic but also real smooth in the feel, they must have brewed this with a ton of coffee or coffee beans, its intense from first sniff to last drop, and although i have liked all the beers i have had from these guys so far, this might be my favorite. not too thick or heavy, not too much bitter dark grain, it lets the coffee do a great majority of the flavoring, and its drinkable too, not one of those 10% abv imperial beers that take an hour to drink, this is a slinger, an awesome cold weather beer too, something warming about it. it has me real keen to try the local coffee its made with too, something unique about it or the way it was added here. slight caramel, slight hazelnut, a little acid from the coffee, toast and roast, hearty and distinct. very true to its name, if i lived where this was available, i would absolutely have it in my fridge all winter. great as a morning beer, a hangover beer, or as a nightcap. top quality!

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Photo of brentk56
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours coffee-colored with a thick khaki head; decent retention and a nice sheet of lace

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, black licorice and toasted black bread

Taste: Toasted black bread and licorice forward, with coffee building through the middle; some sweeter chocolate tones emerge, after the swallow, though the coffee lingers boldly in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pleasant drinker with good coffee flavor; would benefit from a bit more oomph and a fuller mouthfeel

Thanks, jmueller216, for the opportunity

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured an opaque, jet black color with a thin, light brown head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - Strong espresso aroma with a robust roastiness.

T - Great coffee flavor with notes of chocolate, strong raosted malt and a touch of piney bitterness.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a clean finish.

O - This is a really good coffee stout. Mother's has done very well with this one. Highly recommended.

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Photo of mothman
3.87/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of SadMachine
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Tone
3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/4 inch head of a tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong and fresh coffee, hint of roasted malt, hint of alcohol, and slight toffee. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong coffee, slight sweet malt, and a hint of roasted malt. Overall, coffee in both aroma and body was astonishing. The blend was lacking though, as the coffee over-powered all other aspects.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer comes in a dark brown/black color, with a light tan head.

The aroma offers mocha coffee, medium minus roasted coffee, coffee dessert, nutty roast, creaminess.

The flavor follows medium minus roasted coffee, mocha Frap, hot cocoa, a creamy sweetness in the middle, until the beer finally offers some medium plus roast bitterness on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium minus and thin at times. The beer is relatively mild on the coffee and roast flavors, which makes it better for pairing as it holds back from overwhelming certain dishes.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Eziel
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

(Note: personal scoring system is in whole numbers only)

12oz bottle given as extra by powz87, no bottling date, poured into Bells tulip and quaffed today, 2/21/2013

Aroma: Full of brewed black coffee. As a coffee drinker who likes my drip coffee as black as my soul, this is a welcome nose. However for the style, the coffee completely overwhelms any roast barley flavour you'd find in any stout. You do get hints of burnt sugar and barley malt but the coffee arises above all. It may just be me, but I've come to expect a little more stouty malt presence in coffee stouts. (3)

Colour: Looks jet black, becomes dark cola-coloured when illuminated. An appealing looking stout. Pours with a fluffy 3cm light brown head that dissipates within a minute. Lacing is decent. I call it above-average. (4)

Flavour: This brew's best suit. Coffee blast before, during and after. But unlike the nose, its somewhat balanced by a nice roast barley presence of burnt sugar, coffee and cocoa, which wins out in the end. And this is what makes it enjoyable. Its not particularly complex as its still dominated by the coffee but for the coffee stout style, it's quite good. (4)

Mouthfeel: Thinner medium body as expected for a stout, very good carbonation that leaves it fizzing on the tip of the tongue. It's on the dry side with the aftertaste being full of coffee and the roast barley flavours, which lingers for some time after each swallow. Pretty straightforward coffee stout. (3)

Overall: This is what it is- a nice coffee stout that's strong on the coffee. For a coffee drinker like me, I really like it. I am consciously forcing myself not to compare it to FBS or BCBCS or other imperial stouts with coffee in order to make this review a fair one. For the style, it beats out quite a few of the other coffee stouts I've had including New Glarus' coffee stout offering, but it doesn't make it to a 5 overall. (4)

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Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Winter Grind from Mother's Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 244 ratings.
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