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Sin-Tax - Mother Earth Brew Co.

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

26 Reviews
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 198
Avg: 3.93
pDev: 30.53%
Wants: 9
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EB1 on 12-09-2013

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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 198
Reviews by Furlinator:
Photo of Furlinator
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with cola edges. The 1/2 inch tan head fades to a thin ring on top and leaves spots of lace.

The smell is of peanut butter, dark chocolate and roasted dark malt.

The taste is of grainy dark malt, peanut butter and dark chocolate with a slightly bitter hop finish.

The texture is medium bodied with high carbonation.

Pleasant peanut butter and dark chocolate flavor. A thicker mouthfeel would elevate this beer to greatness.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NickSD
4.76/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

If you like peanut butter you'll dig this beer I enjoy it much more than its competitors like belching beaver peanut butter stout.

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Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of JC333
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stebow1289
4.56/5  rDev +16%

Photo of spamNeggs
2.97/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25


Peanut butter indeed. To me, it overwhelms the aroma and to a good extent is the strongest aspect of the taste. Nothing particularly great about the base stout. A bit sweet. Well, at least it was interesting..and I wouldn't mind it at 1/2 pint. But that leaves the rest of the bottle.

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Photo of Cobrabob428
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Jgrody
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

When you see a dark khaki-colored, creamy and frothy head over midnight black body like this, you appreciate the importance of appearance in a beer. This is gorgeous. 5

Deeply sweet and caramel-like. Dark chocolate in front of some sweet floral hop aroma. The vanilla notes are potent. This smells like a tasty dessert. 4.25

The flavor here does not disappoint. Chocolate makes its mark all over this, dark but sweet with notes of vanilla at the front, and dry, roasty baker's chocolate that lingers on the finish. There are so many flavors layered in this, caramel, resinous hops, graham crackers, it's again, a dessert. 4.5

Flavor didn't disappoint. Feel doesn't either. Sweet, creamy and viscous almost throughout before the finish closes with prickly carbonation and a biting, bitter finish. 4.25

Damn this was impressive. Is word out on this brew? It should be.

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Photo of Velunas
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging and a cocoa powder colored finger width head. Fair retention before leaving a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Lacing is minimal with a few spots here and there.

Smell - Predominant aroma of peanut butter with lesser notes of cocoa and just a hint of roasted malt.

Taste - More roast and dark character than the aroma led on, with dark/baker's chocolate bitterness crashing up against the peanut butter creaminess. Hints of coffee roast. There's also an underlying sugary sweetness that doesn't quite sit with my palate. Despite the layers of flavor, the strength is lacking, particularly when compared to other impys.

Mouthfeel - Medium-to-full in body with fair carbonation. A bit light for an Impy stout. Easy enough to drink, with a lightly dry, slightly chalky finish.

Overall - I'm liking the peanut butter aspect of this brew, but the rest is less than average for an Impy Stout. Flavors lack a bold intensity that is standard for the style. I'd probably buy it again if only for the peanut butter aspect, but it won't be anytime soon.

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Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of big2112
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of LucasShrugged
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of terpinsd
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of C3likesbeer
4.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 Ounce Bottle from BevMo

Poured into pint glass

A - Pours pitch black with thinner creamy tan head.

S - Dark toasty/roasty malt smell with coffee, chocolate and maybe even a little peanut butter. I know it's stretch but it's there.

T- Strong coffee and chocolate forward stout. Very strong typical of an imperial but not too boozy. 8.7 ABV. Don't want to chug this. It's for savoring and has a nice long warm finish.

M- Thick and substantive.

O- This is a good imperial stout. I usually favor "regular" stouts over imperials because they are too boozy this may be my favorite imperial stout. Good beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Greatczar
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jakkusu90
3.27/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Sin-Tax from Mother Earth Brew Co.
87 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.