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Sin-Tax - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 182
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 9
Gots: 54 | 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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Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 21 | Hads: 182
Reviews by charlzm:
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4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Consumed June 9th, 2014 at The Tipsy Cow, Sherman Oaks, CA.

Beer is a deep dark brown (almost black). A two-finger foamy off-white/light tan head sticks around for a while and provides adequate lacing.

Aroma is chocolate milk and vanilla. Yummy!

Flavor is reminiscent of malted milk. Some vanilla and mild coffee notes as well. Sneaking bitterness creeps in at the end, providing a nice finish to this agreeable beer.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with proper carbonation. Surprised by the ABV; I never would have guessed it so high.

This was a nice surprise, especially considering my previous encounters with Mother Earth beers have been less than a delight. (662 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of NickSD
4.76/5  rDev +22.4%
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. (130 characters)

Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JC333
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stebow1289
4.56/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of spamNeggs
2.97/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle.

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. (302 characters)

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3.52/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Jgrody
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
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. (870 characters)

Photo of Velunas
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of big2112
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.76/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of terpinsd
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of C3likesbeer
4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
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. (612 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Greatczar
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jakkusu90
3.27/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tsandler
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sin-Tax from Mother Earth Brew Co.
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.