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Sin-Tax | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BEER STATS
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31
Ratings:
226
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
29.49%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by EB1 on 12-09-2013

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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 226
Reviews by charlzm:
Photo of charlzm
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Had before at reidjushoa tasting, but enjoyed it enough to get a bottle for myself to review. Thanks to HowBoutDan for the inspiration.

Creamed light tan head of about a finger. Holding on nicely with a solid cap and creamy appearance. Body color is a very dark brown to nearly black body. Glass laces with a creamy consistency and ring like lacing.

As before I remember, this nails the peanut butter character so perfectly. Nut crunchy oils of peanut and chocolate. A real nice toasty sweetness that doesn't border on sugar or peanut butter cup ridiculous quality. Nice little bit of char to match out, creamy vanilla sense to match also. Easily the best peanut butter stout/porter I have ever had to date. Just real impressive.

Palate comes out to match, but has a body more like a subdued American stout or light porter. Big charring roast, and even a good amount of hop bitterness. Much of the sweetness and distinct aroma doesn't come out as easily on the palate. Chewy tobacco roast, with a hint of peanut goodness matching on the finish, but also with lots of bitter oiled pine hop bitter and astringency to match. Big hop bitter finish which needs to be tone down a bit to let the aromas

Overall it's not by far an amazing stout, but has one of the best aromas and bouquets for a peanut butter forward beer I have had. It is however one of the few stouts I wish had a bit more sweetness to it instead.

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Photo of NickSD
4.76/5  rDev +22.1%
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 lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, near black, color. Small tan head.
Nutty, chocolate aroma.
Tastes like a peanut butter cup.
Sweet, smooth. A dessert beer.
Worked well for me.

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Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JC333
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stebow1289
4.56/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of spamNeggs
2.97/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

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Photo of Cobrabob428
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of samtrillo
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jgrody
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
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 +15.4%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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 +2.6%

Photo of big2112
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NIEric
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fatehunter
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is rich chocolate, roasted malt, peanuts and coffee. Really nice.
The taste has a good malt roast flavor, chocolate, peanut sweetness and a little coffee bitter in the end.
The texture is soft and creamy.
It's a great experience.

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Photo of LucasShrugged
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Sin-Tax from Mother Earth Brew Co.
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