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Sin-Tax - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 6
Gots: 46 | 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: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 146 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by charlzm:
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4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
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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Damn this was impressive. Is word out on this brew? It should be.

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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.

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Sin-Tax from Mother Earth Brew Co.
88 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.