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Sin-Tax - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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very good

133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 6
Gots: 44 | 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

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Beer added by: EB1 on 12-09-2013

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2.5/5  rDev -36.9%

Poured a rich black. Really nice chocolate and coffee notes in the aroma. But everything went downhill from the first taste. This had a really sharp, almost acidic aftertaste. Overly boozy, perhaps? Maybe it was a bad bottle? Not sure. I was hopeful on this one. Wouldn’t go back.

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3.42/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Charred and raspy notes take you down a long dark lane. Mahogany-tinged black in the St. Bernardus globe. Modest foam with plenty of spritz in the mouth. Aroma of coffee and chocholate.

Smoky cocoa is the big flavor. Roasted malt followed by major burnt sugar and a dose of vanilla. Sweet overtones with caramel. Seriously bitter finish with an endless aftertaste of burnt grain.

Interesting and intense. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours quickly from the bottle, cola brown and black with highlights of earth in the glass. Half finger off white cap had good retention and clingy tendrils of lace indicating this might still have some hops and bite.

Light aroma of cocoa powder, caramel malt and bready grains. Some depth added by a note or two of lactose, cream soda and peanut butter. Hops are prevalent with an earthy and grassy aroma, mild alcohol rises from the glass.

Malts are dark and dominated by raw cocoa, caramel and charred grains, a bit of peanut butter and vanilla extract. Lacks the integrated sweetness of the dark malt. Overdose on bitterness that I can't tell if it's coming from the burnt grains or metallic and herbal hops, quite herbal on the finish too.

Thin imperial stout, mild carbonation keeps te thin malt flat on the palate. High bitterness leads to a very clean and dry finish but I would easily trade it for more sweetness in the malt.

Form a brewery that makes so many IPAs I guess it's no surprise that their stout would be largely hoppy as well. My take of this stout is that it is shallow and fails to engage the depth of the malt. More coffee and sweet chocolate or toffee would have been great with the nuances of vanilla and peanut butter.

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Sin-Tax from Mother Earth Brew Co.
88 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.