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Sin-Tax - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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very good

77 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 77
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co. visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EB1 on 12-09-2013)
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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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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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I wrote a nice long full review of this beer and submitted it but the website crapped out and went offline (for a change) for about 10 minutes and i lost what i wrote. Long story short, i drank this beer from my north carolina mother earth snifter (i know, different brewery, but funny none the less - especially in a review since this brewery went on a tirade against BA and people who review beers). The beer is black with a generous grey tan head and chunky lacing that sticks. It is a decent imperial stout, the unique tng about it is that there are fairly prominent peanut butter notes on the beer. It isnt too memorable but i was surprised that this wasnt named or marketed as a chocolate peanut butter beer to go after those who would be interested in that sort of thing. The side of the bottle does give reference to this flavor but that is about it. They would do themselves a service referencing the flavor in the title. Somewhat reminiscent of pipeworks smore money smore problems. If you like peanut butter in your beer, this is worth checking out.

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Sin-Tax from Mother Earth Brew Co.
88 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.