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Sin-Tax - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 5
Gots: 36 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EB1 on 12-09-2013)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle I brought to share at Oneinchaway's tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa, and lactose aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, and lactose flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice lactose presence all around.

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of jaydoc
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DoubleJ
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of smakawhat
3.99/5  rDev +1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of charlzm
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
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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Sin-Tax from Mother Earth Brew Co.
89 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.