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Sin-Tax - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 23:26:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-03-2014 04:25:15 | More by SocalKicks
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mactrail

Washington

3.39/5  rDev -14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 16:24:10 | More by mactrail
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-10-2014 09:37:56 | More by zestar
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-17-2014 19:42:15 | More by orangesol
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DoubleJ

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

01-08-2014 04:10:29 | More by DoubleJ
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cosmicevan

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 01:04:40 | More by cosmicevan
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-07-2014 19:09:18 | More by warnerry
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

12-19-2013 04:36:03 | More by Smarty_Pints
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KevMo84

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-06-2014 06:15:29 | More by KevMo84
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Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-09-2014 17:15:50 | More by Davepoolesque
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-12-2014 05:21:33 | More by 2beerdogs
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charlzm

California

4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2014 18:25:27 | More by charlzm
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-16-2014 21:28:17 | More by Kmlund
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djaeon

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-27-2014 00:47:14 | More by djaeon
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CelticAleMan

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-31-2014 04:06:56 | More by CelticAleMan
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BeerBucks

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-08-2014 04:19:31 | More by BeerBucks
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

3/5  rDev -23.9%

01-26-2014 18:38:02 | More by DeutschesBier
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Thedrizzle

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

06-22-2014 16:24:37 | More by Thedrizzle
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rawfish

California

3.56/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 03:23:55 | More by rawfish
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-02-2014 01:38:57 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Wowcoolman

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-06-2014 01:11:24 | More by Wowcoolman
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Chingringo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-19-2014 06:03:59 | More by Chingringo
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

02-09-2014 15:28:39 | More by Beerbuddy21
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-04-2014 03:32:59 | More by aquazr1
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Sin-Tax from Mother Earth Brew Co.
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.