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Sin-Tax - Mother Earth Brew Co.

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very good

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 26 | 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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4.04/5  rDev +2%

bschinelli, Aug 18, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

smakawhat, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours opaque black with cola edges. The 1/2 inch tan head fades to a thin ring on top and leaves spots of lace.

The smell is of peanut butter, dark chocolate and roasted dark malt.

The taste is of grainy dark malt, peanut butter and dark chocolate with a slightly bitter hop finish.

The texture is medium bodied with high carbonation.

Pleasant peanut butter and dark chocolate flavor. A thicker mouthfeel would elevate this beer to greatness.

Furlinator, Jul 17, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the Sin Tax Imperial PB stout. The bartender presented it as a peanut butter milk stout, which it is not - it is too bitter and not smooth enough to be a milk stout.

Almost no head nor lacing, maybe due to the plain pint glass.

Smells of strong candi, Cocoa, caramel, and a hint of peanuts and roasted malts.

Tastes of reasted coffee, caramel, and really hoppy.

The beer is medium to full bodied, and is right on the edge of the regular-to-imperial stout classification, with 8.1%abv.

Strong carbonation, and almost drinkable if it want for the over-hopped character.

retry4z, Jul 16, 2014
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Sin-Tax from Mother Earth Brew Co.
88 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.