Sin Tax Imperial Peanut Butter Stout | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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3.95/5
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295 Ratings
Sin Tax Imperial Peanut Butter StoutSin Tax Imperial Peanut Butter Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States
motherearthbrewco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by EB1 on 12-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,465
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
295
pDev:
10.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of ordybill
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is pitch black with a thin brown head. The aroma is saccharin sweet peanuts and malt. The taste is thin malt with a weak finish.

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Photo of smcolw
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A nitro offering, the beer takes a double pour by the bartender before serving.

Dark brown where light shines through the edge easily. Nice blanketing of lace on the opposite side. The head, while a small quarter inch (1 cm), sticks around after settling throughout the tasting.

The aroma is very much like a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. You might be inclined to think it's a novelty, but this is attractive, inviting, and still like a stout.

The taste is more like a milk stout than a dry one initially but the finish becomes dry. Yes, it starts like aforementioned peanut butter cup, but the bitter (not quite coffee) finish makes this beer extremely complex. Definitely worth seeking out for something different.

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Photo of shivtim
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrc1093
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Burghman
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
2.94/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Served in 12oz snifter. Poured a solid black color, with 1/2 inch of tan head that had good retention and lacing.

The scent was solid peanut butter, other than some alcohol, nothing else came through.

Same on the tongue, peanut butter and alcohol. No real beer taste.

The body was very thin, and the beer had a sweet finish.

Drinkability was OK, but I can't see having another one.

Overall, a one-trick pony of a beer. Try it for the tick, or feel free to bypass it.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tcsox
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of casapy
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OzmanBey
4.89/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark brown producing barely 1.5 fingers of tan, shortlived, frothy head that leaves no cap, a thin collar & only a few motes & splotches of lace. Nose is roasted notes of cocoa, dark bread & nutty peanut butter with smoke & metallic hints. Taste is roast, buttered pumpernickel, peanut butter & chocolate pudding notes with smoke, spice, plastic & mineral/metallic hints. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy, silky & smooth with a hint of prickle.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can with a "genesis" date of 3/2017.
Lots of peanut butter in the aroma but less peanut butter flavor than some other PB beers, allowing the dark roasted grains to mix in nicely. Partially hidden ABV.
Very smooth, full body with well set light carbonation.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeymooTJ
3.11/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Jet black with a 2 finger caramel incredibly inviting head

Smell: Chocolate and sweet candy toffee. Slight alcohol burn in the nose as well

Taste: incredibly sweet up front. Slight hint of peanut butter chocolate and hop bitterness through the swallow leaving an alcohol burn in back of throat post swallow

Mouthfeel: in spite of sweetness up front this finishes pretty dry. Carbonation level is low and leaves an almost astringent aftertaste

Overall: all in all decent. Not as good as I was hoping but not horrible. The roasted malts were spot on. However the over sweetness seemed manufactured. Fits the style it advertises

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Photo of ArrogantB
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks like you would expect, dark black, minimal head. The peanut butter aspect is pretty mild in both the aroma and the flavor but it is there. Don't expect a peanut butter bomb like Belching Beaver. Decent porter.

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Photo of GarrettB
3.12/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

February 6th, 2015 - Mother Earth is clearly proud of Sin Tax, and for good cause. Dark and deep, with a creamy, chocolate smell, it expresses almost as much as a dessert as it does a beer. There's a root beer element to it as well, laced with chocolate syrup. The flavor embraces this chocolate syrup note, making this taste more like a chocolate stout. The aftertaste is long and somewhat sweeter than the rest of the brew, like a melted chocolate bar.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark (in bar, hard to see). Nice creamy light brown head. Aroma is creamy milk chocolate peanut butter. It's faint, but it's there. Taste is a little more coffee, peanut butter in the beginning and also throughout the finish. Feel is soft, light and creamy. Overall, pretty good.

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Photo of johnnyboy76
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnnyrafer
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of matcris
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer is a dark brown/black, with a ruby bulb up to direct light. Big tan head that sticks, and leaves a nice lacing. The aroma, roasted peanuts, and a dark chocolate Reese's cup. It's not obnoxious or fake smelling. In the flavor, same deal, nice dark Reese's cup, and not overly sweet, though. There is some real bitterness that cuts through, and lingers. The peanut flavor is there but not over done. The feel is medium full body, dry, and has average carbonation. So, this is a good brew if you want a peanut butter/chocolate stout that isn't too sweet, and leaves you looking for your tooth brush, immediately.

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Sin Tax Imperial Peanut Butter Stout from Mother Earth Brew Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 295 ratings