Sin-Tax | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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3.95/5
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259 Ratings
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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:
#6,051
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
259
pDev:
10.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
84
Trade:
0
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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 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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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Irrationalist
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ambiguouscan
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vikinggary28
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into glass mug. Nice colour, looks very dark brown with a dark tan head. Smells very much of chocolate and coffee. Taste is very chocolaty with a nice hint of peanut butter. Heavy mouthfeel like most stouts but still goes down easy. Reminded me of liquid peanut butter cup. Prost!

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Photo of nmann08
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_B
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pants678
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12oz can into tulip glass.

A: Dark black body with ruby showing at the stem of the glass; huge brown head recedes to a consistent ring.

S: Fairly big aromas of chocolate, vanilla, roast and hazelnut...does smell roasty, nutty, and semi-sweet.

T: Taste follows the nose with dry nutty peanuts and hazelnuts, roasted malts, medium sweet chocolate, vanilla, faint caramel and fruitiness. Dry finish leans more towards peanut butter than hazelnut, pretty dry.

MF: Creamy and fairly smooth. Could be fuller bodied, this is about medium bodied I would say. Dry finish is a bit fatiguing by the end.

O: Nice execution, fairly drinkable peanut butter stout. Nice chocolate, nutty, vanilla components. A good beer to share.

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

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Dsimenson
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Sin-Tax from Mother Earth Brew Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 259 ratings
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