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

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Sin Tax Imperial Peanut Butter StoutSin Tax Imperial Peanut Butter Stout

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by EB1 on 12-09-2013

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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of jjh19
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Poured a rich black. Really nice chocolate and coffee notes in the aroma. But everything went downhill from the first taste. This had a really sharp, almost acidic aftertaste. Overly boozy, perhaps? Maybe it was a bad bottle? Not sure. I was hopeful on this one. Wouldn’t go back.

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Photo of ImperialStout
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of Studfarm69
2.52/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rick778
2.52/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Panda_Rock
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 spamNeggs
2.97/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25


Peanut butter indeed. To me, it overwhelms the aroma and to a good extent is the strongest aspect of the taste. Nothing particularly great about the base stout. A bit sweet. Well, at least it was interesting..and I wouldn't mind it at 1/2 pint. But that leaves the rest of the bottle.

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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of juuudie
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of DeutschesBier
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of LeeEvolved
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of kornkid8600
3/5  rDev -24.1%

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 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 Jakkusu90
3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matonika
3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very bitter chocolate, kinda like a dry Irish stout but more added flavor. The bitterness is not doing it for me it is a bit too hoppy for me.

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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 Lingenbrau
3.35/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

It mentions on the bottle "peanut butter essence", but with no indication of artificial flavoring, I was not expecting that to be so dominant. I guess that is a compliment to their ability to create such an "essence", but just was not my thing. Cheers!

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Photo of deNerval
3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mactrail
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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Photo of NeilSilber1
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brolo75
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can poured into a tulip

A: Pours black with a tan colored head, no retention or lacing, looks watery, lots of light comes through when held up, never seen such a light bodied imperial stout.

A: Subtle notes of powdery, malt, shake like peanut butter, light notes of roasted malts, slight notes of sweet chocolate, no alcohol on the nose, very subtle aromas.

T: Lots of bitterness and artificial peanut butter, roasted coffee, malts, expresso, lots of bitterness in the middle, finish has notes of dark, roasted chocolate, also picking up some dark roasted coffee in the finish, a faint artificial peanut butter taste is present throughout.

M: Light/medium bodied with a very dry dark coffee like finish.

O: Not very enjoyable at all, the peanut butter flavor and aroma come off as artificial, aroma lacks complexity and depth, as well as the flavor, it hits all the imperial stout notes but it tastes very cheap, definitely glad I picked up a single as I would have hated to waste money on more.

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Photo of SuperbikeShaun
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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