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Sin-Tax | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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3.95/5
Very Good
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by EB1 on 12-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,048
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
259
pDev:
10.63%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
84
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 259 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Sammy
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of jaydoc
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.77/5  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.

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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 westcoastbeerlvr
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imbibehour
4.03/5  rDev +2%
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.

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4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass with a half finger dark khaki head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet dark malt with light toast, vanilla, chocolate and peanut butter, nice. Flavor is dark toasted malt with a light char, and the same vanilla, chocolate and peanut butter from the aroma; both a lot like a peanut butter cup. Finishes a little on the thin side, but with nice light chocolate peanut butter and chocolate and a bit of char that lingers. Medium bodied with good carbonation, a bit lighter than I expected from the look. A nicely made peanut butter imperial stout. The peanut flavor is not strong, but melds with the chocolatey malt flavors well. A little sweet, but well within reason and well balanced. The body is a hair light, but the flavors are so well integrated that this is a satisfying stout from start to finish.

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3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at PreFunk. Hey, IndianaRed, I really liked this, but a bit thin for a RIS. I found the cocoa flavors very welcoming, easy to drink, smells great, and there's some significant ABV hiding in there as well. Tasty, but light in body.

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

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

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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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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