Sin-Tax | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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248 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
Ratings:
248
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.77%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
80
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of papat444
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Peanut butter roasted goodness with a nice dose of chocolate, i like it!

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Photo of MtOrion
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HippieDave56
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of samtrillo
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richard927
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ngaron
4.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, near black, color. Small tan head.
Nutty, chocolate aroma.
Tastes like a peanut butter cup.
Sweet, smooth. A dessert beer.
Worked well for me.

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Photo of zknight
4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
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 StJamesGate
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, Vista, CA.
Chocolate brown. 4
Reese’s nose! 4
Sticky chocolate malts, slight char, nutty bite and some sweet coffee. 4
Round, creamy, smooth. 4

Peanut butter cup - nailed it! And a smooth and easy stout besides. Considering how easy it seems to be to foul up this experiment, I’m impressed. Sweet as.... 4

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Photo of dertyd
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sbanacho
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of matty_higgins
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is rich chocolate, roasted malt, peanuts and coffee. Really nice.
The taste has a good malt roast flavor, chocolate, peanut sweetness and a little coffee bitter in the end.
The texture is soft and creamy.
It's a great experience.

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Photo of SDBeerGere
4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TWStandley
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sia478
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ccg
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jet black with a head that quickly settles into a permanent layer of surface suds. Looks somehow slightly watery despite the healthy suds.
The smell has noticeable peanut butter, or at least general nuttiness, but if I didn't know it was peanut butter going in, I might have guessed strong vanilla. It has a sweet, dessert-beer smell to it, on top of the usual roasted malt smell of a quality stout.
The taste follows the smell, except with more initial bitterness. The peanut butter is more noticeable on the finish. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, hops, and malt in the middle. As much as I like the peanut buttery finish, the initial bitterness comes on a little strong for my taste.
Mouthfeel is satisfying if a bit light on the tongue.
Overall: They did a good job of integrating peanut butter into this stout. Personally, I would have gone for more sweetness and less bitterness to make it more of a peanut-butter-cup dessert beer, but as it stands, it is enjoyable and different from your average stout.

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Sin-Tax from Mother Earth Brew Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 248 ratings.
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