Beer Buzz: Mother Earth Brew Co. Sin Tax Imperial PB Stout

For best results: 1.) Take beer from refrigerator and let it sit for 10-15 minutes to allow beer to warm up slightly.  2.) Pour beer into a glass, preferably a snifter.  3.) Press play on the song below.  4.) Enjoy "those peanut butter vibes."

Brewer: Mother Earth Brew Co.
Brew: Sin Tax Imperial Stout
Style: American Double / Imperial Stout
ABV: 8.10%

This Vista, California based brew came to us via our local beer store Brewer’s Haven. We frequent Brewer’s Haven, probably on more occasions than we should, and even though they carry over 700 beers, we tend to have a keen eye when a new beer arrives—especially when it falls into the stout category. That was the case with the Sin Tax Imperial PB Stout; we eyeballed it in the deuce deuce cooler and knew it was something we had to try.

Mother Earth Brew Co. claims to have one goal; “to create distinguished, hand crafted beers that stimulate sensory conversation and a desire for the next sip.” Okay, maybe a bit corny and slightly quixotic on the surface, but based upon our one and only beer experience thus far, actually somewhat accurate. This is a beer that certainly stimulates our sense to converse—that is, our urge to converse about beer. Still, we consider this a good thing.

If a beer was judged by smell alone, Mother Earth’s Sin Tax PB would be world class. This has to be one of the finest smelling beers we’ve ever experienced. In case you hadn’t figured it out already, the PB stands for peanut butter. Think Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup in a bottle and you’re not far off from how this beer smells. The same goes for how this beer drinks: the peanut butter carries over from its aroma into its taste, and there is no bitterness that’s often associated with higher alcohol, imperial stouts. Bottom line: this is one smooth, buttery stout. To the point that we’d consider this dessert after a fine meal. Chocolate peanut butter torte in a bottle. Get out and get your hands on this beer if they happen to carry it in your area.

Buzz: Like peanut butter? Like stouts? Then you MUST get your hands on this beer. The peanut butter aroma that greets your nostrils upon opening this beer carries over to the pour onto your palate. This is one legit imperial stout. 100% peanut butter vibes.

Buzzkill: The fact that it took us so long to discover this beer. Beyond that, we have nothing. Oh, how about some cool bottle caps? The blank white stocker is bor-ING. Okay, we know, ridiculous, right?

More Information:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
206 Main Street
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 726-2273

“I just wanna go where I can get some space / You just wanna know those peanut butter vibes / …” - Gooey - Glass Animals