Friday, August 18, 2017

August 18th, 2017 - Taste The Sin-Tax

Hello!  The Meista here today getting heavy with a pairing of the Sin-Tax Imperial Stout from Mother Earth Brewing Company and "Taste The Sin" by Black Tusk!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Black Tusk
  • Title: "Taste The Sin"
  • Recorded: 2010 in Savannah, Georgia
  • Release date: May 25th, 2010 (3rd full-length album by Black Tusk)
  • Record company: Relapse Records
  • Production: Black Tusk
  • Album cover art: John Dyer Baizley
  • Personnel: Jonathan Athon (bass and vocals), Andrew Fidler (guitar and vocals), and James May (drums and vocals)
  • Additional musicians: Jason Statts (vocals on "Unleash The Wrath")
  • Musical style: Sludge metal, stoner metal, "swamp" metal with elements of thrash metal and hardcore punk
  • Sound: Murky, sludgy, and dirty, Black Tusk's brand of Southern doom / sludge metal draws from their love of Black Sabbath along with thrash metal and hardcore punk.  This is raw, in-your-face, heavy duty shit man!
  • Major themes: Life in the South, death, violence, war, heavy metal, the occult, fear, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Embrace The Madness"
  2. "Snake Charmer"
  3. "Red Eyes, Black Skies"
  4. "Way Of Horse And Bow"
  5. "Unleash The Wrath"
  6. "Twist The Knife"
  7. "Redline"
  8. "The Take Off"
  9. "The Ride"
  10. "The Crash"

    Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Mother Earth Brewing Company (Vista, California)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Sin-Tax Imperial Stout
  • Style: Imperial Stout / Double Stout
  • Serving: 12 ounce can
  • ABV: 8.1% 
  • Pour: The Sin-Tax pours an opaque black with Coca-Cola amber on the edges of the glass.  The 1+ finger mocha head is thick and creamy and leaves a nice and sustained ring of intricate lacing.
  • Nose: The nose is earthy, nutty, and chocolaty.  BIG aromas of peanut butter, dark chocolate, and roasted dark malts abound along with more subtle aromas of vanilla bean and coffee.
  • Taste: Delectable and decadently robust, the flavor is a complex and wonderful blend of chocolate and peanut butter.  There are huge notes of roasted malts, cocoa, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut, vanilla, and dark roasted coffee.
  • Mouthfeel: Full-bodied with lower carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Sin-Tax is silky smooth, chunky, and thick.. and very dry with a hint of bourbon booziness in the finish.

Overall pairing: The sludgy, murky, and dark music and themes of Black Tusk's wonderful "Taste The Sin" works wonderfully well with the roasty, chocolaty, and nutty flavors and aromas of Mother Earth's tasty Sin-Tax Imperial Stout!

Cheers and hails!!

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