Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.36/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
1 Pint, 6 oz bottle poured into a glass.
A: I love the deep brown color. Medium sized head.
S: The perfect balance of toasted and alcohol scent.
T: A great black ale. Toasted malt flavor. Even a hint of hops in here.
M: Great mouthfeel. Not overly carbonated or too much alcohol.
O: I love black ales and lagers. Unfortunately, I don't see enough of them. I would definitely get this again.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2014 04:32:30 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
4.63/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours a black with some brown red highlights when held to the light. Smaller tan head falls to ringed bubbles with one lace.
Aroma is wonderful big roasted chocolate notes sweet maple sugar sweetness with hints of figs and earthy notes. Hops are nice thinking of that chocolate orange candy big orange notes mingled with pine resin for a perfect hop presence to back the chocolate roasted malt goodness. Got to be the best smelling black ale ever.
Taste is big on roasted malt notes plenty of chocolate, some light coffee, fruity notes and earthy hints also. Some dry coco powder sprinkled into the finish also. Lots of good malty backbone with tons of chocolate but plenty of hops to keep this baby from being cloying. Even with the huge hop aroma the hop flavors don't overwhelm the malt notes. This is a wonderful brew even though it does smell better then it tastes slightly.
Mouthfeel is also wonderful big solid mouthfeel with carbonation that makes it oh so smooth, almost as smooth as chocolate milk.
Overall this is one heck of a beer, if you see this one and don't buy it you are wrong and hurting no one but yourself.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 20:32:56 | More by mntlover
Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,387 ratings.