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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,484 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,484
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 145
Gots: 135 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-12-2009)
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Pours pitch black with a small frothy head, getting a bit poorer in a minute, leaving just some messy specks around.
An interesting smell, a mix of fruit brandy and fruity hops, really sticky and jammy-sweet. Plum, dark grape, persimmon, date, orange pulp, dark berries, fragrant like concentrated syrup. Floral notes too, peach-flavored iced tea, ribwort, faint leafy hop.
Sweet malty front, with sticky caramel, maple syrup, cake, faint spicy rye bread, faint chocolate. A dark fruit jam sweetness too (plum, date, blueberry), even some tropical hints. Bits of citrus peel. There's quite a 180 degrees transition here afterwards, gets a bit more roasted (clearer toasted bread crust), doesn't lose the sweetness entirely, but it gets more leafy and aromatic, with spicy hops, peppermint, floral tea, with that nice alcoholic kick (just warm), reminding of herb liqueur (Jagermeister came to mind, tho i haven't touched it for more than 5 years).
Aftertaste has a bit of roast, some hop resin, light dark fruit. Smooth, oily, really nice body and carbonation.
Rich hoppy flavors, easy to drink, really enjoyed this one. A big sweetness that's incredibly handled and doesn't disturb in the slightest.

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,484 ratings.