Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +8.7%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #32 (Sep 2009):
"A gross immorality or injustice." Huh? Why would a beer be grossly immoral? Because ap- parently this beer is "the antithesis of Unearthly." Hmm ... we already like the sound of this.
It's certainly black in the glass, nearly opaque, with soft tones of rich brown and ruby, and a creamy tan lacing that sticks and trails down the glass. Nose is grainy with spicy hop aromas, dried leaves, earth and a faint citrus note in the back. Very creamy on the palate, with a lush, smooth, but firm, body. Complex sweet and malty base up front with caramel, toasty breads (pumpernickel comes to mind), treacle syrup, chocolate and suggestions of honey. Bold and spicy hops, resiny and oily edges; also lots of dense herbal flavors, with more leaf and earth, hints of mint and splashes of floral citrus. Alcohol presence rears a bit hot on the breath, but hides well within the sweetness for the most part. Finishes wet and oily with a resiny and sticky hop linger, eventually going a bit dry, spicy and ashy.
We give it a solid A for awesome. This is a fantastic abomination of a beer. Get some.
11-12-2010 19:11:28 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.35/5 rDev +5.1%
Bomber poured into a stout glass.
The beer pours midnight black with a thick khaki colored head. Good lacing.
I get coffee and espresso, vanilla, and dark fruits on the nose. Almost smells similar to a belgian quad with the dark fruit.
Taste is good. Mild carbonation and vanilla at first. That mellows into a dark fruit taste that continues on the finish. Has a good maltiness as well.
Thick feeling in the mouth. Kind of creamy.
Overall a very good beer. I wasn't expecting the dark fruit, but I liked it.
07-26-2014 00:41:21 | More by BigRedDog
4.53/5 rDev +9.4%
Poured from bottle into DFH signature glass.
Aroma is dry and roasty. Some raisin and a little booze.
Taste is similar. It is not a porter, not a stout, but similar. The mouthfeel is great with a clean aftertaste that is slightly dry but flavorful. Tastes a couple abv less than it is at 9%.
Overall another winner from ST. Will definitely be getting again.
07-25-2014 22:54:14 | More by arlo19
Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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