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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale)Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,387 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,387
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 124
Gots: 92 | FT: 2
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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Reviews by Frosty80:
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Frosty80

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color: pours clear, medium brown with golden hue. sits very deep, dark garnet with brown highlights. one-finger tan head that dissipates after couple moments leaving behind some good lacing

Smell: the otherwise medium-high aromas of piney, fruity hops are muddled by the presence of toasted and chocolate malt and a tinge of dark fruit. behind it all is some fruity yeast esters and light alcohol

Taste: very dark. dark fruit notes meld in with the fruity character of the hops in great balance. very light flavors of toasted malt, with just a hint of roast, and chocolate. bitterness is light throughout but comes through more in the finish with the help of some charred malt.

Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation

Notes: seems like the hops could have been stronger despite the negating factor of the darker malts and fruitiness. still a delicious brew

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 03:49:51 | More by Frosty80
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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.

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,387 ratings.