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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

1,399 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,399
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 127
Gots: 100 | 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 Jparker37:
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Jparker37

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into an imperial pint glass.

A - Nice black color, short of opaque. Smaller sized tan head from a pretty vigorous pour. Left a little bit of lacing.

S - Getting a really nice meld of clean biscuit and chocolate malts within a nice hop bouquet. The malt actually stands out here. Hops have a citrus feel with an undertone of pine. Alcohol shows up as the beer warms

T - Shows off an excellent rounded out malt profile. I can get nice caramel malt right away up to some mellow chocolate malt coming in. Piney hops join in the middle of the taste and show off some good flavor and nice bittering qualities. Finishes on a dry note.

M - Medium to medium-full bodied, medium-light carbonation, a little sweet early in the taste but dries up a bit.

O - Great twist on one of my favorite styles. I typically prefer a black IPA that is very hop forward and hide the fact that it is black in color. But this beer reminded me of some great IPAs that can feature a great malt bill inside a hoppy beer. Malt stood up in the smell, in the flavor and in it's mouthfeel. In its flavor it might have been a little to malt forward. Little bit of sweetness was a negative but all around a cool black IPA and an imperial one at that.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 00:25:11 | More by Jparker37
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BigRedDog

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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 00:41:21 | More by BigRedDog
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arlo19

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4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,399 ratings.