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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

1,397 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,397
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 127
Gots: 98 | 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 KickInTheChalice:
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Iniquity pours a mahogany color that is actually a much lighter brown around the edges. With a considerate pour, a sizable mocha cap rises from the liquid. A nice bit of lace follows the beer on the way down.

The aroma is rich, full of roasted malt first. Citrusy hops really control the show, though. Grapefruit, orange, lemon, and a strong dash of spicy pine make this a hop-forward American Black Ale.

Each sip has a ton of bitterness and a nice amount of flavor. The dark malt flavor is not actually that bitter, although there are notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and coffee all present. The grapefruit citrus flavor is the anchor of the hop flavors, with apricot, orange, and lemon adding citrus depth and earthy and piney hop flavors rounding out the hop profile.

The mouthfeel is pretty much right where I want it to be for a 9% American Black Ale. There is modestly creamy carbonation, a bit of sticky hop residue on my tongue after each sip, and a body that is on the full side.

Overall, this is a solid beer. It reminds me of Anger, which I have much more frequently than this one, although this is a little bit bigger.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 05:18:01 | More by KickInTheChalice
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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.