Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by KickInTheChalice:
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
More User Reviews:
4.36/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
1 Pint, 6 oz bottle poured into a glass.
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.
O: I love black ales and lagers. Unfortunately, I don't see enough of them. I would definitely get this again.
Serving type: bottle
06-24-2014 04:32:30 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.