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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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barnzy78

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. Just realized that this is classified as an Imperial IPA - interesting - I was expecting American Strong Ale. Poured near black with hues of chestnut at the edges of the glass when held to the light. Beige head is thin, but still respectable and it leaves a decent lacing on the glass. Aromas are of floral hops, citrusy grapefruit, and pine. A blind sniff would reveal an IPA or Imperial IPA - smells pretty good. Initial tastes are completely different than aroma - we've got roasted malts with slight hints of molasses and chocolate. These notes don't last long and are quickly taken over by a nice hop character - citrus with some pine notes, which really brings this all together to be an incredibly balanced ale. Overall, I really liked this one and wouldn't change anything about it. Definitely recommendable.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2009 00:49:06 | More by barnzy78
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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.

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,397 ratings.