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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

1,402 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,402
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 127
Gots: 101 | 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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beerdrifter

Germany

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My sister sent me a couple of these from my hometown brewery. Deep dark ruby brown pour with nice creamy carmel head and great lacing. The nose is huge and complex. Pine, citrus, dark fruit, rasins, bread, and chocolate. It seemed like each time I smelled it I found something new. The taste was much the same as the nose. Very unique style that seemed like a cross between a German Schwarzbier, a Porter and an Imperial IPA. Really complex, well balanced and surprising. Not at all what I had expected. Dark fruit, rasins, chocolate, oak, citrus, and a touch of vanilla. Chewy, but not as much as I expected. Really nice mothfeel, not so syrupy and sweet like a few of their offerings have been as of late. It's actually quite drinkable for a big beer, but that's what Southern Tier does best. Why couldn't they have existed when I lived in Western NY???

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 15:15:46 | More by beerdrifter
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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,402 ratings.