Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by bonk0076:
4.7/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap after in the same glass I had a bottle of Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA immediately before it, so I can't say this is accurate. Pours a pitch black color with a nice beige head that leave a sticky lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine, with dark malts beneath it. Taste is surprisingly bitter, with molasses and roasted malt leading the way, and finishing with a lot of hop bitterness. Full mouthfeel that hides the ABV.
Serving type: on-tap
12-14-2009 16:05:14 | More by bonk0076
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2.64/5 rDev -36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
Maybe it's possible I got a bad bottle? There was something a little off with the smell. And then at the initial taste, this quite off-putting heavy alcohol aroma hits. Completely ruins this otherwise-good beer for me. But again, with people praising this beer and rating it so highly, I'll have to try it again and adjust my review. But until then I have to rate it poorly.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 19:09:23 | More by ski271
3.85/5 rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a nearly opaque black with subtle ruby highlights and a thin, creamy khaki head.
S: Mild aromas of herbs, caramel, cream, dark chocolate, lemon, and grass take some time to develop on the nose.
T: Delicate flavors of lemon, lime, orange rind, grass, herbs, cream, dark chocolate, and caramel are present, though hints of pine, cedar, and juniper berries linger in the background throughout. The finish is mildly resinous and unexpectedly clean with a nice, mellow combination of caramel, lemon, and herb flavors.
M: Medium in body, smooth, and only mildly resinous compared to many other examples of the style. Carbonation is delicate and gentle. Alcohol warmth is present, but very restrained for an ale of this strength, making the beer dangerously easy to drink.
O: A really well executed and surprisingly balanced take on an American black ale. I could definitely see myself picking this one up again in the not too distant future.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 16:54:00 | More by mrfrancis
Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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