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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

1,404 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,404
Reviews: 611
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 127
Gots: 104 | 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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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle from Ryan's Party Store in Port Huron, MI.

Pours pitch black with a thin ring of beige head and stringy, webbed lacing on the tulip.

Huge hop nose has spruce, ethanol, melon, mango, burnt sugar, caramel, chocolate cookie dough, leather, licorice, vanilla, floral and citrus aromas, and green banana.

Taste is rich pale and roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel sweetness, citric, grassy and spicy hops, more spruce, green banana, and mango, juicy and acidic bitterness on the tongue, burnt toasty finish with Oreo cookie and some alcoholic warmth going down. A touch too sweet for my liking, and for the style.

Mouthfeel is fuller than medium bodied, smooth and syrupy middle, prickly bitterness on the palate with a slight burn in the throat.

Overall, this is an excellent DIPA, but it lacks the full on roast, chocolate, toast, and ballsy hop bitterness that I expect from a Black IPA. All of these elements only show up in trace amounts here. Ironically the label states that Iniquity is "the anti-thesis of Un*Earthly," yet aside from a few flavours brought out by the black malts, I find the two beers to be almost identical. Granted, that's not a bad thing, as Un*Earthly is one of my all-time favourites.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2010 18:30:50 | More by cratez
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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,404 ratings.