Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by nmbr0ne:
4.08/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured into pint glass at the House of Brews in Jensen Beach, FL.
Appearance: Dark, dark brown. Almost black. Finger-thick tan head. Dissipates into nice ring patterns. Decent retention and lacing.
Smell: Chocolate and roasted malts. Piney and citrusy hops.
Taste: Chocolate dipped grapefruit? Slightly bitter finish. But decent tastes throughout.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied. Definite drinkability.
Overall: Good black IPA. The mouthfeel is really what saves it to make it an above average beer.
Serving type: on-tap
02-03-2012 02:23:02 | More by nmbr0ne
More User Reviews:
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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