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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

1,387 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,387
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 124
Gots: 92 | 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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Reviews by ujsplace:
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ujsplace

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an over sized tulip glass.

This ale pours a deep, dark, nearly pitch black colored brew that has only faint deep amber hues along the edge of the glass. The head is a generous, thick, yellowed white head that leaves some very sticky lacing and clumps that rest on top of the brew.

Smells of roasted coffee, toasted malt, chocolate and citrus hops.

Tastes of toasted caramel malt, chocolate, coffee, which is all very well balanced with piney and citrus hops.

Silky smooth mouthfeel, thick and lingering.

An exceptional offering from Southern Tier. This is an easy drinking brew that I will definitely look for again. A remarkably well balanced brew. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 02:03:05 | More by ujsplace
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S: The perfect balance of toasted and alcohol scent.

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,387 ratings.