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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

1,501 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,501
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 160
Gots: 147 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-12-2009

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Pours pitch black with a small frothy head, getting a bit poorer in a minute, leaving just some messy specks around.
An interesting smell, a mix of fruit brandy and fruity hops, really sticky and jammy-sweet. Plum, dark grape, persimmon, date, orange pulp, dark berries, fragrant like concentrated syrup. Floral notes too, peach-flavored iced tea, ribwort, faint leafy hop.
Sweet malty front, with sticky caramel, maple syrup, cake, faint spicy rye bread, faint chocolate. A dark fruit jam sweetness too (plum, date, blueberry), even some tropical hints. Bits of citrus peel. There's quite a 180 degrees transition here afterwards, gets a bit more roasted (clearer toasted bread crust), doesn't lose the sweetness entirely, but it gets more leafy and aromatic, with spicy hops, peppermint, floral tea, with that nice alcoholic kick (just warm), reminding of herb liqueur (Jagermeister came to mind, tho i haven't touched it for more than 5 years).
Aftertaste has a bit of roast, some hop resin, light dark fruit. Smooth, oily, really nice body and carbonation.
Rich hoppy flavors, easy to drink, really enjoyed this one. A big sweetness that's incredibly handled and doesn't disturb in the slightest.

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22oz bomber. no freshness date.

Poured jet black with a thin white head. Some sweetness on the nose with hints of hops but not a lot of floral or citrus. Sweet and not a ton of complexity to the hops.

Overall just okay for me - perhaps I got an old bottle or something but didn't have much going on in the hops

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,501 ratings.