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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

1,396 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,396
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 127
Gots: 98 | 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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nineworldseries

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-13-2014 00:56:50 | More by nineworldseries
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-11-2014 05:46:37 | More by DaftPatrick
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prisdefer

New York

5/5  rDev +21.1%

05-11-2014 02:41:14 | More by prisdefer
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-08-2014 20:32:33 | More by HuntDaddy540
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lochef81

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This black ale pours a very near black color with a thick off white head that leaves beautiful silky lacing. The nose is shockingly malty and one note. All roasted malt and little to nothing else. The mouthfeel is very pleasant and smooth and creamy. The flavor is much better than the nose with some hops, chocolate, coffee, and dried fruit added to the roasted malt character. It is still quite sweet for the style. I'm not sure if I just have a bottle that is slightly past its prime or if this is what the brewer was going for. It is far maltier than most of the American black ales I've had; more reminiscent of a dopplebock or a belgian dark ale. I'd really like to try a bottle of this that I knew was fresh to see if this was the intention or just a victim of time. Good none the less.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2014 04:13:51 | More by lochef81
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JeffSK

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-04-2014 22:22:47 | More by JeffSK
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 22oz bottle gifted to me from ol' Bro Artied2...

Poured into a small DT tulip.... It is 99% opaque, with just a slight glimmer of ruby when held up to backlight. Head is quite thin, a ring of tan bubbles doing some rim-clinging. Lacing is on the light side, too. Nose is somewhat roasty with a bit of underlying floral hoppyness. Body is good - a solid medium, with a relatively smooth feel on the tongue.

Taste is surprisingly sweet to start, with a good dose of caramel malt which reminded me a bit of a doppelbock. Hints of dark fruit float about before the finish arises. That is where a load of hoppage wells up to balance the sweetness and slather the palate with earthy, floral bitterness. Also, the finish is quite dry, in a chalky, charred sort of way.... Not bad, all-in-all... Thnx, Bro!

Prosit!

3.78/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1644

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2014 21:30:58 | More by Bierman9
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-28-2014 15:55:51 | More by sdm9465
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-27-2014 02:58:49 | More by Falcone
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Dirty_Island

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-26-2014 21:20:11 | More by Dirty_Island
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-26-2014 19:23:49 | More by ramrod666
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-25-2014 12:33:16 | More by Schlafly33
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-24-2014 03:29:33 | More by alex_hart
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

04-21-2014 14:08:28 | More by pisano
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oldvines

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-21-2014 12:29:07 | More by oldvines
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bigaltemple

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-20-2014 21:19:04 | More by bigaltemple
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Snow

New York

4.75/5  rDev +15%

04-18-2014 17:57:42 | More by Snow
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neurobot01

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-18-2014 02:51:42 | More by neurobot01
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

04-17-2014 13:34:51 | More by harpus
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joelmichaelcoffman

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +15%

04-13-2014 23:18:45 | More by joelmichaelcoffman
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-12-2014 23:12:59 | More by jrfehon33
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

04-07-2014 03:41:25 | More by jagada
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lucasj82

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-06-2014 22:06:03 | More by lucasj82
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Nunya

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

04-05-2014 00:25:59 | More by Nunya
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown approaching black (but not quite there) color, about a finger's worth of head which fades at a moderate pace, few patches of sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell has a strong roasted/burnt malt aroma, hops aren't quite as strong but there is some pine lingering around.

Taste throughout is a mix of roasted malt and pine, burnt bitter aftertaste but enough sweetness to not be overwhelming, carbonation is medium with an average body.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 22:21:03 | More by deltatauhobbit
Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,396 ratings.