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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
93
outstanding

1,487 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,487
Reviews: 616
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 146
Gots: 135 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ClockworkOrange on 01-12-2009)
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12oz bottle to snifter

A- pours a deep jet black color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that retains long after the pour, looking like espresso cream and leaving some lacing behind 4.5

S- grainy with some spicy hop aromas with notes of earth, pepper, licorice, toasted bread, milk chocolate and a hint of coffee. Also picking up a hint of citrus/piney hops 3.75

T- sharp citrusy hops up front with an emphasis on grapefruit and orange zest, earthy, leafy & woodsy notes kick in with some herbal/floral hop flavors, caramel/toasted bready malt, the finish gives some dry bitter black coffee with a hint of dark chocolate 4 1.8

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy & prickly mouthfeel and a creamy semi-dry finish 3.75

O- this is the first black ale that had such an emphasis on citrusy hops, it was quite the contrast with the chocolate/coffee malt notes. Very good overall, hides the alcohol well 4

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

I really enjoyed this Imperial Black Ale. Could become a regular staple.

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,487 ratings.