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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

1,433 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,433
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 134
Gots: 124 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

daron7, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

KAF, Jul 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Gdirt, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jimlag, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

MMarshall3321, Jun 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

BrandonJones, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

user785335, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

roysand, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

toppoop, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint, 6 oz bottle poured into a glass.

A: I love the deep brown color. Medium sized head.

S: The perfect balance of toasted and alcohol scent.

T: A great black ale. Toasted malt flavor. Even a hint of hops in here.

M: Great mouthfeel. Not overly carbonated or too much alcohol.

O: I love black ales and lagers. Unfortunately, I don't see enough of them. I would definitely get this again.

TheBeerdedCharmer, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Rhf9120, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

BigFatOgre, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

kkmiller76, Jun 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Georgiabeer, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

instinct2, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

tmaury, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

kkdowning, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of mntlover
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a black with some brown red highlights when held to the light. Smaller tan head falls to ringed bubbles with one lace.

Aroma is wonderful big roasted chocolate notes sweet maple sugar sweetness with hints of figs and earthy notes. Hops are nice thinking of that chocolate orange candy big orange notes mingled with pine resin for a perfect hop presence to back the chocolate roasted malt goodness. Got to be the best smelling black ale ever.

Taste is big on roasted malt notes plenty of chocolate, some light coffee, fruity notes and earthy hints also. Some dry coco powder sprinkled into the finish also. Lots of good malty backbone with tons of chocolate but plenty of hops to keep this baby from being cloying. Even with the huge hop aroma the hop flavors don't overwhelm the malt notes. This is a wonderful brew even though it does smell better then it tastes slightly.

Mouthfeel is also wonderful big solid mouthfeel with carbonation that makes it oh so smooth, almost as smooth as chocolate milk.

Overall this is one heck of a beer, if you see this one and don't buy it you are wrong and hurting no one but yourself.

mntlover, Jun 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

JHendu, Jun 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

eddsan, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

HRamz3, Jun 03, 2014
Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,433 ratings.