Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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4.13/5
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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale)Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
616
Ratings:
1,526
pDev:
10.9%
Bros Score:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
171
Gots:
152
Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown pour yields about 1.25" head, tan in color. Aroma was why black ales never took off, too much roast, not enough hops. Gotta use that dehusked malt. This was less roast and more 'nothing' in terms of aroma.

Taste was a lot of brown malt, some hops, but not the amount I've come to expect from Southern Tier. Kind of felt like a hodgepodge recipe where they threw a bunch of leftover stuff together and still managed to salvage a decent beer. Efficiency!

One of the better black ales, but still behind their regular ipa/dipa lineup.

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Photo of JDW4195
3.44/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DASA10
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steve419
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MasterRigger
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.69/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter.

3.25 A: Black color. One finger of beige head. Retention is below average and just a few wisps of lacing are left.

3.5 S: Floral hops with pine and citrus underneath. Pithy grapefruit and clove honey. Earthy with bready malts.

3.75 T: This is a black IPA done well. It's not overly bitter, indeed, it has just a light bitterness. Good mix of earthy, citrus, floral, and grassiness from the hops. Honey comes through fairly strong despite it not being in the recipe. Bready maltiness with a pleasant spicy finish.

4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very nice creaminess that makes this super smooth. Alcohol super well hidden.

3.75 D: Very good example of the style.

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4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhysicsBrew
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MidwestBA
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregf51
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BranfordBound
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattycasey
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluegrass49
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hophead123
4.88/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 1,526 ratings