Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,526 Ratings
Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale)Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ClockworkOrange on 01-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,526
Reviews:
616
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.25%
 
 
Wants:
171
Gots:
152
For Trade:
1
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4.38/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my crystal mug, the beer was a almost black color. The head is creamy tan about one and a half fingers high. Retention is ok, leaving good lacing.
Smell reveals caramel, smoky malt, brown sugar and honey. Some fruity hops are present faintly.
The taste was very enjoyable. Smoky malts with brown sugar up front. The middle was dominated by fruity hops, yet with a lot of earthy feeling to it. The end was a combo of honey and bitter grassy hops. Nice balance throughout the beer. A smooth oily feel, yet enough carbonation made this one a favorite of mine.
A great must try beer!

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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2.86/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Split a bomber with a fellow BA. Poured into a Brooklyn snifter.

Pour produced a full 2 fingers of cappucino colored head. Rention is fair, but lacing is solid. Color is very deep brown, almost black, almost completely opaque. When held up to light some deep mahogany highlights make an appearance.

Smell is smoky roasted malts with a faint touch of resin. The smoke notes dominate to point that this smells like a rauchbier.

Taste is similar to the smell, but not as dominated by smoke. Very good balance between sweet, bitter and all other flavors, but nothing stands out which is a shame. This beer does not have a distinct character.

Mouthfeel is fairly light for the ABV, with fairly low carbonation. Eh.

Overall, this is an Ok beer. To me there is not enough character of any type. This was bottled on 10/4/11, so freshness is not an issue. I had a bottle about a year ago that was well past its prime, which was dominated by sweetness. The fresh version was dominated by anything.

Disappointed. I expected more.

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3.31/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 Vintage bottle in a snifter after my Samuel Smith Imperial Stout.

Appearance: Very dark caramel-black. Light permeates the perimeter of the beer, but not the main of the body. Pours a few inch fizzy head that subsides a minute later into a very faint fizzy lace.

Smell: Toffee and citrus aroma, mixed with dark fruit (maybe prunes?)

Taste: Very balanced, carbonated and malty beer with faint bitterness. Slight fruit taste as well. Very sweet lingering flavor, but cannot pin down any specific reasons why.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied beer, with a faint malty finish

Overall: An enjoyable beer, but nothing special. It's not one I'd prefer to have more than one of.

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Iniquity (Imperial Black Ale) from Southern Tier Brewing Company
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,526 ratings.
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