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RATINGS: 936   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Southern Tier Iniquity is an Imperial Black IPA, which is also called an Imperial India Brown Ale. This is a style that seems to be increasing in popularity. The hexagram talisman has been used around the world for centuries to invoke magic and good luck. Wishes of good fortune often collaborate with the brewerís creative to yield dramatic results. We carefully chose the name for this Imperial IBA, Iniquity - a word opposing goodness. Why? This beer is contrary to what one might expect from an IPA; this is an ale as black as night. It is the antithesis of Unearthly. Some may consider it an immoral act to blacken an ale. We suggest they donít rely on conventional standards. Allow the darkness to consume you. Iniquity weighs in at 9% alcohol by volume. It uses four different hops and 2-row pale malt along with debittered black malt in itís brewing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
metalhead0043 (144) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
22 oz bottle for 9 bucks. Drank out of the bottle so I canít comment on the appearance. Aroma is caramel malt, dark fruit, some hoppiness, a little alcohol and a bit of brown sugar. Tastes similarly, with the dark fruit up front and malts underneath, with a grassy/citrus hop bitterness on the end. Almost a bit of wooden flavor to it as well. Body and texture are about average. Same with the carbonation. I enjoy this quite a bit more than the other black IPAs Iíve tried from breweries like Stone and Uinta.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is of chocolate and sweet malt. Taste is Baker's chocolate and marshmallow with slight burnt flavors and molasses. The mouth feel is medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (456) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Dangerously delicious beer that is too strong to be consumed in the quantities one would want.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (394) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle to glass. Pours a light black color with reddish hues and a foamy tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is mostly sweet malts, caramel, molasses, with a subtle hop character. Flavor is also sweet and mildly burnt bitter. Light to medium in body with a lingering burnt sugar. Solid black beer, but not quite black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1076) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours black in the glass. sweet aroma of molasses and brown sugar. Flavor is hard to place but something like a burnt crust on a pie or other baked dessert. Sweet aftertaste of more brown sugar and molasses with a nice hint of bitter citrus. Overall, really favorful and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (613) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours a solid black with a short brown head and lacing. It has an aroma of dark malt, some coffee, and some hoppy earthiness. The flavor is dark malt up front with a bit of chocolate and a bitter, hoppy finish over a medium-heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (766) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
Near black pour with brown head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts. Quite smooth. Flavour has intense molasses with bitter dark chocolate and only a slight bitterness on the finish, which I thought might come more from the burnt malts and not the hops. Good, but not overly hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (857) - , CYPRUS - DEC 16, 2013
Black colour. Piney chocolate aroma. Taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, finishes bitter

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (4015) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
First time Iíve seen this around here. Big black pour. Smell is rather volatile and clear. Big strong burnt IPA impressions fro the start, could even be an imperial stout IMHO. Cannot hide alky well, wew. Strong and terribly on style, nasty nellie rudey duty. Some cutting co2 makes this almost drinkable. Be bad gulps of kick you in the face. Toward the end my mouth is numb and I think my brain is as well. Yes, just like IPA, Iíll never get used to this fricking happy BS style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2631) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Black from 22oz bottle with white head. Sweet marshmallow chocolate aroma. Really unique taste - hard to describe. Earthy wood cocoa and candy flavors. Really enjoying it

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