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RATINGS: 931   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 brewer’s 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 don’t 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 it’s brewing.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (582) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RumRunner101 (734) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yiannnos (711) - , CYPRUS - DEC 16, 2013
Black colour. Piney chocolate aroma. Taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, finishes bitter

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
cheap (3942) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2013
First time I’ve 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, I’ll never get used to this fricking happy BS style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2503) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimmythespoon (452) - CYPRUS - DEC 12, 2013
Shared a big bottle. Nice full body beer lots of roastiness but with an underling bitter finish. Nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1461) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Dark brown with garnet hues off-white head. Nose is bittersweet chocolate and sweet brown sugar/molasses with light pine. Flavor is porter-like with cocoa powder, light roasted malt, brown sugar/caramel malt and a moderate pine bitterness. Lingering, lightly dry bitterness with roast malt. Very average mouthful. Okay.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (584) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 8, 2013
dark chocolate brown color with some sticky ashen tan foam, leaving some nice lacing; aromas of dark fruit, candied sugar, pine, some alcohol; sweet flavor with dark chocolate, coffee and approachable bitterness, a bit of a medicinal numbing and adequate carb. Slick and smooth mouthfeel. I don’t know if I would think this was an IPA, maybe the hops have faded a bit, but I like it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nehpets (23) - - DEC 8, 2013
Southern Tier got this one right. Pours black. Aromas of dark malts with coffee and cocoa. I really enjoyed this large bottle. Good to the last drop

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1779) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
650 mL bottle. Not the best Black IPA I’ve tried, but there is certainly nothing wrong with it. The aroma and flavour favour the malt more than the hops. Not that there are no hops. Alcohol is hidden nicely. Good beer.


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