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RATINGS: 956   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KornDogg (570) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2009 Aroma of caramel and hops...It tastes similar to the back burner barleywine but that could be the color affecting my ability to judge the taste... interesting ale... hints of pine and hops... very tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2009
Pours deep black wirh ruby edges and 1-finger off-khaki head. Nose is malt, heavy piney wet hops, pineapple. Tastes very hoppy, very dark malty, with a bit of dark choc flavor mixed with the piney hops, bitter dryness, and pineaplle flavors. Medium, fizzy palate. This one seems a bit off kilter, and gets very discombobulated as it warms up. Still, big bonus style and originailty points here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2009
Opaque black body beneath a light brown head. Aroma of roasted barley with hints of cocoa and piney hops. Black malt flavors with a hint of milk chocolate and followed by pine and citrus hops. Interesting beer, initial flavors are reminiscent of a sweet stout and the finish of an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bomber. Dark brown with a big, loose, tan head. Nose is grapefruit and some pine, some roasty aromas. Excellent sheet lace. Nice bittersweet citrus flavors, a bit candylike. A bit of roast malt pops up late, Body is smooth and just a bit creamy. Lingering pink grapefruit flavors in the finish, a bit or resinous pine. Canít detect the alcohol. Interesting brew, and a nice drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkunz (19) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2009
Small to average off white head. Nice dark brown with bits of red. Aroma was malty at first then all I could get was hops mostly citrusy but after a while I got more of the roasty aroma. This beer is very smooth and balanced which leaves it somewhat average. Sweet, smoooooth and creamy with chocolate, a bit of raisin?, hops balanced well with malt and a tiny bit of alcohol bite. Overall a good beer to drink but not incredible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2009
Tasting shared with the Monarch of Malt Drbayern, The king of Cool Celticbrew, Uncles Steve and Tom, our New Beer pimp Brian and Danciní Paul. Poured dark with a light, off color head that was creamy. The aroma was predominantly malt. It was Hoppy, but the malt flavors came through nicely, making it sort of like an over hopped stout. The finish was great, and the mouthfeel was wonderful!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2009
Roasted malty aromas and a dark black body with grayish brown head. Flavor is similar to a stout or porter. Good roasted malty flavors. Creamy palate with a good level of richness and duration. Balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennisjoel (1377) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2009
Black pour with essentially no head. Interesting aroma of unripened fruit, vegetal, and some light coffee roast. The roast comes out more in the flavor, as well as a sweet candyish flavor which is hard to explain. A touch of black pepper spice on the finish. This may be one of the most unique beers Iíve ever tried. Donít really no what to think of it. Not all that great, yet not bad either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5260) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep chocolate pour with a rocky cream froth. rye and citrusy hops on the nose. good thickness with a heavy rye flavor and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a very dark brown with ruby hues, tan head. Aroma has nice hoppiness to it, some dark roast. Flavor is very hoppy, some dark roast, nice bitterness. Mouth feel is medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, good stuff!

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