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RATINGS: 949   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.

haddon90's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1533) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Pours a dark black color with a lacing tan head. Smoked malt and hops in the aroma. Smooth black taste. Light feeling of hops with some smoked malt as well. Smokey finish. Really good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5340) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roast malts, fruity pine, taste is dry roasted, juicy fruit, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle: Dark brown with a thick beige head. Aroma of black tea, blackberry... Taste is sweet coffee, bark, chocolate malt... Mild, grapefruit/piney hops. Very smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1459) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with an off-white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are roasted malt, herbs, liquorice, and grapefruit - with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1121) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
650ml bottle, pours black with an off white head. Aroma is chocolate, roasty malt, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Nice hoppiness. Balanced nicely. Finish is dry and citrussy. Light sweetness, light bitterness. Carbonation average. Nice and easy to drink for the abv. Tasty stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OsuStu (90) - - DEC 12, 2014
Bomber. Black, tinged brown with a khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, pine, coffee, blackberries, slightly astringent. Chocolatey, alcohol throughout, berries, pine, roasty notes. Astringent finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (473) - Elche, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2014
Nearly black color with a beige quick dissipating head. Aroma is more in the stout side, with roasted malts, dark chocolate and espresso, but has a slightly piny a citrusy hints. Taste is sweet, with espresso, choclate and some caramel, but also fruity and citrus hops. Bitter aftertaste that lingers for a while. Very good Black IPA, but I expected a much more hoppy presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (454) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Clear deep crimson with a small tan head that fades quickly. Nose is toffee and dark fruit with a backing of chocolate and citrus. Light sweet start with a medium light bitterness following, Not as expressive as I was expecting. Medium mouth with soft carbonation. Maybe I was expecting too much but this was just average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (522) - GREECE - DEC 3, 2014
650ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with small beige head. Malty aroma, light roasted, light caramel, olives. Sweet malty taste, caramel and chocolate, olives again. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. No hop presence in this bottle, I know it was more than one year old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6401) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
22 oz. bottle rating from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have the nice combination of roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate with resiny and citrus hops, there is a battle between sweet malts, roast and hops, with the sweet probably coming through more than I would like. Still, I enjoyed this as I do many of the Big Beers Series from Southern Tier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"the "antithesis" of unearthly? well, not really. lots of similarities, looks aside. this was almost like a darker, but junior version. not quite as complex or heavy with the malts, but the in the same ballpark flavor-wise. the aroma started a little hoppier, but as it went, it resembled a smaller (2% less abv and not as...er...chewy) unearthly more and more. good, but not great - i’d still prefer the balance of their huge ipas to slide more towards hops than malt."

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