Big Bottle Breakdown: Southern Tier Iniquity
This week’s Big Bottle: Southern Tier Iniquity
Choosing a big bottle of Southern Tier can often be a frightening situation. Southern Tier tends to put everything they’ve got into their beers. This can sometimes be a bad thing. I had the Pum King last year and it honestly tasted like someone squeezed an entire pumpkin pie into the bottle. It’s nice if you love pumpkin pie, but I was drinking a beer.
Anyway! The Iniquity is actually one of the safe Southern Tier beers. It’s a black ale that’s very tasty.
It pours pure black which is good for a black ale. If it came out golden, it would be a bit strange.
It has a slightly malty scent. Very subtle.
The taste is where this beer shines (which is the most important part, right?) It has a clingy mouthfeel, but gives you a great malty taste. It finishes with a bit of a coffee flavor. It’s highly drinkable.
Overall, I give it an 8.
A neat feature about Southern Tier beers is that they put the ingredients on the side of the bottle. This is great for homebrewers (like myself) to try and replicate (and come nowhere near) their favorite beers.
Thanks Southern Tier!