By deeming this imperial black ale, the "antithesis of Unearthly" the label on this Southern Tier Brewing Company offering promises another 22 ounces of pure hedonism.
It pours jet black into a goblet with a puffy three-finger head, for a sexiness shorter-lived than Lindsay Lohan's; fifteen seconds and it falls away like a deflated bouncy castle leaving minimal lacing.
The nose is milk. School cafeteria milk, chocolate milk, sweetened condensed milk maybe, and just a suggestion of light hops. Supposedly there's Chinook and Willamette in here, Cascade and Centennial on the finish, bu they're surprisingly restrained for this normally hop-crazy brewery.
On the palate, Iniquity hides its 9% ABV amazingly well with little sweetness, instead offering a creamy mouthfeel with a little hazelnut and smoke.
There's a rather lackluster finish with muted hops and more of that sweetened condensed milk, except more like the lid of the can than the contents.
It's indeed the antithesis of Unearthly: it's forgettable.
Producer: Southern Tier Brewing Company
Sample Size: 22 oz. Bomber
Stemware: 12 oz. goblet