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Sinister Minister – Southern Prohibition Brewing



I finally got my hands on this seasonal brew from Southern Prohibition, I’ve been wanting to give this one a try for a while now.  Southern Prohibition is one of the best breweries in Mississippi, and they’ve brought some really solid ales to the table.  Southern Prohibition Brewing  refers to their seasonal beers as their “Cicada Series.”

Here’s a bit of general info on Sinister Minister from the brewery:

SINISTER MINISTER | BLACK INDIA PALE ALE

Looks can be deceiving. Pitch black color tells the brain one thing, while the nose and tongue yell something different. An ungodly amount of our favorite American hops fall into an abyss of dark maltiness with an unusually light roast character for its color. Sinister Minister Black IPA makes its debut in the Cicada Series and we compel you to drink now.
ABV: 7.7%
IBUs: 65
AVAILABILITY: Late Summer/early Fall in both 16oz 4-packs and on draft.

Sinister Minister pours black with a sandy brown frothy head, it also has really nice lacing and retention.

My beer cooler was perhaps a bit too cold when I took this beer out and opened it, but it made for some interesting observations.  The aroma when I poured was mostly that of cocoa and maltiness, I detected a little hop aroma, but before I tasted the beer, I was starting to wonder.  However, as the beer heated, the cocoa nose slightly dissipated, and out came the piney hops that gradually took over the malty cocoa taste, much to my approval.

The taste matched up with the aroma fairly well as the beer warmed.  I will say that this is one beer you really don’t want to drink when it’s too cold, unless you’re a huge fan of malty cocoa and not a huge fan of hops.  As the beer warmed it got better and better, I should also note that I’m a huge fan of hop bombs, and this one fit that bill as it warmed.  Overall, it delivers a really rich taste, that’s larger than you’d expect from looking at the ABV.

I’d say Sinister Minister has a medium mouthfeel, with a fair amount of carbonation, but it’s not overdone.  The 7.7% ABV is hardly detected, as the hops and dark cocoa malt bill balance well.

I’m pleased to see this Black IPA offering from Southern Prohibition.  It’s a style that was slow to make its way to many breweries here in the south.  However, now Parish Brewing has brought Dr. Hoptagon on the scene, and Tin Roof Brewing offers Rougarou.   With Southern Prohibition bringing Sinister Minister,  I’m hoping this will be the start of many local breweries offering a seasonal (at the least), or a year round Black IPA.

 

I finally got my hands on this seasonal brew from Southern Prohibition, I’ve been wanting to give this one a try for a while now.  Southern Prohibition is one of the best breweries in Mississippi, and they’ve brought some really solid ales to the table.  Southern Prohibition Brewing  refers to their seasonal beers as their “Cicada Series.”

Here’s a bit of general info on Sinister Minister from the brewery: SINISTER MINISTER | BLACK INDIA PALE ALE Looks can be deceiving. Pitch black color tells the brain one thing, while the nose and tongue yell something different. An ungodly amount of our favorite American hops fall into an abyss of dark maltiness with an unusually light roast character for its color. Sinister Minister Black IPA makes its debut in the Cicada Series and we compel you to drink now. ABV: 7.7% IBUs: 65 AVAILABILITY: Late Summer/early Fall in both 16oz 4-packs and on draft.

Sinister Minister pours black with a sandy brown frothy head, it also has really nice lacing and retention. My beer cooler was perhaps a bit too cold when I took this beer out and opened it, but it made for some interesting observations.  The aroma when I poured was mostly that of cocoa and maltiness, I detected a little hop aroma, but before I tasted the beer, I was starting to wonder.  However, as the beer heated, the cocoa nose slightly dissipated, and out came the piney hops that gradually took over the malty cocoa taste, much to my approval. The taste matched up with the aroma fairly well as the beer warmed.  I will say that this is one beer you really don’t want to drink when it’s too cold, unless you’re a huge fan of malty cocoa and not a huge fan of hops.  As the beer warmed it got better and better, I should also note that I’m a huge fan of hop bombs, and this one fit that bill as it warmed.  Overall, it delivers a really rich taste, that’s larger than you’d expect from looking at the ABV. I’d say Sinister Minister has a medium mouthfeel, with a fair amount of carbonation, but it’s not overdone.  The 7.7% ABV is hardly detected, as the hops and dark cocoa malt bill balance well. I’m pleased to see this Black IPA offering from Southern Prohibition.  It’s a style that was slow to make its way to many breweries here in the south.  However, now Parish Brewing has brought Dr. Hoptagon on the scene, and Tin Roof Brewing offers Rougarou.   With Southern Prohibition bringing Sinister Minister,  I’m hoping this will be the start of many local breweries offering a seasonal (at the least), or a year round Black IPA.  

Sinister Minister


Appearance – 85%


Aroma – 86%


Flavor – 88%


Mouthfeel – 83%



86%

Delicious!

This one is sure to please black IPA lovers! It has great coco aroma, well balanced with a ton of hops! Be sure to pick one up while they’re available!

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