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Black Betty Imperial Stout - Nebraska Brewing Company

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Black Betty Imperial Stout
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86
very good

39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 16.45%
Wants: 25
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This listing is for the "virgin" version (i.e. not barrel aged). It is a draught-only beer that is *occasionally* served at festivals out of unlabeled bottles.

(Beer added by: RedHaze on 07-03-2009)
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Thunderwood77, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Elicoleman, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

CRJMellor, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

wrightst, Aug 07, 2014
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3.03/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It looks good, but it didn't taste as well as their other Reserve Series beers, like Melange a Trois or Hop God. It just wasn't well balanced, almost a bit sour and oaky as well as whiskey forward. Maybe I'm just not into this type of beer but I was definitely disappointed by it's taste in comparison with their non-bourbon barrel aged beers. I would definitely recommend their others but I can't recommend this.

Azeotrope, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Slipperyphoton, Jul 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

RDW, Jun 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

rbrefbeerman, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

MaseFace, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

mattsmith413, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Herky21, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BillRoth, Dec 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

KevinGordon, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

dhbiker0889, Oct 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

FLBeerGuy, Oct 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

dfhhead25, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

APB, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

jroberts8811, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

brewdog444, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

drgonzo2k2, May 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

tommyguz, May 08, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle

A.Black with a two finger tan head.

S.Whiskey with a hint Coffee.

T.Mostly whiskey with malt, coffee, and coco.

M.Alot thinner than I expected. Not smooth in any way.

Overalls I feel this beer is overrated. It's not bad but did not meet the hype.

Spectre, Feb 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

UltimateLivewire, Feb 02, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage. Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours black with a 2 finger dark tan head. Big blotches and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- whiskey dominates. Faint; chocolate, vanilla and oak.

T- whiskey dominates. Whiskey, dark fruits, bitterness, sour mash.

M- medium body and carbonation. Slightly acidic and effervescent.

O- bummer! Not sure why I waited to open this because time hasn't done it any favors. Way to one dimensional. Whiskey is almost all you pick up. This is why I will never buy Nebraska beer. Way overpriced for the product they put out.

kawilliams81, Jan 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

ejimhof, Dec 25, 2012
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Black Betty Imperial Stout from Nebraska Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.