Black Betty Imperial Stout - Nebraska Brewing Company
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kawilliams81:
3.3/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
01-25-2013 04:27:32 | More by kawilliams81
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4/5 rDev +4.4%
Bottle at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.
Pours a very, very dark brown color that borders on black with a moderate mocha head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries a heavy amount of chocolate and roast with a tad bit of coffee. The flavor melds chocolate and roast together really well atop a medium-full body. Light carbonation. Feel and flavor go together quite well. Very solid brew from Nebraska Brewing.
06-09-2011 19:57:08 | More by Thorpe429
3.83/5 rDev 0%
Poured from a growler into my Duvel Tulip.
Pours black with some very faints hints of crimson around the edges, and a dense two finger head. The lacing is thick and very sticky, leaving a nice webbing behind.
Smell; wow, very hoppy nose right out of the gates. Pnine and a little citrus, then fades alcohol. A touch of coffee, chocolate and dark roasted malts meld with some dark fruits, such as prunes and black currants.
Taste; as with the aroma, the hops hit right away with a bitter pine resin and spicy alcohol. Fortunately they a fade some as the beer warms a little, which gives the roasted/sweet malts a chance to come through. Coffee and bitter dark chocolate, followed by prunes and just some faint hints of licorice, fading to a little bit of a sweet toffee.
Mouthfeel is full bodied with a nice/fine carbonation. The drinkability is decent, but definitely is hurt by a high ABV (though I'm not sure what ir is). Reminds me of very fresh BR Big Bear Black Stout.
Edit: Finished the second half of the growler the next day, and it held up extremely well, maintaining a veryy good level of carbonation, with no real noticeable signs of oxidation. Will definitely be going back for some more.
07-03-2009 01:15:52 | More by RedHaze
3.03/5 rDev -20.9%
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.
07-27-2014 02:54:39 | More by Azeotrope
4.2/5 rDev +9.7%
Beer is dark brown to black with a tan head and some lacing on the glass. Low carbonation.
Lots of chocolate, roast, and tobacco in the nose.
This is a good beer, carbonation is low, medium to heavy body, the whole beer is sweet and thick with great tobacco bitterness and other chocolatey flavors. The finish is moderately bitter from a coffee like roast with the tobacco. Very nice, a great beer.
06-17-2011 19:24:41 | More by drabmuh
Black Betty Imperial Stout from Nebraska Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.