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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

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 16.41%
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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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-22-2014 10:32:22 | More by CRJMellor
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wrightst

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-07-2014 02:56:56 | More by wrightst
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

3.03/5  rDev -21.1%

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
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Slipperyphoton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-17-2014 04:16:10 | More by Slipperyphoton
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RDW

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

06-08-2014 05:01:49 | More by RDW
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

04-22-2014 03:52:16 | More by rbrefbeerman
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-02-2014 00:31:27 | More by MaseFace
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mattsmith413

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-09-2014 19:19:52 | More by mattsmith413
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Herky21

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-04-2014 05:26:22 | More by Herky21
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-16-2013 04:17:08 | More by BillRoth
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-17-2013 14:23:17 | More by KevinGordon
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

10-17-2013 17:06:17 | More by dhbiker0889
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-15-2013 00:29:35 | More by FLBeerGuy
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-27-2013 19:06:37 | More by dfhhead25
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APB

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-16-2013 07:04:59 | More by APB
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jroberts8811

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-22-2013 17:09:29 | More by jroberts8811
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brewdog444

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-12-2013 02:44:22 | More by brewdog444
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drgonzo2k2

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-18-2013 14:22:53 | More by drgonzo2k2
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2013 13:42:29 | More by tommyguz
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Spectre

California

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

02-14-2013 05:14:58 | More by Spectre
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-02-2013 04:59:00 | More by UltimateLivewire
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -14.1%

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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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

12-25-2012 14:06:08 | More by ejimhof
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

11-26-2012 17:45:55 | More by THECPJ
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +15.9%

A: 4.5 rich and dark pour into a snifter with a slight head with full dark bubbles
S: 4.5the whiskey comes out first on the nose followed by the oak
T: 4.5 sharp fruit taste followed by all of the oaky whiskey-ness that you could want from a beer.
MF: 4.0 very full body that does not disappoint
O: 4.5 this is a beer that I would always drink when someone else buys it. At $21 a 750 ml it is hard to justify to wife that it is NEEDED but it is still a great beer and I am glad to have tried it.

11-24-2012 21:01:33 | More by brewdude1982
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Black Betty Imperial Stout from Nebraska Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.