Black Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels - Nebraska Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stinkypuss:
4.35/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Nebraska Brewing : Black Betty
LOOK: Dark brown bordering black with an off white head. Leaves an impressive amount of lace.
SMELL: Oaky whiskey, booze laced chocolate, a touch of sharp, spicy whiskey rounding out the finish.
TASTE/FEEL: Robust roasted malt, possibly a hint of booze soaked dark fruits. Chocolate, coffee and getting a rye like spice. Well balanced and heavy on the barrel notes. Dry tannins round out the finish. Finishes dry as hell. Lots of rye whiskey influence.
OVERALL: A tasty and decently complex sipper. Lets the barrel come shining through. Not huge on smoking cigars but this would be an obvious choice to pair with an oily robust stogie from far away lands.
Serving type: bottle
02-04-2013 00:00:06 | More by Stinkypuss
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3.63/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Notes from flight tasting
Fairly typical nose bit of a dark beige head. Nose alludes to caraway or actual rye bread in a way that I've never noticed from an Imperial stout. Very thin mouthfeel and rather lacking in the whole presence department as well. I'm glad I didn't spend 9 bucks on a glass. Some fruit sweetness that matches well with the chocolate sweetness but pretty much craps out on the finish.
Serving type: on-tap
01-29-2014 05:02:33 | More by artoolemomo
3.86/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark brown approaching black color with a good sized light brown head, fades quickly but leaves some patchy lacing on the glass as it depletes.
Smell has a surprisingly strong dark fruit aroma, plenty of raisins, roasted malt backing, not much hop presence but this bottle has been in the cellar for some time so it's not surprising.
Taste is not your typical RIS, the dark fruit is similar to the aroma meaning it has a strong presence, very raisin-y, not overly roasted or bitter, carbonation is way too high with the body being on the thin side, hops have faded but would likely show up quite well since this isn't a heavy stout at all, decent wood character without being overbearing, strength was quite hidden and mellow.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2013 14:31:53 | More by deltatauhobbit
Black Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
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