Black Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels - Nebraska Brewing Company
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Reviews by Tucquan:
4.35/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Had this on 2012-01-04 in Columbia, PA. This is a 2011 vintage.
A - Very dark and opaque brown with a 2-finger tan head and good lacing. Very inviting.
S - Bourbon, vanilla, oak, medium-dark roasted malt, touch of chocolate.
T - Bourbon, dark roasted malt, oak, some char, dark chocolate, dark coffee, dark, dark, dark. Alcohol. Prune. Astringent. A bit of caramel sweetness in the finish, which somewhat remains as the increasing roasted and hop bitterness makes itself well known for more than a minute.
M - Medium-heavy body and light carbonation. Creamy yet prickly. Dries out a bit. Not an oatmeal stout thickness but very nice.
O - Gotta say this is a well-done Imperial Stout. I like the dominant dark flavors with a hint of sweetness and bitterness to somewhat balance it out. This is the best beer I've had from this brewer and would seek it out again.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2013 22:32:52 | More by Tucquan
More User Reviews:
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
89 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.