Black Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels - Nebraska Brewing Company
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Reviews by inlimbo77:
4.35/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle poured into Boulevard tulip glass. No bottle date, but know that it was purchased over the summer.
A: Pours black as night. No light at the bottom. Tons of head! Tons. Bottle condition? Tight tiny bubbled tan head. The head stays around forever. Sticky lacing left on the glass.
S: Smelling through the head, I get some nice bourbon from the nose. Vanilla and oak. A little booze, but by no means offputting.
T: I get some chocolate bitterness on the tip of the tongue. It really smooths in the middle of the mouth. I think the bottle conditioning really aides in that. You get a really nice vanilla flavor along with the chocolate and oak. It's really smooth. Great finish.
M: I'd have to say this one falls between medium to full. It's think but it's not motor oil like MZhukov or Tenfidy or anything
O: This is an excellent beer. Really nice balance of flavors from nose to tongue. You get the chocolate, the vanilla, the oak, and the bourbon, but no one note overpowers the beer. Plus the bottle conditioning really helps to clean the palate and make it a very enjoyable sip. Solid A rating for me on this one. Well done.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 18:54:45 | More by inlimbo77
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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
89 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.