Black Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels - Nebraska Brewing Company
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Reviews by jpro:
4.21/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
750mL bottle into a snifter...
A: Pitch black with a massive head of tight, khaki foam; leaves a few strands of lace.
S: Roasted malt and bourbon / oaky notes; the whiskey aroma isn't overpowering at all.
T: Follows the nose; crisp, roasted malt and dry oak notes; not much chocolate malt - more dry than sweet.
M: Very lively carbonation which makes it feel a little light.
O: A nice barrel aged imperial stout; the slightly lower abv enhance drinkability along with it not being a bourbon / barrel bomb.
Serving type: bottle
02-24-2013 20:39:43 | More by jpro
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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 203 ratings.