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Black Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels - Nebraska Brewing Company

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Black Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsBlack Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels

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BA SCORE
89
very good

241 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 91
Gots: 78 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Black as night and every bit Imperial, this RIS was originally launched to tremendous accolades. Going further, this Stranahan’s Whiskey barrel aged version meshes the rich chocolates, the coffee-like aromatics with the sweet whiskey nose and drying character of the oak. Slightly behind on the palette are the hops – held in restraint by the wonderfully full mouthfeel and broad flavors brought on by the perfect blend of so many malted barley varieties. Ready to enjoy upon release and perfect for extended cellaring.

83 IBU

(Beer added by: RedHaze on 01-05-2010)
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

woodchip, Nov 13, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

deltatauhobbit, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

KevinGordon, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

djaeon, Oct 10, 2013
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docrates, Sep 13, 2013
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Black Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.