Sexy Betty - Brandy Barrel Aged | Nebraska Brewing Company

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Sexy Betty - Brandy Barrel AgedSexy Betty - Brandy Barrel Aged

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Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sweet nose greets the adventurous in this marriage of our Black Betty Russian Imperial Stout and a 6-month aging in 50 year old American brandy barrels. From the Black Betty base, rich chocolate aromatics play delightfully against a coffee-like impression. An elegantly pleasant surprise wakes the palate, which migrates from a hint of brandy into a wonderfully lingering roasted malt character.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Nebraska Brewing Co. during the Nebraska Hop Cup, served in a snifter.

Appearance - Pitch black.

Smell - Big chocolate, coffee and barrel nose.

Taste - Lots of dark chocolate,little coffe and plenty of barrel notes.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied. Thick and chewy. Low carbonation.

Overall - The brandy really shines here. Little bit of heat on this fresh batch. Should cellar nicely. Very nice stout!

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of metter98
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dense tan head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark chocolate malts and bits of roast are present in the nose along with notes of brandy, the latter of which becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up. Some hints of licorice are also perceptible.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts and bits of chocolate with notes of brandy from the barrel aging.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount carbonation.
O: This beer tastes first and foremost like a stout because the brandy isn't too strong, but rather accentuates the taste. It also is rather drinkable considering the strength because it does a very good job at hiding its alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750mL bottle from LambicPentameter (thank you!). A sticker style label on the back of the bottle leads me to believe this was bottled 9/23/13. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours black with three fingers of densely packed frothy pale tan head. The head lingers before settling to a thin layer with a nice halo that leaves healthy sheets of lace.

Smells of rich chocolate, coffee grounds, green apple, dark fruit and a little oak.

Taste follows the nose but with more depth. Fudgey dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, fruity brandy, roasted malt, dark fruits, soft oak, sugar and a light bit of booze. More apple-like sweetness comes through as it warms. Perhaps a little too bitter but nice flavor profile and it hides it's alcohol well.

Creamy, medium full feel with fairly high carbonation for the style. Bittersweet dark cocoa, roasty malt and apple skins linger in the finish.

I was hoping for a little more sweetness but this is solid stuff. In our beer world so full of bourbon barrel everything, Sexy Betty brings a distinctive and welcome character to the imperial stout table.

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4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great looking brew, nice tan head and lacing on top of deep, black body.

Aroma has hints of fruit and sweet boozy notes with the roster malts.

Taste is nice too, it's well done but lacking some wow. Probably loses most for feel, finished really dry and quick.

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