Black Betty Imperial Stout | Nebraska Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This listing is for the "virgin" version (i.e. not barrel aged). It is a draught-only beer that is *occasionally* served at festivals out of unlabeled bottles.

Added by RedHaze on 07-03-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
54
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
34.36%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
34
For Trade:
1
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3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good Imperial stout but nothing too complex. Glad I tried it but I would probably not buy again especially for the price point.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.

Pours a very, very dark brown color that borders on black with a moderate mocha head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries a heavy amount of chocolate and roast with a tad bit of coffee. The flavor melds chocolate and roast together really well atop a medium-full body. Light carbonation. Feel and flavor go together quite well. Very solid brew from Nebraska Brewing.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler into my Duvel Tulip.

Pours black with some very faints hints of crimson around the edges, and a dense two finger head. The lacing is thick and very sticky, leaving a nice webbing behind.

Smell; wow, very hoppy nose right out of the gates. Pnine and a little citrus, then fades alcohol. A touch of coffee, chocolate and dark roasted malts meld with some dark fruits, such as prunes and black currants.

Taste; as with the aroma, the hops hit right away with a bitter pine resin and spicy alcohol. Fortunately they a fade some as the beer warms a little, which gives the roasted/sweet malts a chance to come through. Coffee and bitter dark chocolate, followed by prunes and just some faint hints of licorice, fading to a little bit of a sweet toffee.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with a nice/fine carbonation. The drinkability is decent, but definitely is hurt by a high ABV (though I'm not sure what ir is). Reminds me of very fresh BR Big Bear Black Stout.

Edit: Finished the second half of the growler the next day, and it held up extremely well, maintaining a veryy good level of carbonation, with no real noticeable signs of oxidation. Will definitely be going back for some more.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pitch black and very tight, creamy team head.

Pit fruits, dark cherry. Fruity earthiness, especially espresso and tobacco

A little on the thin side. Not helped by a noticeable dryness that really paves way for ethanol.

Dark currants dipped in unsweetened chocolate. High bitterness level, roasted espresso and tobacco. Marshmallow type sweetness lingers in background.

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Jet black with a tan froth. Smells of milk chocolate, oak, grain and black cherry. Quite smooth going down with a noticeable hit of fusel alcohol followed by black grape, candied syrup, pine, faint wood, prune and burnt sugar. Despite the complexity it still feels a tad weak, although some creaminess comes into play at just the right time. **Scored 4.1 on 4/21/16**

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Black Betty Imperial Stout from Nebraska Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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