Black Betty Imperial Stout - Whiskey Barrel-Aged | Nebraska Brewing Company

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483 Ratings
Black Betty Imperial Stout - Whiskey Barrel-AgedBlack Betty Imperial Stout - Whiskey Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nebraska Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
nebraskabrewingco.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

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

Added by RedHaze on 01-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,523
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
483
pDev:
13.09%
Bros Score:
4.54
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
152
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 483 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of beerexplorer1973
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: brown, thin head; long legs; rich dark color, almost black

Smell: mild whiskey but sweet nose

taste: Very mellow on the pallet. Character improves as it should with a quality stout as it airs and warms. The whiskey surprisingly subsides as it warms. Hard to believe its 9% ABV.

Mouthfeel: medium body

Overall: I was very hesitant to buy this at $20 for the bottle. I, as well as my beer exploring friend, was very glad that I did. If my income would support it, I would buy a case next time I had access!

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of haywoodjablonski
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. I first had the 2014 version, I want to say. That was fantastic, but the 2015 version was so-so. Needless to say the one I picked up a few weeks ago is a return to greatness.

More whiskey-aged stouts please!

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of MinorThreat
4.97/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served from a 750ml bottle.

A- Dark, real dark. In the range of TenFidy used motor oil dark. Light tan head average lacing.

S-Boozy in all the right ways, Vanilla, smokey oak, beautiful bourbon intertwined with licorice, roasted chocolate and burnt marshmallow. Wow, it smells like Pappy Van Winkle and Dark Lord, NICE.

T-Lots of the nose carries over to beautiful bourbon barrel vanilla and leather. Chocolate, roasted marshmallow and caramel with a slight, desirable boozyness. I honestly don't think the booze comes from the beer so much as the barrel which works, well.

M-Light CO2 so the beer stays rich and creamy with a coating viscosity. Awesome

O-I am not sure if there is a consistency issue here or what but the low reviews could not be for the batch I tried. I have had Dark Lord, Darkness, Kate, CBS, Parabola and Hunaphu's and Black Betty is close, real close to being in the same league of the aforementioned RIS's. BABB flexes the bourbon barrel so well, it reminds me of Parabola (15 to a lesser obvious extent). Well done, seriously well done.

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4.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Brilliant black under a pillowy 1” dark tan foam collar that paints the glass with a thin sheet of lace.
S: Cocoa, dark dried fruit, faint whiskey.
T: Creamy with more chocolate than coffee supported by dark dried fruit, vanilla and grain. Long chocolate aftertastes and a big creamy dark unsweetened chocolate bitter on the finish.
M: Fine soft carbonation produces a rich creamy texture with a medium full body. Slightly warming. The alcohol is big but not hot or solventy.
O: This beer stands out for its rich, creamy texture and the incredible balance between the different elements.

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4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.84/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Whadawookie
4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

First time trying this! Picked up from the local brewery and chilled slightly at home. This beer smells great, looks great, tastes great, is great. I'm quite proud such a great brew is made so close to home. I smell whiskey and yeast up front, then banana. Taste is just ridiculously good. Roasted grains linger while the carbonation bubbles on the tongue, then the whiskey kicks in... real hard. You are left with a caramel/bourbon coating in your mouth that is incredibly warming and pleasing for this Platte at least (couldn't resist the geographical pun, sorry)

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Photo of Wardnemisis
4.78/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

a good stout especially if you like the bourbon taste

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4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.76/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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Black Betty Imperial Stout - Whiskey Barrel-Aged from Nebraska Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 483 ratings