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

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
473 Ratings
Black Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey BarrelsBlack Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels
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
Ratings:
473
Reviews:
135
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
12.9%
 
 
Wants:
105
Gots:
158
For Trade:
13
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 473 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hophugger
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bdiiorio
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of swampoodle
2.1/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I have too say I was excited to get this, but man what a disappointment. No notes that everyone is getting, just tasted like a plain stout!! No chocolate or oak what so ever. Sorry just fellas, really disappointed.

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Photo of MuFugga
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Xenoreactive
2.9/5  rDev -28%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Overall, a dinky beer. Doesn't have enough density or resilient flavor profile when it comes down to it. Tastes like a thin Old Rasputin clone with dry nutty whisky.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rgreer81
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap. Pours a dark side of the moon black with tan lacing that settles into a thin blanket.
The aroma is chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, oak and vanilla with a hint of leather and booze.
Big bitter chocolate flavor as well as some notes of char, dark roast coffee, vanilla and oak. A bit of boozy warmth that is not all all overbearing. As it warms, a bit of prune and leather.
Mouthfeel is thick and viscous.
Outstanding imperial stout.

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Photo of losdizzel
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good Russian imperial stout, cant really tell its that high in Abv.

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Photo of Juandodos
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of adamranders
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mothman
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tfrog3030
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npachl
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reizorc
4.93/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brayton
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jayp82
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very boozy upfront. Great chocolate malt flavors

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Photo of ejane
4.88/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Black Betty Imperial Stout - Reserve Series Aged In Whiskey Barrels from Nebraska Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 473 ratings.
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