Little Betty | Nebraska Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our take on a robust Americanized Russian-Style Imperial Stout. Moderately hopped to liven up a richly malted classic. This is the base beer for our insanely popular barrel aged Reserve Series variants.

Added by jslot38 on 11-23-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
25
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 25
Reviews by jslot38:
Photo of jslot38
3.87/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Blind Tiger NYC. Was able to find online that this is a one off non barrel aged version of black betty.

App: Barely top covering dark khaki head over a pitch black head.

Smell: A faint nail polish remover smell. Dark fruits and heavy roasted grains cut through. Molasses are faint. Nice.

Taste: a touch astringent, but very nice medly of stout flavors. Soft roasted flavors, a bit of baker's chocolate, some coffee. Not sweet.

Smooth mouthfeel, great level of carbonation for a RIS. Well done.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of alarmclock314
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, dated 11/11/16, big circular tab. Pours transparent reddish brown with a medium sized light khaki head. Smells of piney/earthy hops, roasted malt, char, caramel, and some dark fruit. The taste follows exactly with hops, roasted malt, caramel, char, and dark fruit. More hop-forward than a typical RIS. Fairly strong bitterness/dryness and subtle sweetness. No noticeable alcohol. Somewhat thin body and above average carbonation. Overall, while not very fitting of the style, it remains drinkable and tasty for a strongly hopped RIS. Would be interesting to cellar for a year.

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Photo of tourdot
3.37/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Magery
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BdM
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kerry4porters
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours stark black with a mere finger of caramel head. Head is foamy with okay retention and no lacing. Aroma is roasted and toasted malts. Slight bitterness to the aroma, but otherwise good. A sip dunks the tongue in malts, with roasted and toasted malts ruling the day. There is a little hop bitterness to it in the form of earthy hops. Otherwise, it's a straight forward imperial stout. Mouth feel is a little bubbly, but otherwise medium-thick. Overall, a great RIS coming from the can. Despite the bitter hop qualities, it's an easy RIS to drink. At 9%, it's neither easy nor difficult to drink. A solid choice for an RIS.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of ronniebruner
3.28/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nmann08
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Bridge, STL.

A - Poured an opaque, black color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled a little fruity - almost like raspberry. Good dark chocolate notes with a strong roasty character.

T - It tasted of rich roasted malts with dark chocolate and burnt molasses. There was a slight raspberry taste here, too.

M - It was crisp, sharrp and smooth. A medium bodied stout with a clean finish.

O - This is really good. Not sure why it is listed as retired since it was on tap.

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Photo of Aoyoc
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHopsman
4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RajaSTL
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
4.67/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Freaking excellent beer. Served with a nice sized, thick, foamy, fluffy, billowy, tan/brown head that soon settles to a light cover that lasts all the way down and lots of lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is like the rest of the beer qualities: well balanced, with no off characteristics - roast, malt, cocoa, coffee, old leather, earth, molasses, burly tobacco. Flavor's like nose, with not quite as much going on - faint malt sweetness balanced just so with the hop, bitter malt, yeast, carbonic tang. Body and carbonation are dead on. Finish is like flavor and of average length and just a smidgen of alcohol warmth at the very end. Fabulous beeer!

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.77/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a 32oz Crowler.

Appearance - Pitch black.

Smell - Chocolaty.

Taste - Smooth chocolate, dark fruit, coffee. Very good. WOW!

Mouthfeel - Low attenuation. Thick. Chewy. Incredible.

Overall - Very nice stout. Definitely one of the stouts from Nebraska!!

Grade (A)

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Photo of dms1767
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzlyo
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma is chocolate, fruit and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is dark/roasted malts, fruit, chocolate, a hint of spices/chilies and an acidic/slightly dry finish.

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Little Betty from Nebraska Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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