Black Betty Imperial Stout
Nebraska Brewing Company Production Brewery & Tap Room

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From:
Nebraska Brewing Company Production Brewery & Tap Room
 
Nebraska, United States
Style:
Russian Imperial Stout
Ranked #493
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,665
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 13.7%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
62
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 27, 2022
Added:
Jul 03, 2009
Wants:
  29
Gots:
  43
SCORE
87
Very Good
Black Betty Imperial StoutBlack Betty Imperial Stout
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 3.8 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Dec 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Nov 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Vylo from New Jersey

Mar 22, 2020
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Very dark brown color with a nice brown head and good lacing. Nice chocolate smell and taste. Easy to drink. Smooth feel. Enjoyable beer.
Sep 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.25 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Aug 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by krome from Illinois

Aug 16, 2018
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Reviewed by hoptheology from South Dakota

4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Why the low scores? Wow.
On tap at brewery.

Deep rich black pour with fuzzy creamy head of 1 finger.

Aromas of tobacco, leather, dark chocolate, oats, and caramel.

Flavor is huge. Earthy, piney bite followed by dark burnt chocolate, char, and caramel, and the piney bite returns and follows through to the lingering finish.

Feel is thick but not as thick as most RIS. Nice carbonation.

Overall a lot like Ten FIDY but with more piney bite and less chocolate sweetness or complexity. Not a miss even by a mile. A solid beer no doubt.
Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by dms1767 from Nebraska

Jun 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.48 by mltobin from Connecticut

Jun 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by fosters9 from New York

Jun 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.21 by Jamison85 from Indiana

May 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.73 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Apr 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.28 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Mar 02, 2017
 
Rated: 4.27 by Jrobb6 from Nebraska

Jan 23, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by brocktune from Virginia

Jan 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.29 by RAFH from Michigan

Oct 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.68 by One_Clown_Short from Texas

Sep 13, 2016
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
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.
Jul 31, 2016
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Reviewed by stephens101 from Oklahoma

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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**
Apr 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.46 by SavageHopHead from Texas

Apr 01, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by Poloplaya from Illinois

Feb 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.12 by swierczt from Connecticut

Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by mrcraft from California

Jan 02, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by BdM from Netherlands

Nov 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by afsdan from Colorado

Aug 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.73 by davidanastas from Texas

Aug 19, 2015
 
Rated: 3.74 by wapcap from Nebraska

Apr 23, 2015
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Rated by Austin32 from Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
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.
Apr 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.29 by Westyn from Texas

Mar 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by 22Blue from Kansas

Dec 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by JMBSH from Colorado

Sep 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Thunderwood77 from Florida

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by CRJMellor from Arkansas

Aug 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by wrightst from Maryland

Aug 07, 2014
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Reviewed by Azeotrope from Nebraska

3.1/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
It looks good, but it didn't taste as well as their other Reserve Series beers, like Melange a Trois or Hop God. It just wasn't well balanced, almost a bit sour and oaky as well as whiskey forward. Maybe I'm just not into this type of beer but I was definitely disappointed by it's taste in comparison with their non-bourbon barrel aged beers. I would definitely recommend their others but I can't recommend this.
Jul 27, 2014
Black Betty Imperial Stout from Nebraska Brewing Company Production Brewery & Tap Room
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 74 ratings