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Nebraska Black Betty Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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Our semi-annual Russian Imperial Stout. Draft only, non-barrel aged version.

2009 US Open Beer Championship Silver Medal - Imperial Stout

Ratings for the Reserve Series (barrel aged) version should be entered here: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/nebraska-reserve-series-black-betty-russian-imperial-stout/106087/


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
FestDecBeet (79) - - APR 16, 2014
Served: 750 mL bottle Look: poured a dark black. Tan head that hung around. Smell: strong coffee aroma Taste: heavy coffee and chocolate flavor. Feel: thick, low carbonation Overall: First drank: Goetter's XMAS 2013 Not very good, but strong!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2032) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2013
Sample @ GABF. Pours pitch black, with a brown head. Huge, roasted aroma, coffee, licorice, chocolate, caramel, oak. Semi-sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. The taste reflects almost everything from the aroma, a complex taste with hints of tar and smoke. Just great! (2013-10-12)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4741) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours black with a massive beige head. Aroma of big roast, dark chocolate, soy, licorice and wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a pitch black beer with a medium sized beige head on top. Aroma has bourbon oak, roasted malts, chocolate. Flavour is woody chocolate, bourbon. Full bodied. Long, sweet sticky finish. Very nice!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s in State College PA this beer poured a black color with a medium sized creamy dark brown head that left decent lacing. The aroma was dryish and malty with notes of wood, whiskey, anise and a touch of cocoa. The flavor was strong wood and whiskey and was quite bitter with notes of anise, port wine, cocoa, nut, tobacco and a strong boozy presence. Long and boozy finish on wood and whiskey. Moderately full bodied though undercarbonated. Almost a chore to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Name: Black Betty
Date: July 01, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, First Sunday
Appearance: black, wispy tan head, streaks of lace
Aroma: big roasted aroma, touch of sweetness
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, bitter dark chocolate, hoppy, rich chocolate emerges, long bitter finish

Name: Black Betty
Date: August 26, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: bruisin ales
Appearance: black, fine tan head, lots of sudsy lace
Aroma: rich roasted aroma, dark chocolate, touch of sweetness brings out richness in the dark malts
Body: think creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted malt flavor, lots of dark chocolate, caramel sweetness, plenty of hops, well tempered bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fielding (58) - - JUN 30, 2012
Sweet nose! Not the aroma of your typical RIS. Flavor starts similarly with a strong candy sweetness, though quickly replaced by the bitter chocolates and coffees we all have come to expexct and love from a nice russian imperial stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Pours a black with thin off white head. Aroma of coffee Flavor of coffee with bitter after taste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2151) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2011
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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Draft at The Good Pie. Listed as "Little Betty", the draft, non-barrel aged base for Black Betty. Served in a Southern Tier tulip. Pours an opaque, super dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma doesn’t open up much, even as it warms- earth, molasses, metal, cream, coffee, and bitter chocolate. Flavor of rich coffee, super dark chocolate, earthy hops, tobacco, bitter orange rind, and just a whole lot of roast. Medium-full bodied, with an astringent, roasty, bitter mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not as smooth as the Black Betty, and the barrel mellows this one a whole lot.


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