Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small beige head. Nice cocoa, coffee and faint bourbon notes in the nose. Medium in body, I liked how this beer was not overdone, a lot of barrel aged beers can too big and just a mess.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Armin. The aroma is a nice black licorice and charred black patent malt with some raisins. The flavor is heavy on the black patent but has a nice licorice an sweet stone fruit. The palate is dry and medium bodied. Pours to a black body with a thin tan head.
emacgee (4423) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque black with one finger of foamy chestnut brown head. Nose is rich with bitter chocolate and notes of tannic oak and vanilla. Some sweetness and a mild alcoholic heat. Bakers chocolate and molasses with a lovely backdrop of vanilla and wood. Mild alcoholic warmth and a medium body with slight bitterness.
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hawthornes in Philly. This beer pours black with a thick tan head. Very nice roast malt aroma chocolate, vanilla, some wood. Big bold flavor with just a touch too much alcohol for my taste.
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Armin for bringing the 750mL bottle over. Poured very deep brown with a tall, sticky beige head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up sweet, soft, meaty coconut and blended chocolates kissed by whiskey, oak, and vanilla.. some earthy and piney accents.. sweet overall. The flavor actually found more vanilla and coconut than any of the malts, but there was some tasty chocolate in there too.. more vanilla and peppery warmth on the dry, black patenty finish. Medium-bodied and very dry on the palate.. tasty and well-balanced.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Ethan for sharing. Black with a thick, nicely laced tan head. Nose of oak, whiskey, roast, vanilla, cocoa. Palate is a little thin, lots of whiskey upfront, some roast, cocoa. Pretty good.
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at St. Louis Microfest 2011 - Pours very dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has bourbon, chocolate, char and vanilla ~ bit too much bourbon for my tastes. The body is thick and chewy with light sharp carbonation on the finish. The flavor starts out with big thick roasty malt, chocolate, spice and vanilla. There is some bourbon, but way tamed down from what the aroma alluded. The finish adds some bourbon and oak. Pretty nice overall.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at SAVOR 2011. Served in a goblet.
Pours a very, very dark brown color that borders on black with a moderate mocha head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries a heavy amount of chocolate and roast with a tad bit of coffee. The flavor melds chocolate and roast together really well atop a medium-full body. Light carbonation. Feel and flavor go together quite well. Very solid brew from Nebraska Brewing.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-09-2011
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours midnight black with a full creamy brown head that stays around for a while. Really enticing aroma of dark fruits, prunes, and cherries. Sweet whisky comes in but not overly strong, just enough to tease the nose. Coffee and chocolate also make an appearance. The flavor is very rich and layered. Black coffee and roasted malts, tons of it, with the sweetness of alcohol warming each sip. Again, the whisky is not dominant, but rather a nice balancing feature, really nice. Solid rush of hop bitterness in the end with bittersweet chocolate notes. Creamy mouthfeel, luscious, full bodied, goes down superbly. Black Betty is the shit..
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml from Olive Tree Marketplace in San Diego. Epic fail of a beer. I was very excited about this beer, and at $25, it needed to be a lot better than this! Pours black with a foamy head. Not very characteristic of the style, and that would remain the trend throughout the experience. The nose is light chocolate, with mostly roasted malt. No discernable bourbon or oak. The mouthfeel follows, being a little lighter than your average Imperial Stout, instead of being heavier and silkier like you would expect. The flavor is more roasted malts, light coffee, light chocolate, not much else. Again, no discernable bourbon or oak. I am surprised by folks saying it was "boozy" or "sweet." Tasted like a standard Imperial Stout. It’s not bad, but nothing exciting, and not at all what it should be for a Bourbon Aged stout. Save your money.