mstrcrwly (981) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured into a tulip glass..dark with a medium tan head..aroma of booze,oak,
dark fruits,licorice..tastes like it smells..medium body..just ok.
MetalNHopHead (1424) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 1, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty embarrassing that I’m just now getting around to tasting some of the best of what my state has to offer. Sexy Betty earns her name by pouring an opaque pitch black. Coffee and cocoa aromas. Roasted/toasted barley character. Boozy and bittersweet chocolate. The brandy barrel influence is there but it doesn’t overpower this beer. Some subtle vanilla and molasses as well. Sexy indeed.
jflopsu (1197) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black with a light brown head. Has a bourbon and dark malt aroma. A bourbon, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit taste. A lingering bourbon and dark fruit aftertaste.
SPDickerman (1176) - Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2016
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Taste is chocolate, wine-like, fruity, coffee, hints of boozy sweetness. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Nebraska Reserve Series Sexy Betty finishes with a hint of alcohol heat.
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The look is dark, black in color, tan head, lacing. The smell is chocolate, alcohol, plums, prunes, raisan, black licorice, good. The taste is similar, some definite sweetness, grape, oak, wine, and good.
Ernest (7318) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy/creamy, brown, fully lasting. Body is black (non-opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), with notes of vanilla, marshmallow, alcohol, light note of oak. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Full body, creamy texture, soft/lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Relatively drinkable for an 11% impy, but the nose is pretty simple and uninspiring. Nice appearance and mouthfeel (if a bit too burning) help a bit, but this just doesn’t rise about "decent".
rougeau13 (2594) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at world of beer sugar land. Black with a lightly lacing creamy beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee, and light booze barrel, but surprisingly mild. Taste is roasty, moderately boozy, and moderately sweet. Medium-full bodied. Smooth. Nice but somewhat subdued.
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a large, light brown head. Aroma is brandy, coffee, roasted malt, and hops. Flavor is roasted malt, brandy, coffee, alcohol, and hops. Medium body. Lighter and less sweet then expected.
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Brix, west Omaha location. Pours black with tan head. Aroma was brandy and roast coffee. Taste was sweet, brandy and some chocolate.
AWISLguy (2535) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the Malt Shoppe in Tosa, shared with bananabi11. Fresh - not sure that is ideal, but we were anxious to try. Sweet cognac, especially in the nose. Also nose has caramel and some smoke. Taste follows with the sweet caramel, light nut and some raisin/grape all sitting on a solid sweet cognac base. There is meat smoke weaving in and out, but it is not a significant presence. Some alcohol. This was quite enjoyable. Equivalent - in a different way - to the quality of the base brew. Nice! 14.7