dfinney23 (2936) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice change of pace with the brandy lending lighter fruity notes than the thick vanilla of bourbon.
pineypower (3091) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out pretty much black with a moderate to big fluffy tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, barrel, sweet alcohol, caramel, burnt toast, dark roast coffee, raisin and some alcohol. Taste is complex, lively amount of carbonation, dark chocolate, some sweet cocoa, barrel, light raisin, some brandy, toffee, light alcohol.
mrjez (478) - Osaka, JAPAN - OCT 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Yellow Ape. Near black with a light tan head. Sweet and boozy aroma, brandy really leaping out, some chocolate, rich malt. Deep rich flavour of malt, the brandy is more than a hint, and masks other flavours a bit. Is has nice spritz in the feel backed by a full body but there’s a booze warmth that almost burns. Maybe brandy is not my thing.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Yellow Ape’s 4th Anniversary Event. In the glass it’s a deep brown with a molasses, rich chocolate and oak aroma. Smooth bodied and richly sweet but it retains an easy drinkability. A very well balanced BA beer.
mstrcrwly (999) - 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 (1456) - 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 (1247) - 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 (1192) - 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 (4867) - 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 (7346) - 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".