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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A sweet nose greets the adventurous in this marriage of our Black Betty Russian Imperial Stout and 50 year old American Brandy barrels. An elegantly pleasant surprise wakes the palate which migrates from a hint of Brandy into the wonderfully lingering roasted malt character.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (666) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Draft pour. Pours black with a slightly boozy chocolate aroma. Really smooth flavor with cocoa nibs and a touch of vanilla. A little boozy, but nowhere near overpowering. This beer goes down really easy. Really well done. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (759) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2014
On tap @ Uber. Pours thick inky brownish black with a thin lacy mocha head. Aroma is dark chocolate, some roasty malt, and big boozy brandy. Taste is super smooth dry oaky dark chocolate, finishes lightly bitter. That’s about it.... Incredible complexity on the nose, while the flavor is quite blunt. Still, easily a winner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4546) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a deep black with a creamy tan lacing head. Aroma of chocolate malt, oak and molasses. Flavor of caramel, toffee, milk chocolate and oak.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5071) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2014
"2 oz" draft bottle pour at SAVOR’s Friday night session. Poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was notes of smooth vanilla, roasted malts, dark chocolate and some cognac. Flavor was notes of smooth vanilla, roasted malts. Smooth, sweet. Alcohol is pretty well masked.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Savor 2014 from bottle. Pours a dark black. Roasty, light chocolate, hints of brandy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2014
75cl, at 10%Vol, as Sexy Betty ’Aged in Brandy Barrels’, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Dirk for sharing!, very complex Stout, heavily roasted/malty and slightly alcoholic/fruity/bitter, yet very balanced, cloudy, rocky head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft sample at FoBAB 2013 pours opaque black. Nose roasted malt and chocolate. Taste lots of roast, then some chocolate. The brandy only tries to enhance the flavors, not overwhelm them. Smooth mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7230) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
750mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out rich roasted malt, brandy barrels, and wood. Flavour is super roasty, with loads of roasted malt, dry powdery unsweetened cocoa, and really not any of the brandy. The barrel aging is very subtle - I don’t get much if at all of the barrels. Very roasty, heavy impie stout. Excellent stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle @ Bailey’s Taproom’s The Upper Lip... Poured deep, dark, pitch black with a thin forming khaki head with mild retention of bubbles and lace. Awesome flavor of charred grains and toasted oats and barrel character. Earthy tones and a strong fruity, blueberry presence. Oak and brandy spirit came through without being too heavy. Complex and drinkable with a well rounded barrel character and nice roasted grain finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (579) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Dark beer with an overly ample head. Aroma of sweet brandy and roast. Taste is sweet with brandy, wood, chocolate, and roast. Nice


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