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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackHaddock (5855) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
75cl bottle at the Jan 2016 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting. Cheers to me for bringing it over from the US for my friends. What a cracking brew. Powerful, tasteful and alcohol full. Brandy and chocolate notes fill your senses as you sniff and taste the beer and it’s strong malty base. A delight to drink and my first ever beer from the State of Nebraska.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (3875) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
75cl bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Jan 16, courtesy of Jeremy! Many thanks for sharing the most expensive bottle of beer you’ve ever bought. We are humbled. Pours dark with thin tan head. Awesome chocolatey brandy aroma. Taste brings smooth boozy dark flavours of chocolate malt, dark fruits and espresso roast. A lovely finale to a lovely evening of booze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (5833) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2015
From a 75 cl bottle poured at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavors of oak and tobacco. Smooth roast finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12830) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2015
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan hed. Aromas of roasted malt, brandy, oak, fruitiness and light cocoa. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, vanilla, light oak and a hint of brandy with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5888) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2015
750 ml bottle, Adrien picked shared at his big Aloha going away party. My dear God, we have hammered back some beer. If this was a sport, we would be taking a trophy today.

The flavor is smoother than the Sexy Betty but has much less roast. The flavor is still damn nice with the rich chocolate still in the base. The whiskey is taken over by the Brandy with a very light ABV burn. Very gold.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalumeaux (949) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Adrien. Dark chocolate pour with a lacey tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate fruit and oak. Taste is amazing notes of vanilla brandy and caramel. Such a treat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (2125) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2015
750mL bottle shared by Adrien, thanks! Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, booze, oak. Wow, dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, brandy. Even better than Black Betty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamChandler (4265) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Thanks Adrien for grabbing this one. Split 5 ways at just below cellar temp.

A - Pich black, 2 finger very creamy thick dark brown head.

S - Smells very nice. Lots of booze aroma, a little berry jam and a lot of roasted malts.

T - There is a lot of flavor here. Already, a nice base beer. Lots of roasted fresh chocolate, some cardamom and cinnamon. Roasted malts, coffee, espresso. this is really nice and quite intense. I don’t get any Brandy.

M - Nice dense mouthfeel, it is thick and leaves some residual sweetness

O - Hard to tell if Sexy Betty is better. This is special but lacks the rye whiskey spice from regular Black better


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Shared bottle to snifters. Pour is pitch black. Cocoa , espresso, spice, dark fruits, and brown sugary aroma with a sweet brandy finish. Thick mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (1095) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Big earthy, raisin, dried plum, resinous malt, chocolate, cocoa, toffee and oak. Appears a dark black with a nice lace. Taste is very very smooth with milk chocolate, chocolate syrup, malt syrup, vanilla and oak. Other notes of molasses, toffee, espresso beans, melted caramel, and sweet brandy liquor. Finish is very sweet, sugary chocolate, caramel and liquor booze (much like adult chocolate milk) with a touch of salted toffee. A rating.


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