Nebraska Little Betty Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Russian Imperial Stout. Draft only, non-barrel aged version of our Black Betty.

2009 US Open Beer Championship Silver Medal - Imperial Stout


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6858) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Draft at NBC Taproom.Opaque. The aroma of roasted Grians, chocolate, mild coffee, and earth.

The taste has char, ash, coffee, and has a finish that has mild pine bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium to full-body. The texture is ashy, dry and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (6042) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Can with removable lid. Dark brown with a foamy light tan head. Aromas of toasted malt, dark caramel, mild licorice and bits of pine. Sweet start with most of the mentioned aroma qualities. The alcohol does seem to show itself a bit more than I would prefer. A solid imperial stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ozzy70 (1006) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2017
12 oz. can. Poured black with a tan head. The aroma was cocoa, roasted coffee and chocolate. Taste was bittersweet, cocoa, whiskey, chocolate, creamy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (2800) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2017
12oz can from Discount in Waukesha. Weirdest opening can ever ... Mickeys big mouth. Quite black pour with a beige head. Coffee and caramel, with some cocoa. Some anise. Has a bit of a belgian presence and maybe some walnut. Quite dry. The blend is decent, and it really stays away from being too sweet. 13.8

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (12118) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2016
355ml pull-top can. Dark brown pour. Aroma is cocoa and caramel, some roast. Flavor is roastier, dryish, cocoa, decent one.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4450) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 27, 2016
A very nice imperial stout. Rich and chocolatey. The licorice makes it feel thicker than it actually is. Thin tan head. Tried with Brandon and Monica at the taproom in 2016.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (4169) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAR 29, 2016
On Draught
Pours basically black with a small but well sustained head and some spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma is dark chocolate with some raisin like sweentess a big roasty malt character & a little bit of chalk. Its got a moderate alcohol character that works well with the light fruitiness of the aroma.

The flavor is pretty great, sweet but balanced with a reasonably big roasty bitterness. Its got plenty of chocolate & dark fruit with a lot of toffee.

Lovely

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MetalNHopHead (1743) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 10, 2015
With 11.3% alcohol, I dont know if"little" is a fair descriptor for this beer, but what the hell? Even with big flavors from coffee, cocoa, and booze, Little Betty is approchable and smooth. Little Betty is definitely a full-bodied brew with lots of richness, though. (See? Little and full-bodied in the same sentence - the names killing me.) While Im glad I started here with Nebraska Brewings Betty series, Im anxious to see her other forms.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (2044) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Draft/Fest. A- Mocha, cocoa, roasty. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Chocolate, mocha, coffee, roasty, char. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish. O- I actually liked this one better than I thought. I imagine that Black Betty would be too boozy considering how some of their other aged beers come out. This one is just right.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23350) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Draft (or was it bottle?) at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa and coffee. Taste is roasty coffee and chocolate. A straightforward imperial stout.


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