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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Black as night and every bit Imperial, this RIS was originally launched to tremendous accolades. Aged in Whiskey barrels, this barrel aged version meshes the rich chocolates and the coffee-like aromatics with the sweet whiskey nose and drying character of the oak. Slightly behind on the palate are the hops, held in restraint by the wonderfully full mouth-feel and broad flavors brought on by the perfect blend of so many malted barley varieties. Ready to enjoy now and perfect for extended cellaring.

2010 United States Open Beer Championship Gold Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer
2010 United States Open Beer Championship Judges Award Most Creative Flavor
2010 World Beer Championships Gold Medal Imperial Stout
2011 World Beer Tasting Championship Regional Champion Imperial Stout
2011 North American Beer Awards Gold Medal Wood Flavored Beer
2011 United States Open Beer Championship Gold Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer
2012 United States Beer Tasting Championship Regional Champion Imperial Stout
2012 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout
2012 United States Open Beer Championship Bronze Medal Wood/Barrel Imperial Stout
2013 United States Open Beer Championship Bronze Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Beer
2013 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition Gold Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout
2014 18th Annual Great International Beer Competition Bronze Medal Strong Beer
2015 United States Open Beer Championship Bronze Medal Wood / Barrel Aged Strong Stout

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (3690) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle shared by Paul. Enjoyed while sitting on the dock of the bay. The beer is black with a giant, foamy tan head that completely costs the snifter in lacing. The aroma brings a healthy whiskey presence, followed by roast, vanilla, and oak. The flavor is very whiskey forward, though not hot. Smooth and well balanced. Good stuff. The price is a bit steep at $25 per bottle. I would have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-01-2011

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (2019) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown black with large tan head. Aroma is wood and coffee some brown sugar. Taste could be thicker very bubbly bourbon and oatmeal flavor

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Plenty of nutty, vanilla oak aromas coming off of this beer. Sweet on the nose. A bit bitter on the finish, also roasty. Expecting this to be. A bit sweeter, perhaps chocolatey given the aroma. But overall a strong effort.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle at Dans courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man!!! Pour is pitch black with a two-finger brown head and great lacing. Molasses, coconut, light peat, wood, anise, light cocoa, and coffee in the aroma. Taste is really smooth, light roast, dark chocolate, espresso, bourbon, anise, vanilla, and coconut with a lightly bitter finish. Mouth coating mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Bottle @ Dans house, courtesy of foppa78. Pours a deep black appearance with a nice, thick brown head. Rich dark chocolate, dark caramel, burnt woody, a bit charred, light candy aroma. A little boozy, dark grape, whiskey, somewhat boozy, dark chocolate, a touch tart fruity, roasty flavor. Pretty tasty but not elite.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jayhawkbbfan (2) - - SEP 16, 2012 does not count
Nebraska Brewing Companys Black Betty is a wonderful Imperial Stout. Definitely on my top ten list of favorites. Has a small bite, but generally smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (14203) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, wood and sour dark tobacco aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted malt sweet & sour flavor with a medium s sour & sweet finish of moderate duration. This beer did not meet my expectations.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
b3shine (8675) - Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks tmoney99). Looks fine; a little thin though. Smells okay; nothing special though. Tastes infected. Not the best on the palate either. I think its infected, so Id give it another chance, but this doesnt impress me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Black Betty was a beer, bam-a-lam, that poured almost black with a medium chocolat milk head, bam-a-lam. OK Ill quit but one hazard of drinking this is youll have the song stuck in your head. Aroma sweet malts with noticeable hops. Taste initially sweet with whiskey, malts and slight chocolate, then slight roast and oak. Finish mild but prolonged hops. palate medium, could be a bit more full.

Pretty good with nice flavor but balance could be a little better. The hops were by no means strong but seemed to over shadow the malt profile.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours an oily black with a small tan head. No lacing left about. Nose promises loads of chocolate with a hint of whisky and loads of vanilla. Although sweet, it balances out nicely. Heaps of vanilla in the taste with the whisky and chocolate tones cutting through. Cuts short with a hint of bitterness. Short and thin palate. Nice beer, the palate lets it down a little though


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