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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Series   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.

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3.8
KansaiBeerLvrs (5141) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 7, 2016
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.

3.5
mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2016
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.

4.5
MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 1, 2016
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.

4.1
jflopsu (1614) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2016
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.

4.8
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2016
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.

3.9
travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2016
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.

4.5
koleminer20 (3591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this one at the Brew Crew Bash in Ann Arbor on May 21. This one was poured from a 22 oz bottle. I have high hopes for this one, as I love cognac aged stouts! The pour is a jet black, viscous and oily with a thin ring of dark brown head that thins out as the beer warms. The aroma is good. There is a cognac sweetness right up front, with notes of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits and, a little woodiness. There is just a light presence of booze, but the sweetness on this is good. The booziness toward the back end is a little off-putting. The flavors are better. The booziness fades, and you’re left with a sweet big stout. The chocolate, vanilla, and woodiness balance great. The cognac offering and a light roastiness are really balanced and delicious. The mouth feel is thick and chewy with a soft carbonation that really coats the mouth. The aftertaste is sweet chocolate, vanilla, and a light booziness to work the sinuses. This beer is spectacular.

3.4
Ernest (7693) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 5, 2016
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".

3.9
rougeau13 (3008) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2016
Tap at world of beer sugar land. Black with a lightly lacing creamy beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee, and light booze barrel, but surprisingly mild. Taste is roasty, moderately boozy, and moderately sweet. Medium-full bodied. Smooth. Nice but somewhat subdued.

4
zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a large, light brown head. Aroma is brandy, coffee, roasted malt, and hops. Flavor is roasted malt, brandy, coffee, alcohol, and hops. Medium body. Lighter and less sweet then expected.


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