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Black Betty Russian Imperial Stout - Nebraska Brewing Company
Black Betty Russian
Imperial Stout - Nebraska Brewing Company
night and every bit Imperial, this RIS was originally launched to
tremendous accolades. Going further, this Stranahan’s Whiskey barrel
aged version meshes the rich chocolates, the coffee-like aromatics
with the sweet whiskey nose and drying character of the oak.
Slightly behind on the palette are the hops – held in restraint by
the wonderfully full mouthfeel and broad flavors brought on by the
perfect blend of so many malted barley varieties. Ready to enjoy
upon release and perfect for extended cellaring.
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Pours black with some very faints hints of crimson around the edges,
and a dense two finger head. The lacing is thick and very sticky,
leaving a nice webbing behind.
Smell; wow, very hoppy nose right out of the gates. Pnine and a
little citrus, then fades alcohol. A touch of coffee, chocolate and
dark roasted malts meld with some dark fruits, such as prunes and
Taste; as with the aroma, the hops hit right away with a bitter pine
resin and spicy alcohol. Fortunately they a fade some as the beer
warms a little, which gives the roasted/sweet malts a chance to come
through. Coffee and bitter dark chocolate, followed by prunes and
just some faint hints of licorice, fading to a little bit of a sweet
Mouthfeel is full bodied with a nice/fine carbonation. The
drinkability is decent, but definitely is hurt by a high ABV (though
I'm not sure what ir is). Reminds me of very fresh BR Big Bear Black
Edit: Finished the second half of the growler the next day, and it
held up extremely well, maintaining a veryy good level of
carbonation, with no real noticeable signs of oxidation. Will
definitely be going back for some more.
Nebraska Brewing Brewers
Paul Kavulak and Tyson Arp round out the brewing lineup and have
come together to build a broad beer portfolio complete with Brewer's
Choice specials that will keep you coming back for more. As brewers
go, they tend to be incredibly passionate about their craft.
Nebraska Brewing Company is fortunate to have two brewers with the
fire burning in their souls.
Paul has been brewing since 1992, after he and one of his buddies
had a discussion on brewing beer at home. Paul began a journey that
would span more than a decade and expose him to the incredible world
of diversity, tastes, and other individuals that enjoyed this art as
much as he did. Over the course of time, Paul has won a number of
awards at the amateur level and even had one of his recipes on tap
at a local brewpub. Paul is a volunteer beer judge whenever the
opportunity presents itself.
Tyson has what some call a brewing affliction. He drove his hobby so
hard that it went from kitchen stovetop to brewhouse in zero to 60
fashion. Incrediby detailed, he possesses an invaluable knack for
solving the most difficult brewing problems. It really does an
injustice to Tyson to say that he's the junior guy in the group, so
let's just say that he's an awesome member of a tremendous brewing
team. (anything else would go to his head and our brewhouse door
isn't that big)
Paul and Tyson welcome the opportunity to discuss their beer
passions with others who share an appreciation for everything that
craft beer has to offer. If you've got a comment or suggestion,
don't hold back - they'd love to hear from you!
Nebraska Brewing Company
Located in Papillion’s hoppin’ Shadow Lake Town Centre, Nebraska
Brewing Company is a relaxed dining destination complemented by
incredible, fresh handcrafted ales. Locally owned and operated, it’s
our aim to share our passion for beer and food with everyone who
walks through the door. When your stomach’s growling and you’re
feelin’ parched, head to Nebraska Brewing Company for casual
American fare, a full bar, and a great time. Our knowledgeable staff
will assist you in creating the perfect beer and food combination.
Oh, and on your way out, be sure to grab a growler of one (or two)
of our fine ales.