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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 872
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 1,269
Gots: 264 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  9.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout brewed with organic cocoa nibs.

(Beer added by: LilBeerDoctor on 07-14-2009)
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4.35/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz Bomber

2013 Bottling

Another big, huge thanks goes out to Wilson for surprising me with this guy. Gracias! The barrel aged version of Sexual Chocolate is as black as a Nubian Princess. Foam as rich as milk chocolate with the silkiness of cocoa butter. The foam coats the glass in sexy, full coverage, transparent lace.

The nose is as rich as granache and as smooth as Marvin Gaye. Big dark chocolate notes thrive thanks to the cocoa nibs. Soft whispers of anise highlight the smooth roastiness amazingly well. The chocolate even brings hints of milk chocolate, slightly sweet. All this is cradled in expertly handled barrel aging. Vanilla wafers, bourbon, oak, and caramel are all soft and meld perfectly with the base stout. There's even a little peppery booze.

The flavor mimics the nose closely. A mixture of dense, dark and milk chocolate combine with a smooth roastiness that runs from start to finish. A rich nuttiness pops up in the middle, fatty...macadamia like. Big notes of vanilla and caramel comes through on the backend. Soft bourbon tones, a touch of coconut, and oak join the fray, all well done. The licorice weaves in and out of the flavor profile. Everything is perfectly integrated. This is a fine beer.

This stout has a fair amount of weight but it's light, airy, and silky smooth. There's absolutely zero stickiness and, in all honesty, a touch of dryness. The roast leaves some residual bitterness while the tannins dry it out. Drinkabilty for a beer this big is ridiculous.

I like Sexual Chocolate, the regular one, it's a good, solid beer. The barrel aged version raises the bar exponentially. It smooths out the licorice notes and adds tremendous depth. The barrel aging is more a compliment to the base than the main component as it is in so many other heavy handed barrel aged beers these days. If you see this beer anywhere, take it and drink it.

joe1510, Sep 12, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2014 bottle

Pours black with a decent tan head. Head quickly goes down but leaves a nice ring around the edge of the glass. Not the thickest stout but def has some weight for sure

Smell is heavy bourbon, chocolatey fudge brownie and some smokiness.

Taste is awesome. You get a very nice burst of bourbon followed by a wave of chocolatey fudge goodness. Slight smoke taste but very quickly replaced with bourbon again. Not much alcohol burn at all.

Feel is a tad thin. When poured I thought it was going to feel much thicker. Very silky smooth though.

Overall a must have for sure. The base beer to this is amazing and the bourbon just improved it in certain ways.

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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 872 ratings.