Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by Reagan1984:
4.83/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Special thanks to Jimmy J (Draught2012) for bringing this to a recent beer tasting that consisted of mostly classic R.I.S.’s Must be noted that two.. yes two bottles of Kate the Great were dropped and smashed all over my driveway just before the tasting. The stain on my driveway and our hearts remains. (I didn’t drop them for the record)
First had this beer at the ACBF in Boston a couple years ago. It was the hit of the night and we spent the last 45 minutes of the fest drinking and standing in line for this beer alone. I still adhere to the no review rule regarding samples so I didn’t post a review then despite drinking probably close to a bomber by myself. But I loved it then and was excited to share this bottle. Finally, regular Sexual Chocolate is a very good beer, but not epic for me personally. I note this since in my opinion, the barrel aging elevates this beer to another level. Just wonderful.
All the typical visual characteristics of a Russian Imperial Stout. Large dark gold head that builds from within. Lots of retention and lacing.
Aroma is of chocolate, bourbon...vanilla (I love posting that things smell like both chocolate and vanilla...cracks me up) A whiff of light alcohol... very nice and thick in your nostril.
I want to use the cliche here that this whole here is greater than the sum of the parts. I am again referring to how much better I enjoy this vs. the standard Sexual Chocolate. The melding of the flavors is what really shines here. So well rounded and soft, but each note is there. All the same items noted in the aroma... And then they meld if really is a wonderful thing.
The mouthfeel is as soft and well rounded as the flavors. For whatever reason, I think this is one of the greatest differences vs. the standard version. One of my first impressions of that beer was that it was too thin. (just a touch) No issue here.
Great beer and one that should be chased. Well done guys!!!
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2011 17:06:02 | More by Reagan1984
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4.43/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
2013 bottle, poured into Sexual Chocolate teku glass
A- pours pitch black with a small light tan creamy head that reduces to a ring, leaving just a few patches of lace
S- prominent barrel aroma with bourbony oak, sweet molasses, toffee, fig & raisin and a hint of vanilla
T- bourbon and oak up front that compliments the base beer very well, really bringing out the molasses flavor. Good chocolaty base with dark fruit notes, leading to a finish of oak, bourbon and vanilla
M- medium body and carbonation, foamy mouthfeel that leads to a smooth and slightly warming finish, abv is hidden pretty well
O- the bourbon is nearly perfectly integrated with an already solid base beer. I wasn't blown away by the original Sexual Chocolate, but I was really impressed by this version
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2014 03:54:35 | More by Treyliff
Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
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