Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
3.81/5 rDev -12.8%
Poured into a Delirium snifter on 9/17/12
With much appreciation to PDXHops
A) A dark brown that looks black in the glass. I was able to get about a finger's worth of foam easily, but it doesn't hold long. Wispy retention and a few strands of lace.
S) I like the aroma on this one; it smells close enough to s'mores (at least initially) to tickle my fancy. Roasted chocolate is held in check and there is a decent crackery grain note that blends in with damp oak. I reckon the vanilla overtones from the barrel account for the marshmallow notions. Actual bourbon tones are faint.
T) Bourbon leads things taste-wise but it is a very tangy kind of bourbon that is not front and center for long (though some carries over to the finish). Charred oak comes next leading to a tangy roast. Chocolate comes in with some dark roasted grains.
M) The body is almost velvety smooth; a medium sort of feel. However, carbonation is too high for such a calming feel to be realized fully. Slight graininess on the finish.
D) Overall, this one is pretty solid. The barreling seems a bit on the young side, though.
10-19-2013 04:36:42 | More by Ryan011235
More User Reviews:
4.93/5 rDev +12.8%
2010 vintage, thanks to hu5om (and e11a627 for getting it for him) for sharing at our christmas tasting!
A: a beautiful black pour, a quickly settling khaki head is observed.
S: a forefront of bourbon followed by sweet chocolate maltiness.
T: similar to smell, an initial warmth of bourbon teases the tongue before phasing into sweet chocolate flavors in a nicely balanced, well rounded flavor.
MF/D: like silk on the tongue, this could be drunk all night. so incredibly smooth.
12-21-2010 18:50:40 | More by newk340
4.8/5 rDev +9.8%
Thanks to Bob at the Distributors tent at the Indiana Summer Micro Brewers Festival 2011. I'm not sure how he obtained a Growler of this, and I didn't ask.
This beer stole the spotlight of the event from Founders Cashew Mountain.
O: Its one of those beers that is almost perfect in every way that you can't accurately describe it. If you like Abyss, FW14, Zukhavs, Dark Lord, etc. You will like this.
09-08-2011 22:40:15 | More by jisom123
4.43/5 rDev +1.4%
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. Very excited to try this one.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is heavy on the chocolate and roasted malt, with a good bit of whiskey notes present as well. This is definitely a barrel-aged beer.
The flavor is once again dominated by chocolate and roasted malt notes. There is also a good bit of bourbon, maple and vanilla notes which compliment the malt and chocolate notes very well.
Medium to thick motuhfeel and low to medium carbonation. Very nice.
05-07-2011 22:59:55 | More by Mora2000
4.45/5 rDev +1.8%
Bottle thanks to Shilt! Poured into a snifter.
A: Jet black. Looks thick in the glass. Had a nice beige head that receded in less than 5 minutes.
S: Chocolate, bourbon and vanilla.
T: Roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oakiness. Tiny amount of coffee flavors. Ends with a nice, lingering chocolate aftertaste.
M: Medium/thick body, with nice, light carbonation. A bit of alcohol burn in the aftertaste.
O: Excellent beer that I would drink any day if I could. Worth seeking out.
01-29-2013 00:32:25 | More by standardcherry
4.43/5 rDev +1.4%
22oz bomber poured into a flute, huge thanks to imagineiii for busting this open!
Pours pitch black with a very generous super dark brown/chocolate coloread head that slowly fades - almost looks like a nitro poured beer, very nice. Aroma is very nice, you can tell the barrel has mellowed it out quite a bit, and I'm getting just a little hint of vanilla on the nose.
Taste is rich, chocolate, oak, vanilla, and the light hint of coconut which is really kinda unique. The mouthfeel is spot on, full and creamy with a really mellow finish. Really a fantastic beer, sadly i had this before the non BA version, so I'll probably be a bit underwhelmed by the regular one now.
09-18-2011 13:17:45 | More by kingcrowing
4.38/5 rDev +0.2%
22oz bottle enjoyed at an awesome tasting with some local BA's. poured into a new belgium snifter.
about a 1/4 of creamy light mocha colored head, decent lace. opaque black body.
lots of boozey bourbon dominates the nose, definatly nothinf solvent like. a smooth, clean chocolate, roasted malt just noticable behind the booze.
totally different taste than i was expecting based on the aroma. lots of bourbon that blends very nicely with an ideal chocolate flavor. some vanilla noticable. smooth warming bourbon.
very smooth and very creamy. light carbonation with a heavy thick body.
a very good beer, the bourbon definatly dominates over the chocolate. i wouldnt mind one of these for the cellar, could be quite interesting with some age on it.
09-04-2011 17:47:51 | More by dogfishandi
4.05/5 rDev -7.3%
Acquired via trade
(Aged for 1+ year)
Black throughout, though not particularly thick or menacing in appearance, like some other barrel-aged stouts. Small ring of dark brown bubbles, but not much of a head. Very little visible carbonation. Leaves the glass oily and spotted.
Not a ton of barrel in the aroma, though there are some complementary notes. Along with the barrel are definite, rich, roast and chocolate notes. Complete, though not particularly mind-blowing.
The flavor follows the nose. This is not particularly heavy with barrel notes, but the base stout is exceptional: chocolate, roast, a bit of vanilla, and some wood accompaniment.
Medium bodied with low carbonation.
Good, and exceptionally drinkable, but I wouldn't seek it out or trade for it again. There are just too many good or better available, local options.
03-04-2013 23:06:34 | More by ehammond1
4.53/5 rDev +3.7%
On tap at the release party.
Pours a light tan head to accompany an opaque black brew. A standard look for an RIS.
Loads of chocolate, black strap, malt, vanilla and coffee in the nostrils.
I get some bitterness in the taste and glimpses of cocoa powder and soupy brownie mix. The barrel is amazing in this version! Not being the biggest fan of the regular version of SC, I was a little apprehensive of this was all going to come together. Well, the barrel aging does absolute wonders.
Low carbonation and very, very smooth. Alcohol is well hidden as one could easily polish off a few pints of this in a session. This is the real deal and a perfect example of how barrel aging can take a good beer and make it incredible.
08-30-2010 03:15:21 | More by rudylaw
Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
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