Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
3.81/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2013 04:36:42 | More by Ryan011235
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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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