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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

Barrel Aged Sexual ChocolateBarrel Aged Sexual Chocolate

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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.53%


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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jisom123

Indiana

4.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: growler

09-08-2011 22:40:15 | More by jisom123
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A shared growler.

A: The imperial stout is pitch black, dark as midnight on a moonless night. Tan head, a stark contrast to the darkness of the stout. The ale has legs, running up and down the glass.

S: The nose has a roasted chocolate body that has been overtaken by rich bourbon. Vanilla and coconut dominate over the stout. A vast improvement, nose-wise of the original.

T: Sweet bourbon runs rampant over the chocolate stout. While the base hangs out, it allows the bourbon to come through. That's good because I was underwhelmed by the original version. Here the bourbon accentuates the malty sweetness, bringing out more roasted flavors. The bourbon itself adds a sweet, hot flavor of vanilla, coconut and oak. Coffee and burnt, sugary malts come back near the finish and drive the fullness of the stout. Sweet bourbon in the stout, what a great pairing.

M: The mouthfeel allows the bourbon to take over. That smooths out the chocolate flavors and adds more depth.

D: Small sips only, a rich, strong stout that hits the right notes.

Serving type: growler

09-19-2010 20:34:53 | More by akorsak
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler into goblet on 9/22/09. Huge thanks to Deuane for sharing this rarity with a few friends!

A - Poured an thick, oily black body with a thin, beige strand for a head and virtually no carbonation whatsoever.

S - Subtle bourbon notes intertwined with dark, semi-sweet chocolate notes and a hint of vanilla. Aroma is a little warm and beefy, but the alcohol remains fairly restrained in the midst of all the sweetness. There's also a hint of toasted coconut in the background, which imparts a pleasant, unexpected twist.

T - Mmmmm... there's that toasted coconut character again, this time working quite nicely with vanilla and bourbon notes as well as plenty of dark chocolate. Finishes with earthy hop bitterness paired with more toasted coconut and tangy bourbon notes. Wonderfully balanced and delicious, to say the least.

M - Full bodied with a smooth, luscious texture resulting in a silky mouthfeel. Quite oily and viscous overall, and very softly carbonated. Alcohol presence remains well-concealed.

D - Simply delicious and so easy to drink, especially given the high ABV%. I really enjoyed the coconut presence here. I could have drank this all night.

Serving type: growler

09-23-2009 23:29:28 | More by ffejherb
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Big thanks to kkipple for hooking me up with a hand bottle of this gem. I was glad to have the opportunity to take it home and share with some fellow beer geeks.

A-Deep, dark black--almost looks like thin motor oil. Unfortunately, time in a bottle was not kind to the carbonation level and there was no head of any kind. Quite disappointing after seeing what the draft version looked like.

S-Lots of vanilla, dark chocolate, and bourbon sweetness. Bits of dark fruit, cherry and some tobacco. Even notes of toasted coconut which I did not get before. This is such a complex brew.

T-Despite the lack of carbonation with one still tastes great! Rich and robust with the cornucopia of flavours on the palate that are in the nose. So much going on it's like having a rave party in your mouth!

M-Heavy bodied, viscous thick and oily. The lack of carbonation hurts here a bit as the creamy texture is lost. Still good but not the same as the fresh draft.

D-Regardless of the carbonation loss this one still tastes great and is a real head scratcher when you try to figure out all of the flavours. I was glad to share this awesome beer with some good friends.

Serving type: growler

09-23-2009 15:16:52 | More by Deuane
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ralflord

Connecticut

4.97/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Unfuckingbelievable! Poured in my Double Bastard glass. Nice rusty brown, root beerish color. Tiny bubbles danced about with virtually no head. Smell was incredible. Light chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and bourbon. The bourbon was mized in nicely, did not overwhelm the beer. Taste was equally great. It mimiced the smells almost exactly, with an expectional balance. Man, do I love BA beers, especially Stouts aged in bourbon/whiskey. This beer got better as it warmed up, and was very easy to drink after awhile, which with it's high abv can cause problems. Definitely on my top 5 beer list. Pursue this incredible beer with the utmost of vigilance.

Serving type: growler

08-28-2009 13:16:02 | More by ralflord
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Gyle41386

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes:

Black pour. Great head retains well, and leaves behind some very nice lacing.

This is what a barrel-aged imperial stout should smell/taste like. Loads and loads of bourbony and stouty goodness. The folks at Foothills apparently love using those Pappy Van Winkle barrels...this is the only BA beer I've had from them, but I'd love to try more. The great thing about this beer is the perfect balance of all flavor components. Roasted barley, chocolate, coffee beans, vanilla, and sweet, sweet bourbon. Never is the bourbon hot, or over-powering. Dangerously drinkable. The only knock I can think of is the body wasn't as big as I would have liked.

Just a great, great stout. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to try it.

Serving type: growler

08-28-2009 04:34:27 | More by Gyle41386
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supermanjace

California

4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ahhh my Dark Knight of beers. There are so few that live up to the hype that surrounds them. There are so few that really should be held to the standard that is the BA hype machine. But holy macaroni, this one lives up. Anticipated, raved about and well worth it at every turn, tis a real shame this one won't be experienced by more of the faithful seekers here. However, we gave it a good home, here in LA, thanks to a great BA in one of the Carolinas.

A brilliant pour, despite it's cross country journey, billows of head cascade to the top of the glass. Not overdone, but enough to tickle the tongue, the carbonation is just right. And the taste is sublime. My fellow taster, young HopHeadLouie mentions the balance, and he is right. If the draw on bourbon barrel aging for you is the bourbon heat, the feeling you're drinking not a beer, but a spirit, look elsewhere. This is a sublime, chocolate goodness, with merely the hint of the Pappy Van Winkle. Not to say it isn't there, but in line with my Dark Knight metaphor, Pappy is the character actor that comes in, delivers his lines, kicks it's ass but never hams it up, thinking it's his movie. He is the Gary Oldman of this treat.

And what a treat! Far too enjoyable, far too drinkable for its sizable ABV. Man, this is one we shared with a fair number of non BA Sexual chocolate fans, but I feel I Could have (and maybe the hoarder in me wishes I had) enjoyed a far larger amount of this one.

A paramount example of what barrel aging should be about. A phenomenal beer in Sexual Chocolate is made only more layered and more complex by this process. Never losing sigh of the brilliance of the original., not resting on its laurels this beer is just an experience well worth having .

I figure there will be more of this next go round. Make your deals, for you shan't be disappointed.

Serving type: growler

08-17-2009 04:15:14 | More by supermanjace
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HopHeadLouie

California

4.88/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sexual Pappy is one astonishingly good brew! So many bourbon barrel beers overwhelm you with essence of booze, but the key note here is balance. Sexual Chocolate is the perfect vessel to deliver the spirit of the spirits and the smooth Pappy van Winkle flavor serves only to enhance the already stellar brew. Waves of dark chocolate and woody vanilla lovingly assaulted my pallet over and over with every sip. The full bodied velvet silky smooth mouth feel, pitch perfect carbonation and luscious dark brown appearance made this a beer experience that I won't soon forget.

Side Note: How I ended up in Hollywood, California drinking a super rare beer from North Carolina is an amazing testament to the power of the beer trading community. Thanks to the efforts of Khiasmus, myself and 6 other West Coast BAs were able to share a Growler of this remarkable beer.

Serving type: growler

08-08-2009 15:47:45 | More by HopHeadLouie
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Orangevango

South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this beer is everything a bourbon barrel aged beer should be, and nothing that they should not be. The appearance was what I expected, dark brown with almost no head. When I swirl it I notice that the beer clings to the glass and coats it: this beer is obviously quite viscous. The aroma is huge, the vanilla from the oak is intense and so pleasent. Cocoa and alcohol are also major players. As it warms I notice the fruitiness more and more in the nose. This beer lacks the burnt, hot aroma of some bourbon aged beers (yay). The flavor is incredibly rich. The chocolate is very well intergrated, as is the vanilla. The vanilla and alcohol flavors are not as evident in the flavor as the aroma. I just can not get over how rich and delicious this beer is, by far the most chocolatey beer Ive had (never had regular sexual chocolate though), and the most artfull use of bourbon in a beer.

P.S. this was given to me in a flip-top bottle filled under the counter, so the appearance/mouthfeel may be off.

All in all: outstanding. Bravo Foothills.

Serving type: growler

07-31-2009 05:05:17 | More by Orangevango
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Treyliff

West Virginia

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
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure on the vintage. Stout-like appearance, black and opaque, with a nice cap of dark brown head that retained as a ringlet, leaving a few streaks on the glass, dabbed with light lacing. Roasty dark malts in the aroma, dark chocolate, bourbon and vanilla. In the taste, good blend of bourbon/vanilla/coconut sweetness and chocolaty/malty roastiness, with neither really taking dominance, lesser notes of coffee, cocoa bitterness, and toasted oak, slight hop presence in the finish. Medium-full body, smooth, not too hot, quite drinkable. I didn't really think this was too distinctive in the world of barrel-aged stouts, but what it was, was a good and tasty beer overall. A major improvement over the rather lack-luster regular version.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 01:22:52 | More by Rifugium
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2012 bottling

Appearance: Pours a midnight black color with an inch or so of beige foam on top; leggy lacing is left behind

Smell: Bourbon forward, with the ABV making its presence felt; chocolate, vanilla and woody tones, as well

Taste: As with the aroma, the Bourbon is very strong and dominates the front end, with the chocolate building through the middle; after the swallow, there is some vanilla and oak but the finish is rather boozy (even after 18 months); the hops have mellowed, however, and blend nicely

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation and considerable warmth in the gullet

Overall: My preference in barrel-aged stouts is for a more subtle Bourbon character so I like to age a beer like this for a while to see how it mellows; based on this experience, my guess is that it might take three or four years to get to the point where I would really enjoy it

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 00:05:10 | More by brentk56
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Ryan011235

Ohio

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

2011 Vintage

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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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle generously shared by Dustin at our crazy bottleshare last night, 10/5/2013. Poured into a Zwanze 2013 glass.

Looks like a typical great BA stout. Opaque, black as the dark. Not much of a head, a little bit of mocha fuzz on the surface, rather filmy actually. A little bit of lacing.

Lots of roastiness, coffee bitterness, chocolate along with some bourbon and some barrel. Its not intense, but its not weak, rather quite mellow. Enjoyable nose.

I'm really enjoying this. It's got that umami kind of flavour in some BA stouts. Pretty chocolatey and roasty, accentuated by a mild-moderate bourbon sweetness. Balanced well with some espresso bitterness. It's pretty damn good stuff.

Full bodied, thick, viscous and just right amounts of carbonation. Its a bit chewy and I love how the bourbon is a great complement to the base beer.. leaves a nice, nougatty finish on the palate.

Balanced with bourbon being a complementary adjunct. Its what I really enjoy about certain barrel-aged stouts. There are some where the bourbon and barrel pretty much taking over the entire beer, and I do not enjoy some of these beers. This one, however is perfectly balanced while providing a complex palette of flavours. Very enjoyable to drink this one!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 04:00:07 | More by Stevedore
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on-tap at Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem, NC

A: Pours an opaque but clear jet black in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some faint cola brown + crimson red highlights. The beer has a half finger tall dense foamy dark beige head that reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and oak.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted malts with a light amount of dark chocolate sweetness. Light to moderate notes of chocolate malts with moderate to strong flavors of vanilla and oak with lighter flavors of bourbon. Light amounts of bitterness.

M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Thick and viscous.

O: Overall not nearly as "hot" as it has been in previous years and much smoother... The bourbon is very complementary rather than dominating. Delicious and definitely worth trying - I would get this year's vintage again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2013 21:23:10 | More by dbrauneis
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewpub for the 2013 release day. into a chalice.

pours a very dark brown with a reddish hue on the edges. inch or so beige head. smooth bourbon and chocolate aroma. not too overpowering, just right. the taste has a good amount of smooth bourbon up front , chocolate and roasted malts. very smooth, not thick. fairly creamy. sticky on the palate. real real smooth is my overall impression. full bodied with low carbonation.

overall much better than original sexual chocolate. very very drinkable. the flavor doesn't approach a parabola or KBS, but still very good and very impressive.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2013 12:29:02 | More by Axnjxn
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Treebs

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2013 vintage. Thanks to jportillo for the share. 22 oz bottle served in a Firestone Walker mini snifter.

A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some splotch lace down the glass.

S: Smooth bourbon with a just a touch of heat. Sweet caramel barrel notes with some dark chocolate. There is some minimal char in the periphery as well.

T: The taste wasn't as nice as the nose. The chocolate notes weren't as prevalent. The bourbon was upfront with an oak backing. Light roasted malts as well.

M: Medium light bodied with a smooth and medium carbonation. Slightly charred oak finish.

O: A little thin and light on the flavors. Overall it was nice, but slightly overrated in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 13:35:47 | More by Treebs
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ehammond1


4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, match1112!

(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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 23:06:34 | More by ehammond1
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Auracom

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great share from Scott, thanks man. 3-4 oz. poured into a tulip on February 2nd, 2013.

A - This looks really similar to Vanilla BCBS in both color and depth, but with a twinge of ruby-like caramel at the edges. Virtually zero carbonation or lacing but it's got a moderately sticky residue across the sides.

S - Not as rich in distinct Stitzel-Weller Pappy as BCBS Rare but I get a decent trace of that very distinct oak. Light cocoa, moderate roast.

T - Better than anticipated. Initial dark chocolate melds into richer butterscotch and honey almond. Easily better than aroma.

M - Medium-high carbonation, tannic, medium body, dry aftertaste.

D - I'm not astounded but it's memorable. And in a world of BA-everything, that is a complement.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 03:57:37 | More by Auracom
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz 2012

A: Midnight black with very little head

S: A balanced chocolate and bourbon aroma with some oak and roasted notes

T: Great combination of bourbon with some mild chocolate and roasted flavor, bourbon is not over powering and lets the other parts of the beers come through nicely, some mild hints of coffee, hides the almost 10% abv very very well

M: Moderate body with low level of carbonation but goes down very easy with a very nice texture

O: I love living down the the road from Foothills because it makes getting this beer so easy. There is a reason it has hype behind it and why it has won awards. It is def one you should try and get your hands on to experience.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 13:26:43 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

The pour is dark brown in color, but it is noticeably thin from the pour. A light brown or ruby meniscus.

The aroma is full of dark chocolate and Pappy. The aroma blends well together, the sweet dark chocolate and the dryness of the oak and Pappy is an interesting effect.

The flavor starts sweet, with lots of milk and dark chocolate. As the sip continues, the Pappy comes into play, adding a warming sensation to the stomach. Roasted malt, some espresso, and a bit of vanilla add some depth. The chocolate and Pappy really control the flavor, though.

The body is a little bit lighter and more watery than I would like in my barrel aged imperial stouts. Overall I felt it was fairly smooth, with a proper medium carbonation and an alcohol presence that stayed in the background.

Overall I found this to be an above average beer. When compared to other top tier barrel aged beers, though, it does not compete.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 04:58:27 | More by KickInTheChalice
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 00:32:25 | More by standardcherry
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz, 2011 vintage
HF Wine Glass

A: Pours pitch black, maybe some reddish hues on edges. Really didn't get much head. Thin layer of light tan head. Forms a ring around edges. Some alcohol feet.

S: Definitely getting some muted vanilla notes. Chocolate, but no where near as much as with a fresh bottle of the regular version of this brew. Light roast coffee. Some woody notes are there.

T: Pulling lots of creamy chocolate and vanilla on the first sip. It's really pleasant. The bourbon isn't overpowering at all and actually seems to have nicely faded into a caramel like vanilla hint. No booze at all. Very easy drinking. Nice long finish with flavors coming up a little more as it warms and you sip on it.

M: Full bodied and creamy.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 14:27:12 | More by inlimbo77
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jayfro70

Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a great beer. My first BASC.
2012 bottle poured into a small tasting glass shared with several friends

A - Rich dark black color with very little head.

S - Rich, chocolatey, bourbony smell. All the scents are very easy to pick out and seem very balaced.

T - Everything seems very balanced in this one. Cocoa, vanilla, bourbon. All came through, but none overpowering. My only regret is that this is that I'm tasting the BASC and I've never had the regular SC. Hoping to grab a couple of bottles at the release in a few weeks.

M - Nice thick body with very little head/carbonation coming through. Exactly what I would expect from a strong BA stout.

O - I've heard mixed reviews about the regular version of SC, but I'm very happy with the BA version. Wish I had more...

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 15:59:33 | More by jayfro70
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at mrbubbler's "end of the world" tasting.

2012 vintage.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and wood. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some solid barrel aged aromas and flavors.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 03:57:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
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