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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Reviews: 208
Hads: 1,130
Avg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 1,377
Gots: 326 | FT: 38
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Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States | website

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout | 9.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: LilBeerDoctor on 07-14-2009

Barrel aged Russian Imperial Stout brewed with organic cocoa nibs.
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Photo of mdfb79
4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From 09/25/10 notes. Big thanks to Lunch for sharing this one; thanks Paul!. Tried side by side with a bottle of 2010 Sexual Chocolate that was not infected. Review #700!

a - Pours a very dark brown color with one to two inches of tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate, molasses, and roasted malts. Very balanced; one of the best bourbon barrel aged beers I have ever smelled.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, bourbon, oak, alcohol, coffee, light dark fruits, and chocolate. Not as much chocolate in the taste as regular Sexual Chocolate, which I guess is from the bourbon barrels.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Insanely smooth and easy to drink for a barrel aged beer. I thought the body was much thicker than that of the normal Sexual Chocolate.

d - I loved this RIS; I enjoyed every aspect of it a lot. We tried a few great barrel aged stouts (BA Blackout, Ivan the Terrible) and I thought this was by far the best one. I find normal Sexual Chocolate a very good beer and thought this blew it away. Loved everything about it; would love to try again sometime.

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Photo of scifan
4.58/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Finally getting around to actually drinking and reviewing this bad boy. Poured from the bottle into my Portsmouth balloon glass. A hard pour reveals a lovely black body with a huge billowing khaki head that sticks around for quite awhile. Leaves some lacing along the glass. Smells absolutely exquisite. A nice balance of sweet bakers chocolate and bourbon. This one isn't a bourbon bomb at all, but rather achieves a nice balance with the bourbon integrating perfectly with the other aromas. Taste as good as it smells. Dark chocolate, sweet dark fruits, and a light roasted malt flavor as well. All the while being balanced perfectly with the bourbon. You can definitely taste the bourbon but none of the normall "hotness" you get with it. Very nice job of barrel aging here. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel that coats the tongue nicely. With the perfect amount of carbonation. Although this is a big barrel aged beer its never overly sweet or cloying, and the alcohol doesn't get in the way at all making this one dangerously drinkable. A definite home run from Foothills.

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Photo of koopa
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received in a trade with a generous BA thanks! I shared this one with Vito from the Copper Mine Pub and grassblue on 918.10.

Appearance: Pours black with a 1.5 finger dirty khaki cronw. The head shows moderate retention and soapy lace.

Smell: Strong smooth fresh bourbon and sweet wood over deep molassas and dark malt.

Taste: Same as nose but with a hint of alcohol heat. This is so well balanced and so well refined its ridiculous.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium thick with a creamy mouthfeel. Divine!

Drinkability: Super nice

What a tasty brew. I'm really glad I had the opportunity to try this one.

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Photo of urwithdave
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a very generous BA for hooking me up with this one! Poured into a Cigar City swifter. Reviewing from notes.

A- pours pitch black in color. Oil looking. Two fingers of a Mocha head. Pretty good retention. Some spotty lacing left with a thick coating covering my glass.

A- big roasted malts. A lot of dark chocolate. Some barrel notes shine through but they are not to intense.

T- a huge amount of bitter chocolate up front. Other roasted malts follow. The oak and the bourbon from the barrel aging cuts down on the char that was almost overpowering in the base beer. There is a touch of sweetness that really blends well with the other flavors. I really enjoyed this A LOT more than regular SC!

M- on the thicker side of medium. It was a little more carbonated than I expected, but I wouldn't say it was overly carbonated.

D- I really enjoyed this brew! The barrel aging did well for this one. I would have no problem polishing off multiple bombers in one sitting :)

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Photo of MasterSki
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to both BucketBoy and Photekut for sending me bottles of this one. Shared at Bryna's birthday celebration. Served in my trusty Kuhnhenn tulip glass.

A - From Sexual Chocolate review - "Pours with a finger of dark tan foam that dissipates to a thin ring. Some spotty lace is left clinging to the sides of the glass. The body is black with some glints of brown at the fringes of the glass." This looks nearly identical to regular Sexual Chocolate, with a slightly more complete cap of foam left behind.

S - "Roasted malts, chocolate cake, molasses" from the base beer, as well as some dark multigrain toast, earthy barrel, and a dash of whiskey spice. The barrel-aging thankfully lets the good aspects of the original beer shine through and isn't heavy-handed.

T - The taste has more cocoa and vanilla character, but still a hefty amount of earthy bitterness and char. I get more barrel and grain character than overt whiskey, although it's hard to be accurate having never enjoyed Weller's. Apparently Wellers uses wheat in their mash instead of rye, but I have no idea if this is relevent. In any case, I didn't find this to be substantially better than the base beer.

M - Smooth, low carbonation, medium-full body that surprised me as usually barrel-aging thins beers and this seemed heftier than the original. Perhaps the reduction in carbonation caused this illusion.

D - I didn't find this to be significantly better or different than regular Sexual Chocolate, a trait that is somewhat of a double-edged sword. The good qualities of the base beer shine through, but the barrel-aging doesn't add huge flavor components either.

I'm curious how distinct the Pappy Van Winkle version was, but I guess I'll probably never know.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.52/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Alex for sharing this, bottle into a Bells glass. Will people please stop hyping these damn Foothills beers? Sexual chocolate was not any good, barrel aging it certainly did not improve it much, if any...A super dark black pour that is lacking most carbonation...The aroma gets this off to a nice start that makes me think I finally found a good Foothills beer. The aroma is a touch to light but shows complexity that you'd think would be tough with some a chocolate dominated base, light bourbon, a touch of canilla, a chocolate all come through really balanced; the taste not so much. The taste is all wood, I might as well be licking a piece of fresh coat oak. All sweetness is gone, as well as the complexity.

Another let down.

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Photo of akorsak
4.05/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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Photo of billshmeinke
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed last night out of a Bruery tulip. Thanks go out to rudylaw for the trade. Review from notes.

The body is black as night and sports some oily legs and thickness. Initial pour creates a three finger beige head with tight carbonation that exhibits good retention throughout and leaves tons of lacing behind.

The nose bursts with cocoa, baker's chocolate, caramel, oak, vanilla and bourbon. A decadent and sweet bouquet perfect for dessert.

The taste follows in the exceptional footsteps of the smell. Upfront there is cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, a hint of roasty coffee, molasses, and caramelized brown sugar. Then comes barrel notes on the back end of oak, vanilla and bourbon. The barrel notes are pronounced, but by no means too powerful. There is enough roast and bitter components to balance out the complex sweetness of this brew.

The mouthfeel is full bodied, thick, rich, coating, and smooth. The alcohol is well hidden too. My only complaint is that it is a little on the high side of carbonation for the style.

This beer is epic! A seriously tasty beer, and worth seeking out. It blows it's non BA sibling out of the water. Thanks for bottling this Foothills, and please make more soon!

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Photo of jsanford
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Foothills Brewery on BA Sexual Chocolate Release Day.

A - Inky black with a thin tan head that remained for quite a while. Lovely lacing all on the sides of the glass.

S - Bourbon dominates (and while it's not PVW23, Weller truly is no second-banana in the bourbon world), with dark roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla.

T - Pretty obvious here, but bourbon, chocolate and dark roasted malt dominate. What isn't obvious is just how smooth and silky this beer is, absolutely amazing with no heat from the bourbon. Definitely sweet from the cocoa but no where near cloying.

M - Thick and creamy with a nice prickly carbonation that I just love in my stouts.

D - What can I say, I drank my serving and my buddies serving and could have easily had a few more. This is an outstanding beer and a phenomenal merging of chocolate and bourbon (these are a few of my favorite things...). So happy to have made it to Winston-Salem on release day, can't wait to see if we can do it again next year!

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Photo of Onibubba
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black pour with coffee brown highlights that I may have just been imagining. Slight ring around the top of the glass where a head might once have briefly sat. Rich smells of straight alcohol becomes more palatable as the beer has a chance to warm up a bit. Dark chocolate syrup, bosco, fills the air. The alchol heat is still present, but more identifiable as bourbon. And underneath it all, the roastyness of a stout. Taste is not as sweet as the nose would imply. The chocolate is more of a dark syrup than the milk chocolate taste of a Young's Double Chocolate. This is quite hot. The bourbon is aggressive and gives each sip a slight afterburn. Mouthfeel is nice, but I have had better - Speedway and Ten Fidy come to mind immediately. Drinkability is good, but not great. Again, this is a hot flavorful monster, and it drank slow. This was fine stuff, and I can only hope the bottles drink as well as the keg.

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Photo of rudylaw
4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got to Foothills about 11:05 AM Saturday morning...and of course they'd sold all the bottles of this the night before. So we ordered a round from the keg, and that was just fine by us (thanks to kels, Snorkapotamus and extra special guest pwoods for the great time).

Comes to the table a little too cold, but while letting it warm, it's a pretty thing to behold: pitch black, like melted black licorice in a glass. Very little head, but didn't expect one.

Aroma is prominent wood, bourbon and chocolate (surprise, surprise)...all perfectly blended, and very much opened up with some warming.

Flavor gives an excellent mixture of wood, whisky notes, chocolate, hops (a bit dialed down from the regular version, though), big-ass caramel deep down in there, black licorice, liqueur-soaked dark fruit...even some fudge, especially with warming. Chocolate sweetness practically glows, prevailing over the wood/whisky, elements which are rightly acting merely as a base or foundation for the other flavors.

Whole lotta body on this thing, but not overly thick or chewy...very creamy, very round, very slick, just about perfect.

I think I like this a tad better than the regular version (I usually prefer original versions over barrel-aged ones). The fact that the bourbon isn't intrusive, and that the extra special treatment makes everything glow a bit brighter, it's clearly a very special version of an already special beer. Rock on, Foothills.

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Photo of Mavajo
4.62/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black body with a good-sized brown head that hangs around briefly. Not much lacing to speak of. Standard appearance for the style, but a bit more head retention or lacing would be nice. The ABV of this really isn't high enough to warrant a fast-vanishing head, IMO.

The aroma reveals huge notes of bourbon and cocoa/chocolate. Great aroma, and pretty much spot on for what you would expect. The taste brings all of the same - big bourbony notes, loaded with dark chocolate and cocoa. Behind that, some more subtle notes of oak. This thing really is damn delicious - basically chocolatey bourbon. That said, I feel like it could be a smidge improved - or am I just nitpicking? I don't know. Either way, it's one of the tastiest imperial/double stouts I've ever had. If this was on shelves, it might be the only stout I ever buy.

Mouthfeel is spot on. Nice and thick with great carbonation.

All in all, this is a phenomenal beer. I'm interested in trying the regular SC to see just how the bourbon barrel changed it.

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I was unable to make the release party for the bottled version of this. I was able to show up the following Saturday to sample this on draft. As it turns out, I was drinking from the last keg so this stuff went pretty freaking fast.

Pours pitch black with a small, ring-like head of minimal size. Not much lacing present. With the higher abv, this doesnt surprise me.

Aroma is bourbony for sure. Not much of a smokey aroma, but pure bourbon with coffee and chocolate and tons of roasted grains. I think the balance between RIS and barrel aging is met well here as neither seems to overpower the others. Sure, the bourbon is strong in the aroma, but it is supposed to be.

Well balanced in flavor as well, nearly perfect. The bourbon flavors shine with the underlying beer being the best supporting actor for sure. Although the bourbon is strong, I still get a lot of the original Sexual Chocolate underneath. Chocolate, heavily roasted grains, bready, slightly fruity, alcoholic, nearly perfect.

This is a very easy drinker. Restraint was hard to come by as this one just sat on the table egging me on and teasing me. Another outstanding beer from the guys at Foothills!

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

last years version in the pappy barrel may very well have been the best beer i had ever drank. this year we have bottled it and its from weller barrels. an outstanding beer still but a tick less then the original. consumed on 08/28/2010.

the pour is a crazy pitch black with a wonderful head of tan on top that sits at about an inch or so before settling back down and leaving a good bit of lcing up an down the sides of the glass.

aroma is deep roasted malts, loads of cocoa notes, hints of oak and vanilla notes that dominate the aroma. warming brings about even more of a roasted note to it. first sip reveals such a smooth, mellow beer without a bit of hotness or bite to it at all, really just sublime with an amazing drinkability. each sip was as mellow and relaxing as the one before with smooth boubon notes overtaking each and every taste.

overall a stellar beer, one of the best for sure.

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Photo of pwoods
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Foothills.

Footed glass, 12 oz or so.

A: Pours very dark, nearly black with ruby edges. Moderate head with little retention but good lacing.

S: Nice medium bourbon aroma, complimenting. Decent oak with nice vanilla notes to compliment the base beer. Lightly roasty.

T/M: Bourbon is nicely balanced. A little heat but nice. Some woodiness and plenty of the base SC comes through. Body is medium full with mellow carbonation.

D: Drinks nicely and is plenty balanced.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at the release party 8/27. 8oz. (?) pour into their stange/tulip/pint... thing. Thanks to Christine for sharing.

A: Pours a nice 1 finger frothy, light mocha head with decent retention that fades into a robust film around the glass. Beer is opaque black but not the thickest of brews. Lacing is spotty but ample with good cling.

S: Nose is very typical of a regular imperial stout. Hints of chocolate, cocoa, liquorice, roasted malt, and the slightest bit of coffee. Barrel aging is only really apparent in the back with a twinge of bourbon and vanilla. This one isn't going to blow you away but it earns style points for subtlety.

T: Big, stouty tastes upfront: chocolate, sweet and bitter cocoa, roasted malt, liquorice, vanilla, and coffee. This is a good bit sweeter than the regular version though, with just a bit of bourbon peaking through right before the finish. Not hot in the least and even though the abv. is unclear, this is incredibly easy going down for a big stout. Finish is subtle bourbon sweetness along with cocoa that leads to a quick aftertaste that doesn't leave much.

M: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Super smooth in the mouth with very little abrasion or heat due to alcohol. Oily and slick all the way down with a very clean finish and little aftertaste.

D: The first time I had Sexual Chocolate, I was very disappointed and I immediately thought that it needed something else. Perhaps this barrel aging was it because this beer is far superior to the regular version. More robust, more complex, smoother, and simply more drinkable. Not all big beers do well after sitting in the barrels, but this is definitely one of them!

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Photo of atsprings
4.82/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First glass served on-tap at the bottle release! This batch is aged in W.L. Weller barells. Served a deep opaque black with a thin diminishing head. Aroma is a bit of oak in front of roasted malts and smooth cocoa. The taste is a wonderful blend of oak and Bourbon in front of bitter cocoa and roasted malts. The beer is very smooth, and easy drinking with its alcohol quite well hidden, bit it is still a real sipper. While I was hoping this release would be Pappy Van Winkle aged, this is almost as good, hands down one the best beers I've ever had.

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Photo of twowheelssoar
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had on tap at Raleigh Times. Did a double take when I saw it on the menu, had to have it.

A - Served in a fluted beer glass, beautiful dark color, very small dark tan head. It just looks chocolatey.

S - Some pretty good nose, chocolate and oak scents, but not quite as fragrant as I had hoped.

T - Wow. This is the most beautiful beer I've had. It hits with delicious rich chocolate and dark fruit flavors and end with a perfect, smooth oaked bourbon finish. No hotness at all, the 10.0% ABV was nowhere to be seen. Perfect.

M - As with regular Sexy Choco, outstanding feel, not too heavy not too thin.

D - I finished the 10oz. glass so quickly that I could have had at least a few more, but one was perfect.

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Photo of Bung
4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At the World Beer Festival in Durham. Had my friend, who doesn't like stouts, get a sample and pour it into mine so I could have more like a 5 oz. sample instead of just over 2. Black viscous pour, dark tan nearly brown head. Roast malt, booze, chocolate, light oak, hint of dark fruit aromas. Sweet malt and molasses up front and a good dose of caramels and chocolate. Some vinuos fruits. Would have liked more roast, though there was some through the finish.
Solid sticky body.
This was all right, but I thought the barrel played made this just a bit too sweet compared to regular SC. Drinkability was hurt a bit to me by this also. I guess I'll be in the minority that prefer the regular, which is rare since I almost always like barrel aging better.
Still good and worth trying if you can.

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Photo of bmanning
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled twice at Durham World Beer Fest 10/03/2009 (kicked in under 15 min).
Pours a thick black with mocha head. Smell is devine with plenty of bourbon along with chocolate and dark fruits.
Taste is of dark chocolate up front with a perfect balance of bourbon, vanilla, cherries, and coconut.
This beer is fantastic and easily one of the top 5 barrel aged stouts I've ever had. I hope to taste this beer again and will actively seek it out.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.64/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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Photo of Deuane
4.66/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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Photo of drperm
4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Brewgrass '09. Fill my glass, carefully return to my chair, take out my beer journal, and discriminatingly review. There is no other way to treat this beer.

Appearance: Perfectly opaque black with a brown-tan-caramel head.

Aroma: Roasted German Chocolate Cake, of the most nostalgic-family-reunion variety.

Taste: Bitter, dark chocolate. It tastes like liquid rum cake in my glass. Warming, yet smooth, and it *keeps on going.* Holy moly, I think I need to change my pants.

Palate: Ever-so-slightly hot (keeping it from that elusive 5.0), but mostly smooth. The finish is incredibly complex, like having walnuts in that rum cake.

Overall: Yes, please! Again and again and again, all night long. It's a Rated-R dessert in a glass.

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Photo of ralflord
4.97/5  rDev +15%
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.

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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.