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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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731 Ratings
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Ratings: 731
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 1,197
Gots: 204 | FT: 10
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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ADTaber

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

09-08-2012 21:38:31 | More by ADTaber
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Pitch black with no head just a tan ring of foam. There was no lacing or cascading. One of the darkest beers I have ever had the privilege of drinking.

S-Bourbon, chocolate, coconut, coffee, and booze. It smells somewhat sweet.

T-Bourbon up front followed by chocolate, coffee, coconut and alcohol. The first few sips seemed very boozy. It is semi-sweet but not overly sweet. Also the bourbon is not overbearing which is a plus, as it just adds another layer of complexity to this beer.

M-Thin and syrupy.

D-Very drinkable, one could definitely drink a couple of these (12 ounce pours) in a sitting.

Overall, this is a very good beer and I am glad I had the privilege to try it. To me its not as good as Kentucky Breakfast Stout, but definitely worth drinking if you have not had it before and I will seek it out again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2012 14:32:50 | More by thegodfather2701
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marine1975

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3%

09-08-2012 13:35:46 | More by marine1975
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mechamifune

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3%

09-05-2012 15:12:02 | More by mechamifune
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.5%

08-23-2012 05:55:38 | More by brystmar
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claytong

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-14-2012 19:42:23 | More by claytong
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skunk242

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

08-05-2012 10:59:35 | More by skunk242
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nicks6217

California

3.2/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2011 vintage serve into a Bruery Tulip

A. Poured a dark cola like color with visible carbonation and mocha head

S. Vanilla, bourbon, baker chocolate and sweetness

T. This is were there was a major disappointment., The baker chocolate and char that I come to like from the base beer was not there and the barrel presence felt like a coke and jack that has been sitting over night.

M. Thin body and prickly cola like carbonation.

In my honest this opinion this was a notch above ba people porter which doesn't say much

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 19:07:17 | More by nicks6217
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-29-2012 12:32:31 | More by eawolff99
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-21-2012 05:37:12 | More by orangesol
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +3%

07-16-2012 23:36:26 | More by ncaudle
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boonejag75

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-14-2012 01:03:30 | More by boonejag75
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mrandypandy

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

07-06-2012 21:10:05 | More by mrandypandy
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DP34

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-02-2012 21:53:26 | More by DP34
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -8.5%

07-01-2012 02:08:00 | More by whartontallboy
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birchstick

Colorado

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage; consumed in February 2012 alongside the regular version

A - pours black in color with small head

S - nose is bourbon that is overwhelmed by lots of chocolate notes

T - nice chocolate notes upfront fade to dark, dry bakers chocolate. These fade to a lot of vanilla and molasses. Ends with these flavors. The two flavors are really well balanced.

M - a little thin, but pretty decent

D - the bourbon is very well integrated into this beer. The BASC cuts out some of the monotony of the regular version. This is the epitome of a barrel enhancing a base beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 03:15:13 | More by birchstick
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sammo

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-25-2012 16:56:39 | More by sammo
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ms11781

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.5%

06-24-2012 01:36:50 | More by ms11781
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stxSS07

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3%

06-17-2012 05:25:30 | More by stxSS07
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beagle75

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Opaque black color with less than one finger of diminishing beige foam head. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Oatmeal and raisins are identifiable. Qualities of the smell are familiar and endearing at first, but get repetitive. Slight coffee is also detected, but alcohol is not.

T: Begins off-dry, with dark chocolate, bourbon, and lesser dark fruit. Moderate acidity develops into the middle where dryness increases while spirit fades before much oak can emerge. The finish is moderately bitter, with lingering dark fruit.

M: Medium viscosity, slightly acidic and warm on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: Pleasant in its chocolate quality, but without much bourbon influence beyond the initial burst of flavor to distinguish it as the value-added version of this imperial stout. Not the most well-rounded representative of its style, but hardly a dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2012 23:53:38 | More by beagle75
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furthurgone

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

05-16-2012 19:09:29 | More by furthurgone
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a dark brown with a small mocha head and some lacing

S: Lots of chocolate and subtle barrel notes of oak and some bourbon with alcohol

T: A big roastiness with cocoa and very easy going bourbon notes. Some caramel, vanilla, light wood, caramel and dark fruits

M: Medium to bog body, smooth and creamy with a bite from the alcohol

O: A good BA RIS

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2012 03:00:46 | More by barleywinefiend
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Halcyondays

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

05-07-2012 03:54:10 | More by Halcyondays
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jmarsh123

Indiana

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

Pours black with a small tan head receding into a wisp.

Definite barrel in the nose. Lots of chocolate and licorice still, but toffee, bourbon, vanilla and wood come through strong.

The barrel is well integrated on the flavor. Starts off malty and chocolate with just a kiss of bourbon. Lush vanilla, oak and toffee round out the palate and it finishes with just a slight punch of boozy goodness. The smoky flavor that almost ruins the regular SC is kept in check by the bourbon and retreats to the background as a supporting character where it should be.

Rich and thick without every really being cloying. Low carbonation. Just a hint of alcohol and for the most part hidden well for its ABV.

Barrel treatment turns a good beer into a great beer. Wonderful complex flavors. We mixed the normal and BA versions as well and the result was pretty cool. If you are trying side by side try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 11:49:40 | More by jmarsh123
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fo1ksguitar

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-21-2012 23:48:42 | More by fo1ksguitar
Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
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