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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

750 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 750
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 1,205
Gots: 207 | 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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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Black. A little bit of transparency. Big khaki head. Thick collar.

Smell - Starts off with a little soy sauce. Sharp bourbon. Dark chocolate. More bourbon as it warms.

Taste - Bourbon is very sharp up front. Too strong, really. Nutty malts. Dark coffee roasted malts. Boozy finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Never very heavy, but the barrel makes it pretty boozy.

Overall - A vast improvement over the base, which is a good beer by itself.

Serving type: bottle

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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from bcrossan (thanks man!). 2012 release. Served in a Cigar City teku.

Pours deep, dark chocolate brown with a finger and a half of dark tan head. The thin layer of wispy bubbles that linger leave only a few small spots of lace.

Aromas of bourbon, cocoa, slight oxidation, oak, vanilla, caramel and an underlying sugary sweetness. Much more inviting as it warms up.

Wow. The nose did not prepare me for the smooth yet bold medley of flavors. Softly boozy bourbon, rich dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, creamed espresso, molasses, burnt caramel, roast malts, faint charred wood, some brown sugar, a little bit of sweet dark fruit and a pleasantly fitting nip of alcohol. I could see how some could find this too sweet but to me it's outstanding. The bourbon barrel sweetness plays wonderfully against the bittersweet cocoa and roast.

Body is on the full side of medium with a soft carbonated tickle. More syrupy than creamy, this beer really coats the tongue. Bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla and espresso finish.

Bourbon barrel aging is apparently exactly what Sexual Chocolate needed. The barrel cuts the bitterness of the roasty base and adds a terrific sweetness. I'm not sure how much of that smoothness comes from the 20+ months of age but I hope this isn't the last time I get to try this.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 05:32:02 | More by ThickNStout
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Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate from Foothills Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 750 ratings.